Connect with us

Daily Brief

The Daily Brief: Modi Loses Key State of West Bengal in Election

Story Headline: Rising COVID rates largely blamed for loss

Published

on

Modi Loses Key State of West Bengal in Election
Narendra Modi, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Summary

  • Incumbent Mamata Banerjee won the state of West Bengal in Sunday’s election, retaining her position as Chief Minister for a third term.
  • India Prime Minister Narendra Modi had campaigned heavily in West Bengal, with hope of claiming the state for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
  • West Bengal remains an elusive hold out for the BJP.
  • Modi, who has run on a largely pro Hindu platform, is accused of prioritizing the election over managing India’s rapidly growing COVID rates.
  • 3,689 people died on Sunday in India due to COVID, the highest daily rate ever for the nation.
  • According to some reports, hospitals are so overburdened in India that people are dying in the streets.
  • The country is suffering a severe oxygen shortage, with reports of people dying while gasping for air.

Sources

Tweets

Other Headlines: 

Chad’s Military Announces Transitional Government and Lifts Curfew

Flintlock 2017 kicks off in N%27Djamena%2C Chad 172702 A KH850 001
  • A transitional government has been named by Chad’s military rulers after shockwaves of the death of President Idrees Deby left the nation in crisis last month
  • Deby’s son Mahamat Idriss Deby has taken over the military council and promises to hold elections within 18 months
  • Opposition parties remain unimpressed with the new transfer of power, claiming it to be a military coup and came out in large protests last week demanding removal of military rule and instead having a transitional government led by a civilian president and military vice president
  • The new transitional government is led largely by ministers that held positions under Deby’s rule; Deby had allied with France and other international partners to fight Boko Haram and others linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State

Space X Successfully Returns Astronauts from International Space Station

Falcon Heavy Demo Mission %2840126461411%29
  • Space X has successfully returned four astronauts from the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the second time astronauts have returned to Earth in a nighttime splashdown since the Apollo landing from the moon in 1968
  • The astronauts consisted of three American and one Japanese returning from a November NASA mission.
  • The Space X parachutes landed on the Panama river off the coast of Florida.

Tweets:

El Salvador Faces International Criticism After Dismissing Top Supreme Court Judges

Bandera nuevas ideas sv
  • The five top judges on the El Salvadorian supreme court were voted out Saturday by lawmakers aligned with President Nayib Bukele.
  • 64 out of the 84 seat legislation moved to remove the judges under evidence that was claimed to show the judges clearly impeding the government’s health strategy.
  • The motion was criticized internationally as many see it as a dangerous power grab on behalf of President Bukele and his Nuevas Ideas (New Ideas) party.
  • Jose Miguel Vivanco, executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Americas division, tweeted “Bukele is breaking with the rule of law and seeks to concentrate all power in his hands.”
  • Tweets:

Top ISIS Member Captured by Turkish Police

Police car by police station in Istanbul Turkey
Dickelbers, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • An Afghan national identified by the codename Basim, was captured by Turkish police after suspicions of being a top aide to ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
  • In a joint effort of the Istanbul police and Turkish intelligence agency, Asim was detained on the Asian side of Istanbul Wednesday.
  • Basim is said to have conducted training for ISIS in Syria and Iraq, as well as been involved in hiding al-Baghdadi in Syria’s Idlib province in 2019.
  • Tweets:

All views expressed in this editorial are solely that of the author, and are not expressed on behalf of The Analyst, its affiliates, or staff.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Crime

Six People Killed in Shooting at Independence Day Parade

Published

on

800px 4th of July Independence Day Parade 2014 DC 14466342590
  • Six people were shot dead at an Independence Day parade near Chicago, Illinois. The gunman is still unknown and actively being searched for.
  • The gunman, who is being described as a white man near the age of 20, started shooting at random with a high powered rifle from a rooftop. The parade, which should have included hours of activities and entertainment, quickly ended and crowds were dispersed.
  • Those living in nearby suburbs or areas where the suspect might have gone have been told to shelter in place.
  • July 4th marks the colonies gaining independence in 1776 from Great Britain and the formation of the United States of America.

All views expressed in this editorial are solely that of the author, and are not expressed on behalf of The Analyst, its affiliates, or staff.

