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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 updates on the Morbi bridge collapse tragedy, Lula winning the Brazilian election, to blackouts in Ukraine after Russian strikes.


The Hindu's Morbi bridge collapse live updates: Death toll rises to 141

About 141 people have died, while more than 100 others have been admitted and are under treatment after a colonial-era cable bridge collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi town on Sunday evening, the Hindu reported. In its live updates on the tragedy, the Hindu mentioned that the Gujarat Police has filed FIR under IPC Sections 304 and 308 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) in the bridge collapse tragedy. Foreign envoys and leaders of different countries like Nepal, Russia, Sri Lanka extended their deep condolences to India on the loss of lives in the incident. Opposition leaders have demanded a probe into the cause of the incident. Read the full report here.


Brazil “Is Back,” says Lula after victory, TeleSUR


On Sunday, Brazil's left-wing leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who just made a comeback as Brazilian President, assured that he would work to put his country back on the international stage in his victory speech. "Today, we are telling the world that Brazil is back and is too big to be relegated to the sad role of a pariah," he said as per the TeleSUR report. The former President and metal worker focused on international politics in the last stretch of the electoral campaign. The report adds that Lula promised to open Amazon preservation to international cooperation. Read the full report here.


SC says two-finger test must not be conducted, Indian Express reports

The Supreme Court Monday directed that those who conduct the two-finger test still being conducted on victims of sexual assault will be held guilty of misconduct. Indian Express report says that the court expressed strong displeasure that the test was still conducted. A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Hima Kohli said the test has “no scientific basis” and “only re-victimises and re-traumatises women” and it “must not be conducted”. The bench asked the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to ensure that survivors of rape or sexual assault are not put through the test. Read the full report here.


BBC reports widespread blackouts in Ukraine after Russian missile strikes

Russia has launched more than 50 missiles targeting critical infrastructure across Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv, Ukraine says. This has caused power and water outages in the country, BBC reports. In the north-eastern city of Kharkiv, energy facilities were hit. The report adds that the strikes come after Russia blamed Ukraine for a drone attack on its Black Sea Fleet in the annexed Crimea. On Monday morning, BBC reports that missile strikes were also reported in the central Vinnytsia region, as well as Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia in the south-east, and Lviv in western Ukraine. Read the full report here.


NDTV: Fact-checker Zubair rejects disclosures attributed to him by Delhi Police


Alt News founder Mohammed Zubair through an affidavit filed in the Delhi High Court stated that a series of false and concocted theories have been attributed to him as disclosures. NDTV report states that he has denied and rejected those as false, wrong, concocted and baseless. He stated that he did not make any such disclosure during the course of the investigation, the report adds. This case is related to an objectionable tweet made by Md Zubair in 2018. Read the full report here.