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News Dabba for 26 February 2024: 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 Allahabad HC's decision on Gyanvapi, farmers' protest in Brussels, to the resignation of the Palestinian Prime Minister.


Protesting farmers jam Brussels with tractors as ministers meet, Reuters reports

Farmers jammed part of Brussels with tractors on Monday in a protest to demand EU action on issues ranging from cheap supermarket prices to free trade deals, Reuters reports. Agricultural ministers have gathered today to discuss the crisis in the sector. Around 100 tractors were parked around the European Union institutions' headquarters on Monday morning ahead of planned speeches, a short distance from where ministers were to meet. Farmers across Europe have staged weeks of protests to demand action from policymakers on an array of pressures they say the sector is under - from cheap supermarket prices, to low-cost imports that undercut local producers, to strenuous EU environmental rules. Read the full report here.


Puja to continue in Gyanvapi’s cellar as Allahabad High Court dismisses plea, The Hindu


The Hindu reports that the Allahabad High Court on Monday refused to put a stay on the ongoing Puja inside the southern cellar of Varanasi-based Gyanvapi mosque. Justice Rohit Ranjan Agarwal of Allahabad High Court delivered the judgment on Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee (AIMC) appeal challenging the order of Varanasi District Judge allowing Hindu devotees to offer prayers inside the ‘Vyas Ka Tehkhana’ area in the Gyanvapi mosque complex. AIMC, which manages the Gyanvapi mosque, moved the high court on February 2, the report says, within hours of the Supreme Court refusing to hear its plea against the Varanasi district court order and asking it to approach the high court. The Varanasi district court had ruled on January 31 that a priest can perform prayers before the idols in the southern cellar of the Gyanvapi mosque. Read the full report here.


CBI probe to be ordered into killing of INLD's Haryana chief Nafe Singh Rathee: Hindustan Times

The Haryana government will order CBI probe into the killing of INLD's Haryana chief Nafe Singh Rathee, state Home Minister Anil Vij said in the assembly, Hindustan Times reported as per PTI. "If the House is only satisfied with a CBI probe, then I assure the members that we will hand over the case to the CBI," Vij was quoted as saying in the assembly. Rathee, a former MLA, was shot dead along with a party worker by some unidentified assailants in Jhajjar on Sunday. The report mentions he was travelling when the attackers sprayed bullets on their SUV in Jhajjar's Bahadurgarh town. Read the full report here.


Indian Express: Arvind Kejriwal says retweeting alleged defamatory video a 'mistake'

Indian Express reports that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday told the Supreme Court that he “made a mistake by retweeting” an allegedly defamatory video posted by YouTuber Dhruv Rathee in 2018. A bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta have asked the complainant whether he wanted to the close the matter in view of the chief minister’s apology. The report says the court has also asked the trial court to not take up the case till March 11. Kejriwal had approached the court challenging a Delhi High Court order upholding the summons issued to him in the criminal defamation case. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera on Palestinian PM Shtayyeh's resignation over Gaza ‘genocide’


Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has announced the resignation of his government, which rules parts of the occupied West Bank, Al Jazeera reports, due to the escalating violence in the occupied West Bank and the war on Gaza. “The decision to resign came in light of the unprecedented escalation in the West Bank and Jerusalem and the war, genocide and starvation in the Gaza Strip,” said Shtayyeh, as per the report. Shtayyeh’s comments come as US pressure grows on Abbas to shake up the Palestinian Authority [PA] and begin work on a political structure that can govern a Palestinian state following the war. But the report adds that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has on numerous occasions rejected calls for the PA under Abbas to take control of a Palestinian state and govern over Gaza. Read the full report here.