New Delhi, Sep 19 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1pm: NATION DEL8 NIA-QAEDA-LD ARREST NIA arrests 9 al-Qaeda terrorists from West Bengal, Kerala New Delhi/Kolkata: The NIA arrested nine terrorists associated with a Pakistan-sponsored module of the al-Qaeda on Saturday after conducting simultaneous raids at several locations in Kerala and West Bengal, an official said.
DEL5 VIRUS-LD-CASES COVID-19: India's single-day recoveries exceed fresh cases as record 95,880 recuperate New Delhi: India's single-day recovery outstripped the number of new infections as nearly 96,000 people recuperated from the novel coronavirus, even as the total caseload went past 53 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.
DEL10 VIRUS-RECOVERIES India overtakes US to bag top spot in terms of COVID-19 recoveries New Delhi: 'In a landmark global achievement', India has overtaken the US and become the top country in terms of COVID-19 recoveries, the health ministry said on Saturday.
PAR5 RS-IBC RS passes amendment in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Saturday passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020, whereby fresh insolvency proceedings will not be initiated for at least six months starting from March 25 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
PAR2 RS-ISSUES Govt should engage with int'l media to build pressure on Pakistan: Demand in RS New Delhi: A demand for the government escalating its engagements with the international media to build a global opinion against Pakistan for sponsoring cross-border terrorism and harbouring fugitives such as Dawood Ibrahim was made in the Rajya Sabha on Saturday.
PAR6 RS-OPPN BANKRUPTCY Most RS Oppn members back amendments in Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, some flag possible misuse New Delhi: A majority of Rajya Sabha Opposition members Saturday supported a Bill granting interim relief to businesses from insolvency proceedings, even as some expressed fears over its possible misuse, and urged the government to also help the poor during the crisis.
DES8 DL-CHINESE-ARREST 'Chinese woman, Nepalese associate held for paying money to scribe for sensitive information' New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Saturday said it has arrested a Chinese woman and her Nepalese associate, and claimed that they were paying huge amounts of money to freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma for allegedly passing sensitive information to 'Chinese intelligence'.
DES1 JK-MILITANTS-ARREST Three suspected militants held in J-K's Rajouri Jammu: Three suspected militants were arrested on Saturday in a counter-insurgency operation in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
FOREIGN FGN8 US-TRUMP-GANDHI Protesters did not even spare statue of Gandhi: Trump Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that the protesters, who went violent in the aftermath of the death of African-American George Floyd, did not spare even the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC, describing the demonstrators as a 'bunch of thugs'. By Lalit K Jha FGN11 US-INDIA-INDOPACIFIC Concept of Indo-Pacific incorporated India into larger solution: US Washington: The concept of the Indo-Pacific has incorporated India into the larger solution and the Trump administration is developing new arrangements to coordinate with like-minded partners like the Quad countries, a top American diplomat has told lawmakers. By Lalit K Jha FGN14 UN-MODI-SC PM Modi's twin addresses to UNGA will be truly significant as India enters Security Council: Amb Tirumurti New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the high-level meeting to mark 75th anniversary of the United Nations and the General Debate next week and the vision he outlines will be truly significant, especially on the eve of India entering the Security Council, according to India’s envoy to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti. By Yoshita Singh FGN5 US-TRUMP-TIKTOK Trump reaffirms commitment to data security, says decision on TikTok soon Washington: US President Donald Trump has asserted that data security of Americans is of the highest importance to him and a decision on the future of Chinese video sharing application TikTok will be taken soon. By Lalit K Jha FGN13 CHINA-US-TIKTOK-REAX China protests US ban on TikTok, WeChat, warns counter measures Beijing: China on Saturday said it was resolutely opposed to the US’ move of blocking downloads of WeChat and TikTok apps and warned counter measures to protect the interest of Chinese companies. By K J M Varma. PTI CK