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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 another targeted terrorist attack in J&K, surging tomato prices, to a record UPI transactions in the country.


Hindustan Times report on bank manager shot dead by a terrorist in J&K


Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) witnessed another terrorist encounter today. A bank manager was shot dead by terrorists in J&K’s Kulgam district on Thursday. Earlier this week, a Hindu schoolteacher was also shot dead by terrorists in J&K. The Hindustan Times report says that the incident was part of the spate of attacks on non-locals in J&K. The bank manager who worked at Ellaqie Dehati Bank hailed from Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. Read the full report on HT.


The Economic Times report states that tomatoes are the next big risk for the Modi government against inflation

The Economic Times has reported as tomato prices are surging in the country. Vegetable prices are said to have an unusual history of overthrowing governments in India. The average retail price of tomatoes in India has jumped to 70 percent from a month ago and 168 percent from a year earlier to 53.75 rupees per kilogram (KG) as of Tuesday. The report states that the soaring food prices, including the price of tomatoes, may have a political impact as the ruling party Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to face voters at the end of the year. The report also mentions that during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2018 campaign, he famously said farmers are his ‘TOP’ priority, explaining that TOP means Tomato, Onion and Potato. Read the full report on ET.


Israel troops kill two Palestinians, AP news reports

AP News reports that Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian woman in West Bank on Wednesday, who they said had approached them carrying a knife. Another attack on Palestinians was witnessed as the army went to demolish the family home of an alleged attacker. The report mentions that the military released a photo of what is said to be the knife that she was carrying. The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the woman as Ghafran Warasna She was shot in the chest. It also mentions that an Israeli security official said that Warasna was jailed from January to March after attempting to stab an Israeli police officer. Read the full report on AP news.


Reuters report: Gunman kills four in Oklahoma medical centre

Reuters today’s news report states that a man armed with a rifle and a handgun killed four people inside a medical building in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday. The gunman, after killing these people, shot himself fatally. With a series of mass shootings rattling the United States, police responses have come under increased security. According to the report, the police arrived at the medical centre three minutes after receiving a call about the shooting. Read the full report on Reuters.  


Money Control reports that UPI transaction records cross Rs 10 Lakh crore in May


Money Control has reported that the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions have broken a record for the month of May crossing the Rs 10 Lakh Crore Mark for the first time, as per the data from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). The report has shared an insight into the transaction statistics, the instant real-time payments system registered 595 crore transactions in the month, which was higher than in the month of April with was 588 crores. The report also added that in the financial year 2021-22, UPI breached the $1 Trillion mark in transaction values. Read the full report on Money Control.