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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 Turkiye-Syria Earthquake updates, Rahul Gandhi's speech in Parliament, to Outrage, and condemnation in Bangladesh after Hindu temples vandalised.


Al Jazeera's live updates on Turkiye-Syria Earthquake: Death toll tops 5,000

The death toll from a magnitude 7.8 earthquake and its aftershocks that struck the southeastern region of Turkey along the border with Syria has continued to rise, Al Jazeera reports. International rescue teams are arriving in Turkey, as the UN in Syria warns of damage to roads, weather hampering response. At least 3,419 deaths have been reported in Turkey, while 1,581 people died in Syria, the report further says. The death toll is likely to keep rising, as rescuers race against time. Read the full report here.


Rahul Gandhi vs Government in Parliament over remarks on Adani, PM, NDTV reports


Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday launched a sharp attack in parliament on Prime Minister Narendra Modi linked to billionaire Gautam Adani, whose companies are in the spotlight after US-based short-seller Hindenburg Research alleged stocks manipulation and accounting fraud by the group. NDTV reports that the Congress leader, who recently completed a 3,500-km Bharat Jodo Yatra, accused PM Modi of helping Mr Adani's business empire across sectors. It prompted emphatic rebuttals from the ruling BJP, which called his allegations wild and reckless. The Congress leader alleged that rules were changed so the Adani group could bag six airport contracts. Read the full report here.


Indian Express on Delhi HC observation: Virginity test on female detainee or accused in custody unconstitutional

Indian Express reports that the Delhi High Court held on Tuesday that the Virginity test conducted on a female detainee or accused under investigation whether in judicial or police custody is unconstitutional. A single judge bench of Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma held that the virginity test conducted on Sister Sephy, convicted for the murder of Sister Abhaya in 1992 in Kerala, was unconstitutional. The report adds her further observing that the basic dignity of a person in custody has to be upheld, which had been flouted in this case. Read the full report here.


Dramatic rescue saves Thai baby who fell down well

A baby girl has been rescued by authorities after she fell down a deep well in southern Thailand, BBC reported. The 19-month-old child fell down the 13m deep shaft while playing on Monday afternoon in Tak province, near the Myanmar border. The report says authorities launched an overnight rescue operation after the girl's parents - who had been working in a nearby field - raised the alarm. She was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries, officials said. The baby girl is said to be the daughter of two Myanmarese migrants. Read the full report here.


Outrage, condemnation in Bangladesh after 14 Hindu temples vandalised: The Wire


The Wire reported that the recent vandalisation of 14 Hindu temples in northwestern Bangladesh has triggered concern and outrage in the country. The vandalism took place overnight, between Saturday and Sunday. Local leaders said that the region has been peaceful in the past and they do not know who may have indulged in this vandalism now, as per the report. The police are investigating the incident and have promised stern action once the culprits are caught. Read the full report here.