Seven dead as glacial lake bursts in Sikkim
At least seven person died and many injured or are missing when after flash flood inundated Sikkim on Wednesday .22 army personals are among those reported missing .
The flood is believed to be triggered after South Lohnak lake in northern Sikkim , forming from gradual melting of himalayan glacier suddenly overflowed and inundated in teesta river . This destroyed Chungthang dam , a key component from state’s highest largest hydroelectric project , and washed away highways , villages and towns .
The worst affected districts were Mangan , Gangtok , Pakyong And Namchi .
Lhonak Lake is situated 5200 m above sea level . Scientist have previously warned that lake had been expanding over the years , possibly from melting of the ice at its head . Nearly half the lake was drained out , according to statement by by NDMA .
LPG subsidy for Ujjwala beneficiaries raised to ₹300 .
Union govt on Wednesday raised the subsidy for Ujjawala Scheme beneficiaries from ₹200 to ₹300 .
The 14.2 kg Ujjawala has cylinders will now cost ₹603 than previous ₹703 The decision is expected to benefit 9.5 crore families .
Trio wins chemistry Nobel for ‘quantum dots ‘
The 2023 nobel prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Alexie Ekimov , Louis Brus and Moungi Boundi for their work on quantum dots .
. Quantum dots are very small crystal with peculiar properties that have found application in variety of fields , from new age LED screens to quantum computers .
” Quantum dots are ….bringing the greatest benefit to himan kind , and we have just begin to explore their potential .” the Royal Swedish academy said in a statement on Wednesday .
Researchers believe that in future , quantum dots can contribute to flexible electronics , miniscule sensors , slimmer solar cell , and perhaps encrypted quantum communication. ”
ED arrests AAP MP Sanjay Singh innExcise case
Enforcement Directorate ( ED ) on Wednesday arrested senior Aam Aadmi Party ( AAP ) leader Sanjay Singh following several hour of questioning in connection with money laundering probe linked to the Delhi Excise Policy case .
The agency has not announced specific ground of arrest .
The Rajya Sabha MP became the third prominent AAP leader to be arrested in less than a year and half after Manish Sisodia , and Satyender jain .
Delhi CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal called the arrest ” totally illegal ” . ” They will arrest many more opposition leaders before the election ” , he said in a post on X . Mr Sanjay Singh will be produced before the court on Thursday .
In a first election since 2019 , Ladakh registers 77.61% of voting
The fifth Laddakh Autonomous Bill Development Kargil ( LAHDC – K) elections saw a massive 77.61% of turnout on Wednesday . It is first ever poll in Laddakh since it was made Union territory .
There are 85 candidates in the fray for 26 memeber Hill council . Congress has fielded maximum 22 candidates. While National Conference and BJP each has fielded 17 candidates .
News portal being probed for ‘information warfare ‘ : officials
A day after NewsClick editor in Chief Prabir Purkayastha and Amit Chakraborty was arrested in case of NewsClick . The govt sources told the Hindu that police sources were investigating ” a terror case that has Chinese links ” .
NewsClick said in a statement that it does not permit any news or information at the behest of Chinese Chinese entity or authorities , directly or indirectly . ” News click does not propagate Chinese propaganda on its website ” .
Over a dozen media bodies Inna letter to chief Justice has urged court to framing norms to discourage seizures of journalist phone and laptops on a ” whom ” and develop guidelines for interrogation with journalist and for seizure from them , to ensure that ” these are not taken as fishing expedition with no bearing to an actual offense “.
US speaker Kevin McCarthy ousted in historic House vote
Speaker Kevin McCarthy was voted out of the job on Tuesday in an extraordinary showdown – a first in US history . , forced by contingent of hard right conservatives .Mr McCarthy talking to press persons told that he would not run for speaker again .Mr. McCarthy enjoyed support from majority of Republican MPs but 8 republican voted against him that caused his losing confidence in house.
Mr. McCarthy is a Republican . While Joe Biden is Democrat .
Pak plan to evict Afghans unacceptable , says Taliban
Pakistan plan to evict hundreds of thousands of Afghan migrants is ” unacceptable ” , Talibani authorities said on Wednesday .
Care taker Pakistan interior minister on Tuesday had said that there were 1.7 million Pakistani living in Afghanistan illegally , giving November 1 deadline to return home or face deportation.
Around 1.3 million Afghan Refugees are registered refugees in Pakistan and 8.8 lakh more have legal status to remain in Pakistan , according to UN figures .
There has been rise in attacks in Pakistan by Suicide bomber , who are from Afghanistan .
This is supposed to be one of the reasons behind Pakistan’s decision .
Russian Journalist sentenced in absentia
A Moscow court on Wednesday handed 8 and half year prison to Marina Obysinkova on charges of spreading false information about Russian army , a criminal offence under new law that was adopted immediately after Russia sent its troops to Ukraine .
Ms Marina had earlier escaped to France and the trial was in her absence .
Nepal town imposes lockdown , tightens security to prevent communal clash
Curfew was imposed in Nepalgunj in Nepal . After Hindu and Muslim clashed over social media posts . The clash resulted in minor injuries to few .
Nepalgunj is near Indian border , around 400 km from capital Kathmandu .Nepal is a Hindu majority country . However in Nepalgunj about one third population is Muslim .
● Neeraj Chopra won gold in Javelin throw , Kishore Jena won Silver in same event
● India won gold in Men’s 4*400 . Mohammad Anas and Amol Jacob was part of this .
ICC cricket World Cup will commence today .
● 10 teams are participating : India , Australia , South Africa , Pakistan , New Zealand , Afghanistan , Sri Lanka , Bangladesh , England and Netherland
● Matches will be hosted by 10 venues in Delhi , Mumbai , Kolkata , Chennai , Ahmedabad , Hyderabad , Pune , Lucknow , Dharmasthala and Bangalore
● Australia has won maximum five times , India and Westindies 2 times each , while Pakistan , Sri Lanka And England has won 1 time the World Cup title