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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 four-day truce in Gaza, India resuming E-Visa services for Canadians, to Uttarkashi tunnel rescue updates.


Al Jazeera updates on Gaza truce: Israeli captives, Palestinian prisoners to be freed

Israel and Hamas agreed on a Qatar-mediated deal for a four-day truce in Gaza and release of 50 captives held in the enclave. Al Jazeera reports that about 150 Palestinian women and children held in Israeli jails are to be freed as part of the deal. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said agreement does not mean war will stop and vowed the Israeli military will press on after the pause in fighting. Meanwhile Israeli bombardments continued overnight across Gaza, including around Indonesian Hospital and in Khan Younis in the south of the enclave. Read the full report here.


India resumes E-Visa services for Canadians, NDTV reports


NDTV reported as per its sources that India has resumed electronic visa services for Canadian nationals after a nearly two-month pause. Visa services had been suspended on September 21 amid the ongoing diplomatic row. This means that all visa services have now resumed, including tourist visas. Services for four, including business and medical visas, had resumed last month, the report adds. Canada had claimed that "agents of the Indian government" were involved in the June killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Canadian citizen, in that country. Read the full report here.


BBC reports Dutch voters choose new leaders

Four parties have emerged as front-runners as Dutch goes to polls, BBC reports. The polls suggest a neck-and-neck race and voting ends at 21:00 local time. Centre-right leader Dilan Yesilgöz is tipped to win and become the first female Dutch prime minister. Her closest rivals are anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders and a left alliance led by former top-ranking EU commissioner Frans Timmermans. The report says that more than 13 million Dutch voters have a choice of 26 parties in Wednesday's vote. As many as 17 could win seats. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times on Uttarkashi tunnel rescue: 'Big news' expected tonight, tomorrow

Rescue workers, who have been toiling to extricate 41 workers from the partially collapsed tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi for 11 days, expect “some big news” over the next 24 hours, Hindustan Times reports. Rescue workers have pushed into the debris three pipes, Additional Secretary Technical, Road and Transport, Mahmood Ahmed said. He, however, said as long as the authorities reach 45-50 metres inside the tunnel, he wouldn't be able to provide the exact time frame for their rescue. Five public sector agencies -- ONGC, SJVNL, RVNL, NHIDCL, and THDCL-- have been working round the clock to rescue the trapped workers. Read the full report here.


Indians form third-largest illegal immigrant population in US, The Hindu


There were about 725,000 Indian illegal immigrants in the US, The Hindu reports. As per the new Pew Research Centre estimates, they form the third largest population of unauthorised immigrants after Mexico and El Salvador. Among countries with the largest numbers of U.S. unauthorised immigrants, India, Brazil, Canada and former Soviet Union countries all experienced growth from 2017 to 2021. Read the full report here.