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Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal 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 Hathras stampede update, ahul Gandhi's fresh ‘Hinduism’ jibe at BJP, to Japan's first new banknotes in 20 years.


SDM at Hathras stampede site submits report: Indian Express Live Updates

Sikandra Rao Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Ravindra Kumar, who was present at the Satsang addressed by local preacher Narayan Sakar Hari or Bhole Baba in Phulrai village, has submitted his report to the district magistrate. Indian Express reports that the report will form the basis of the final findings that would be submitted to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. It adds that the CM has issued a 24-hour deadline to a high-level committee to file its report on the incident. As per the report, as the preacher left the venue, devotees rushed towards his vehicle to catch a glimpse of him. Many also tried to collect the ‘Charan Raj’ or the dust left from his feet. As the crowd surged, people who were part of the baba’s personal security tried to push people back but failed, leading to “thaka-mukki (jostling)” and chaos, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times on Rahul Gandhi's fresh ‘Hinduism’ jibe at BJP


After his remark on Hinduism caused an uproar in the Parliament, leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, Hindustan Times reports that Rahul Gandhi took a similar jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday after the party office in Gujarat was vandalised allegedly by Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members. Rahul Gandhi, in an X post, said that the attack on the Gujarat Congress office was a “cowardly act”, and the incident only proved his point about the ruling BJP. The Congress leader also reiterated his remarks on Hinduism that sparked a controversy, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Child marriage ban welcomed in Sierra Leone, BBC reports

Sierra Leone has brought in a new law banning child marriage with much fanfare at a ceremony organised by First Lady Fatima Bio in the capital, Freetown, BBC reports. Invited guests, including first ladies from Cape Verde and Namibia, watched as her husband President Julius Maada Bio signed the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act into law. Anybody now involved in the marriage of a girl aged under the age of 18 will be jailed for at least 15 years or fined around $ 4,000, or both, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Arvind Kejriwal moves Delhi HC, India Today, seeks bail in liquor policy case

India Today reports that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking bail in the liquor policy case. The report says he moved the High Court directly for bail. Lawyers say that there is no bar in going directly to the High Court for bail under Section 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). In his petition, claimed to be accessed exclusively by India Today, Arvind Kejriwal alleged the CBI was continuously haranguing and harassing him in the garb of the ongoing investigations in the liquor policy case, and called it a matter of grave dismay and concern. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera: Japan issues first new banknotes in 20 years


Japan has issued its first new banknotes in two decades, with the redesigned bills featuring 3D holograms intended to thwart counterfeiters. As per Al Jazeera, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday said the redesigned 10,000 yen, 5,000 yen and 1,000 yen bills paid tribute to Japanese capitalism, women’s equality and scientific innovation. The bills feature holograms of historical figures whose orientation changes depending on the angle they are viewed at, which Japanese authorities say is a world first. Read the full report here.