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News Dabba 20 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 Gustavo Petro winning the Presidential elections in Colombia, nearly 530 trains cancelled amid the Agnipath protest, Emmanuel Macron losing in France, India’s power struggle with coal production, to Turkey being a new launchpad for Pakistan over the Kashmir propaganda.


Colombia’s first leftist leader: Gustavo Petro wins the Presidential elections, reports Forbes


Forbes reported that Gustavo Petro a former rebel and long-time legislator won Colombia’s presidential elections on Sunday. This is for the first time that Colombia will have a leftist president, igniting voters who were frustrated by decades of poverty and inequality under conservative leaders. He has promised to expand social programmes, tax the wealthy and move away from an economy he has called overly reliant on fossil fuels, says the report. It also added that his victory sets the third-largest nations in Latin America on a sharply uncertain path. Read the full report on Forbes.


Indian Express covers Agnipath protests; traffic jams, heightened security amid call for Bharat Bandh

Amid the ongoing protest against the Agnipath scheme and a call for Bharat Bandh in several states, security has been heightened across the country, reports Indian Express. Section 144 has been imposed in Noida and in Gurgaon. The report also states that in Bihar, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, police were deployed at key locations to prevent any troublesome incidents. Additionally, in Jharkhand, schools were ordered to remain shut and the ongoing examinations of class 9 and 11 have been postponed. Along with this it also states that about 530 trains have been cancelled on Monday and this included 348 passenger trains and 181 mail/express trains, as mentioned by the Railways Minister. Read the full report on IE.


BBC reports that Macron loses majority as French vote fragments

BBC reports that less than two months after he was re-elected, President Emmanuel Macron lost control of the French National Assembly following a strong performance by a left alliance and the far right. According to the report, he has called on voters to deliver a solid majority, but his centrist coalition lost dozens of seats in an election that left French politics fragmented. Read the full report on BBC.


The Quint reported about India’s Power struggle and Coal Production

The Quint reported that India’s domestic coal production has gone up by a record of 28 percent with the coal sector thriving on paradoxes. The government is attempting to revive and rejuvenate the sector and simultaneously phase it out as a part of its zero-emission commitments. Coal India Limited (CIL) continues to be pampered while efforts are underway to end its dominance and pave the way for the global mining industry, says the report. Additionally, it also stated that the Ministry of Coal has announced a reduction of imports to zero and the Ministry of Power has made imports compulsory. Read the full report on Quint.


Pakistani propaganda on Kashmir has a new launchpad, report The Print


The Print’s opinion report states that the Pakistani terrorist in Kashmir with Turkish pistols smells of a new partnership against India, as the Indian intelligence agencies have found evidence of a new form of information war over the Kashmir issue with an energetic push in Islamic countries. As per the report the agencies believe that Turkey has become the launchpad for Pakistani propaganda over Kashmir as it suits its larger ambitions against Saudi Arabia and Philia Forum countries. Read the full report on The Print.