News Dabba for 29 March 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet
Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.
Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from the EC declaring the Karnataka Assembly polls schedule, 2,151 new Covid cases logged in the last 24 hours, to ILO initiating probe over the exploitation of Palestinian workers in Israel.
Swiss court case ties human rights to climate change, BBC reports
BBC reports more than 2,000 women are taking the Swiss government to court claiming its policy on climate change is violating their right to life and health. The case is the first time the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will hear a case on the impact of climate change on human rights. As per the report, it follows six years of unsuccessful battles through the Swiss courts. Temperatures in Switzerland are rising faster than the global average and there are ever more frequent heatwaves. The report says that the Swiss women - who call themselves the Club of Climate Seniors - say climate change is putting their human rights, their health and even their lives at risk. Read the full report here.
The Indian Express: Karnataka Assembly elections to be held on May 10
The Election Commission (EC) announced on Wednesday that the Karnataka Assembly elections would be held on May 10, Indian Express reports. The counting of votes on May 13. The term of the 224-seat Karnataka Assembly is till May 24. The report adds that the EC also announced bypolls for state and Lok Sabha constituencies, addressing all vacancies till February. The CEC said there was no hurry to announce the bypoll for Wayanad, the report says, the Lok Sabha seat vacated by Rahul Gandhi due to disqualification. Read the full report here.
ILO probes exploitation of Palestinian workers in Israel, Arab News
The International Labour Organisation is investigating allegations of ill-treatment and exploitation of Palestinian workers in Israel. Arab News reports that Palestinian leaders have handed a dossier to a fact-finding committee from the organization showing that the Israeli army killed 93 Palestinian workers in Israel in 2022. So far, 31 have been killed this year, the report adds. The report also detailed the abuse of Palestinian workers at military checkpoints and barriers, the absence of occupational health and safety standards and illegal working hours. Read the full report here.
Mohammed Faizal's Membership of Lok Sabha Restored, The Wire reports
The Lok Sabha secretariat on Wednesday restored the Lok Sabha membership of Lakshadweep’s Mohammed Faizal, ahead of Supreme Court hearing on the same. The Wire reports that it had cancelled the membership after his conviction and sentencing in an attempt to murder case. Faizal, a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader, had recently moved the Supreme Court challenging the Secretariat’s delay in restoring his membership. The report says the Kerala High Court has suspended his conviction and sentencing. Read the full report here.
India clocks 2,151 Covid cases in last 24 hours, NDTV
India logged 2,151 new coronavirus cases, the highest in five months.NDTV reports that the active cases have increased to 11,903. The death count has increased to 5,30,848 with seven deaths, the Health Ministry said. Three deaths were reported by Maharashtra, one by Karnataka and three reconciled by Kerala, the report adds. The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 1.51 percent. Read the full report here.