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News Dabba for 25 July 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet

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 Parliament Monsoon Session proceedings, three Palestinians killed by Israeli forces, to the partial easing of the Internet in Manipur.


Three Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in occupied West Bank, Al Jazeera

Three Palestinians have been shot dead by the Israeli military in the northern occupied West Bank, Al Jazeera reports. The latest deaths in a surge of violence in the territory since early last year. “Three Palestinians have been killed by Israeli bullets in Nablus,” the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Tuesday, the report states. The Ministry added that the identities of those killed were still unknown. Nablus is the territory’s commercial capital and a major focus of the Israeli military’s raids. Read the full report here.


The Hindu's live report on Parliament Monsoon Session proceedings


The post-lunch proceedings in both Houses witnessed some conduct of legislative business amid the din of sloganeering, The Hindu reports. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupendra Yadav moved the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2022, which was passed through a voice vote before the proceedings were adjourned once again till 5 pm. In the Upper House, Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda has introduced the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Fifth) Amendment Bill, 2022 which seeks to include new communities in Chhattisgarh’s ST list. The report adds that in the Rajya Sabha, the Chair, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, received 50 notices for suspension of business of the House to discuss the Manipur issue. Read the full report here.


Parliamentary vote to select Thai PM postponed: The Straits Times

The speaker of Thailand’s Parliament has postponed a bicameral vote to select the country’s next prime minister, The Straits Times reports. The vote was scheduled to be held on July 27 following two previous attempts to become premier by the leader of the election-winning Move Forward Party, Pita Limjaroenrat, that were blocked by conservative and nominated lawmakers. The populist Pheu Thai Party, which emerged as the second most popular party, was expected to nominate its own candidate, the report adds. Pheu Thai lawmaker Sutin Klangsaeng said that talks between the eight parties were still underway to find a way forward. Read the full report here.


US Capitol rioter who beat officer with flagpole sentenced, BBC reports

BBC reports that an Arkansas man who used the pole of an American flag to batter a fallen police officer during the US Capitol attack has received a 52-month jail term. Peter Francis Stager helped drag the officer down the steps of the Capitol, then "forcibly and repeatedly" struck him, say prosecutors. The report adds he was also captured on video saying that "death is the only remedy" for the lawmakers inside the building. Over 1,000 people have been charged in connection with the Capitol riot. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times reports Internet ban in Manipur partially eased


The Manipur government on Tuesday partially lifted the internet ban in the strife-torn state by conditionally allowing broadband service. However, Hindustan Times report adds that there is still a ban on mobile internet. In an order dated July 25,  the state government said that the internet ban was being partially lifted in view of problems faced by people as it has affected offices, educational institutions, health facilities, booking of cooking gas and other online-based citizen-centric services among others. Read the full report here.