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News Dabba 8 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 Mithila Raj announcing retirement from all forms of International Cricket, Left-leaning candidates Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez winning the first round of presidential elections in Colombia, the RBI warning there is no stopping inflations, to Kristi Noem winning the Republican elections in South Dakota.


NDTV reports as Mithila Raj announces retirement from all forms of International Cricket


Indian cricketer Mithila Raj announced retirement from all forms of international cricket, reports NTDV. She retires as the leading run-getter in Women’s ODIs. The report has also shared an insight into her journey as a cricketer. She represented India in 232 matches, scoring 7,805 runs at an average of 50.68. She made her debut in June 1999, in an ODI against Ireland. Read the full report on NDTV.


‘Colombia needs Democracy, plain and simple’, NewsClick

NewsClick reports in continuation to the political earthquake struck in Colombia where the left-leaning historical pacts presidential candidate Gustavo Petro and vice-presidential candidate Francia Márquez won the first round of the elections after getting 40.33 percent votes, leaving behind the far-right and right-wing parties which have known to dominate Colombia’s politics. The report also states that Petro and Márquez will now contest for the second round of voting against the far-right ticket of Rodolfo Hernández and Marelen Castillo on June 19. Read the full report on NewsClick.


RBI warns there is no stopping inflation from whacking us all, reports The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express reports that the Reserve Bank of India confirmed that deadline inflation will whack us all breaching RBI upper tolerance band of 6 percent for three-quarters straight, or until December. According to the report with the given persistent inflation, global headwinds and supply shocks, policy rates are moving only two ways and that is suddenly first and then gradually. Governor Shaktikanta Das delivered that the RBI policy Repo rate hiked to 4.9 percent, while still, the benchmark rate stands below the pre-pandemic level of 5.15 percent. Read the full report on The New Indian Express.    


Reuters report as Kristi Noem wins midterm primary in South Dakota

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem who was a committed ally of the former US President Donald Trump, easily won the Republican nomination to seek re-election in November, reports Reuters. According to the report, she won the primary elections with 77 percent of the vote, though she is known for her opposition to Covid-19 restrictions. The report also states that a former member of Trump’s cabinet was locked in a tight race in his as he seeks the party’s nomination to return to the Congress. Read the full report on Reuters


The Guardian’s opinion piece on Split over Boris Johnson’s future


The Guardian reports that the Conservative Party remade itself in the image of a leader without conscience, integrity or values. There is probably a minority of Conservative Members of the Parliament (MPs) who still support Boris Johnson and consider him a man of honour, but their loyalty can not be composed of moral inspirations or shared principles since the Prime Minister (PM) believes only his entitlement to live in Downing Street, says the report. It further adds that this could be due to the fear of losing current privileges and hopes of gaining new ones. Read the full report on The Guardian.