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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 ED seeking cancellation of Kejriwal’s bail, rain bringing relief to Delhi, to BBC report on the lack of clean drinking water in Gaza.


ED seeks cancellation of Kejriwal’s bail, Indian Express

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today approached the Delhi High Court seeking the cancellation of Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal’s bail in the excise policy case, Indian Express reports. The ED referred to it as a “totally perverse order”. A lower court had, on Thursday, granted Kejriwal relief, allowing him to walk out of jail today. However, the report adds, the order has been paused by the Delhi High Court till it hears the case. Kejriwal’s wife Sunita said that the CM was being treated as a terrorist. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times: Rain lashes parts of Delhi, brings relief from intense heatwave


Hindustan Times reported that rain lashed parts of national capital on Friday, bringing much needed relief from the intense heatwave sweeping the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR). The minimum temperature in Delhi on Friday settled at 28.4 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season, the weather office said. The India Meteorological Department has predicted partly cloudy conditions in the national capital on Saturday and Sunday. The report adds that such weather conditions are expected to further bring relief from simmering heatwave. Read the full report here.


At least 200 injured, 100 arrested in Kenya tax protests: Al Jazeera

At least 200 people were injured and more than 100 arrested across Kenya in nationwide protests against government tax hike plans, rights groups have said. Al Jazeera reports that five groups, including Amnesty International, said late on Thursday in a joint statement that at least 105 protesters had been arrested in a violent crackdown by riot police that included the use of tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets. In the capital, Nairobi, at least 200 people were injured, with the groups reporting “soft tissue injuries and inhalation of tear gas”. The report adds that six “hit by cars while running away from police officers” and five casualties from rubber bullets. Protests against the budget proposals, which are aimed at raising $2.7bn in additional taxes, widened Thursday in 19 of Kenya’s 47 counties. Read the full report here.


India Today reports: 98 Indians dead during Hajj in Mecca

Ninety-eighty Indian pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia during Hajj this year, India Today reports. All deaths are due to "natural illness, old age", it added. "Every year, many Indian pilgrims visit Hajj. This year, 1,75,000 Indian pilgrims have visited Saudi for Hajj so far. The core Hajj period is from July 9 to 22. So far, 98 Indian pilgrims have died. The causes are natural illness and old age," the Ministry of External Affairs said. This year's Hajj pilgrimage witnessed a scorching heatwave with temperatures crossing 50 degrees Celsius, which is the highest in recent decades. Read the full report here.


BBC on Gaza's broken water system crippling children with sickness


The United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs says 67% of Gaza’s water and sanitation system, poor at the best of times, has now been destroyed. BBC report talks about how drinking unsafe water is making Gaza's children sick. Getting water, whether it is clean or not, is a daily struggle. Long queues form at distribution centres. The report says that with the sewage system badly damaged and with few toilets, what water there is is easily contaminated. Read the full report here.