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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 PM invoking 'The Kerala Story during Karnataka rally, Serbia's second mass shooting in a week, to Manipur violence.


Serbia hit by second mass shooting day after deadly school attack, Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera reports that at least eight people have been killed and 14 are wounded after a gunman in a moving car opened fire on passersby in a town south of Belgrade. This is the second mass shooting in a week in Serbia, where such tragedies are rare. The drive-by attack late on Thursday came after eight children and a security guard were killed in a mass shooting at a school on Wednesday. The report mentions that Serbia entered an official three-day mourning period on Friday to pay tribute to the victims. Thursday’s shooting took place near Mladenovac, a town 50km (30 miles) south of the capital Belgrade. Read the full report here.


PM cites 'The Kerala Story' during Karnataka rally, NDTV reports


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched an all-out attack on the Congress. NDTV reported that the PM accused Congress of "kneeling" before terrorism to save its vote bank. At an election rally for his party, the BJP, in Karnataka's Bellari, he accused the party of opposing the controversial film 'The Kerala Story', which he said is based on a terror conspiracy. Congress is supporting those elements who are defending terrorism by trying to ban this film, he said. Read the full report here.


The Hindu: NCP committee unanimously rejects Sharad Pawar’s resignation

The Nationalist Congress Party committee on May 5 unanimously rejected Sharad Pawar’s resignation and decided to urge him to remain in the party’s top post, The Hindu reported. NCP national vice-president and former Union Minister Praful Patel said "It is our wish that Mr. Pawar is a pillar of the NCP remain permanently in this position.” Mr. Patel also said Sharad Pawar has sought more time to reconsider his decision to step down as party chief, the report adds. Senior NCP leader Jayant Patil said there was no proposal for any working president put forward at the meeting. Read the full report here.


6.5-magnitude quake shakes central Japan: The Straits Times

The Straits Times rpeorts that a powerful earthquake struck central Japan on Friday, forcing a brief suspension of bullet train services. But no tsunami warning was issued, the authorities said. The 6.5-magnitude quake hit the central Ishikawa region at 2.42pm local time, the report adds, and at a depth of 12km, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Shinkansen bullet trains were suspended between Nagano and Kanazawa, a popular tourist destination, but resumed later. Read the full report here.


India Today report on all that happened in 36 hrs in Manipur


In the wake of violent clashes in parts of Manipur between tribals and Meiteis two days ago, the Northeast Frontier Railway has stopped all Manipur-bound trains. India Today reports that no trains will be allowed to enter the violence-hit state till the situation improves. Neighbouring states -- Meghalaya and Nagaland -- have stepped up evacuation efforts to bring their people back from Manipur, it adds. The Manipur Governor on Thursday approved the state home department's shoot-at-sight order. The report also adds that Army and paramilitary forces were deployed in Manipur and as many as 9,000 people were rescued from the violence-hit areas and given shelter. Read the full report here.