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New Delhi, Apr 14 (PTI) Following are the top stories: DEL9 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19: India reports highest daily spike with 1,84,372 new cases New Delhi: The number of new coronavirus cases in India hit a record daily high with 1,84,372 infections pushing the total tally of cases to 1,38,73,825, while the active cases surpassed the 13-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

DEL2 PM-AMBEDKAR PM Modi pays rich tributes to Ambedkar New Delhi: Paying tributes to B R Ambedkar on his birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that his struggle to bring the deprived sections of society into the mainstream will remain an example for every generation.

DEL16 INDOFRANCE-JAVADEKAR India will raise its climate ambitions but not under pressure: Javadekar New Delhi: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said India will raise its climate ambitions but not under pressure.

CAL3 WB-FIRING-MAMATA West Bengal govt to start probe into Cooch Behar killings to track, punish culprits: Mamata Mathabhanga (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met familes of those killed in CISF firing during the fourth phase of assembly elections and asserted that her government will launch a probe to bring the culprits to book.

MDS2 KA-FISHERMEN-BODIES Ship-boat collision: Fishermen's bodies brought to shore Mangaluru: The bodies of three fishermen killed in the ship-boat collision mid sea, were brought here, official sources said on Wednesday.

FOREIGN FGN10 VIRUS-LDCS-INDIA-VACCINES LDCs support request made by India, South Africa for waiving COVID vaccine-related IPR United Nations: The 46-member grouping of the Least Developed Countries has said it supports a request made by India and South Africa to the WTO to temporarily suspend intellectual property rights for the COVID-19 vaccines to increase their access in these countries. By Yoshita Singh FGN4 US-INDOPAK-REPORT India under PM Modi more likely to respond with military force to Pak provocations: US intel report Washington: India, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is more likely than in the past to respond with military force to perceived or real Pakistani provocations, the US intelligence community has told Congress in a report. By Lalit K Jha PTI SMN SMN