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5 must reads on dna: Modi-government's move to replace UPA-appointed officials; FIFA LIVE updates: Columbia v/s Ivory Coast

Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 7:35pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

#1 How is Modi government's move to replace UPA-appointed officials in nation's interest?
The Uttar Pradesh governor being the first in the house of cards to resign, a number of governors have demitted office after being asked to by the Home secretary. These governors who were appointed by the previous UPA government have made many question the intentions of the present NDA government. 

#2 A day after underworld don threatens Nusli Wadia, Preity Zinta rules out selling her stake in Kings XI Punjab
A day after underworld don Ravi Pujari threatened Nusli Wadia, Preity Zinta has ruled out selling her stake in Kings XI Punjab. Earlier, Preity filed a complaint against Ness accusing him of molestation, threats and abuse. The Wadia Group had also alleged yesterday that they were receiving threats from the underworld warning them not to harass Zinta.

#3 FIFA World Cup Colombia v/s Ivory Coast: Carlos Bacca injury might result in Colombia's downfall against Drogba led Ivory Coast
The Group C match between Colombo and Ivory Coast is set to begin shortly. This will be the first ever game between Colombia and Ivory Coast.
With Radamel Falcao missing the tournament, the South Americans have been dealt another blow as Sevilla forward Carlos Bacca took a knock in training and is now suffering from a first degree muscle strain. The treatment period will be 8-10 days. As a result, Bacca would miss the rest of the group stages. Colombia played a 4-5-1 formation in their opening win over Greece, but could go for a more attacking 4-4-1-1 in Thursday's match versus Cote d'Ivoire as they aim to seal qualification for the next round after just two games. 

#4 Iraq crisis: Location where abducted Indian nationals held captive found, 2 of the 40 abductees from Himachal Pradesh
Forty Indian nationals, mostly construction workers hailing from northern India, are currently trapped in Iraq, abducted by the jihadist militant organisation the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also abbreviated to ISIS. The Indian government is concentrating all its efforts in order to ensure the rescue of the abducted Indians as well as the safe return of all its other citizens from the war-torn country.

#5 Failure of live-in relations a major reason for increase in rape cases, claims Delhi High Court
Failure of live-in relationship or young adults acting immaturely by getting into commitments that end up in break-ups are among major reasons for increase in rape cases, the Delhi High Court has observed. The court also cautioned parents of young couples to behave with "more sensitivity" while dealing with such issues.

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