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News Dabba 17 June: 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 day 3 of Agnipath agitations, EU backing Ukraine's membership, Pune Police linked to a hacking campaign that fabricates evidence, heatwave in Europe to Assange's extradition.


Indian Express covers day 3 of agitation against Agnipath scheme


The agitation against the Agnipath scheme continued for a third day on Friday, the Indian Express reports. Protesters targeted the houses of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi and Bihar BJP president and West Champaran MP Dr Sanjay Jaiwwal. The report adds that railway services were disrupted across the country as protesters blocked tracks and set train coaches ablaze in several states such as Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Telangana. The Haryana government has suspended internet services in Faridabad district’s Ballabgarh, whereas prohibitory orders under Section 144, restricting gathering of more than four persons, have been imposed in Gurgaon. In Telangana, one protester lost his life while several others were injured after shots were fired at a mob at Secunderabad railway station. Read the full report on the IE.


EU backs Ukraine's membership bid, Reuters

The European Union gave its blessing on Friday to Ukraine to become an official candidate to join the bloc, along with its neighbour Moldova. The Reuters report called this a historic eastward shift in Europe's outlook brought about by Russia's invasion. Ukraine applied to join the EU just four days after Russian troops poured across its border in February. "Ukraine has clearly demonstrated the country's aspiration and the country's determination to live up to European values and standards," the report quoted EU's executive Commission head Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels. Read the full report on Reuters.


Police Linked to Hacking Campaign to Frame Indian Activists, a report by Wired

A report by Wired states that new details in an investigation related to fabricating evidence against the Bhima-Koregaon accused connect police in India to a plot to plant evidence on victims' computers that led to their arrest. The report states that researchers at a security firm have found a connection between the Pune police and "hacking campaign" against activists Rona Wilson, Varavara Rao and Hany Babu. Wired said SentinelOne found email addresses belonging to these three had been targeted and the hackers had used a recovery email address and phone number as a "backup mechanism". The recovery email on all three accounts "included the full name of a police official in Pune who was closely involved in the Bhima Koregaon 16 case". Read the full report on Wired.


BBC updates on heatwave across Europe

Outdoor public events have been banned in an area of France as a record-breaking heatwave sweeps across Europe, a BBC report today says. On Thursday, parts of France hit 40C earlier in the year than ever before, with temperatures expected to peak on Saturday. The report says that Spain, Italy and the UK are also experiencing high temperatures. The French interior ministry warned people to be extremely careful and not expose themselves to the weather. Read the full report on BBC.


The Hindu reports that UK government approves the extradition of Julian Assange to US


The British government has ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges, The Hindu reported. Wikileaks stated that Assange would appeal his extradition. Home Secretary Priti Patel signed the extradition order on Friday, her department said. It follows a British court ruling in April that Mr. Assange could be sent to the US. Read the full report on The Hindu.