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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 G7 Summit in Italy, Keralites among those killed in Kuwait tragedy, to PM reviewing J&K security.


Number of Keralites killed in Kuwait fire tragedy rises to 24, Indian Express

The Kerala Government said on Thursday that 24 people from the state died in Wednesday’s apartment inferno in Kuwait’s Mangaf area, Indian Express reports. An official communication from the chief minister’s office said it was understood that 24 Keralites had died in the tragedy and seven were severely injured as per available information. The cabinet, in a special meeting, the report says, decided to give a relief of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the Keralites who perished in the Kuwait tragedy. The injured people will be given Rs 1 lakh each. Health Minister Veena George and senior IAS officer Jeevan Babu, who is the state director of the National Health Mission, will leave for Kuwait to coordinate relief efforts and speed up the procedure to fly back the bodies of the victims. Read the full report here.


BBC's live report on G7 leaders meet in Italy


Italy's PM Giorgia Meloni is welcoming leaders of the world's seven richest nations at the G7 summit in Italy, BBC reports. Representatives from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US will discuss issues including the wars in Ukraine and Gaza. The G7 summit will also involve leaders from Africa and the Indo-Pacific region and will discuss economic co-operation with developing countries, the report adds. The group cannot pass laws. However, the report mentions that some of their past decisions have had global effects, including backing a deal in 2021 to tax multinational companies. Read the full report here.


Karti Chidambaram urges Railway Minister to restore ticket-less travel for senior citizens: Hindustan Times

Congress MP Karti Chidambaram addressed a letter to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, on Thursday, Hindustan Times reports, urging him to bring back ticket-less travel for senior citizens for the well-being of those who depend on the railways for their commute. In the letter, the Congress MP stated that bringing back senior citizen concessions would address safety issues, improve travel experience and make the Indian Railways more user-friendly for citizens. The report says that the Sivaganga MP also highlighted that in August 2022, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways had recommended that "the concessions granted to different categories of passengers should be considered judiciously". Read the full report here.


NDTV report: PM reviews J&K Security amid terrorist encounters

NDTV reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a review meeting to assess the situation in Jammu and Kashmir after four encounters between security forces and terrorists took place in the last four days. Prime Minister Modi spoke to Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. The report says that the Prime Minister was given a full overview of the security-related situation of the Union Territory and the counter-terrorism operations being undertaken by the armed forces. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera: Rwanda accuses UN refugee agency of lying in British asylum policy case


Al Jazeera reports that Rwanda has accused the United Nations refugee agency of lying after the body told a British court this week that asylum seekers sent to the East African country could be moved on to states where they risked torture or death. The British plan to deport refugees to Rwanda has been mired in legal challenges. But Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s government has insisted it will proceed if his Conservative Party wins a July 4 general election. Lawyers representing the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said Rwanda’s asylum system was inadequate, the report adds. Read the full report here.