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The big news: Rahul Gandhi says meeting Chinese envoy was part of his job, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: The J&K government has been asked to pay compensation to the man used as a human shield, and Tamil Nadu reported India’s fourth case of Zika.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. It’s my job to be informed on critical issues, says Rahul Gandhi as he defends meeting Chinese ambassador: The Congress vice president questioned why three Union ministers had made a trip to the country amid the ongoing Sikkim standoff.
  2. J&K government asked to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to man used as a human shield: Farooq Amhad Dar had filed a complaint with the state human rights commission against the Army honouring Major Leetul Gogoi for the act.
  3. Tamil Nadu reports India’s fourth case of Zika: Health authorities said the patient has no history of travel to countries with the outbreak, and that the virus may have been locally transmitted.
  4. Need more time to decide new Team India coach, says cricket advisory panel member Sourav Ganguly: The former Indian captain said the CAC wanted to have a word with skipper Virat Kohli before arriving at a decision.
  5. Actor Dileep arrested for conspiring in Malayalam actress’ alleged abduction and assault: He was taken into custody after police found a photograph that proved he knew the key suspect in the case.
  6. Supreme Court allows IITs, NITs to start counselling and admissions based on JEE results: The bench vacated its earlier order, which had stayed the process following a controversy over candidates being granted 18 grace marks.
  7. RBI may soon reveal the value of demonetised notes it never received: The central bank is planning to hold a meeting with its auditors later in July to calculate the amount.
  8. MEA says it is working with Iraqi authorities to bring home 39 Indians from Mosul: Most of the Indians, who were believed to have been kidnapped from a construction site in 2014, are from Punjab.
  9. Mumbai woman claims police laughed off her complaint after she alleged a man had threatened rape: The railway police have denied that the helpline official had laughed at her after her complaint from a local train.
  10. Enforcement Directorate summons Lalu Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti in money laundering case: She has been asked to depose before the investigating officer in Delhi tomorrow.
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