What hogged headlines in July

What hogged headlines in July
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July 01

Spat over booking wall space led to SFI leader's death

Abhimanyu, a 20-year-old second year BSC Chemistry student, was stabbed to death allegedly by the Campus Front activists at Maharajas College, Ernakulam.

At least 40 killed after bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Eight injured people were rushed to nearby medical facilities out of which four were in 'very critical' condition.

11 members of a family found dead in Delhi

Ten bodies were found hanging and blindfolded, while a 75-year-old woman's body was found on the floor.

PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended till March 2019

The Central Board of Direct Taxes had last extended the deadline on March 27.

July 02

Thai football team trapped in cave located

A soccer team of 12 Thai schoolboys and their coach, trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand since June 23, were located by British divers John Volanthen and Richard Stanton.

Fresh navy video shows Thai boys trapped in cave in good health

Left wave in Mexico as Lopez Obrador wins historic election

Once an agitator famously photographed in a blood-splattered shirt after being hit with a truncheon at a protest, Lopez Obrador has mellowed with age and picked a team to reassure investors that his plans will not roil the economy.

July 04

Keralite nurse first Indian woman to get Saudi driving licence

It was on June 24 that the historic decision of Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive became a reality.

Hours before Argentina match, Nigerian soccer captain's father kidnapped

Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in parts of Nigeria, particularly in the Niger Delta region, the country's oil production heartland which neighbours the Enugu state.

July 06

Nawas Sharif, daughter get jail in corruption case

The Avenfield corruption case pertains to the ownership of four flats in the posh Avenfield House in London.

Thai rescuer dies during mission to save trapped boys

Samarn Poonan, a former member of Thailand's elite navy SEAL unit, died after entering the cave to lay oxygen tanks along a potential exit route.

July 10

All 12 boys, football coach rescued from Thailand cave

The world heaved a sigh of relief on Tuesday as all 12 boys and their soccer coach were brought out of a flooded Thai cave in which they were trapped for more than two weeks.

Thai Navy Seals

July 13

College girl dies as mock drill goes horribly wrong

The horrifying incident happened at Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science in Narasipuram, Coimbatore.

July 14

Assam gets its first transgender judge

Swati Bidhan Baruah began her stint in court number 25 in the Kamrup district and sessions court after being appointed to the post by the Kamrup (metro) district legal services.

Juy 15

Techie lynched in Karnataka over WhatsApp rumour

While on their way back to Hyderabad, the techie and his friends stopped near a hamlet and offered chocolates to some children. Locals mistook them for child-lifters and started attacking them.

July 16

FIFA World Cup 2018 : France on top of the world

France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style yesterday by ending battling Croatia's dreams of a first major title with a 4-2 victory in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades.

France

July 17

Kerala marooned as rain triggers massive destruction | Video, Pix

Almost all major rivers and waterbodies are in spate, flooding houses and roads.

Rain

July 18

Cops nab main accused in Abhimanyu murder from Karnataka border

The accused Muhammed, is the president of the Campus Front of India's Maharaja's College unit.

July 20

No-confidence motion against NDA govt defeated

The no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government was defeated in the Lok Sabha on Friday as the government got the support of 325 members, while 126 backed the motion.

Rahul does a Modi, hugs PM in Lok Sabha

'This is what it means to be a Hindu,' Gandhi said after coming back to his seat amid a big applause from his party members, including his mother Sonia Gandhi and other leaders present.

Hugplomacy

WhatsApp to curb message forwarding to five chats in India

False messages about child abductors on WhatsApp have led to mass beatings this year of more than a dozen people in India, some of whom have died.

July 21

21 Indian-origin people get jail in massive call center scam in US

The prison sentences for the 21 convicted this week ranges from 4 to 20 years.

Lynching in the name of cow in Alwar, again

The people suspected that the victim, Akbar Khan, was smuggling cows but the allegation is yet to be verified.

July 22

Lakshya Sen emerges champ in Badminton Asia Jr Championships

Lakshya became only the third Indian after Gautam Thakkar (1965) and P V Sindhu (2012) to win a gold medal at the Asia Junior Championships.

Lakshya Sen

July 23

After nipah, shigella strikes Kozhikode; toddler dies

Ziyan, son of Puthuppady native Harshad, had been undergoing treatment for the infection at the Medical College hospital.

Keep Mohanlal away from awards ceremony, celebs urge CM

A mass petition by 105 celebrities including film industry representatives was submitted to Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

July 24

Modi gifts 200 cows to villagers in Rwanda

In an unusual gift, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 24 presented 200 cows to poor villagers in Rwanda to support President Paul Kagame’s ambitious initiative for poverty reduction and tackling childhood malnutrition.

Modi

Kerala jails to collect blood money for victim families

The Victim Relief Fund for the families of the victims will be created by deducting 25 per cent from the wages of the convicts.

July 25

Udayakumar murder: Two cops get death penalty, others jail

This is believed to be the first time that capital punishment has been awarded to two serving police officers in Kerala.

July 26

Imran Khan's party wins Pakistan election

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), led by 65-year-old Khan, has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly (NA) after the July 25 elections

Imran Khan

July 29

Sourabh Verma wins Russian Open title

The 25-year-old Indian, who is on a comeback trail after recovering from injuries, overcame Japan's Koki Watanabe 19-21, 21-12, 21-17 in the final.

7 transgender students join MG University for graduate courses

The number of transgender students are expected to rise to 12 after the allotments through single-window system.

July 30

Green alert along Periyar ahead of opening Idukki dam

The KSEB issued a green alert when the water level in the Idukki reservoir touched 2,390 feet.

NDRF teams arrive, Idukki surging towards orange alert

The orange alert will be issued when the water level touches 2,395 feet.

idukki-dam-graph

College girl killed amid Bengali worker's chain-snatching bid

Nimisha's father Thampi, an autorickshaw driver near Perumbavoor was injured in the attack as the suspect intruded into the house.

July 31

India bolstering air defence with latest missile systems

China has significantly ramped up its air power and the sources said that the government was determined to equip the Indian Air Force with capabilities on par with its adversaries.

Modi speaks to Imran, hopes democracy will take deeper roots in Pak soil

The prime minister also reiterated his vision of peace and development in the entire neighbourhood.

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