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News Dabba for 11 July 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet

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 Landslides, floods in North India, hearing on an appeal against Article 370 abrogation, to SC cancelling ED chief Sanjay Mishra’s third extension.


The Straits Times on Israeli protests over Netanyahu’s new Supreme Court Bill

Israeli protesters blocked major highways and faced off with the police on Tuesday, The Straites Times reported. The agitation was against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard-right coalition pressed ahead with a contested Bill that seeks curbs on the power of the Supreme Court. Crowds of flag-waving Israelis stopped morning traffic in major intersections and on highways nationwide. At least 42 people were arrested, the report adds. It further says that the drive-by Netanyahu’s nationalist-religious coalition to change the justice system has sparked unprecedented protests. Read the full report here.


Landslides, floods in North India, NDTV reports, more rains predicted


​​​​Heavy rain across north India over the last three days has led to several deaths in landslides and other rain-related incidents. NDTV reports that the weather office said that the unprecedented rainfall is due to the confluence of a western disturbance and monsoonal winds. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy, very heavy and extremely heavy rainfall in 23 states in the country. The weather office has issued a forecast of heavy rainfall for today as well in Himachal Pradesh. Read the full report here.


Centre’s view on life in J&K post-Article 370 has no bearing on challenge: The Hindu

A Constitution Bench on Tuesday said the Centre’s fresh affidavit claiming that Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing an “unprecedented era of peace, progress and prosperity” following the abrogation of Article 370 on August 4, 2019 has “no bearing on the constitutional challenge” to the repeal of the provision. The Hindu reported that the Bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and four of the senior most judges said it would start hearing the case from August 2. The Constitution Bench deleted the names of bureaucrat Shah Faesal and activist Shehla Rasheed from the petitioners. The Article 370 case has been pending in the Supreme Court for over two years. Read the full report here.


SC cancels ED chief Sanjay Mishra’s 3rd extension, says it was illegal, Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times reports that the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed the Union government’s decision to grant a third extension of tenure to Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief Sanjay Kumar Mishra. The Court termed the mandate “illegal”, even as it affirmed the 2021 amendments in the pertinent laws to extend the tenure of the directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and ED up to a maximum of five years. The report adds that the Court allowed Mishra to continue only till July 31 to enable the Centre to make alternative arrangements or make a fresh appointment. Read the full report here.


Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital: Al Jazeera's picture story


A volcano erupted near Iceland’s capital Reykjavik on Monday, the country’s meteorological office said. Al Jazeera reports that this marks the third time in two years that lava has gushed out in the area. Local media footage shows a massive cloud of smoke rising from the ground as well as a substantial flow of lava at the site about 30 kilometres from Reykjavik. The report mentions that thousands of small earthquakes were recorded in the area in the week leading up to the eruption. Read the full report here.