QBullet: India’s Thumping Win Over Pak; 17th Lok Sabha Set to Open

1. India vs Pakistan: 7-0 in Manchester, the Streak Continues

Rohit Sharma’s knock on Sunday would be his 24th hundred in ODI and his 22nd hundred as opening batsman, among others.

India have beaten Pakistan by 89 runs (target revised according to DLS method) in their World Cup match at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. With this win, India have won all seven of the encounters between the two teams in the history of the World Cup.

India’s batting innings was propelled by a 113-ball 140 by Rohit Sharma, while Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling spell in the middle overs of the Pakistan innings turned the match decisively in India’s favour.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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2. Key Bills Back as 17th Lok Sabha Set to Open

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The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha will begin on Monday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitching for consensus among all political parties to push crucial legislations, including a bill that seeks to criminalise the practice of instant divorce among Muslims.

Addressing an all-party meeting about a month after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured an impressive mandate in this summer’s general election, Modi told floor leaders of various political parties to keep their differences aside to avoid disruptions in proceedings.

“We are for the people... We cannot win hearts by disrupting the functioning of Parliament. All parties must keep political differences aside and commit themselves to tirelessly work in the direction of nation’s progress,” the Prime Minister said while chairing the meeting at the Parliament complex ahead of the Budget session.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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3. Meeting Between Doctors, Mamata Today; Govt Says No to Media Presence

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been at loggerheads with the protesting junior doctors in Kolkata, an agitation that has now spread across the nation.

The ongoing standoff between the government and junior doctors in West Bengal on Sunday showed signs of easing after the latter agreed to a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The government, however, refused an open meeting in the presence of media, as demanded by the protesters.

Around 60 junior doctors, representing 14 medical colleges in Bengal, are likely to participate in the talks which have been scheduled for 3 pm.

After a marathon four hours general body meeting by junior doctors at NRS Medical Hospital, the medicos had agreed for a dialogue on the condition that the meeting shouldn’t be behind closed doors, but open to media coverage.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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4. Health Minister Reviews Bihar Crisis as Encephalitis Toll Hits 81

Thirteen more children succumbed to suspected acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar on Sunday, taking the toll in the state to 81 so far this year. Of the 81 deaths, 65 were reported from the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), Muzaffarpur, said its superintendent Dr Sunil Kumar Shahi.

Union health and family welfare minister Harsh Vardhan, who visited SKMCH on Sunday to assess the situation, spent close to three hours at the hospital as he examined many children.

“I assure the people of the area, especially the affected families, that the government will extend all possible help and measures to the state government,” Vardhan said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

5. After BSP Move, SP Set to Go It Alone for 2022 UP Elections

The SP-BSP alliance broke after a poor show in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The Samajwadi Party (SP) is set to go it alone in the 2022 Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, with sources in the party saying that the party leadership is in no mood to wait for Mayawati after she blamed a split in Yadav votes for the alliance’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls.

At a closed-door meeting with party workers last week, SP president Akhilesh Yadav asked them to prepare for the upcoming assembly bypolls and to ensure that the SP forms the government in the state in 2022.

Asked about Akhilesh’s remark, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary told The Indian Express, “The party president has asked the workers to prepare for the 2022 elections, to work on the ground and visit door-to-door. We are preparing to form the government of SP (in the state). SP will contest on all the Assembly seats across the state.”

(Source: The Indian Express)

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6. Vayu May Turn into a Depression

The very severe cyclonic storm Vayu is expected to “recurve” and make landfall as a “depression” by midnight Monday near Porbandar in coastal Gujarat, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast on Sunday.

“The system is very likely to move west-northwestwards for about 06 hours and gradually recurve north-eastwards thereafter and cross the north Gujarat coast by mid-night of June 17, 2019, as a depression,” it said in a statement.

A map of the tropical storm’s trajectory shows it is likely to make landfall in a swathe of area adjoining Porbandar and Junagadh districts.

A depression is the lowest grade of a cyclonic storm and brings wind speeds of 28-33 knots (or 55-65 kmph).

(Source: The Hindu)

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7. Vikhe Patil Among 13 New Faces as Devendra Fadnavis Rejigs Team

Four months before Assembly polls in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Sunday announced a third change to his Cabinet, inducting as ministers former Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar among 13 others.

While dropping six ministers, Fadnavis also inducted five junior ministers in the Cabinet expansion, which comes a day before the state’s monsoon session starts Monday. The new ministers were administered the oath of office by Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhawan.

Sources said that the changes to the Cabinet were also aimed at replacing six controversial and non-performing ministers with suitable candidates and that care was taken to strike a balance in caste, community and regional representation.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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8. Congress Needs a Major Surgery: Moily

Asserting that the Congress needs a “major surgery” in the wake of the Lok Sabha poll debacle, senior leader M Veerappa Moily said Rahul Gandhi must carry out a complete overhaul of the party by holding elections at every level and quell internal bickering with an “iron hand”.

Emphasising that Gandhi alone can lead the party, Moily said it was the AICC in-charges and chiefs of States where the party has done badly who should be held accountable and not the Congress president.

(Source: The Hindu)

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9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar Ruled out of India’s Next 2-3 Days, Says Kohli

Injured Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.

Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was on Sunday ruled out of India’s, at least, next two World Cup games after developing a niggle in his left hamstring during the clash against Pakistan.

The paceman walked off the field without completing his third over and India skipper Virat Kohli confirmed that he will be replaced by Mohammed Shami in the following games.

“Slight niggle for Bhuvi, he slipped on one of the footmarks. He’s out for two, maybe three games, but he should come back for us at some stage during this tournament. He is very important for us,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony after India thumped Pakistan by 89 runs.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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