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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 SC asking SBI to disclose details of electoral bonds, Haiti violence, to PM Modi's announcement of the first flight test of indigenously developed missile. 


The Hindu: Supreme Court dismisses Maharashtra government appeal seeking stay of ex-DU prof G N Saibaba's acquittal

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the Maharashtra government's plea for a stay on acquittal of former Delhi University professor G N Saibaba and co-defendants in the Maoist connections case. Times of India reported that the top court additionally said that the Bombay high court order clearing them of charges is “prima facie well-reasoned.” However, the SC bench of justices B R Gavai and Sandeep Mehta admitted the state government's appeal against the March 5 order of the high court. The bench also denied the verbal plea from Additional Solicitor General S V Raju, representing the Maharashtra government, for expediting the listing of the appeal. Read the full report here.


Supreme Court asks SBI to disclose electoral bonds details by tomorrow, Indian Express


The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the State Bank of India (SBI)’s request for an extension of time until June 30 to disclose the information on the purchase and redemption of electoral bonds to the Electoral Commission of India (ECI), Indian Express reports. It asked it to furnish the details before the end of business hours on March 12. A five-judge Constitution Bench presided by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, which went into the aspects of the electoral bonds scheme, said that the “submissions of SBI indicate that the information” which was directed to be disclosed “is readily available” with the bank and therefore there was no reason for further extension as sought for. The court also sought an affidavit from the Chairman and Managing Director of SBI regarding compliance of the directions, the report adds, and cautioned that it may initiate contempt of court proceedings if the bank fails to comply with the timelines set by it in Monday’s order. Read the full report here.


Haiti spirals to collapse as gangs tighten grip, BBC reports

BBC reports that over the weekend, the violence in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince ramped up once again. Heavily armed gangs attacked the National Palace and set part of the Interior Ministry on fire with petrol bombs. It comes after a sustained attack on the international airport, which remains closed to all flights - including one carrying Prime Minister Ariel Henry, the report adds. He tried to fly back to Haiti from the United States last week, but his plane was refused permission to land. He was then turned away from the neighbouring Dominican Republic too. Read the full report here.


PM Modi lauds DRDO scientists for Mission Divyastra: Hindustan Times

India today tested Mission Divyastra - the first flight test of indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology, Hindustan Times reports. This will ensure that a single missile can deploy multiple war heads at different locations. With the test of Mission Divyastra, India has joined the select group of nations who have MIRV capability, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera on floods, landslides in Indonesia's Sumatra: At least 26 people killed


Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 26 people on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Al Jazeera reported as per the local officials that 11 others are missing, and warned that the casualty count could rise. Rescuers have recovered more bodies as the waters recede following flash floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains. The flooding has submerged nine districts and cities in West Sumatra province since Thursday. The report also said that late on Friday, a large mudslide caused a river to breach its banks and tear through mountainside villages in Pesisir Selatan district. Read the full report here.