29 July, 2021


In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week


Uttar Pradesh has unveiled a draft bill on population control with incentives for people with two children. Anyone violating the two-child policy will be barred from contesting local body polls, applying for or getting promotion in government jobs, and receiving any kind of government subsidy, the bills says. The State Law Commission in UP has sought comments from the public on the draft by July 19.

Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties. The match finished 1-1 after extra time at Wembley Stadium. Italy’s redemption story is complete as less than four years ago it plunged to the lowest moment of its soccer history by failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades. Playing in its first major final in 55 years, England’s painful half-century wait for a major title went on.

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