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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 fresh clashes in Bengal's Howrah, Gujarat HC quashing directive over PM Narendra Modi's degrees, to Donald Trump's indictment.


NDTV reports fresh clashes in Bengal's Howrah day after violence during Ram Navami

Fresh violence has been reported in West Bengal's Howrah which saw communal clashes during a Ram Navami procession on Thursday. NDTV reports that the incident was reported despite heavy police deployment - including riot control force - in the area. Visuals from the ground showed the police firing tear gas shells as the mob went on a rampage in the area, throwing stones and even attacking media persons. Fresh incidents were reported in Shibpur just hours after the road where the incident took place was opened up to traffic. At least 36 people have been arrested following the clashes in Shibpur, the report says. Read the full report here.


Indian Express: Gujarat HC quashes directive to ‘search for info’ on PM Modi’s degrees


The Gujarat High Court on Friday quashed and set aside an order of the Central Information Commission (CIC) that had directed the Gujarat University to “search for information” regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degrees. Indian Express reports that the court of Justice Biren Vaishnav also imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who had requested the information under the Right To Information (RTI) Act. It also directed him to deposit the amount with Gujarat State Legal Services Authority within four weeks. Read the full report here.


Turkey approves Finland Nato membership bid, BBC reports

BBC reports that Finland will become the 31st member of Nato after Turkey's parliament voted to approve its application. Turkey had delayed Finland's bid to join the West's defensive alliance for months. It had complained the Nordic nation was supporting "terrorists". Sweden is still being blocked by Ankara over similar complaints. The report says it applied to join Nato at the same time last May. Any Nato expansion needs the support of all its members. Read the full report here.


Indore temple stepwell roof collapse death toll rises to 35: HT report

Hindustan Times reports that the toll from the stepwell roof collapse at Indore’s Beleshwar Mahadev Jhulelal temple has mounted to 35. The roof covered with stone slabs collapsed around 11:30 am on Thursday when dozens of people were at the temple for special Ram Navami prayers. The stepwell leads to a pool of water nine feet deep. It was full of mud which was being pumped out, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Donald Trump's indicted over hush money, Times of India


Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury, prosecutors and defense lawyers said Thursday. The Times of India (TOI) reports that this has made him the first former US president to face a criminal charge. The charges remained under seal late Thursday. But the report says that the investigation centered on payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter. Prosecutors said they were working to coordinate Trump's surrender. Read the full report here.