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News Dabba 14 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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Anushka Vani 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 Sri Lankan President on plane to Singapore, Petrol, Diesel prices reduced in Maharashtra, protests in Haiti due to fuel shortages, ashes of 8,000 victims found in Poland near former Nazi concentration camp, to outrage over the arrest of a college student in Assam.


Reuters report: Sri Lankan capital calms down, President Rajapaksa on plane to Singapore


Sri Lanka's main city, Colombo, was calm on Thursday as people waited for the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Reuters reports. The report adds a Sri Lankan government source said that Rajapaksa was on his way to Singapore from the Maldives on Thursday. His decision on Wednesday to make his ally Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe the acting president triggered more protests. The interim president has imposed a curfew in Colombo. Read the full report on Reuters.


Petrol will now cost Rs 5 less and diesel Rs 3 less in Maharashtra, NDTV reports

NDTV report states that Petrol will now cost Rs 5 less and diesel Rs 3 less in Maharashtra as the state cabinet decided today. From Friday, petrol will cost around Rs 106 a litre and diesel Rs 94 in Mumbai. Slight variations are possible, the report adds. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said the cut in Value Added Tax (VAT) will cost the state Rs 6,000 crore a year. Read the full report on NDTV.


TeleSUR coverage on Haiti facing increase in protests over fuel prices

TeleSUR report today talks about the fuel shortages and rising fuel prices in Haiti, due to which the country's capital experienced tense moments with demonstrations by dozens of motorists. According to the authorities and the private sector that manages the fuel, Haiti has been suffering from a recurring fuel crisis since the beginning of the year, which has worsened as a result of the conflict in Ukraine. Many service stations have remained closed in recent months or have opened occasionally in Haiti. Meanwhile, informal fuel sales are growing along the highways, the report says. Read the full report on TeleSUR.


Ashes of 8,000 victims found in mass grave in Poland: BBC


A mass grave containing 17.5 tonnes of human ashes has been unearthed in northern Poland, close to the former Nazi concentration camp of Soldau, a BBC report states. Tomasz Jankowski from Poland's national remembrance institute said the grave contained at least 8,000 victims. The report also mentions that the bodies are thought to have been dug up and burned in a Nazi operation to hide traces of their murders. The concentration camp in Soldau was built in 1939 for transit, internment and extermination and used throughout the Nazi occupation. Read the full report on BBC.


Indian Express on Assam student in jail for alleged ‘pro-ULFA’ Facebook post

Indian Express covers the outrage over the arrest of a college student, who has been in jail since May over a Facebook post allegedly “in support of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I)”. The report says that the Assam Police said that the “law would take its own course.” Barshashree Buragohain, 19, a second-year student of Mathematics at a Jorhat college, was arrested from Golaghat on May 18, and charged under sections 10 and 13 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) after the district police took suo motu cognisance of a post updated on her Facebook profile a day before. The report mentions that as per the FIR, accessed by The Indian Express, the lines written in Assamese on social media by Buragohain ‘Swadhin xurujor dixe akou ekhuj, Akou korim rashta druh’ (One more step towards the independent sun, we will continue to be seditious) were an implicit endorsement of the ULFA-I. Read the full report on IE.