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News Dabba for 26 June 2024: 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 Om Birla being elected as LS Speaker, Arvind Kejariwal's b ail proceeding to Indian Community's protest in Italy.


NDTV on Opposition MPs' message to Speaker Om Birla: "Be Impartial, Defend Constitution"

As the third day of 18 Loksabha started this morning, BJP's three time MP Om Birla was elected as Lok Sabha Speaker for a second consecutive term, reports NDTV. For the first time in the history of Independent India, there was an election for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker. After being elected as Speaker through voice voting, the Opposition Leader Rahul Gandhi walked up to Birla to congratulate him and also shook hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, says the report. As opposition congratulated Birla, they also added a sharp message that the Opposition must be allowed to speak, as they too represent the voice of the people. Read the full report here


HT report: SC allows Kejriwal to file fresh plea against stay on bail


After Delhi High Court's final order that stayed the trial court's direction to grant Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal regular bail, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in the excise policy case. Hindustan Times reports that the Supreme Court has allowed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief to file a fresh petition challenging the Delhi high court's final order. Earlier today, accompanied by his wife, Sunita, Kejriwal was brought to the Rouse Avenue court by CBI. The report adds that advocates from the both side argued agianst each other in the court. Read the full report here


Aljazeera says India exports rockets, explosives to Israel amid the Gaza war

Claims made in a report by Aljazeera state that certain documents and company statements suggest Israel is receiving Indian weapons as it wages war on Gaza.  According to documents, a ship containing explosives loaded in India and was en route to Israel’s port of Ashdod. The ship contained 20 tonnes of rocket engines, 12.5 tonnes of rockets with explosive charges, 1,500kg of explosive substances and 740kg of charges and propellants for cannons. The report further says that a SIPRI researcher admits that “the lack of verifiable information makes it hard to determine whether transfers have taken place”, but “collaboration between India and Israel has been happening for quite a few years now”. Read the full report here


Five killed and parliament ablaze in Kenya tax protests, BBC reports

BBC reports that Kenyan police shot dead at least five protesters after an angry crowd broke through police lines to storm parliament in the capital Nairobi. Kenya is seeing protests against an unpopular finance bill, which includes several tax rises, the report says. The protests have been ongoing for days, but they escalated on Tuesday as MPs passed an amended bill. Protesters broke into parliament, vandalising the interior and setting parts of the complex on fire. According to the report, Kenyan President William Ruto said all means would be deployed to "thwart any attempts by dangerous criminals to undermine the security and stability of our country". Read the full report here.


Indian Community in Italy protests against agricultural labour exploitation: teleSUR special report


The Indian community of the Italian city of Latina protested against agricultural labour exploitation and the death of a worker who was abandoned by his boss, bleeding out on the street, teleSUR reported. The report states that a large number of Indian migrants in Italy have no contracts, work 12 hours or more per day, and receive barely five euros per hour. The incident has once again brought attention to the so-called ‘Caporalato,’ a system of migrant exploitation that is widespread in Italian agriculture despite being illegal, report highlights. Officials from the Italian government have expressed their condolences and guaranteed action against the said system. Read the full report here.