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News Dabba 30 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 Sanjay Raut saying that the Rebel party might go with BJP, Israel’s parliament dissolving to witness 4th election in 5 years, a kidnapped Congo woman's plight, a list of what gets costlier and cheaper after the revised GST rates, to a landslide striking the Territorial Army Camp in Manipur.


The Hindu's live coverage on Maharashtra Political Crisis: Eknath Shinde to be new chief minister


The Hindu reported that rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde will be the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra. BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis announced the same in a press conference ahead of the swearing-in ceremony to be held at Raj Bhavan at 7.30 this evening. Uddhav Thackeray announced his resignation as CM moments after the Supreme Court refused to stay the floor test today. The report adds that the rebellion by Shinde is most significant in Shiv Sena’s 56-year-old history as it threatens to bring down the party-led government in Maharashtra, while the other revolts took place when it was not in power in the State. Read the full report on The Hindu.


The Indian Express reports, Israel’s parliament dissolved

On Thursday, Israel’s parliament voted to dissolve itself and send the country to the polls in November, reports Indian Express. With this, the Israel parliament will be undergoing its fifth election in four years. The report mentions that Yari Lapid, foreign minister and the architect of the outgoing government, will become the country’s caretaker Prime Minister (PM). He will be the 14th person to hold that office, taking over from Naftali Bennett, Israel’s shortest serving PM. This dissolvement of the parliament is said to bring an end to a political experiment in which eight parties from the Israeli spectrum tried to find a common ground after a prolonged standoff. Read the full report on IE.


Hindustan Times report on the plight of kidnapped Congo Women

According to the Hindustan Times today’s report, a Congolese woman who was kidnapped twice by militants in the Democratic Republic of Congo was repeatedly raped and forced to cook and eat human flesh, as told by a Congolese rights group to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday. This was addressed at a UN briefing meeting on Congo, about the government and rebel groups who have been heavily fighting since late May, by Julienne Lusenge who is the president of Women’s Rights group Female Solidarity for Integrated Peace and Development (SOFEPADI). She mentioned that the woman was raped and made to eat human flesh when she went to pay a ransom for another kidnapped family member, and later as she was released after a few days to return home she was kidnaped again by another militia group who raped her repeatedly. Read the full report on Hindustan Times.


The Tribune India provides a list of what gets cheaper and what gets costlier with GST rates revised

The Tribune reported that with high inflation the common man is already suffering and to add to it the GST Council has increased the rates of some products and services besides brining more items under its ambit. The report shared that since July 18, 18 percent of Goods and Service Tax (GST) will be applicable on bank cheque book/loose cheques, while 12 percent on maps, globes and atlas. Along with unbranded but pre-packed curd, lassi, butter milk, food items, grains will also be brought under the GST net from the exemption list. Additionally, the report also states that writing, printing or drawing ink will also become costlier. The decision about the rate rationalisation was made at the two-day 47th GST council Meeting that was chaired by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Read the full report on The Tribune.


2 killed, dozens missing as landslides strikes territorial army camp in Manipur, The New Indian Express


The New Indian Express reported that at least two people were killed while several others have been reported missing after a massive landslide that struck a camp of the Territorial Army in Manipur’s Noney district. In addition to this, the report also states that 13 others were rescued and hospitalised. The landslide occurred in the wee hours on Thursday and the number of missing people hiked from 15 to 60. Read the full report on The New Indian Express.