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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 Eid Prayers not allowed at Srinagar's Jamia Masjid, Supreme Court slamming Patanjali co-founder, to South Korea elections.


Eid Prayers not allowed at Srinagar's Jamia Masjid, The Wire reports

Authorities have disallowed congregational Eid prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, which was locked for worshippers on Wednesday morning while moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was again put under house arrest. The Wire reports that in a statement, Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid, the managing body of the 14th-century mosque in Srinagar’s Nowhatta locality, said that the police personnel locked the gates of the mosque after morning prayers on Wednesday without any written explanation. The Anjuman said that the authorities informed them on Wednesday morning that the congregational Eid prayers, which were scheduled for 9:30 am, would not be allowed at the mosque. “Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was again placed under house arrest early morning today,” the statement said. Eid is being celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday after the crescent was sighted in Kargil district of Ladakh on Tuesday evening. Read the full report here.


Supreme Court slams Baba Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna, Hindustan Times


Hindustan Times reports that the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to accept the unconditional apology tendered by Baba Ramdev and Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna, in the misleading advertisements case. In strongly worded observations, the court said the "apology on paper" was issued only because their "back is against the wall". Referring to Patanjali Ayurveda allegedly publishing misleading advertisements despite their undertaking that they would desist from the same, the court asked the duo to be ready to face action in the contempt case, the report said. The court described Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna's conduct as wilful disobedience. Read the full report here.


Indian Express: Supreme Court to ‘immediately look into’ Arvind Kejriwal’s plea against ED arrest

Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud said on Wednesday he will look “immediately” into the request to take up Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the excise policy case. Indian Express reports that on April 9, the Delhi High Court rejected Kejriwal’s petition challenging the arrest. Appearing for Kejriwal, Senior Advocate A M Singhvi informed the bench presided by CJI Chandrachud that the High Court ruling was based on an “unrelied document which was suppressed” from him. The ED arrested Arvind Kejriwal on March 21. Read the full report here.


Netanyahu making a 'mistake' on Gaza, BBC reports

US President Joe Biden has said he believes that Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making a "mistake" in his handling of Gaza, BBC reports. He said Gaza should have "total access to all food and medicine" for the next six to eight weeks. The report adds that last week he warned ongoing US support for the war depended on Israel allowing in more food and medicine. Israel has denied impeding the entry of aid or its distribution inside Gaza, and has accused UN agencies on the ground of failing to get the aid that is allowed in to the people who need it. Weeks of talks have failed to produce a ceasefire agreement but international pressure is growing, the report says. Read the full report here.


South Koreans vote in election seen as test of President Yoon Suk-yeol, Al Jazeera


Voting is under way in South Korea in parliamentary elections seen as a referendum on President Yoon Suk-yeol. Al Jazeera reports that Polls opened at 6am local time on Wednesday and will remain open until 6pm . The report says that country’s 44 million voters are choosing who will sit in the 300-seat National Assembly, with 254 members elected through direct votes in local districts and the other 46 allotted according to party support. Opinion polls are mixed and election observers say candidates in about 50 to 55 local districts are in neck-and-neck races. Read the full report here.