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News Dabba 15 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 US House waiving sanctions on India over Russsia deal, Delhi Court giving bail to Mohammad Zubair, UN insisting it is tackling sexism 'head on', demostrations in Palestine over Biden's visit, to NEP position paper in Karnataka batting for gender sensitivity.


US House waived sanctions over India over Russian S-400 Missile Deal, NDTV

NDTV reports that the US House of Representatives has passed by voice vote a legislative amendment that approves waiver to India against the punitive CAATSA sanctions for its purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Russia to help deter aggressors like China. The legislative amendment was passed on Thursday as part of an en bloc amendment during floor consideration of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA). CAATSA is a tough US law that authorises the US administration to impose sanctions on countries that purchase major defence hardware from Russia. The amendment was authored and introduced by Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna, the report adds. Read the full report on NDTV.


BBC reports that UN insists it is tackling sexism 'head on' amid new allegations


The UN has said it is tackling sexual harassment, sexism and a male-dominated culture within its ranks "head on". A BBC report last month had revealed the sacking of a number of staff who had tried to expose alleged wrongdoing in the documentary, titled The Whistleblowers: Inside the UN. "We're all trying all the time to improve the system," the secretary general's spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, told the BBC's Newsnight programme. More than a dozen past and present UN staff have told the BBC about misogyny and "a climate of fear". Read the full report on BBC.


TeleSUR covers demonstrations in Palestine over Joe Biden’s visit

Demonstrations are taking place in occupied Palestine against the visit of US President Joe Biden, TeleSUR reports. During his visit to the Middle East, which began Wednesday and runs through Friday, the US President will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the city of Bethlehem instead of Ramallah, the seat of the government. The Palestinian Media Forum organized a protest in the center of Gaza City to demand justice for journalist Shireen Abu AKleh and that the perpetrators of her murder be held accountable. The report adds Mohammad Abu Qamar, secretary of the Forum, said at the protest in front of Al-Jalaa Tower that "the United States is responsible for what "Israel" is committing against media professionals. Read the full report on TeleSUR.


Delhi court grants bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair: Indian Express

A Delhi court Friday granted bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair, arrested for allegedly hurting religious sentiments and promoting enmity through his tweet made in 2018, the Indian Express reports. Additional Sessions Judge Devender Kumar Jangala of the Patiala House Courts granted the bail on furnishing a bond of Rs 50,00 with a surety. On the previous date of hearing, the judge had asked the police to follow the criminal procedure and not go by tweets when he found out that the police had not recorded the statement of the person behind the anonymous Twitter handle, the report adds. Read the full report on IE.


The Wire: NEP position paper in Karnataka bats for gender sensitivity


The Wire report states that an informal study conducted in Karnataka found that a crosssection of students, teachers and parents believe in performing gender roles and hold problematic attitudes towards domestic and sexual violence. The study was conducted by the committee that was constituted to prepare a position paper on gender education as part of the National Education Policy, 2020. It highlighted that a majority of people believe that nurturing and looking after the children is the basic responsibility of women. the report also adds that a majority of respondents also believed that women “tolerate violence for the good of the family”. Among teachers, parents and students, at least a third of the people surveyed believe that “behaviour and dressing style” of girls leads to sexual harassment, it adds. The committee recommends that the stakeholders should be made aware of gender sensitivity. Read the full report on The Wire.