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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 Congress alleging Bharat Jodo Yatra breach, Putin banning oil exports to countries that impose price cap, to Church vandalised in Karnataka’s Mysuru.


NDTV report on Congress alleging Bharat Jodo Yatra breach

The Congress today wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah, alleging multiple breaches in the security of Bharat Jodo Yatra. NDTV reports that Congress general secretary KC Venugopal has demanded proper protection for party leader Rahul Gandhi. He said that the security of the Yatra was compromised on multiple occasions following its entry into Delhi on Saturday. Delhi Police, which comes under the Union Home Ministry, had "completely failed in controlling the surging crowd and maintaining a perimeter around Shri Rahul Gandhi, who is assigned Z+ Security, the letter stated. The report further says that the Opposition party also alleged that the Intelligence Bureau has been interrogating people who took part in the Yatra. Read the full report here.


Putin bans Russian oil exports to countries that impose price cap, The Straits Times


The Straits Times reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin said his government would ban Russian oil exports to any countries that agreed to the Western price cap put in place in December. The announcement came in the form of a decree on Tuesday, signed by Putin and released by the Kremlin. It says that, starting from February 1 and lasting for five months, no Russian oil would be sent to countries that honour the price cap. The report says the impact of the move was likely to be limited as the European Union, the region that is most dependent on Russian oil, has already banned most Russian oil imports. The cap mainly affects buyers outside Europe. Read the full report here.


Four heavily-armed militants killed in encounter in Jammu, The Hindu reports

Four heavily-armed unidentified militants, travelling in a truck to Kashmir after infiltrating from Pakistan, were killed in an ongoing operation with security forces in Jammu’s Sidhra area early Wednesday. The Hindu reported that a police officer termed it as a “major success” ahead of Republic Day. All the four militants were travelling in a truck and were apparently heading for Kashmir, it added. Additional director general of police (ADGP), Jammu, Mukesh Singh said that the truck owner is yet to be identified. The encounter broke out early in the morning when security forces stopped the truck for a search. Read the full report here.


Arab News report on Rohingya refugees who reached Indonesia after weeks at sea

More than 200 rescued Rohingya refugees were receiving emergency health assistance in Indonesia, a UN agency said on Tuesday. They were saved by fishermen when calls on the regional countries to assist them fell on deaf ears for weeks. In a report on the same, Arab News states that the International Organization for Migration has confirmed that at least 174 Rohingya on a rickety wooden boat reached the coastal village of Muara Tiga in Pidie district of northern Aceh province on Monday. The group of 36 men, 31 women and 107 children arrived about a day after 57 Rohingya refugees landed in the province’s Aceh Besar district. The report adds the organisation says that the group is in very poor health condition, with many suffering severe dehydration and malnutrition. Read the full report here.


Church vandalised in Karnataka’s Mysuru district, Indian Express


Indian Express reports that a church in Karnataka’s Mysuru district was allegedly vandalised by unknown attackers who damaged a statue of baby Jesus and stole money from a donation box on Tuesday. The incident took place at the St Mary’s Church in Mysuru district’s Periyapatna and the police suspect it was a case of theft. The incident came to light on Tuesday around 6 pm when the staff found the baby Jesus statue vandalised and money from the donation box missing, the report further says. Tension prevailed after local residents came to know about vandalisation at the church. Read the full report here.