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News Dabba for 20 July 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet

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 Manipur violence updates, the landslide in Raigad's Irshalgad, to Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh's bail.


NDTV on Manipur Violence: Fake video led to women being paraded naked

NDTV reports that the women paraded naked in Manipur were dragged away by a mob from police protection as ethnic violence flared up in the state in early May. This comes amid outrage and horror over a video of the incident that went viral yesterday. The report adds teen brother of one of the women was allegedly murdered that day by the same mob. The trigger for the egregious act was allegedly a fake video. According to police sources, the two women were part of a small group that had fled for safety towards a forested area on the margins of hills-valley on May 4, the report further says. Read the full report here.


The Hindu's live updates on Raigad landslide


At least 15 people have been feared dead in the landslide that occurred in Raigad on July 19 night, The Hindu reported. In a live report after the landslide that occurred around 11 p.m. at Irshalwadi village in Khalapur tehsil, the report says that more than 70 persons have been successfully rescued. NDRF teams have rushed to the site amid reports of at least 100 persons feared to be trapped, the official said. The report adds that rescue operations at Irshalwadi have been halted after 4 pm owing to poor visibility, continuing rain. Read the full report here.


Shooting in Auckland before World Cup kills two, BBC reports

New Zealand is in mourning after a shooting in Auckland left two people dead, BBC reports. The incident happened hours before the city opened the Fifa Women's World Cup. Six other people, including police officers, were injured and the gunman is also dead after the incident at 07:22 pm (local time) on a construction site in the central business district. PM Chris Hipkins said the attack was not being seen as an act of terrorism. The reports adds that he confirmed The tournament would go ahead as planned. Read the full report here.


Delhi court grants bail to ex-WFI chief in sexual harassment case: Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times reports that Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court on Thursday granted bail to former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and former WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar. They have been granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 25000 each in the alleged sexual harassment case and molestation case filed by six woman wrestlers. The court imposed two bail conditions on the duo stating that they were not allowed to leave the country without prior permission of the court and that they will not influence witness or tamper with the evidence, the report adds. The court has now listed the matter on July 28 for further hearing. Read the full report here.


Iraq tells Sweden it will cut ties if Koran burned again, Reuters


Iraq told Sweden it would sever diplomatic ties if a Koran is burned again, after hundreds of people stormed the Swedish embassy in Baghdad and set it alight. Reuters reports this was in a protest against plans for one to be burned in Stockholm later on Thursday. Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom said embassy staff were safe but that Iraqi authorities had failed in their responsibility to protect the embassy in accordance with the Vienna Convention. The Iraqi government strongly condemned the burning of the Swedish embassy, according to a statement from the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, the report adds. Read the full report here.