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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 Pune family drowning in Lonavala waterfall, the first case under new criminal law Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, to far Right's lead in France elections. 


4 from a Pune family drown in Lonavala waterfall, Indian Express

Four persons from a family, including three children, drowned in a waterfall behind the Bhushi Dam in Lonavala on Sunday afternoon. Indian Express reports that one other member of the family, a minor, was still missing till Monday morning. According to police, the family from Hadapsar area of Pune had gone to Lonavala for picnic. The Pune rural police along with INS Shivaji and members of the Shivdurg Mitra Mandal carried out a rescue operation in which three bodies were traced: Ameena Salman alias Adil Ansari (13), her sister Umera Salman alias Adil Ansari (8)and a woman Shahista Liyakat Ansari (37). The reports that all victims are residents of Sayyad Nagar area in Hadapsar, police said. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times on the first case under new criminal law Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita lodged in Delhi 


The first FIR under the new criminal law Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 was registered against a street vendor in Kamla Market Police Station in New Delhi on Monday, July 1, Hindustan Times reported. The three new criminal laws came into effect across the country on Monday, the report adds, and this was the first-ever case registered under one of the sections. The case has been registered against the street vendor under Section 285 of Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita for obstruction under footover bridge of New Delhi Railway Station and making sales. According to the FIR, the report says, the accused has been identified as Pankaj Kumar, a resident of Barh, Bihar. Read the full report here.


Greece fighting dozens of wildfires: The Straits Times

A large wildfire broke out in the south-east of Athens on the afternoon of June 30, amid warnings that the worst of the summer heat is yet to come, The Straits Times reports. Accustomed to scorching summers, Greece faces a tough wildfire season after its warmest winter and earliest heatwave on record, with temperatures hitting 44 deg C. The fire started in Keratea district on the morning of June 30, the report mentions, and was burning close to houses, while strong winds were blowing in the area. Some 140 firefighters, with teams of forest commandos, 39 vehicles, eight helicopters and nine aircraft were working to control the flames. Read the full report here.


India Today: Opposition walks out of Lok Sabha as Speaker stonewalls NEET discussion

Opposition leaders staged a walkout of the Lok Sabha on Monday, India Today reports, after Speaker Om Birla ruled out a separate one-day discussion on the alleged NEET-UG paper leak proposed by Congress MP Rahul Gandhi. As Leader of Opposition, Gandhi raised concerns about irregularities in NEET soon after the Lok Sabha assembled for the day, prompting Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to assert that a separate discussion cannot be held until the House finishes the motion of thanks on the President’s address. Speaker Om Birla denied the opposition's request, stating that other issues can be raised after passing the motion of thanks on the President's address. Read the full report here.


France's far right celebrates lead and seeks majority, BBC reports


France’s far right is in pole position after the first round of parliamentary elections that confirmed their dominance in French politics and brought them to the gates of power, BBC reports. Supporters of Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration National Rally (RN) cheered as she said the president’s “Macronist bloc has been all but wiped out”. RN won 33.1% of the vote, with a left-wing alliance behind on 28 percent and the Macron camp behind on 20.76 percent. Never before has the far right won the first round of a French parliamentary election, the report mentions. Read the full report here.