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

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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.

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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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Two long droughts ended at the Copa America final: Argentina won its first major title since 1993 after a 1-0 win against Brazil at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. And Lionel Messi finally lifted his first major trophy for the national team, filling in one of the biggest gaps in his decorated career. The trophy is a relief for Argentina, which won its last major title when Messi was only six years old.

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