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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 Bengaluru's record single-day rainfall in June, Mexico's first woman president, to ECI's notice to Jairam Ramesh.


Bengaluru breaks 133-year-old record for highest daily rainfall in June: Indian Express

Indian Express reports that the very first spell of rain during the Southwest Monsoon in Bengaluru on Sunday broke the 133-year-old record for the highest daily rainfall in June. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru city received 111.1 mm of rainfall on Sunday. The report mentions that the previous highest was 101.6 mm recorded on June 16, 1891. The average rainfall in Bengaluru for June is 106.5 mm. IMD has said rainfall is expected to continue in Bengaluru for the next two days with overcast conditions, followed by light to moderate thundershowers. Read the full report here.


ECI sets 7pm deadline for Jairam Ramesh on claim about attempt to influence DMs, Hindustan Times


The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday rejected Congress leader Jairam Ramesh’s request seeking a week’s extension to back up his allegation that Union home minister Amit Shah called up 150 district magistrates and collectors ahead of the June 4 counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections. “Your allegation that attempts have been made to influence the District Magistrates of around 150 Parliamentary Constituencies, who are also the ROs/DEOs (Returning Officers/District Election Officers), has serious connotation and direct bearing on the sanctity of the counting process, scheduled for tomorrow. As mentioned in Commissions letter dated 02..06.2024, no DM has reported any such undue influence as alleged by you,"  ECI’s senior principal secretary Narendra N Butolia said in his letter to the senior Congress leader, as per the report by Hindustan Times. Butolia’s letter was a response to Jairam Ramesh’s request made a few hours earlier, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Israeli air strikes continue across Gaza as truce talks struggle, Al Jazeera

The Israeli military has launched more air strikes across the Gaza Strip to deadly effect as officials discuss the latest proposed deal to end hostilities and exchange prisoners, Al Jazeera reports. In the south of the enclave, Israeli air raids were reported overnight on Sunday in multiple areas in Rafah, which is under an expanding ground invasion, as well as Khan Younis. At least 12 people were killed, including women and children, in the overnight attacks on the two cities, according to the Palestinian news agency Wafa. The report further says that in central Gaza, multiple air strikes hit the Bureji refugee camp, killing at least six people. At least 36,439 Palestinians, mostly women and children, have been killed by the Israeli military in Gaza since October 7. Read the full report here.


NDTV: Supreme Court asks Yamuna Board to meet on June 5

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Upper Yamuna River Board to convene an urgent emergency meeting on June 5 of all stakeholder states to resolve the water crisis faced by the residents of Delhi. NDTV reported that the vacation bench of Justices Prashant Kumar Mishra and KV Viswanathan posted the plea of the Delhi government seeking additional water from neighbouring Haryana for a hearing on June 6 and sought minutes of the meeting and suggestions on the steps taken. Appearing for the Delhi government, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi submitted that there is an extreme heatwave in Delhi and that the water level at the Wazirabad plant must be maintained. Read the full report here.


Mexico elects Claudia Sheinbaum as first woman president, BBC reports


Claudia Sheinbaum has been elected as Mexico's first woman president in an historic landslide win, BBC reports. Mexico's official electoral authority said preliminary results showed the 61-year-old former mayor of Mexico City winning between 58 percent and 60 percent of the vote in Sunday's election. That gives her a lead of about 30 percentage points over her main rival, businesswoman Xóchitl Gálvez, the report adds. Sheinbaum will replace her mentor, outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, on October 1. Prior to running for president, Sheinbaum was mayor of Mexico City, the report mentions, one of the most influential political positions in the country. Read the full report here.