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New Delhi, Apr 4 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 12:30 PM: NATION: DEL10 VIRUS-PM MEETING PM Modi chairs high-level meet to review COVID situation as cases surge New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Sunday to review the COVID-19 situation and the vaccination programme amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

DEL7 VIRUS-LD CASES India records this year's biggest single-day jump of 93,249 COVID-19 cases New Delhi: India on Sunday recorded 93,249 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day rise so far this year, which took the total COVID-19 cases to 1,24,85,509, according to Union health ministry data.

DEL15 SHAH-2NDLD NAXAL Naxal attack:HM Shah speaks to Chhattisgarh CM, directs CRPF DG to visit state New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday spoke to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and took stock of the situation following the killing of five security personnel in an encounter with Naxals in the state, officials said.

BOM2 CG-ENCOUNTER-MISSING C'garh: Search on for 18 security men missing after encounter Raipur: A search operation was underway on Sunday to trace 18 security personnel who went missing after a fierce gun-battle with Naxals in a forest along the border of Bijapur-Sukma districts in Chhattisgarh, police said.

CAL1 AS-POLL-BASUMATARY-CONG Assam Cong demands suspension of poll in Tamulpur seat after BPF candidate joins BJP Guwahati: The Congress has demanded suspension of election in Tamulpur constituency in the third phase of the Assam assembly elections on April 6 as its ally Bodoland People's Front (BPF) candidate from the seat Rangja Khungur Basumatary joined the BJP in the middle of the ongoing polls.

BUSINESS: DCM8 BIZ-BANKS-MORATORIUM SC order on interest waiver: PSU Banks may have to take Rs 2,000 cr hit New Delhi: Public sector banks may have to bear a burden of Rs 1,800-2,000 crore arising due to a recent Supreme Court judgement on the waiver of compound interest on all loan accounts which opted for moratorium during March-August 2020, sources said.

FOREIGN: FGN2 UK-PROTEST 26 arrested in London as protesters clash with police London: At least 26 people have been arrested after clashes between officers and demonstrators at a 'Kill the Bill' protest in central London. By Aditi Khanna. PTI DIV DIV