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News Dabba 28 September: Five 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 PFI being banned under the unlawful association act to Explosions in Nord stream 1 claimed to a result of sabotage.


Center declares PFI unlawful association for 5 years, Times of India

Times of India, in a report, has stated that the central government has declared the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates, affiliates, or fronts as an unlawful association. About eight such fronts have been mentioned as unlawful for five years, including the Rehab India Foundation (RIF), All India Imams Council (AIIC) and so on. The report says that the ban has been announced under the section of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967. Just a day ago the National Agency Enforcement Directorate, had arrested more than 100 the members of PFI. Read the full report on ToI.


Reuters reports that Saudi’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman becomes kingdoms Prime Minister

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz named his son and heir crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom's Prime Minister (PM), reports Reuters. The second son of King prince Khalid has been appointed as the defence minister, while prince Abdulaziz bin Salman has been appointed as the energy minister. The report also mentions that Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud who is the foreign minister, finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan, and investment minister Khalid al-Falih will remain in their positions. Read the full report on Reuters.  


Press Trust of India’s report talks about Himachal Congress party president joining BJP

Press Trust of India has reported that the Himachal Pradesh Congress working President Harsh Mahajan has joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). One of the major reasons for quitting congress he mentions is that it has become “vison-less, directionless, and leaderless”. The report has also shared a backstory when Mahajan had lashed out at the leadership of the congress party calling it a party rules by “maa-beta”. Read the full report on PTI.


Russian proxies in Ukraine claim victory in annexation votes, reports Al Jazeera

According to the report by Al Jazeera, the Ukrainian regions held by Russia have reported huge majorities in favour of becoming a part of Russia. This is the result after five days of the referendum that Kyiv and its allies have condemned as illegitimate and a sham. The regions where the voting took place are Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia, and Kherson. The report says that these regions make up about 15 percent of the Ukrainian territory. The report has also shared area-wise vote statistics which suggest that in Luhansk about 98.4 percent of the people voted to join Russia, while in Zaporizhia the figure is 93.1 percent, followed by in Kherson, the vote count is about 87 percent. Read the full report on Al Jazeera.   


Wion reports about the Nord Stream Leaks

The Nord Stream gas pipeline in Europe that runs under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany reported an explosion which resulted in major leaks into the sea, reports Wion. The European leaders have launched an investigation into this explosion, and they believe that ‘sabotage’ was the reason behind the leaks, since this was the major pipeline which transported natural gas. Additionally, the report states that after Nord 1 reported leaks, the defunct Nord Stream 2 experienced a sudden drop in pressure over night. Read the full report on Wion.