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New Delhi, Feb 10 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 12.50 pm: Nation: DEL16 UKD-FLOOD-LD RESCUE Rescue operation to locate 25-35 workers trapped inside Tapovan tunnel continues Joshimath (U’khand), Feb 10 (PTI) Rescuers from multiple agencies like the ITBP, NDRF and Army continued their operation on Wednesday to penetrate deeper through tonnes of silt to reach out to workers trapped inside the Tapovan tunnel as the toll in the Uttarakhand flash floods has mounted to 32 with over 170 missing.

DEL13 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19: India records 11,067 new cases, 94 fresh fatalities New Delhi: India's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,08,58,371 with 11,067 new infections, while fresh fatalities remained below 100 for the fifth consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. DEL22 BIZ-SEAFARERS-CHINA Eighteen Indian sailors stuck in China to return to India on Feb 14: Mandaviya New Delhi: Eighteen Indian sailors stuck in China will return to India on February 14, union minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Wednesday.

DEL15 BIZ-LD TWITTER Withheld some a/cs within India, to continue advocating right of free expression: Twitter New Delhi: Twitter on Wednesday said it has withheld some of the accounts flagged by the Indian government for blocking 'within India only', but has not blocked handles of civil society activists, politicians and media as 'it would violate their fundamental right to free expression' guaranteed under country's law.

CAL1 WB-NADDA Mamata did nothing for tribals, farmers of Bengal: Nadda Kalaikunda (WB): Alleging that the Mamata Banerjee dispensation has not done anything for the welfare of the farmers and tribals in West Bengal, BJP president JP Nadda said on Wednesday that his party will ensure all-round advancement of the people of the state if voted to power.

PAR2 RS-ISSUES Frame rules to give Indian consultancy firm preference in contracts: Demand in RS New Delhi:PAR2 RS-ISSUES Frame rules to give Indian consultancy firm preference in contracts: Demand in RS New Delhi: A demand to frame rules giving Indian consultancy companies preference in contracts on the lines of the new US federal spending policy was made in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Legal: LGD4 SC-VIRAAT SC orders status quo on dismantling of decommissioned aircraft carrier 'Viraat' New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday ordered status quo on the dismantling of India's decommissioned aircraft carrier 'Viraat' which was in service with the Indian Navy for nearly three decades Foreign: FGN15 US-LD QUAD Quad key example of US, partners pulling together for free and open Indo-Pacific: US Washington: The Quad is a key example of the US and its closest partners, including India, pulling together for the good of a free and open Indo-Pacific region, the Biden administration has said. By Lalit K Jha FGN5 US-INDIA-CHINA US closely monitoring situation along India-China border: Official Washington: The United States is closely monitoring the situation along the India-China border, a senior official said on Tuesday and expressed concerns over Beijing's pattern of ongoing attempts to intimidate its neighbours. By Lalit K Jha. PTI AQS AQS