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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 the UK warning of Russia's tactical success in Donbas, gang-rape of a teen in Hyderabad, Kerala CM's stand on CAA implementation to Biden urging republicans for stricter gun control measures.


UK warns of Russian tactical success in Donbas, The Guardian's live report states


UK Ministry of Defence says Russian forces ‘appear to hold the initiative’ over Ukrainian opposition, as the war enters 100th day, The Guardian is reporting today. Russia is now achieving tactical success in Donbas and controls more than 90 percent of Luhansk, the Ministry stated in its latest intelligence report released early this morning as per the news. However, measured against Russia’s original plan, “none of the strategic objectives have been achieved” the report adds. Read the full news report on The Guardian.


Indian Express explainer piece on SC rejecting pleas against excavation around Puri temple

In the Indian Express 'Explained Culture' article today, the author talks about why the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a batch of petitions against excavation and construction work by the Odisha government along the Puri Jagannath temple as part of the Puri Heritage Corridor Project. The SC called the pleas “frivolous”. The petitioners alleged that the construction work would damage the heritage site. The Puri Heritage Corridor Project involves redevelopment of Puri into a heritage site at a cost of Rs 3,200 crore. Read the full report on the IE.


Class 11-12 students gang-rape teen they met in pub in Hyderabad, NDTV reports

A teenager in Hyderabad who went to a pub for a party was allegedly gang-raped by schoolboys inside a Mercedes car last Saturday, NDTV reports. It further states that the accused are Class 11 and 12 students and allegedly belong to "politically influential" families. An MLA's son is believed to be part of the group, but his involvement in the rape is not confirmed yet, as per the police. The police initially registered a case of "outraging modesty" based on the girl's father's complaint. Later, when she gave a detailed statement, a rape case was filed. Read the full report on NDTV.


The Wire reports Kerala CM Vijayan Says Kerala Won't Implement CAA


The Wire's report today covers Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's speech at an event on Thursday, where he asserted that the Kerala Government will not implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019. The event commemorated the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government’s first anniversary of its second term in power. The Vijayan-led government has long expressed its opposition to the citizenship law, even challenging it in the Supreme Court in 2020, the report adds. It had argued that the Act is violative of Articles 14 (right to equality before the law), 21 (right to life and personal liberty) and 25 (freedom of religion). Vijayan also stated that the state government would not determine citizenship based on religion. Read the full report on The Wire.


Biden demands strong gun measures, Reuters 

US President Joe Biden on Thursday called on Congress to ban assault weapons, expand background checks and implement other gun control measures to address a string of mass shootings that have struck the United States, a Reuters report said. "We can't fail the American people again," Biden said, speaking from the White House, pressing Republicans to allow Bills including gun control measures to come up for a vote. But he acknowledged that Congress is unlikely to ban the weapons. Read the full report on Reuters.