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New Delhi, Nov 17 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1 pm: NATION DEL22 MODI-FORUM Modi to address Bloomberg New Economy Forum New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Bloomberg New Economy Forum around 6:30 pm on Tuesday, his office said.

DEL20 VIRUS 2NDLD CASES Dip in COVID-19 cases in India New Delhi: The number of new coronavirus infections reported in a day dropped below 30,000 after four months, taking India's COVID-19 caseload to 88.74 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

DEL21 DL-VIRUS-KEJRIWAL Kejriwal seeks power from Centre to impose lockdown in markets which may emerge as COVID hotspots New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday sought power from the Centre to impose lockdown in those market areas which may emerge as COVID-19 hotspots, and decided to withdraw an order allowing 200 guests to attend wedding functions.

DEL1 DL-TERRORISTS-ARREST Two suspected JeM terrorists held in Delhi New Delhi: The Delhi Police's Special Cell has arrested two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists from Sarai Kale Khan area in southeast Delhi, officials said on Tuesday.

DEL16 DL-AIR QUALITY Rain, stronger winds help clean up Delhi's air, AQI in 'moderate' category New Delhi: The national capital's air quality improved significantly to the 'moderate' category on Tuesday as rain and stronger winds helped bring down pollution levels, authorities said.

DEL5 RAHUL-BH-WOMAN 'Woman burnt alive in Bihar': Rahul accuses Nitish govt of 'hiding' incident for electoral gains New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the NDA government in Bihar over a woman allegedly burnt alive and accused the Nitish Kumar dispensation of 'hiding' the incident for 'electoral gains'.

BOM3 MH-GAIKWAD PATIL-RESIGN Ex-Union minister Jaysingrao Gaikwad Patil resigns from BJP Aurangabad: Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Jaysingrao Gaikwad Patil resigned from the party on Tuesday.

LEGAL LGD4 VIRUS-SC-LD FEES SC dismisses plea for waiver of exam fees for class 10, 12 CBSE students New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to entertain a plea seeking direction to the CBSE and the Delhi government to waive exam fees for students of classes 10 and 12 in the current academic year in view of COVID-19 and financial problems being faced by some parents.

LGD3 SC-VALIDITY SC refuses to entertain plea challenging constitutional validity of Epidemic Act New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the Epidemic Act and questioned the petitioner as to why he has not moved the high court on the issue.

FOREIGN FGN14 US-OBAMA-LADEN-RAID Certain elements inside Pak military had links to al-Qaeda: Obama on raid that killed Osama Washington: Barack Obama has said that he had ruled out involving Pakistan in the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout because it was an 'open secret' that certain elements inside Pakistan's military, and especially its intelligence services, maintained links to the Taliban and perhaps even al-Qaeda, sometimes using them as strategic assets against Afghanistan and India. By Lalit K Jha FGN6 VIRUS-US-BIDEN In absence of coordination with Trump, there is risk of many more dying: Joe Biden Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden has said many more Americans are at the risk of dying from coronavirus, if he and incumbent President Donald Trump do not coordinate on tackling the virus outbreak. By Lalit K Jha FGN4 US-INDIA-OBAMA In many respects, modern-day India is counted as a success story, says Barack Obama Washington: Former US President Barack Obama has said that modern day India can be counted as a success story in many respects, despite bitter feuds within political parties, various armed separatist movements, and corruption scandals. By Lalit K Jha. PTI RHL