Following are PTI's top stories
at 1900 hours today:
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.
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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".
New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut questions the opposition's decision to field Gopal Krishna Gandhi as its candidate in the vice presidential poll, saying the former West Bengal governor had tried to save "bombing plotter" Yakub Memon.
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Jammu/Srinagar: An Army jawan and a minor girl have been killed while four persons injured in heavy firing and mortar shelling by the Pakistan Army along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch, Rajouri and Baramulla districts.
New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has roped in tax officials to probe trans-LoC trade and alleged receipt of money by separatists groups in the Kashmir Valley, believed to be the main source of terror financing, officials say. By Ashwini Shrivastava
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Kolkata: After demanding four words in a documentary on Amartya Sen to be muted, the censor board seeks to beep out two words in Bengali thriller "Meghnad Badh Rahasya".
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New Delhi: A legislative process is in progress to bring in a human DNA profiling bill to enable the authorities maintain records of unidentified and unclaimed bodies or missing persons, the government tells the Supreme Court.
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New Delhi: A recent decision by the government to give single women above 40 years preference in adoption has drawn flak from all quarters, including those it seeks to benefit. By Jagriti Chandra
New Delhi: A woman director of two Dubai-based firms has been arrested by the ED in connection with its probe in the Rs 3,600 crore money laundering case, says a senior agency official.
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Bengaluru: The Karnataka government shunts out 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" practices in the central prison here.
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Beijing: China's military says it has conducted live-fire exercises in the remote mountainous Tibet region to test its strike capability on plateaus, amid the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector.
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