Here are the top headlines of the hour:
1. The Coronavirus surge has ripped the National Capital as Delhi's COVID-19 cases cross the 5 lakh mark and the highest single-day death spike reported at 131.
2. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal calls for an all-party meet to discuss COVID-19 fight back measures.
3. The hectic race for COVID cure continues as two US firms Pfizer and Moderna claim the vaccine 95% effective. Will there be hope soon?
4. Amid call for introspection; Durbaris firewall Gandhi Parivar again; Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury asks descenders to leave the party if they are unhappy with the party's functioning.
5. An encounter had started at 4:30 AM today between the security forces and terrorists near the Bann toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. The Nargota military station has been put on high alert. The quick reaction team has rushed to the spot and 4 terrorists have been gunned down in a three-hour-long encounter so far.