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News Dabba 26 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 hike in vegetable prices with tomatoes crossing Rs 100 per kg, Oklahoma Governor signing the abortion ban law, Delhi stadium to be emptied for IAS officer, to 93 pending charges against Azam Khan.


Business Standard reports as vegetable prices hike amid supply shortage in Delhi

With the prices of essential commodities such as the LPG cylinders have hiked, rising prices of tomatoes and green vegetables have threatened the common man, reports Business Standard. In Delhi, tomatoes are being sold for Rs 60 to 80 per kg while in many other cities, the prices have reached Rs 100. The prices have hiked but there is still a shortfall of supply in the market. Additionally, other green vegetables have also gone costlier and as stated these prices are going to keep increasing in the coming days. The report also mentions that according to the traders at Azadpur and Ghazipur Mandi, the arrival of tomatoes in the market has fallen to about a third leading to a steep rise in its prices. The report has also shared an insight into the current vegetable prices in the market with lemons being for Rs 200 to 250 per kg, brinjal at Rs 60 to 80 per Kg, onions and potatoes at Rs 40. Read the full report on Business Standard.


Oklahoma Governor signs abortion ban, the Wall Street Journal

Oklahoma’s Governor Kevin Stitt signed into the abortion ban law in effect in the US state on Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reports. This has outlawed the procedure at any stage of pregnancy and delegated enforcement to private citizens. The law has been enforced in action immediately after the governor signed. The report has also stated that with this move, Oklahoma becomes the only state to currently ban abortion almost entirely. This decision has moved even a step beyond the Texas six-week abortion ban. Read the full report on WSJ.


Stadium emptied, athletes told to leave so that IAS officer could walk dog, Indian Express report

The Indian Express in their exclusive report said that over the past few months, athletes and coaches at the Delhi government-run, Thyagraj Stadium have been complaining that they are being forced to wrap training by 7 pm. The reason mentioned in the report is that Delhi’s Principal Secretary Sanjeev Khirwar walks his dog at the facility about half an hour later. When confronted about the same, he denied the allegations stating that they were “incorrect”. After this report, the state authority announced that all sports facilities under the Delhi Government will remain open till 10:00 pm. Read the full report on IE.


Times of India reports that the Texas gunman sent an online warning minutes before the attack

The 18-year-old shooter in the Texas school shooting, who shot 19 children and two teachers in an elementary school, had posted an online message warning that he was going to shoot up an elementary school, updates state. In addition to this, Salvador Ramos (the gunman) also sent a message on Tuesday that stated that he was going to shoot his grandmother, and another one confirming he had done so. The report further adds that the grandmother who was shot in the face just before he attacked the school had survived and called the police. A school police officer approached him outside the building, but no gunfire was exchanged. The shooter dropped a bag full of ammunition on the group and ran towards the school when he saw the officer. Read the full report on TOI.


The Print talks about charges against Azam Khan in UP

The Print has reported that Azam Khan, who was granted bail on May 19, has 93 criminal cases pending against him in various districts of Uttar Pradesh. These charges include land-grabbing, forgery, cheating, getting house of opponents demolished and stealing ancient Persian books from a school. According to the report, the case in which the Supreme Court (SC) bench of Justice LN Rao and BR Gavai ordered his release was the 88th registered of allegations of forgery. Read the full report on ThePrint.