A look at the headlines right now.

  1. Centre says it does not contest the right to choose a partner during hearing on Section 377: The 19th-Century law criminalises ‘unnatural sex, against the order of nature’, which is punishable with life imprisonment.
  2. Mandzukic breaks England hearts with extra-time winner to fire Croatia into World Cup final: The Juventus striker and Ivan Rakitic scored to complete a come-from-behind win for the Croats.
  3. Heavy rain claims seven lives in Dehradun, government schools closed: The weather department has forecast heavy rain in Uttarakhand till Sunday.
  4. Centre approves telecom authority’s recommendations on net neutrality: Services that will be excluded from the rules include systems critical to business operations, remote surgery procedures and autonomous cars.
  5. Bihar Cabinet approves amendments to prohibition law, diluting some stricter provisions: The proposed amendments include a reduced quantum of punishment for those involved in sale, manufacture or consumption of liquor.
  6. Aadhaar helped India save more than Rs 90,000 crore, says UIDAI chief: J Satyanarayana said 121 crore people have so far enrolled for Aadhaar card.
  7. Roger Federer stunned by Anderson in five-set thriller in Wimbledon quarter-finals: The Swiss ace wasted a match point to crash to a 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 defeat.
  8. ‘I express regret’, says Jayant Sinha after criticism over garlanding lynching convicts: It won’t be fair to talk on the matter as it is still sub judice, the Union minister said, adding that the law will take its own course.
  9. Siddaramaiah asks Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy to roll back hike in petrol and diesel prices: The former chief minister also demanded that the monthly supply of 7 kg of rice to Below Poverty Line families be restored.  
  10. India overtakes France to become world’s sixth-biggest economy, says report: At the end of 2017, India’s Gross Domestic Product was $2.597 trillion while France’s was $2.582 trillion, according to World Bank data.