PTI highlights at 8 pmPTI highlights at 8 pmNew Delhi, Dec 21 (PTI) The following are PTIs top stories at 8 pm:STORIES ON WIRE:DEL 59 LDALL TELECOMNew Delhi: A Special CBI court acquits former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and all other accused in the 2G scam case that had rocked the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-II government, holding that the prosecution “miserably failed” to prove any of the corruption and money laundering charges.DEL55 TELECOM LD EDNew Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will appeal the acquittal of the 19 accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case on the grounds that money laundering is a “standalone” crime, says the agency.DEL53 LS-TELECOM-LD CAG QUITNew Delhi: A demand for former CAG chief Vinod Rai to quit all posts was made in the Lok Sabha, hours after a court ordered acquittal of all the accused in the 2G spectrum scam case which was based on the government auditors findings during his tenure.DEL47 MEA-PAK-ARMYNew Delhi: As Pakistans Army chief pledged his support for better ties, India asserts that Islamabad will have to take action against terror groups operating from its soil for improvement in the bilateral relationship.DEL43 RS LD SACHINNew Delhi: Hes opened many an innings on the trickiest of pitches yet master blaster Sachin Tendulkar realised that politics is a different ball game when opposition protests in Rajya Sabha washed away his “maiden” attempt to initiate a discussion on sports.DEL50 TELECOM-RAJANew Delhi: Former telecom minister A Raja, who was at the centre of the allegations in Indias biggest graft case, today said a trial court acquitting him of all charges proved that the presumptive loss in allocation of 2G spectrum was “cooked-up”.advertisementBOM15 GA-MAHADEYI-PARRIKARPanaji: Following a meeting with Karnataka BJP leaders, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar says that Goa was ready to give “reasonable and justified” amount of the Mahadayi river water to the neighbouring state for its drinking needs.CAL4 BH-BANDH-RJDPatna: Normal life was affected in parts of Bihar on account of a shutdown called by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) to protest against the sand-mining policy of the Nitish Kumar-led government.MDS14 TN-2NLD-RK NAGARChennai: Polling passed off peacefully at the R K Nagar Assembly constituency here, with an estimated 60 per cent of the electorate exercising their franchise by 3 pm in the prestigious bypoll.MDS12 TN-LD TELECOMChennai: Tamil Nadus main opposition DMK hails as historic a Delhi courts verdict acquitting its leaders A Raja and Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum cases even as its arch- rival, the ruling AIADMK, says it was a fit case for appeal.PAR12 LS-LD PROTESTSNew Delhi: The Congress ups the ante in the Lok Sabha over the issue of Prime Minister Narendra Modis remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh, with the party protesting the Speakers decision not to allow them to raise the matter and asking her where was “justice”.FGN29 AUS-4THLD CRASHMelbourne: An Indian was among 19 people injured when a speeding SUV run down pedestrians at a busy intersection in downtown Melbourne, an incident described by Australia as “act of evil and an act of cowardice”.FGN25 PAK-JADHAVIslamabad: Pakistan rejects the insinuations that the mother and wife of Kubhushan Jadhav would be having last meeting with him on Monday, saying the Indian prisoner is under no threat of immediate execution. By Sajjad Hussain. PTI AQS
Croatia captain Luka Modric unwinds at Vedran Corluka’s wedding after World Cup 2018Vedran Corluka tied the knot with singer Franka Batelic in Istria with Croatia captain Luka Modric in attendance.Croatia captain Luka Modric on Saturday attended team defender Vedran Corluka’s wedding with singer Franka Batelic in Istria.The Croatian players finally have got some time off from their hectic schedule and are making the most of this opportunity to spend time with family and friends. And in some cases, also getting married.Corluka and 26-year-old singer Batelic exchanged wedding vows at the Parish church of Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Elizabeth in Bale, Istria in front of family and friends.Watch how Croatia players celebrated on board their flight back homeThe celebrations then shifted to the picturesque Villa Meneghetti for the reception with Croatian singer Toni Cetinski entertaining guests.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGECorluka wasn’t a part of the starting XI for his side at the World Cup in Russia but he did play as a substitute in the games against Argentina, Iceland, Russia and England.Also read – Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Emmanuel Macron bond at World Cup 2018 FinalThe defender shared quite a few pictures and the video of his first dance on social media which have gone viral ever since.Modric also shared a picture on his Instagram account and wrote, “Congratulations to Mrs.and Mr. Corluka! Puno srece u buducem zivotu!”advertisementCroatia achieved their best ever finish in a World Cup and they were thrown a grand party on their arrival in Zagreb on Monday.But, that was not all. The players had a party of their own and enjoyed on their way back home as well. Vedran Corluka had uploaded a short video on Instagram, where he, Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic can be seen singing a song and enjoying a few drinks inside the aircraft.Thousands of fans also gathered on the streets to welcome their heroes, who bettered Croatia’s ‘golden generation’, who lost to France in the semi-final in 1998 in France.Till date, that was the best Croatian team according to the people of Croatia but Luka Modric’s men have done one better and as they returned home, they were treated like superstars in the streets of Zagreb.Croatian hearts were broken on Sunday when they went down fighting 4-2 to France in the summit clash in Moscow but a day later, their spirits were not dampened and people turned out in huge numbers to congratulate and celebrate Zlatko Dalic’s history makers.