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July 17 trending stories: From Presidential Election 2017 to DIG’s transfer

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Lawmakers voted to elect India’s 14th President on Monday. Also, the Karnataka government transferred DIG Roopa, who exposed VIP treatment to V K Sasikala. Look at the top five trending stories of the day.

 

Presidential Election 2017: Meira Kumar vs Ram Nath Kovind – Lawmakers vote to elect India’s 14th President


AFP PHOTO / Prakash SINGH

Lawmakers across India voted to elect the country’s 14th President with Venkaiah Naidu declaring that Ram Nath Kovind would win with a “comfortable and respectable margin” against opposition-backed Meira Kumar.

Mumbai: Maha govt justifies Sanjay Dutt’s early release, files affidavit in Bombay HC

The Maharashtra Government on Monday presented an affidavit at the Bombay High Court justifying its decision of early release of Sanjay Dutt, an accused in the 1993 Bombay blasts case.

Bengaluru: DIG Roopa transferred for exposing VIP treatment to V K Sasikala

The Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka government on Monday transferred controversial IPS officer D. Roopa days after she exposed the rampant corruption and massive irregularities in the Bengaluru Central Jail

Pakistan violates ceasefire; Jawan, nine-year-old girl killed

AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA

An Army jawan and a nine-year-old girl were 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 today.

IIFA 2017 Winners: Shahid, Alia win Best Actors, ‘Neerja’ Best Film

AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD

The Metlife Stadium came alive with the IIFA Awards celebration, with Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt becoming proud winners of the Best Actor trophies for their remarkable work in “Udta Punjab”.