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News Dabba 22 June: 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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Anushka Vani 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 Uddhav Thackeray saying he is ready to quit, Trump supporters threatening election workers, Afghanistan earthquake taking 1,000 lives, UK inflation hitting 9.1 percent, to the US calling for a 3-month suspension on gas and diesel taxes.


Indian Express coverage of political turmoil in Maharashtra, from high-level meetings to CM's address to people


Maharashtra Chief Minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray said today in his address to the people of Maharashtra through Facebook Live that he is ready to quit and leave the official residence allotted to the CM if there is an official statement from rebel MLAs. According to the Indian Express report, he also mentioned that “a blow by own is what hurts the most.” Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule met Thackeray after his address. Additionally, the 34 Shiv Sena MLAs who are part of the breakaway faction, passed a resolution appointing Eknath Shinde as the leader of the Shiv Sena Legislature party. Read the full report on IE.


Election workers testify about being terrorised by Trump supporters, reports Huff Post

Huff Post reported that the Republican leader of the Arizona House of Representatives and a mother-daughter team of Georgia election workers told the Congress that they received death threats for doing their jobs. A Georgia election worker Ruby Freeman said that “there is nowhere I feel safe - nowhere”. Additionally, it also shared that when Freeman and her daughter testified, they said that they were living in hell after Trump was elected and his legal team falsely accused them of stuffing ballot boxes. This was followed by a high-ranking Republican who stood up to Trump in 2020 also suffering a similar fate. Read the full report on Huff Post.


Afghanistan earthquake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades, AP News

AP News reported that a powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early on Wednesday. The earthquake killed about 1,000 people and injured about 1,500 more. It is considered to be one of the deadliest, with extreme temblors in decades. Officials have warned the people that the toll may still rise. As per the report, the magnitude of 6.1 temblors was experienced near the Pakistan border. Read the full report on AP News.


BBC reports that UK inflation hits 9.1 percent

BBC reports that the UK inflation rate has hiked to 9.1 percent in the 12 months to May, from 9 percent in April. Along with this, prices continue to rise at their fastest rate for 40 years as food, energy and fuel costs climb, says the report. Additionally, the report states that higher food prices particularly for bread, cereal and meat has helped drive the latest rise in the cost of living. With the hiked cost of living, unions and workers push for higher pay to help them cope with the hike. Read the full report on BBC.


The Hindu reports that the US president Joe Biden calls for three-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes


According to the report by The Hindu, US President Joe Biden on Wednesday will call on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. This move is meant to ease the financial pressures at the pump that also reveals the political toxicity of high gas prices in an election year. In addition to this, the Democratic President is also said to call on the states to suspend their own gas taxes or provide similar relief. Read the full report on The Hindu.