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News Dabba 11 July: 5 stories across the web for a balanced news diet

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, Uber HQ panic after rape in Delhi by an Uber driver, Japan's Unification Church on the mother of Abe's assassin being a member, SC sentencing Mallya to four years imprisonment for contempt, the  fall of the Bharti Airtel stock as Adani enters 5G spectrum auction, to Goa Congress seeking disqualification of senior MLAs over defection talks.


Indian Express investigative report: Rape in Delhi rang alarm bells in Uber HQ

An investigative report by the Indian Express reveals that hundreds of emails and internal communications of the Uber top brass show the panic inside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco after a woman passenger was raped in an Uber cab by its driver in New Delhi on December 5, 2014. The emails and internal documents called the Uber Files were obtained by The Guardian and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists with which The Indian Express has partnered for this investigation. The data points to a worldwide damage-control exercise, leading to events in 2017 wherein the Delhi rape survivor’s case and subsequent developments also contributed to the exit of Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick. It also says that Uber scrambled to guard its reputation and blamed local officials over the incident. Read the full report on IE.


Unification Church in Japan says mother of Abe’s assassin is a member, The Straits Times

The Straits Times reported that the Unification Church in Japan on Monday said the mother of the gunman who last week assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe is a member of the church. The gunman, Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, told police after the assassination that he had targeted Abe in his belief that the former PM was linked to a "religious group" that his mother had joined. The report says that police have not identified the religious group. Read the full report on the Straits Times.


Supreme court awards four months in prison to Vijay Mallya in contempt case, The Hindu

The Supreme Court (SC) on July 11 sentenced the fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to four months imprisonment along with Rs 2,000 fine, almost five years after he was found guilty of contempt of court, reports The Hindu. The report states that the court had found Mallya guilty in 2017 for the intentional disobedience of its order to come clean about his assets. In addition to this, the report also shared that Mallya had not disclosed the 40 million dollars that he had received from the British liquor major Diageo Plc following his resignation as the chairman of the United Spirits Limited in February 2016. Read the full report on The Hindu.


Moneycontrol on the fall of the Bharti Airtel stock as Adani enters 5G spectrum auction

Moneycontrol reports that the shares of Bharti Airtel tanked nearly five percent in early deals on July 11 followed by the entry of Adani Group into the telecom sector. This may lead to another round of disruption in the market. Additionally, the report shares that an Adani Group entity has joined the auction to acquire the 5G telecom spectrum. The report suggests that this could also go against Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio, Sunil Bharti Mittal’s Airtel and Vodafone-Birla Group Vi. Read the full report on Moneycontrol.


Hindustan Times reports Goa Congress seeks disqualification of Michael Lobo and Digambar Kamat amid defection talks

Amid the political crisis in Goa, the Congress party seeks disqualification of Michael Lobo and Digambar Kamat, Hindustan Times reports that the Goa Congress party said it will seek the disqualification of two of its senior leaders and Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) Digambar Kamat and Michael Lobo. After the talks about engineering defection in the party and conspiring with the opposition party Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). The report says that a day ago the party had removed Lobo as the leader of the Opposition in the Assembly after five Congress MLAs became unreachable. Read the full report on HT.