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New Delhi, Jul 18 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL9 PAR-SESSION Govt plans slew of bills in Monsoon session;Oppn to corner it over Covid management, fuel price New Delhi: The government has readied a big legislative agenda for the Monsoon session of Parliament beginning Monday even as the Opposition seeks to corner the ruling dispensation over its handling of the second wave of COVID-19 and the rise in fuel prices.

DEL20 PAR-SESSION-LD ALL-PARTY Govt ready for healthy discussion in Parliament on various issues:PM at all-party meet New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told an all-party meeting ahead of the Monsoon session that the government was ready for a healthy and meaningful discussion in Parliament on various issues.

DEL5 VIRUS-LD CASES India records 41,157 fresh Covid cases New Delhi: India logged 41,157 new coronavirus cases, which took the infection tally to 3,11,06,065, while the death toll climbed to 4,13,609 with 518 more fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

DEL26 PB-CONG-LD JAKHAR PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar calls meeting of MLAs on Monday Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sunil Jakhar will hold a meeting of party legislators and district unit presidents on Monday here, ahead of the likely revamp of the state unit.

DEL14 FATF-INDIA-REVIEW FATF review of India's anti-money laundering, terror financing regime postponed again to 2022 New Delhi: An evaluation by global organisation Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to analyse the effectiveness of India's anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing regime has been postponed for the second time in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and is now slated to be initiated next year, officials said. By Neelabh Srivastava DEL8 VACCINE-DOSES Over 41.99 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses so far provided to states/UTs: Centre New Delhi: Over 41.99 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have so far been provided to states and Union territories, and more than 2.56 crore jabs are available with them and private hospitals, the health ministry said on Sunday.

DEL11 IMD-RAINFALL Intense rainfall over north India from Jul 18-21, over west coast till July 23: IMD New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted intense rainfall activity over north India from July 18-21 and over the west coast till July 23.

BOM7 MH-RAINS-3RD LD MUMBAI Mumbai rain fury: 25 die in house collapses after landslides Mumbai: Twenty five people died in house collapses triggered by landslides following incessant overnight rains in Mumbai, which caused severe water logging and disruption of suburban train services and vehicular traffic in the financial capital on Sunday, officials said.

DEL29 PAR-NDA-MEETING PM Modi chairs meeting of NDA floor leaders New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of NDA floor leaders on Sunday, a day ahead of the Monsoon session of Parliament.

DEL25 BJP-NEWS PORTAL BJP cites news portal's 'dubious' funding to attack foreign forces for demeaning India New Delhi: Seizing on the alleged dubious foreign funding of a news portal, the BJP claimed on Sunday that 'anti-india' elements in league with foreign forces are part of a conspiracy to demean the country and target the Modi government. DEL30 UP-PRIYANKA-2NDLD POLLS Have an open mind on forging alliance for Uttar Pradesh polls: Priyanka Gandhi Lucknow: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said her party is 'open-minded' about forging an alliance with other political parties for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

DEL28 MHA-SEDITION-CASES 326 sedition cases filed in India between 2014-19; only 6 convictions New Delhi: A total of 326 cases were registered in the country under the controversial colonial-era penal law on sedition between 2014 and 2019 in which just six persons were convicted. By Achinta Borah DEL23 CVC-LOKPAL COMPLAINTS Centre yet to appoint director of inquiry to probe complaints from Lokpal: CVC New Delhi: More than two years after the Lokpal came into being, the Centre is yet to appoint a director of inquiry for conducting preliminary inquiry into graft complaints sent by the anti-corruption ombudsman, according to an RTI reply. By Ashwini Shrivastava CAL8 WB-DR KADIMBINI-2ND LD TRIBUTE Tributes pour in for Kadambini Ganguly, one of India's first woman doctors on her 160th birth anniversary Kolkata: Tributes poured in for Kadambini Ganguly, one of Indias first two women doctors on Sunday, her 160th birth anniversary.

DEL22 PM-ARMY MAJOR-ANIMALS PM Modi hails retired Army major for supporting stray animals during Covid times New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded a retired army officer for supporting stray animals during the coronavirus pandemic, and said such an initiative was a source of inspiration for the society.

FOREIGN FGN14 NEPAL-DEUBA-TRUST-LD VOTE Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba set to seek vote of confidence in Parliament Kathmandu: Nepal's new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is set to face a vote of confidence in the reinstated lower House of Parliament on Sunday, according to media reports. By Shirish B Pradhan. PTI CK

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