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New Delhi, Oct 30 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1 pm: DEL11 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 80,88,851 with 48,648 new cases New Delhi: India saw 48,648 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day taking the COVID-19 caseload to 80,88,851, while active cases fell below 6,00,000 and the national recovery rate crossed 91 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. DEL9 DL-AIR QUALITY Delhi's air quality 'very poor', likely to improve by Saturday New Delhi: The national capital's air quality was recorded in the “very poor” category on Friday morning, while a government forecasting agency said some improvement is likely due to favourable wind speed.

DEL15 DRUGS-BINEESH ED Bineesh Kodiyeri remitted huge unaccounted funds into drug peddler's account: ED Bengaluru/New Delhi: A day after it arrested Bineesh Kodiyeri, the son of Kerala CPI(M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, the ED said on Friday that he allegedly credited 'huge amount of unaccounted funds' into the bank accounts of a drug peddler.

MDS2 AP-MISHAP Seven killed in AP road mishap Amaravati: At least seven people of a marriage party were killed when the van in which they were travelling fell into a ditch in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday, police said.

BUSINESS MCM2 BIZ-BIOCON Biocon ranked among top five biotech employers globally Bengaluru: Biocon Ltd said on Friday it has been ranked among the top five global biotech employers for 2020 on the U.S-based 'Science' magazine's annual 'Science Careers Top 20 Employers' list.

DCM3 BIZ-APPLE-INDIA Apple sees record Sept qtr in India New Delhi: Tech giant Apple has posted a record September quarter revenue of USD 64.7 billion, with strong performance across markets including India.

FOREIGN FGN19 TRUMP-RALLIES-BIDEN Trump election rallies are 'super-spreader' events: Biden Washington: The election rallies of Donald Trump are 'super-spreader events', Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has alleged and questioned the US president's efforts in addressing the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

FGN22 CHINA-US-DECOUPLING China, US economic 'decoupling' not realistic, a 'lose-lose' plan: Top Chinese official Beijing: Deriding the talk of 'decoupling' of trade and economic ties between China and the US as a 'lose-lose' plan, a senior Chinese official on Friday underlined that such a move was not realistic at all and neither will it bring any benefit to the two countries, nor to the world.

FGN20 US-INDIA-SENATOR India-US bond will send a strong message to 'adversaries' like China, Russia: US Senator Washington: An influential Republican Senator has praised the Trump administration's efforts to strengthen strategic ties with India during the recently concluded 2+2 ministerial dialogue, saying that bolstering the bond between the two countries will send a clear message to 'adversaries' like China and Russia.