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1. Economy to Elections, Nitin Gadkari Tells All to Karan Thapar

In an exclusive interview for The Quint, senior journalist Karan Thapar talks to one of the “star ministers” of the Narendra Modi government – Nitin Gadkari. From the economy to Kashmir, from demonetisation to the prevailing the mood of the nation for the upcoming 2019 elections, Gadkari covers it all. Watch out for the full interview only on The Quint.

2. Section 377 Violates Human Rights: Mukul Rohatgi Tells SC

A Constitution bench of Supreme Court began hearing the pleas seeking the scrapping of Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises homosexuality on Tuesday, 10 July.

The Supreme Court on Monday had refused to adjourn the hearing by a five-judge Constitution bench despite the Centre seeking more time to file its response on the PILs on gay sex.

The hearing is on a batch of petitions challenging the SC’s verdict that had re-criminalised consensual carnal acts between two adults.

(For live updates, click here)

3. Mumbai Rains: NDRF, Coast Guard Asked to Help Stranded Passengers

Mumbaikars experienced heavy rainfall in the early hours of Tuesday, 10 July. The IMD has predicted heavy showers will continue till Wednesday, 11 July.

The Western Railways announced that it would be making arrangements for food and water for passengers left stranded, due to the regulation of several long distance trains, as a cause of waterlogging in various parts of the city.

(For live updates, click here)

4. Thai Football Team Stuck in Cave Rescued

The Thai youth soccer team that was stuck in the Tam Luang cave in Thailand was rescued on Tuesday, 10 July.

The team had been stranded in Tham Luang cave since 23 June.

(For live updates, click here)

5. FIFA WC Semis | Tuesday 11:30 PM: Belgium, France Square Off

Roberto Martinez's swashbuckling Belgium side head into Tuesday's semi-final with familiar foes France as the World Cup's leading scorers, but their old rivals have evolved as the tournament has progressed and will also be full of confidence.

For all the latest updates and analysis, watch The Quint’s space: FIFA World Cup 2018.

6. Diljit Dosanjh on Transforming into Sandeep Singh for ‘Soorma’

Ace hockey player Sandeep Singh was shot with a bullet while he was traveling in a train 12 years ago, after which the hockey player was paralysed for 2 years. But his determination and love for the game brought him back and he won several medals for our country. Soorma is a story inspired by him and directed Shaad Ali.

While talking to Diljit we realised how shocking it was for him to discover that hockey is in fact, not our national game. He even spoke about the intense training he had to go through to get his hockey skills right.

(Watch the full video here)

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