Following are PTI's top stories at 1730 hours today: DEL33 LS-PM-LEADERS New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks up to senior opposition leaders in the Lok Sabha to greet them as the House met on the opening day of the monsoon session while voting was underway for the keenly-contested presidential election in the parliament complex. DEL23 PREZ-POLL-MEIRA New Delhi: With the odds stacked against her, the Congress-led opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar urges the members of the electoral college to heed their "voice of conscience" and vote for an ideology that binds India. DEL24 PREZ-POLL-LD REAX New Delhi: As lawmakers vote to elect India's next president, the ruling BJP exudes confidence that NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind would win with a "comfortable" margin, while the opposition says its joint pick Meira Kumar was the best choice in the "clash of ideologies". DEL21 POLL-VP-BJP New Delhi: The BJP parliamentary board will meet here in the evening to pick the ruling NDA's vice presidential candiadate. DEL19 JK-CEASEFIRE Jammu: An Army jawan and a nine-year-old girl has been killed while three persons injured in heavy firing and mortar shelling by the Pakistan Army along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir. DEL27 DEF-LD DGMO New Delhi: In a stern message conveyed by the top Army brass, India tells Pakistan that it reserves the right to retaliate appropriately against any incident of ceasefire violation along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. DEL13 PM-LD SESSION New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes the "growing stronger together" spirit of the GST will bring enthusiasm to Parliament proceedings and that political parties will engage in high standard of debate and provide value addition during the Monsoon session. MDS4 KA-SASIKALA-OFFICIALS Bengaluru: The Karnataka government transfers two top jail officials who were locked in a bitter public spat over allegations of "special" treatment to AIADMK (Amma) leader V K Sasikala and other "erroneous" practises in the central prison here. CAL6 OD-FLOOD Bhubaneswar: Relief and rescue operations gains pace following improvement in the situation in Rayagada and Kalahandi districts of Odisha where flash flood claims one life and leaves thousands marooned. CAL2 MN-BRIDGE-COLLAPSE Imphal: The crucial Barak bridge located along the National Highway-102 collapses this morning, cutting off land-locked Manipur from rest of the country, an official says. DEL10 NICKNAMES-PREZ-STORIES New Delhi: As a boy in Class 3 or maybe 4, Pranab Mukherjee, on rainy mornings, would bundle his clothes in paper, tuck them under an arm and march off to school bare feet through the fields of his village in West Bengal.
By Trisha Mukherjee FGN5 PAK-SHARIF-LD PANAMAGATE Islamabad: Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's legal team dismisses as illegal and biased a probe panel's final report that recommended filing of a graft case against him and his children as the Supreme Court resumed the hearing of the Panamagate graft case.