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New Delhi, Nov 12 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1 pm: NATION DEL11 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 86,83,916 New Delhi: India saw a single-day increase of 47,905 infections taking the country's COVID-19 caseload to 86,83,916, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease have surged to 80,66,501, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

DEL5 DL-AIR QUALITY Pollution levels dip in Delhi, air quality still 'very poor' New Delhi: The national capital recorded its air quality in the 'very poor' category on Thursday morning even as experts said the situation was “much better” compared to two days ago when pollution levels were above the emergency threshold.

DEL13 VIRUS-LD ICMR-SERUM ICMR, SII complete enrolment of phase-3 clinical trials for Covishield vaccine New Delhi: The Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday announced the completion of enrolment of phase-3 clinical trials for potential COVID-19 vaccine Covishield in India.

DEL14 RAHUL-ECONOMY India has entered into recession due to PM Modi's policies: Rahul Gandhi New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday targeted the government over the state of the economy, claiming the country has entered into a recession for the first time in history due to the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BOM2 MH-NAVY-LD SUBMARINE Indian Navy's fifth Scorpene class submarine Vagir launched Mumbai: Indian Navy's fifth Scorpene class submarine Vagir, having superior stealth features like the advanced acoustic absorption technique, was launched on Thursday at the Mazagon Dock in south Mumbai.

BOM3 MH-COURT-ARNAB-ABA Cop 'assault':Arnab's pre-arrest bail plea adjourned to Nov 23 Mumbai: A sessions court here has adjourned till November 23 the hearing into the pre-arrest bail plea of Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and his wife in a case registered against them by Mumbai Police for allegedly assaulting a woman police officer.

DEL15 JK-SHELLING Pak Army shells 4 sectors along LoC in Poonch-Rajouri Jammu: The Pakistan Army on Thursday opened heavy fire and shelled forward areas and posts in four sectors along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

MDS3 TN-SCHOOLS Schools in TN to remain shut, govt puts reopening plan on hold Chennai: Days after seeking the views of parents, Tamil Nadu government on Thursday reversed its move to reopen schools from November 16 for classes 9-12 and said they shall continue to remain closed.

LEGAL LGD5 VIRUS-HC-CASES HC concerned over rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi, says AAP govt doing everything to 'unlock' New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday expressed concern over rise in COVID-19 cases in the national capital and questioned the AAP government's 'doing everything under the Sun to ‘unlock’ things'.

FOREIGN FGN15 US-INDIA-BIDEN-LD AYRES Biden will prioritise defence and security partnership with India, says Obama-era official Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden was an early supporter of the India-US relationship and his administration will continue to prioritise the defence and security partnership with New Delhi, a key area which has progressed during Donald Trump's tenure as president, a senior official from the Barrack Obama-era administration has said.

FGN18 US-ELECTION-TRUMP-ALASKA Trump wins Alaska, his electoral college tally goes up to 217 Washington: US President Donald Trump has won the closely-fought presidential election in the state of Alaska, winning three electoral college votes and taking his tally to 217. By Lalit K Jha FGN4 PAK-JUD Pak court jails spokesperson of Hafiz Saeed-led JuD for 32 years in terror financing cases Lahore: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has handed down 32 years of imprisonment to Yahya Mujahid, spokesperson of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Jammat-ud-Dawah (JuD) terror group, in two terror financing cases. By M Zulqernain. PTI RHL