The FIFA World CUP 2018 concluded on Sunday with France defeating Croatia with a 4-2 victory. Twenty years after Didier Deschamps lifted the trophy with the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Patrick Viera and Thierry Henry by his side, he did so again, this time with the rest of his coaching staff beside him. With the win, Deschamps became the third person after Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer to clinch the trophy both as a player and a coach.
Other top stories for the day are – War in India’s top investigating agency is out in open with CBI writing to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) saying that its second most senior officer, Special Director Rakesh Asthana, does not have the mandate to represent its chief, Director Alok Verma; lynching of a software engineer in Karnataka’s Bidar over WhatsApp rumour on child lifting; PM Modi’s visit to Midnapore in West Bengal to address a farmers’ rally and Wholesale inflation shoots up to 5.77 per cent in June.
From PM Modi's rally in West Bengal to lynching of a software engineer in Karnataka’s Bidar, Follow the top stories of the day below:
On Rahul Gandhi asking PM to support Women’s Reservation Bill, BJP sees Congress’ double standards
Reacting to Rahul Gandhi’s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for support to Women’s Reservation Bill, the BJP on Monday attacked the Congress for adopting double standards on the bill saying the party supports the bill on one side while it joins hands with those who are opposed to it. Union minister Prakash Javadekar sought to know whether the Congress could ensure letters of support for the bill from its own allies.
We will end up having an extraordinary relationship: Donald Trump
The long-awaited meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is taking place in Helsinki. Before the ‘one on one meeting’, the US president said that getting along with Russia would be a ‘good thing, not a bad thing’. In his initial interaction with Putin, Trump congratulated him for hosting ‘a very great world cup’ which the US President described as ‘one of the best ever’.
Sambhal ‘gangrape’-murder: Prime accused held, SP says PM Modi ignoring crime against women
In a swift action by the Uttar Pradesh Police, two of the five people accused of raping a woman inside temple premises and then burning her alive in Sambhal district were arrested on Monday, two days after the incident. Superintendent of Police R M Bharadwaj said the prime accused in the case has been arrested and efforts were on to nab the other three.
'India needs a decisive leader like Modi, not a tragedy king like Kumaraswamy'
Senior Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday lashed out at the Congress-led coalition government in Karnataka, stating that the objective of such opportunistic alliances was only survival and not serving the nation. Hitting out at HD Kumaraswamy for his emotional outburst on Sunday, Jaitley said India required a decisive leader like Narendra Modi and not a tragedy king like Karnataka chief minister.
At least 20 injured as tent collapses at PM Modi’s Midnapore rally
At least 20 people were injured as a makeshift tent collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Midnapore rally on Monday. The injured were taken to the Midnapore medical college and hospital where PM Modi visited them soon after he finished his speech. One of the tents collapsed while PM Modi was speaking. Several enthusiastic BJP supporters were seen crowding inside the tent during the rally. The Prime Minister was heard asking them to be careful, officials said. “The prime minister saw the tent collapsing while he was in the middle of his speech. He immediately instructed SPG personnel standing next to him to look after the people and attend to the injured,” PTI quoted official sources as saying.
Dalit groom makes way through Thakur-dominated UP village for the first time
On Saturday, Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh was filled with cheers as a marriage procession passed through Nizampur village. The baraatis danced to Bollywood numbers, flanked by tight police security. The enthusiasm was not only due to the wedding but also because never before was a Dalit man’s marriage procession allowed to pass through the Thakur-dominated village. The Thakurs, meanwhile, stayed away from the party. Abhishek Angad brings the mood of the village from the ground. Read more
Air hostess ‘jumps’ from a terrace in Delhi, family alleges ‘murder’ by husband
Two days after a 39-year-old air hostess, Anissia Batra, allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the terrace of her Panchsheel Park home in Delhi, friends and family alleged she was murdered by her husband. The FIR under IPC Section 304B (dowry death) alleges Anissia was being assaulted since the early days of her marriage, with “marks on her body when she returned from her honeymoon”. Read More
Karnataka lynching: WhatsApp message said don’t allow them to escape, they are child lifters
In the latest case of lynching, this time of a software engineer in Karnataka’s Bidar over WhatsApp rumour on child lifting, police said they have traced the message to a farmer from Handikera village in Aurad taluka, Manoj Patil, who is among the 30-odd people who have been arrested so far. Police also said the engineer was killed in just half an hour after the message was circulated. Read More
War in CBI out in the open
At a time when the CBI is probing several politicians ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it seems the agency is grappling with serious problems within, Sushant Singh reports. In a letter to the Central Vigilance Commission, it has written that its second most senior officer, Special Director Rakesh Asthana, does not have the mandate to represent its chief, Director Alok Verma. Read more
France wins the FIFA Worldcup
The FIFA Worldcup 2018 saw France ending Croatia’s dreams of a first major title with a 4-2 victory. With the win, the team’s coach Didier Deschamps became the third person after Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer to clinch the trophy both as a player and a coach. Sandip G writes that when Deschamps took over, the squad was a “sin can”. One by one, he began, in his own words, “cleansing the national team”. He prohibited smartphones from dinner tables, practice sessions and board-room meetings. Read more