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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 floods in assam and Arunachal Pradesh, an update on Hurricane Beryl, to Biden's denouncement of Supreme Court decision on Trump immunity.


Indian Express: 'Truth can be expunged in Modi’s world', says Rahul Gandhi

A day after making his maiden speech in the Lok Sabha, Leader of Opposition and Congress MP Tuesday said truth can be expunged in the world of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but not in reality. Indian Express reports that his remarks came soon after significant parts of his speech during the discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address were reportedly deleted by the chair. “Whatever I had to say, I have said and that is the truth. They can expunge as much as they want, but the truth will prevail,” Gandhi said speaking to the reporters. In his first speech as the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Rahul launched into a no-holds-barred attack on the BJP-led NDA government, the report said. Read the full report here.


Floods wreak havoc in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Hindustan Times


Hindustan Times reports that the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for all northeastern states, predicting extremely heavy rain. Severe flooding continues to cripple Assam and Arunachal Pradesh due to a rise in the water levels of the Brahmaputra river. The IMD has also issued district-wise red alerts for the states, the report adds, especially for areas located near the Brahmaputra or any of its tributaries. All rivers in Arunachal Pradesh are currently above the danger mark, due to increasing water levels from continuous rain. Read the full report here.


The Guardian on Biden's denouncement of Supreme Court decision on Trump immunity

US President Joe Biden has issued a full-throated denunciation of the US supreme court’s decision to grant his predecessor, Donald Trump, broad immunity from criminal charges of trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election, The Guardian reports. Biden has called it a “dangerous precedent” that overturned the basic principle of equality before the law. In a 5-minute speech from the White House, Biden said the 6-3 ruling “undermined the rule of law” and rendered a “terrible disservice to the people of this nation”. He said it means Trump is much less likely to be held legally accountable for inciting a mob to launch a deadly attack on the US Capitol on 6 January 2021, the report says. Read the full report here.


TISS 'Termination Reversal' leaves Women's Studies Department out of ambit, The Wire

On June 28, 115 teaching and non-teaching faculty members at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) received termination letters. However, The Wire reports that the Women’s Studies Centre, which has had a presence at TISS for over four decades, lost most of its staff, including the centre’s chairperson. Although they had anticipated this for many months, the mass termination led to an uproar, prompting the management to reverse its decision. By June 30, the report adds, the TISS management withdrew the terminations and reinstated employees at all four campuses. However, this reversal brought relief only to those teaching and non-teaching staff members appointed with funding from the Tata Education Trust. Read the full report here.


At least one dead as Hurricane Beryl batters Caribbean, BBC reports


At least one person has died after Hurricane Beryl made landfall in several countries in the Caribbean, BBC reports. Thousands of people remain without power or are living in temporary shelters in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and St Lucia. The hurricane was upgraded to a Category 5, the report adds, and is moving west towards Jamaica. It is expected to hit south-east Mexico by the end of the week. Images on social media showed homes with their roofs blown off and residents picking through rubble to salvage their possessions. Read the full report here.