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Tiny Bytes: Presidential elections, Roger Federer, Disney princesses and more

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Welcome to Tiny Bytes, a look at some of today’s News for little minds.

Presidential poll begins: PM Modi casts the first vote

Prime minister Narendra Modi was among the first to cast his vote to elect the next president of India here Monday.

Voting began at 10 am and will continue till 5 pm. A total of 32 polling stations - one in Parliament House and one each in the state legislative assemblies - have been set up, officials said. Read more

Federer - simply the greatest

Roger Federer came up with a sensational display to dismantle an injury-hit Marin Cilic en route to a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday.

The Swiss great lifted the golden trophy yet again, and this time he triumphed on the hallowed grass courts without losing a single set in the Championships. This has been a dream year for Federer; first he ended his four-and-a-half year Grand Slam drought with a stunning five-set win over arch-rival Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final and now comes this commanding win at Wimbledon. Read more

Muguruza blows away Venus to take first Wimbledon crown

Garbine Muguruza clinched a maiden Wimbledon title on Saturday with a stunning 7-5 6-0 demolition of Venus Williams, whose dreams of a fairytale victory at the age of 37 were blown apart in a devastating second set.

After some tense early exchanges, the Spaniard cut loose, winning nine straight games to claim a second grand slam title to add to last year's French Open. Read more

British Grand Prix: Hamilton slashes Vettel's lead to one point

Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for the fourth year in a row on Sunday while a penultimate-lap puncture slashed Sebastian Vettel's championship lead to a single point. Read more

Disney Princesses under one roof

The voices behind 10 of Disney’s cartoon princesses spanning three decades of movies, from The Little Mermaid way back in 1989 to Moana in 2016, gathered together for a US event for fans.

That’s it for today, kids. Thank you for listening. I hope you’ll watch out for me at 5pm tomorrow too. Remember it’s so important to know what’s going on in the world around you. 

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