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News Dabba 20 May: 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 the shocking recommendations on the 2019 Hyderabad encounter case, Supreme Court's hearing on Pegasuss, to Monkeypox virus cases emerging in Europe.


NDTV reports shocking probe findings on the 2019 Hyderabad encounter


A Supreme Court-appointed Commission said today that the four gang-rape and murder accused who were killed in a police encounter in Telangana's Hyderabad "were deliberately fired upon with an intent to cause their death", NDTV reported. The four accused, who were arrested in connection with the gang rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinary lady doctor in November 2019, were shot dead on NH-44 near Hyderabad in an encounter. The Commission said that three of the four accused were minors, also pointing out glaring lapses in the investigation of the case. It also recommended that 10 policemen be tried for murder. Read the full report on NDTV.


The Quint writes a tribute to India's Boxing Champion Nikhat Zareen

India's Nikhat Zareen yesterday became the World Champion in the 52kg category of the IBA Women's World Boxing Championships. Only four other women had won the World title for India and only Mary Kom had done it overseas. In this report, the author talks about Zareen's accomplishments and her struggles, not just inside but outside the ring as well. Read the full report on the Quint.


Sweden confirms first monkeypox case, the Straits Times reported

Sweden has reported its first monkeypox case, the Straits Times report said. Infections have earlier been reported the UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the United States and Canada. A first suspected case of the virus on French territory has been detected in the Paris/Ile-de-France region as well. Monkeypox is a virus that causes fever symptoms as well as a distinctive bumpy rash. Read the full report on TST.


Why is Australia's parliament so white, reviews BBC

Despite being one of the most multicultural nations in the world, this BBC report states that 96 percent of Australia's federal lawmakers are white. While the political parties had the opportunity to change this picture in the upcoming elections, the report said that they did not choose to bring the change. At least one in five Australians have a non-European background and speak a language at home other than English, according to the last census in 2016. Read the full report on BBC


SC grants more time to submit probe report into Pegasus case, the Hindu's update


The Supreme Court on Friday said its technical committee had so far received and tested 29 mobile devices suspected to be infected by Pegasus malware, the Hindu reported. The SC has given the committee four weeks to submit a report to Justice R.V. Raveendran, a retired apex court judge overseeing the inquiry into reports that the government used the Israel-based spyware to snoop on journalists, parliamentarians, citizens, etc. The committee said its investigation would be completed by the end of May 2022. Read the full report on the Hindu.