QWrap: Kovind Named NDA Prez Nominee, Muslims Attacked in London

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1. Kovind Thanks People of Bihar for Support, Leaves to Meet PM

Following the BJP’s parliamentary committee meeting, Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind was named as the NDA presidential nominee today. BJP chief Amit Shah made the announcement after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top leaders of his party. However, the NDA allies are yet to endorse BJP’s nomination. PM Modi has talked to Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Dr Manmohan Singh to seek their support for the BJP's nominee. Read the whole story here.

2. Super Sunday: Three Big Matches, Two Victories, One Tame Surrender

One day. Three big matches and two victories. Not bad huh?

Indeed.

Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team lost to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final, lost is of course, putting it mildly. But with Kidambi Srikanth’s big badminton win and the Indian hockey team’s 7-1 thrashing of Pakistan, the day wasn't all that bad for Indian sports fans. Read the full story here.

3. UK PM Calls Mosque Attack ‘Sickening’, Hails Locals’ Resolve

One person was killed and 10 others injured on Monday when a van collided with pedestrians near a North London mosque in an incident which is being investigated by counter terrorism officers, police said.

"One man was pronounced dead at the scene," the Metropolitan police said in a statement.

Police said eight people had been taken to three separate hospitals and two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

A 48-year old van driver, who was detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police, has been taken to hospital and will be subject to a mental health assessment. Read the full story here.

4. Rajnath Urges For Peace in Darjeeling, Protests Continue

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has urged the people of Darjeeling to “remain calm and peaceful” on Sunday as protests in the region, demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland, have intensified. Singh spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday regarding the situation. Read the full story here.

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