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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 the Greece train collision, the ruling party winning Nigeria's presidential election, to the cooking gas price hike.


The Hindu reports Karnataka govt. employees withdraw strike

Employees of the Karnataka government who had started an indefinite strike on Wednesday have withdrawn it. The withdrawal came hours after the government offered them an interim relief of 17 percent hike in basic salary, The Hindu reports. The report adds that the government also announced setting up a committee under additional chief secretary to study the feasibility of withdrawing the National Pension Scheme and reverting to the old pension scheme (OPS). The committee has been told to study changes introduced in other States across India. Read the full report here.


At least 36 killed, dozens injured in Greece train collision: Al Jazeera


At least 36 people have been killed and dozens injured after a head-on collision between two trains in Greece, local authorities said. Al JAzeera's developing report on the incident states the crash took place outside the central city of Larissa late on Tuesday. A passenger train heading from the capital, Athens, to Thessaloniki collided with a cargo train travelling from the northern city. The report mentions that some of the passenger carriages exploded in flames from the impact. At least 66 people were injured in the crash, including six in intensive care. Read the full report here.


India pushes Russia, China to join G20 consensus on war wording, NDTV

India is seeking to convince Moscow and Beijing to go along with a consensus on describing Russia's war in Ukraine. NDTV reports that India is wishing for wording similar to the one reached by leaders of the Group of 20 nations last year. Efforts are on to bridge differences ahead of the meeting of G-20 foreign ministers starting later Wednesday, as per officials, says the report.  The latest round of meetings of the grouping come as the war has entered a second year. Read the full report here.


Ruling party wins Nigeria's presidential election, BBC reports

BBC reported that ruling party candidate Bola Tinubu has been declared the winner of Nigeria's disputed presidential election. The 70-year-old veteran politician got 37 percent of the vote, official results show. The report adds that his main rival Atiku Abubakar polled 29 percent and Labour's Peter Obi 25 percent. Their parties had earlier dismissed the poll as a sham and demanded a rerun. Tinubu is one of Nigeria's richest politicians. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times: Cooking gas price raised by Rs 50 per cylinder


State-run suppliers have raised cooking gas price by Rs 50 per cylinder from Wednesday. Hindustan Times reports that the raise has come days after polls in three northeastern states, inviting sharp criticism from the Opposition. This is the first price increase of cooking fuel sold to households also known as domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in about eight months. Public sector firms Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd last revised rates on July 6, 2022. Read the full report here.