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News Dabba for 7 June 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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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 Kakhovka dam collapse updates, wrestlers' 5 demands to the sports minister, to an increase in MSP for Kharif crops this year.


Kakhovka dam collapse endangers thousands: Al Jazeera report on Russia-Ukraine war

Al Jazeera reports that about 42,000 people are at risk from flooding in Russian and Ukrainian-controlled areas along the Dnipro after the collapse of the Nova Kakhovka dam on the river. Russian-installed authorities declared a state of emergency in annexed parts of the Kherson region. The report adds that Russia’s TASS news agency says at least seven people have been missing after water from the destroyed dam flooded nearby areas. One person was killed and another injured after Russian forces shelled Ukraine’s Kherson, the region’s governor said. Read the full report here.


NDTV report on wrestlers' 5 demands to minister



A woman should head India's wrestling federation, the wrestlers who have been protesting against its current chief told Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday at a meeting. NDTV reports that the wrestlers listed their five demands at this meeting. Bajrang Punia and Sakshee Malikkh held talks today with Thakur at his home after his late-night invite on Twitter. It was the second meeting between the wrestlers and the government in five days. The report adds that the five demands include free and fair elections to the Wrestling Federation of India, police case filed against them over their protest last month scrapped and the appointment of a woman chief. The report adds that they also said Brij Bhushan Singh or his family members cannot be part of the WFI and have reiterated their demand for the arrest of Brij Bhushan Singh. Read the full report here.


New York City sues Hyundai, Kia over vehicle thefts, The Straits Times

New York City on Tuesday sued Hyundai Motor and Kia for selling vehicles that are too easy to steal. The Straits Times reports that it has accused the South Korean automakers of negligence and creating a public nuisance. The US city joined several other major cities that have sued Hyundai and Kia over the thefts, including Baltimore, Cleveland, Milwaukee, San Diego and Seattle, the report further says. In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, New York faulted the automakers for having between 2011 and 2022 failed to install anti-theft devices called immobilisers on most of their cars. Read the full report here


Hindustan Times: Union cabinet clears increased MSP for kharif crops

The Union Cabinet has approved increased MSP for Kharif crops for marketing season 2023-24, Hindustan Times reports. This move is to ensure remunerative prices to growers for their produce and to encourage crop diversification," said Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday. The cabinet approved Rs 143 hike in paddy MSP to Rs 2,183 per quintal for 2023-24 and the highest increase in moong MSP at Rs 8,558 per quintal. Read the full story here.


7-year-old Boy, his mother and neighbour killed as mob sets ambulance on fire, The Wire


A seven-year-old boy, his mother and a female neighbour were killed in Imphal West’s Iroisemba area on Sunday evening, while the young boy was being taken to the hospital. The Wire reports that he was hit by a bullet splinter at the Assam Rifles camp where his family was staying. A mob set the ambulance carrying the child and his caretakers on fire and all three of them burnt to death. An FIR including sections related to murder was filed that night, the report adds. The boy, Tongsing, is the son of a Kuki father and a Meitei mother. Given that the nearest hospital in Imphal was in a Meitei area, the report says that the decision was made that the child should be accompanied by his mother and another Meitei neighbour. The Assam Rifles personnel accompanied the ambulance and police convoy for as long as they could, before being stopped. While the ammbulance continued under police protection, a rumour was reportedly spread “Kuki militants” were being evacuated and the convoy was attacked. Read the full report here.