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News Dabba 26 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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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 the gas deal crashing between Russia-Europe, a plea on the conjugal rights of convicts, religious intolerance in Lucknow, Uddhav Thackery calling the rebel party ‘rotten leaves’, to highway projects to be exempted from environmental clearances. 


Wion’s report updates on Russia's decision to once again cuts off gas supply to Europe 

Wion’s report talks about the Russia-Europe gas deal, mentioning that Russia will once again shut off gas supply to Europe. The news comes just when the economic restraints have started to decline on the Black Sea over grain exports. Europe has been facing consequences of the Russia-Ukraine war as it can see an impact on rising oil prices, along with the prospects of famine faced by millions in impoverished countries, says the report. Read the full report on Wion.


Plea in SC puts spotlight on ‘conjugal rights’, ThePrint


ThePrint says that the Supreme Court (SC) agreed to examine a petition by the Rajasthan government that challenged the High Court’s decision to grant 15-day parole to a life convict in order to start a family with his wife. The petition by the state puts a spotlight on the conjugal rights of prisoners which conflicts with the orders delivered by various HCs. As some of these courts held that the “right to procreation survives incarceration” and Article 21 that states the right to life and liberty while others have declared otherwise. Read the full report on ThePrint.    


Scroll’s report on arrests being made for namaz

Scroll reports that the Lucknow police made its seventh arrest in an incident where eight people were offering Namaz at the Lulu Mall in Lucknow. These people have been booked under the penal sections that relate to promoting enmity between groups and causing public mischief, among the other sections. The report also says that the family of those arrested have claimed that they took permission to pray, however, the mall’s administration said that it does not allow any religious worship on its premises. The report added that this incident at the mall is not unique, as there have been instances of Muslims being arrested for praying in public. Read the full report on Scroll.


Let there be polls, people will choose the real Shiv Sena, says Uddhav Thackeray, Telegraph reports

Uddhav Thackrey compared the rebel party leaders to “rotten leaves” of a tree as he said let there be elections to make it clear whether people support him or the rebel faction, reports Telegraph. He made this statement in his first interview after stepping down as the Chief Minister (CM) last month. He also added that it was a mistake that he trusted some of the party members too much. Read the full report on Telegraph.  


The Wire reports that now highway projects near borders don’t need environmental clearance


All highway projects within 100 kilometres of India’s Line of Control (LOC) or border will now be exempt from environmental clearances, reports The Wire. This move is in view of the importance of defense and national security, which was based on the notification issues by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and climate Change (MoEFCC). The report says that it is still unclear about whether ‘borders’ refer to both land and coastal borders, as pointed out by the mapping and ecologists. Read the full report on The Wire.