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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 a flood alert in Bangkok, I-T dept survey on BBC India continuing for the second day, to the family of Dalit IIT Student alleging he Was humiliated by friends.


Bangkok on flood alert after heavy rain, The Straits Times report

The Straits Times reported that 15 districts across Bangkok were hit by moderate to heavy rain on Wednesday, as per the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) Flood Control Centre. The district of Lat Krabang, near Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, recorded the highest rainfall of 62.5mm. The report further says that low to moderate rainfall is forecast in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces of Prachinburi, Nakhon Nayok and Chachoengsao until Friday. The BMA said rain is expected in 60 percent of Bangkok and its environs, with strong winds in some areas. Further, the Thai Meteorological Department forecasts temperatures will also fall by between 1 and 3 degree Celsius. Read the full report here.


I-T dept survey on BBC India continues for second day, The Hindu


The Income Tax (I-T) department survey operation against the BBC India continued for the second day with the sleuths understood to be making copies of electronic and paper-based financial data of the organisation, officials said Wednesday. The Hindu reported that the tax department had launched the action on Tuesday at the British Broadcasting Corporation ‘s (BBC) Delhi and Mumbai offices along with at least two linked premises as part of an investigation into alleged tax evasion against the British broadcaster in India. The tax officials are speaking to staffers of the BBC in the finance and some other departments even as other staffers and journalists were allowed to leave Tuesday night. Read the full report here.


India Today: Satellite images reveal that rescue shelters in Turkey expanding significantly

India Today's OSINT team followed the trail of rescue and relief operations in Turkey with the help of satellite imagery. In a report that followed, it could establish that there has been a significant increase in the number of rescue shelters in the southeast region close to the Syrian border. A careful examination of recent satellite imagery provided by Planet Lab PBC indicates that the rescue efforts are well organised and structured. The report says that The presence of established rescue shelters suggests that the government and disaster management teams are in place to manage and coordinate rescue operations in proximity to most of the disaster-hit areas. The use of satellite imagery is helpful in disaster response efforts. Read the full report here.


BBC reports that boy who survived Thai cave rescue dies in UK

BBC reported that Duangpetch Promthep, one of the 12 boys who was rescued from a Thai cave in 2018, has died in the UK. He was found unconscious in his dorm on Sunday and taken to hospital, where he died on Tuesday, people in his hometown told the BBC. He had been enrolled in a football academy in the UK since late last year. He was captain of the Thai boys' football team, which was trapped deep inside a cave for over two weeks while exploring in Chiang Rai province. The report says in August last year, Promthep had announced on Instagram that he had won a scholarship to join the Brooke House College Football Academy in Leicestershire. Read the full report here.


Family of Dalit IIT student alleges he Was humiliated by friends: Indian Express


An 18-year-old Dalit student at IIT Bombay, who died allegedly by suicide, had spoken to his sister and aunt about being ostracised by his friends because of his caste, the family has said as per an NDTV report. While authorities at IIT Bombay have said there was no discrimination on the campus, Darshan Solanki's family claimed he did face persecution. "When he came last month, he told me, and mom-dad, that there's caste discrimination happening there," his sister has said. IIT Bombay has refuted charges that Darshan Solanki faced systemic discrimination and said his death is being probed. Read the full report here.