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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 rising vegetable prices, suspected gas leak deaths in South Africa, to the first IIT campus outside India.


Suspected gas leak leaves 17 dead in South Africa, BBC reports

BBC reports that a suspected gas leak in South Africa has led to the deaths of 17 people. The victims - including women and children - died from gas inhalation at an informal settlement in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg. Wednesday's leak has been linked to illegal gold mining in the area. Toxic gases are often used by illegal gold miners - known locally as zama zamas - to extract gold from soil stolen from abandoned mine shafts, the report adds. One of the gas cylinders was found leaking in Boksburg's densely populated Angelo shanty town. Read the full report here.


Supreme Court Collegium proposes new Chief Justices to seven High Courts, The Hindu


The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended new Chief Justices to seven major High Courts across the country. The Hindu reports that the Collegium has focussed on the traditional criteria of seniority, regional representation and the need for more women judges at the helm of judiciary while making the recommendations. The Collegium led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud has proposed Chief Justices to fill existing and future vacancies to the High Courts of Kerala, Orissa, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Bombay, Telangana and Gujarat. Read the full report here.


The Straits Times: Japan may see wider Chinese seafood ban

Japanese officials are worried that China may halt purchases of seafood after Tokyo begin releasing treated wastewater from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, The Straits Times reports. The UN nuclear watchdog this week gave Japan the green light to begin discharging more than a million tonnes of water used to cool the plant’s fuel rods after it was wrecked by a 2011 tsunami. The report says this quantity is enough to fill 500 Olympic swimming pools. The planned release has faced opposition at home and abroad despite Japanese assurances that it is safe after being filtered. China was the biggest buyer of Japanese seafood exports last year, but the report adds it is also the fiercest critic of Japan’s planned release of the water. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times reports first IIT campus outside India to come up in Tanzania’s Zanzibar

The first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus outside the country will be set up in Tanzania, Hindustan Times reports. This comes following the signing of an agreement between the education authorities of the two countries during external affairs minister S Jaishankar’s visit to the African nation. The report says cooperation in education, including the setting up of campuses of Indian universities abroad and the mobility of students, has emerged as a key component of India’s foreign policy in recent years. The move is also in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, it adds. Read the full report here.


Even ginger and chilli burn holes in consumers' pockets after tomatoes: NDTV


While tomatoes have been making headlines, prices of cauliflower, ginger and even the humble green chilli are hurting the budgets of consumers. NDTV reports that Tomatoes are selling for nearly Rs 145 per kg in Delhi today, a single cauliflower costs Rs 80, ginger is going for about Rs 380 a kg and green chilli costs Rs 170 a kg. The rising prices come at a time when the country was expecting inflation to come down, the report adds. Read the full report here.