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New Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1300 hours: NATION DEL9 VIRUS-LD CASES India records 50,040 new COVID-19 cases, 1,258 fresh fatalities New Delhi: A single-day rise of 50,040 fresh COVID-19 infections took India's tally to 3,02,33,183, while the number of active cases dipped to 5,86,403, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Sunday.

DEL13 PM-VACCINE Shed vaccine hesitancy, do not believe in rumours: PM Modi to people New Delhi: Cautioning people that the threat of COVID-19 remains, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged them to shed vaccine hesitancy and get themselves inoculated soon.

DEL15 JK-2NDLD EXPLOSION Two explosions at Jammu Air Force station; investigators examining possible use of drones Jammu: Two consecutive explosions took place at the high security Jammu Air Force station in the early hours of Sunday and the Indian Air Force is probing whether they were part of a terror attack, officials and people familiar with the defence and security establishment said.

DEL10 DEF-JK-EXPLOSIONS PROBE Rajnath Singh speaks to Vice Air Chief over twin explosions at Jammu IAF base New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is probing whether the two low-intensity explosions at its base in Jammu on Sunday were part of a terror attack, people familiar with the defence and security establishment said.

DEL14 JK-SUSPECT-ARREST Suspected terrorist held with explosive material in Jammu Jammu: A suspected terrorist was arrested along with some explosive material here, officials said on Sunday.

BOM3 MP-TEMPLE-REOPEN MP: Mahakaleshwar temple to reopen on June 28 after 80 days Bhopal: The famous Mahakaleshwar temple at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh will reopen for devotees on Monday after a gap of 80 days, a member of its management committee said.

BUSINESS: DEL6 BIZ-STATES-ECOMMERCE RULES Some states concerned about proposed e-commerce rules, fear negative impact on jobs, MSMEs New Delhi: Some states, mostly those ruled by non-BJP parties, are apprehensive about the new set of e-commerce rules proposed by the Union Consumer Affairs Ministry to check mis-selling and fraudulent discounts, as they fear there could be a negative impact on jobs and market access for MSMEs created by various digital platforms in recent years.

FOREIGN: FES5 VIRUS-SAFRICA-VARIANT Delta Covid variant likely driving huge infection surge in S African province Johannesburg: The Delta variant of COVID-19, identified in at least 85 countries and first detected in India, is likely responsible for the exponentially rising daily number of virus cases in South Africa's economic hub, Gauteng province, a leading epidemiologist has said here. By Fakir Hassen PTI KJ

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