INDIA TO FACE ENGLAND TODAY IN WORLD CUP
It is 30th June and India will be facing off against the host England. India has scored 11 points and bagged the second spot in the points table after Australia. England is currently at number 5. If England wins this match, they will move 1 step up in the points table and can still have the hope to reach the semi-finals. If India wins the match, it will confirm its spot in the semi-finals. But, the match between Ind vs England has put the Pakistani cricket fans in a rare situation. Incidentally, Pakistani cricket fans today will be praying for India’s win and England’s loss. That’s right. Pakistan after winning the match against Afghanistan bagged the fourth spot yesterday. If England wins the match, Pakistan will go a step down in the points table. India’s victory today will ensure Pakistan’s survival in the ICC cricket world cup.
PM MODI ADDRESSED HIS FIRST MANN KI BAAT TODAY, TALKED ABOUT WATER CRISIS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed his first Mann ki Baat after the re-election. This comes almost a month after BJP’s resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections. So today, PM Modi addressed the Mann ki Baat keeping certain issues in focus. He thanked 61 crores voters who exercised their franchise in this election. PM Modi also invoked emergency saying that in the elections after the emergency, people voted against forces that crippled people’s rights. In the first term, he had suggested that visitors should gift a book instead of flowers. He replugged the message yet again today.
PM Modi addressed the water crisis that has hit major parts of India. He said there is no fixed way to conserve water. In different parts, different methods may be adopted but the aim is same- to conserve every drop of water,” he said. He asked everyone including eminent personalities to create awareness about ways of water conservation. The second request is to share the knowledge of traditional ways of water conservation and the third appeal is if any NGO or individual is working for water conservation then share about them.
ABOUT 140 MORE CONGRESS LEADERS RESIGNED FROM THEIR POST
The stream of resignation began after MP Vivek Tankha quit as the chairman of the party’s legal and human rights cell and urged others to follow suit to give a free hand to Rahul Gandhi to restructure the party at all levels. Party general secretary in charge of Madhya Pradesh Dipak Babaria and Goa unit chief Girish Chodankar, Delhi PCC’s working president Rajesh Lilothia and Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee working president Ponnam Prabhakar also quit. A common letter of resignation was being circulated on social media with the names and signatures of certain Congressmen, including those of Haryana Mahila Congress chief Sumitra Chauhan and All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretaries Rajesh Dharmani and Virender Rathore. However, there was no official word from the party about the letter.
Recently, Rahul Gandhi during the meeting of youth congress had said that while he took the responsibility of the defeat and offered to resign, no state leaders have done so. Young leaders stand by Rahul’s decision while the older lot believes mass resignation will lead the party to anarchy especially when the assembly elections are staring in the face.
“I REPRESENT AN INCLUSIVE INDIA”: TMC MP NUSRAT JAHAN
A group of Muslim clerics had issued a fatwa against Nusrat after she appeared in parliament sporting sindoor and chuda. The clerics said she was not wearing burqa and her acts are un-islamic. She said, she represents an inclusive India which is beyond the barriers of caste, creed and religion. She further said that she still remains a Muslim and none should comment on what she chooses to wear. Lastly, she has a message that many self-proclaimed protectors of religion fail to understand that Faith is beyond attire and is more about believing and practising the invaluable doctrines of all religions.
DUBAI PRINCESS FLEES WITH 31 MILLION POUNDS AND TWO CHILDREN
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, the sixth wife of Dubai’s billionaire ruler, has reportedly fled the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 31 million pounds and their two children following the break-up of their marriage. According to media reports, the wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum — the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE — is believed to be in hiding in London. The princess, the half-sister of King Abdullah of Jordan, is said to be seeking a divorce after initially fleeing to Germany with her children Jalila, 11, and Zayed,7, where she requested political asylum. Princess Haya has not been seen in public since May 20 and her social media accounts, which are usually full of photos of her charitable work, have not been active since February.