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News Dabba 01 July: 5 stories across the web 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 a telephonic conversation between Modi and Putin, Maharashtra political turmoil, Monkeypox outbreak in African countries, Bombay HC's order in Hany Babu's bail plea case, to Japan's east scorched and people asked to save power.


PM Modi speaks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Indian Express reports

The Indian Express reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday over the ongoing situation in Ukraine. He is said to have reiterated India’s long-standing position favouring dialogue and diplomacy. The two leaders also discussed the state of global energy and food markets over the phone, PM Modi’s office said in a statement. The report adds that as India continues to be an importer of Russian crude oil, Putin told Modi that Russia remains a reliable supplier of grains, fertilisers and energy. India has maintained its stand on resolving the issue through dialogue and diplomacy instead of war, but abstained from voting to suspend Russia from UN Security Council. Read the full report on IE.


The Hindu's live coverage on Maharashtra Political Crisis


The Hindu's today's coverage of the Maharashtra political crisis said that the day-old Shiv Sena-BJP government in Maharashtra will face the floor test on July 4. BJP MLA Rahul Narvekar filed the nomination on Friday for the post of Assembly Speaker. Election for the post, if needed, will be held on July 3, at the beginning of a special two-day session, the report said. The position has been vacant since Nana Patole of Congress resigned from the post in February last year. Read the full report on the Hindu.


TeleSUR- African countries report 1,782 cases of Monkeypox

TeleSUR reported that 12 African countries have so far reported 1,782 cases of monkeypox cases, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) disclosed. The cases have been reported both in endemic and also non-endemic countries to monkeypox like Benin, Morocco and South Africa. The report also quotes an official saying that 73 deaths have been reported on the continent as a result of the monkeypox outbreak. World Health Organisation (WHO) also recently said that Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Uganda, which had no previous incidence, have also reported suspected cases. Read the full report on TeleSUR.


NIA granted ‘last chance’ to reply to Hany Babu’s bail plea, The Quint

The Bombay High Court on Friday granted a week's time to the National Investigating Agency (NIA) to file its reply to a bail plea of  Delhi University associate professor Hany Babu. He has been in jail under UAPA charges in the Elgar Parishad case, a Quint report says. It adds that a bench of Justices Nitin Jamdar and NR Borkar said it was granting time till 8 July to the NIA as a "last chance" to file its reply. Babu in his plea said Special NIA Judge DE Kothalikar had "erred" in holding there existed prima facie incriminating material against him. Read the full report on The Quint.


Japanese asked to save power as country's east sizzles, the Straits Times report


High temperatures scorched eastern Japan for a week. The government has continued to ask citizens to cut power use as much as possible while still running air-conditioners to stay safe, the Straits Times report said. The region around Tokyo was set for its seventh straight day of temperatures above 35 deg C. The report adds that slightly cooler temperatures and possibly rain could bring relief next Monday. Read the full report on the Straits Times.