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News Dabba for 9 May 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 Imran Khan being taken into custody, the situation improving in violence-hit Manipur, to Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.


Imran Khan taken into custody from outside IHC, Dawn reports

Former Pakistan Chief Minister and PTI chief Imran Khan was taken into custody by the Rangers from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) premises, Dawn reported. He was present at the IHC for two hearings on Tuesday afternoon. The arrest prompted IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq to direct the Islamabad police chief, the interior ministry secretary and the additional attorney general to appear before the court within 15 minutes. “Come to court and tell us why Imran has been arrested and in which case,” Justice Farooq said to Islamabad police chief, the report adds. The former Prime Minister’s detention also follows several unsuccessful attempts, including a police raid at his residence in Lahore’s Zaman Park, to arrest him which he had managed to evade successfully. Read the full report here.


The Hindu reports situation improving in violence-hit Manipur


The situation across violence-hit Manipur is improving, with no fresh reports of any untoward incident. The Hindu reports that as per officials, curfew has been relaxed in all the 11 districts where it was clamped. Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on May 8 said that 60 people were killed, 231 injured and 1,700 houses including religious places burnt in the violence, the report adds. Violent clashes broke out in the northeastern State after a 'Tribal Solidarity March' was organised in the 10 hill districts on May 3 to protest against the Meitei community's demand for Scheduled Tribe status. Read the full report here.


Seizures in Karnataka 4.5 times more than last state election, NDTV reports

The Election Commission on Tuesday said enforcement agencies in poll-bound Karnataka seized over ₹ 375 crore worth of liquor, drugs and freebies, NDTV reported. The panel said that this was 4.5 times more than what was recovered during the last assembly election in the state. It said that increased focus on expenditure monitoring was the reason behind the seizures, which included freebies such as sarees, 'food kits', pressure cookers and kitchen appliances. The report adds that the Enforcement Directorate attached assets worth ₹ 288 crore after the imposition of the Model Code of Conduct on March 29 in the state. Read the full report here.


Russia launches new attack on Ukraine’s capital, The Straits Times

The Straits Times reports that Russia launched about 15 cruise missiles at Ukraine’s capital on Tuesday. This is the second attack in as many days, with air defence systems shooting all of them down, officials said. The report adds that air raid alerts blared over most of the country. Tuesday’s attacks – the fifth in May – came a day after Russia launched its biggest drone swarm yet in a renewed air campaign unleashed 10 days ago after a lull since early March. Read the full report here.


Israeli Occupation Forces launch airstrikes on Gaza Strip: TeleSUR


Israeli occupation forces launched airstrikes against the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, targeting Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) facilities, the Israeli military confirmed. TeleSUR reported that airstrikes were reported against the town of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, in addition to an airstrike against Rafah and another against Gaza City centre. Reports cite the Palestinian Ministry of Health saying that at least 10 people have been killed, and an unspecified number injured in the Israeli airstrikes. Two residential apartments were targeted in Gaza and Rafah. Read the full report here.