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News Dabba 29 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 Karnataka aspiring to adopt UP's encounter model, first grain ship waiting to leave Ukraine port, Philippine earthquake update, word wars in the Parliament, to India topping list of countries blocking tweets by journalists.


NDTV: Karnataka Minister says "Will be 5 steps ahead of UP, even for encounter"

NDTV report states that a Karnataka minister declared that the state government could go "five steps ahead of Uttar Pradesh" and carry out encounters targeting the accused. The remark came a day after Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, facing anger over a BJP worker's killing, threatened to use the "Yogi (Adityanath) model" against "communal forces". The report adds that the Karnataka Chief Minister on Thursday faced fury of his own party members over the murder of BJP youth leader Praveen Nettaru. The two men arrested for the killing were said to have links with the Popular Front of India, an extremist Islamic organisation. Read the full report on NDTV.


BBC updates on the hopes for first grain ship to leave Ukraine


The first grain ship from Ukraine since Russia's invasion could leave port as early as Friday, but "crucial details" are still being ironed out, BBC reports statemnt by UN aid chief Martin Griffiths. A UN-led deal was signed a week ago to resume exports after a blockage which led to food price rises. With hopes of an imminent departure, President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Odesa saying Ukraine was ready, the report adds. The focus on Friday was on the port of Chornomorsk, where a ship loaded with grain was being readied to leave. But that could only happen safely when the route through the Black Sea was finalised. Read the full report on BBC.


Death toll from powerful Philippine quake rises to 10, the Straits Times

The death toll from a major earthquake in the Philippines rose to 10 on Friday. A report by the Straits Times said that landslides and collapsing structures killed 10 others in Abra and nearby provinces, the authorities had said previously. More than 150 people were injured, it added. The powerful quake rippled across the northern provinces of the main Philippine island of Luzon, damaging thousands of homes, as well as toppling buildings and shaking high-rise towers. The Philippines is prone to natural disasters and is located on the "Ring of Fire", a band of volcanoes and fault lines around the rim of the Pacific Ocean. Read the full report on the Straits Times.


Congress asks to expunge Sitharaman’s and Goyal’s remarks on Sonia Gandhi: Indian Express

Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, shot off a letter to Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday urging him to expunge remarks made in the House by Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal about Congress president and Lok Sabha MP Sonia Gandhi on Thursday, Indian Express reports. Referring to a convention in the Rajya Sabha wherein members are not allowed to make critical remarks about the Lok Sabha or its members, he also urged the chairman to direct Goyal and Sitharaman to apologise for “violating the sacrosanct convention”. Sitharaman and Goyal had demanded an apology from Gandhi over the “Rashtrapatni” remark made by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury about President Droupadi Murmu. Read the full report on IE.


The Hindu on India topping list of nations seeking blocking tweets by journalists, news outlets


India made the highest number of legal demands globally to remove content posted by verified journalists and news outlets on Twitter during July-December 2021, the microblogging platform said. The Hindu reports on the latest transparency report by Twitter, which reveals India was only behind the US in seeking Twitter account information, accounting for 19 people of global information requests. It was among the top five countries to issue content-blocking orders to Twitter from July-December 2021 for all kinds of users. Read the full report on The Hindu.