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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 Labour Party's landslide victory in the UK, moblynchings in West Bengal, to the revised schedule of NEET-PG exam.


NEET PG Examination On August 11, NDTV reports

The National testing Agency (NTA) has announced the date for NEET-PG exam, which is held for admission to postgraduate medical courses, NDTV reports. The agency has set August 11 as the date of examination. It will be held in two shifts, a release from the agency said. Scheduled for June 23 the NEET-PG exam was postponed hours before its start amid a row over alleged irregularities, including leaked papers, for the UG exam. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera's live updates on UK general election: Starmer’s Labour wins landslide


The Labour Party has secured a landslide victory in the UK election to end 14 years of Conservative rule. As per Al Jazeera, Keir Starmer, the  Labour leader and incoming prime minister, said in his victory speech. “Change begins now.” There was a surge in support for the Liberal Democrats, while the populist right wing Reform UK party picked up support from disgruntled Conservative voters to win a clutch of parliamentary seats, the report adds. Key issues for voters in the UK included the cost of living, the health service and housing. Read the full report here.


Delhi HC issues notice to CBI on Kejriwal's bail plea, Hindustan Times

The Delhi high court on Friday issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) regarding a bail plea filed by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the excise policy case. Hindustan Times reports that initially, the high court agreed with the CBI's contention that Kejriwal should have approached a city court first. However, the bench later opted to consider the merits of Kejriwal's direct appeal to the high court during the arguments. Read the full report here.


Violent attacks shock France ahead of crunch vote, BBC reports

A growing number of candidates and activists in France have been targeted with violent or verbal attacks in the run-up to Sunday's tense final round of parliamentary elections. BBC reports that government spokeswoman Prisca Thevenot was putting up election posters with her deputy and a party activist in Meudon, south-west of Paris, when they were brutally assaulted by a gang of youths. Other election campaigners have come under attack across France, the report adds, reflecting the febrile mood in politics with the far-right National Rally (RN) the front-runner in the election. Read the full report here.


Indian Express on how rumours led to spate of mob lynchings in Bengal


Indian Express reports that four people have been killed and 10 wounded in 13 separate such incidents of mob lynchings in West Bengal in a fortnight since June 19. All attacks allegedly occurred after rumours swirled of possible child-napping (bachha chor), or phone snatching (mobile chor). Over 50 people have been arrested, with the Mamata Banerjee government announcing a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of those lynched, the report adds. It has also ordered awareness campaigns to prevent such incidents in the future. Read the full report here.