Continue Reading

Crime

Eight Gang Members Arrested and In Possession of Underwater Drones

Published

on

800px Drug trafficking Caribean Sea
  • Spanish police arrested eight gang members that had unmanned underwater drones, six aerial drones, as well as other illegal substances in their possession.
  • The police said the drones could be used for illegal purposes, specifically “to be delivered to French narco-traffickers to be used to transport significant quantities of cocaine.”
  • One of the underwater vehicles was completely built, and two more were still being completed. The drones could potentially be controlled from anywhere in the world.
  • More than a year long investigation was carried out with the help of the French police to investigate the gang and arrest members in Cadiz, Malaga, and Barcelona.

All views expressed in this editorial are solely that of the author, and are not expressed on behalf of The Analyst, its affiliates, or staff.

Continue Reading

Daily Brief

Three People Killed in Copenhagen Mall Shooting

Published

on

800px Fisketorvet Copenhagen Mall Interior 15915770832
  • Three people were killed at a mall in Copenhagen, Denmark after a gunman started randomly shooting with a rifle.
  • The suspect is a 22-year old Danish man with a mental health condition and “known among psychiatric services,” according to Copenhagen police chief Soren Thomassen.
  • Two Danish teenagers were killed, one boy and one girl, and a 47-year old Russian citizen. Four other people are in critical condition from the shooting.
  • Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen spoke about the incident, stating, “Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second.”

All views expressed in this editorial are solely that of the author, and are not expressed on behalf of The Analyst, its affiliates, or staff.

Continue Reading

Daily Brief

Argentina’s Economy Minister Quits

Published

on

Martin Guzman
  • Argentina’s economy minister, Martin Guzmán, resigned from his post after a week of economic crisis in a 7 page letter published on Twitter.
  • Guzmán initiated office in 2019 taking lead in restructuring Argentina’s debt.
  • In addition to the global rise of food and energy costs, Argentina is battling with 60% inflation.
  • In his letter of resignation, Guzmán calls for a “political agreement within the governing coalition.”
  • Many speculate his statement was in reference to his deputy – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner – whom he was openly at odds with when approaching the country’s economic problems.
  • Prior to the resignation, Fernández took to criticizing economic policy starting with Guzmán’s inflation strategy.

All views expressed in this editorial are solely that of the author, and are not expressed on behalf of The Analyst, its affiliates, or staff.

Continue Reading

Daily Brief

3 Hezbollah Drones Shot down by Israel

Published

on

Levant Basin
  • The Israeli military says one drone was shot down by an F16 fighter jet and the other two by Barak 8 missiles via ship.
  • The drones were unarmed.
  • In an official statement Hezbollah confirms ownership of the drones which were heading for the Karish gas field in disputed territory off the Mediterranean coast of Israel.
  • Israel previously announced plans to extract gas from the offshore rig, eliciting threats from Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah.
  • The disputed territory amplified tensions between Israel and Lebanon.
  • Benny Gantz, Israeli Defense Minister, accuses Hezbollah of barring Lebanon from cooperating with Israel concerning maritime borders.
  • This incident evoked support for Hezbollah, many taking to social media platforms to express gratitude for the militant group’s brazen confrontation against Israel’s platform in the Mediterranean. 

All views expressed in this editorial are solely that of the author, and are not expressed on behalf of The Analyst, its affiliates, or staff.

Continue Reading

Daily Brief

Russian Forces Finally Abandon Snake Island as a Gesture of Goodwill

Published

on

Battle of Snake Island 2022
  • Russian forces have officially abandoned Snake or Zmiinyi Island as a gesture of goodwill in order to prove that it was not obstructing grain exports. But this claim was instantly dismissed by Ukraine once Moscow continued to shell its grain stores. 
  • Snake Island was seized by Russians on February 24; the island, which is just 22 miles away from Ukraine, is exposed to attacks from all directions, including air and sea. Once Russia seized it, Ukraine attacked the island itself and any vessels carrying troops or heavy weaponry. 
  • Ukrainian military analyst Oleh Zhdanov states that controlling this island and stationing troops doesn’t make sense for either side and the island is an easy target. He argued that maintaining “fire control,”.which is having the capability to strike any target approaching the island, is a better advantage for either side. 
  • The key question is whether the Ukrainians will consider  exporting grain to reboot the war economy. However, the Russian warships still gain dominance over the Black Sea, and although they are offering Ukraine to export grains from Odessa, Ukraine rejected it due to it having to remove mines from outside the port. 

All views expressed in this editorial are solely that of the author, and are not expressed on behalf of The Analyst, its affiliates, or staff.

Continue Reading

Recent Comments

Articles