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New Delhi, Jul 18 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 10 pm: NATION DEL58 PAR-LD SESSION Govt plans slew of bills in Monsoon session;Oppn to corner it over COVID management, fuel price, farmers' stir New Delhi: The government has readied a big legislative agenda for the Monsoon session of Parliament beginning Monday even as the Opposition is raring to corner the ruling dispensation over a host of issues including handling of the second wave of COVID-19, rise in fuel prices and farmers' stir.

DEL60 CONG-PUNJAB Sidhu appointed Punjab Congress president New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new president of the party's Punjab unit, notwithstanding the opposition from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

DEL52 LD WEATHER 26 dead in rain-related incidents; rainfall activity likely to increase in north, west coast New Delhi: Twenty-five people died in rain-related incidents as a major thunderstorm pummelled Mumbai and a farmer was killed in a lightning strike in Mathura on Sunday, with the meteorological department predicting intense rainfall activity over north India from July 18-21 and over the west coast till July 23.

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.

DEL54 UP-3RDLD MAYAWATI Mayawati's Brahmin outreach: Campaign to be launched from Ayodhya on July 23 after prayers at Ram Lalla shrine Lucknow/Ballia: Stepping up preparations for the UP Assembly polls, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday announced that a campaign will be launched from Ayodhya to reach out to Brahmin voters and urged the community not to be 'misled' by the BJP.

DEL50 UGC-ENTRANCE TEST Common test for undergrad admission in universities not to be implemented from 2021-22 session: UGC New Delhi: The Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for undergraduate admission will not be implemented from the 2021-22 academic session in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the University Grants Commission (UGC) announced on Sunday.

DEL49 CHIDAMBARAM-BJP BJP-NDA will not comment on Danish Siddiqui's death, inflation as they do not fit into 'false narrative': Chidambaram New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday attacked the BJP and the NDA, saying they will not comment on Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui's tragic death and soaring inflation as the two matters do not fit into 'their false narrative' of “we have security, development and welfare”.

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 DEL51 DL-LD KANWAR YATRA Kanwar Yatra cancelled in Delhi New Delhi: The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Sunday prohibited the annual Kanwar Yatra in the city to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

DEL34 AS-VIRUS-LD SCREENING Assam withdraws relaxation given to fully vaccinated; all travellers will again be screened on entry Guwahati: The Assam government has withdrawn the relaxation given to the fully vaccinated people entering the state from mandatory COVID-19 test and issued a fresh order saying all travellers have to undergo health checkup on entry, an official said on Sunday.

MDS9 KL-BAKRID-CONCESSION-CRITICISM Cong flays Kerala govt concessions for Bakrid; IMA warns of legal action Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government's decision to relax COVID-19 restrictions in view of Bakrid festival in the state on July 21 came under criticism on Sunday from the opposition Congress and the Indian Medical Association (IMA), which warned of legal action against the same.

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.

FGN17 VIRUS-UK-VACCINES UK hits target to offer every adult COVID-19 jab by July end London: The UK government on Sunday declared it had hit its target of offering every adult in the country a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this month ahead of time. By Aditi Khanna. PTI CK

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