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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 train accident in Bengal,  Amit Shah chairing a high-level meeting to Netanyahu scrapping the war cabinet.


9 Dead, 25 Injured After Goods Train Hits Kanchanjunga Express In Bengal, NDTV reports

As reported by NDTV Nine people including three Railway employees were killed and about 50 others injured as Kanchanjunga Express train collided with goods train in Darjeeling district of West Bengal this morning.  The Express Kanchanjunga was travelling  to Sealdah in Kolkata from Agartala in Tripura but  a goods train hit it from behind near Rangapani station, close to New Jalpaiguri, says the report. Three coaches of Kanchanjunga Express were derailed in the crash. The rear part of Kanchanjunga Express comprised of the parcel coach and the guard's coach and the passenger compartments were further ahead suffered less impact which limited casualties.

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Hindustan Times reports as Amit Shah chairs high-level meeting on Manipur violence

Union home minister Amit Shah today chaired a high level meeting eview the security situation in Manipur, says the report by Hindustan Times. This is the first such meeting by the NDA government since it was re-elected this month for the third time. The meeting was attended by many high ranking officials like Intelligence Bureau Chief, Army Chief, Security Advisor to Manipur, Manipur Chief Secretary, Manipur DGP and many others including Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla. The report suggests this meeting was arranged after Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uike called on the Home Minister at his office and learned to be briefed about the situations in the north-eastern state.

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Greek coastguard threw migrants overboard to their deaths, a BBC special report

In a shocking revelation by BBC, The Greek coastguard has caused the deaths of dozens of migrants in the Mediterranean, including nine who were deliberately thrown into the water. The report says these nine migrants were among more than 40 people alleged to have died as a result of being forced out of Greek territorial waters or or taken back out to sea after reaching Greek islands. However the Greek coastgaurd has strongly rejected claims made by BBC. The Mediterranean sea is a hot spot for migrants crossing into Europe from Africa and other regions and Greek and Italian coast guards are often accused of non cooperation.

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Israel’s Netanyahu dissolves war cabinet, Aljazeera reports

As per the report by Aljazeera Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the end of Israel’s six-member war cabinet. The decision was announced at a meeting of the political security cabinet the previous evening. It is said that  Netanyahu’s far-right coalition partners have been pushing for a new war cabinet to be established after the more centrist Benny Gantz quit the emergency government. Amid the months-long assault on Gaza, Gantz was the only centrist power in the embattled leader’s far-right coalition. The Israeli premier is now expected to hold consultations about the Gaza war with a small group of ministers, says the Report.

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The Strait times on Oil spillage in Pasir Panjang Terminal

A report by Strait times assures citizens of Singapore that the oil spill incident at Pasir Panjang Terminal on June 14 has not affected water supply here and local fish farms located in the Johor Strait. As per the report the oil spill occurred when two ships collided at Pasir Panjang Terminal creating a rupture in one of the oil tanks of a Singapore-flagged bunker vessel named 'Marine Honour'.  ST also reported that no significant wildlife casualties were observed in the oil-slicked areas, but conservationists say they are on alert for the longer-term ramifications for nature, as it could take time for the impact of oil spills to manifest.

Read the full report here.