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New Delhi, Feb 3 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1 pm: NATION PAR6 RS-MP-SUSPEND AAP MPs marshalled out of Rajya Sabha over unruly behaviour New Delhi: Three Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MPs, including Sanjay Singh, were on Wednesday marshalled out of Rajya Sabha after they disrupted proceedings over the three contentious farm reform laws and refused to heed to Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu's plea for order.

PAR5 RS-FARM-DEBATE 5 extra hours added to discussion on President's address to allow raising of farm issues New Delhi: Five extra hours have been added to the duration of discussion in Rajya Sabha on a motion thanking the President for his address to the joint sitting of Parliament to allow debate on the farmers' protest against three agri reform legislations.

PAR4 RS-NAIDU Naidu warns Rajya Sabha MPs against recording proceedings on mobile phones New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday warned MPs against recording proceedings of the House on mobile phones, saying such unauthorised recordings and its circulation on social media may be a breach of Parliamentary privilege and contempt of the House.

MDS6 KA-SINOINDIA-RAJNATH Prepared to defeat any misadventures to defend territorial integrity: Rajnath Singh Bengaluru: India is vigilant in the face of attempts to change status quo at its border and prepared to defeat any misadventures to defend territorial integrity, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday, amid continued military standoff with China.

MDS2 AEROINDIA-LCA-CONTRACT Govt formally seals Rs 48,000 cr deal to procure 83 Tejas LCA from HAL Bengaluru: The government on Wednesday formally sealed the Rs 48,000 crore deal to procure 83 Tejas light combat aircraft from state-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.

DEL 8 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19: India records 11,039 new cases, 110 fresh fatalities New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally of cases rose to 1,07,77,284 with 11,039 new infections, while the recoveries surged to 1,04,62,631, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

DEL13 FARMERS-LD THUNBERG Greta extends support to farmers' protest New Delhi: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and US Vice President Kamala Harris' niece are among several people from the international community who have come out in support of the farmers protest against the Centre's new agriculture laws.

BOM3 GJ-LIONS-DEAD 2 lions, leopard found dead in Gujarat Ahmedabad: Two lions and a leopard have been found dead in different parts of Gujarat, a senior forest department official said on Wednesday.

LEGAL LGD9 DL-HC-LD WHATSAPP HC seeks Centre's stand on PIL against new WhatsApp privacy policy New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging the new privacy policy of instant messaging platform WhatsApp.

LGD3 SC-PROTEST-FIR Republic Day violence: Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai move SC against FIRs New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai have moved the Supreme Court against multiple FIRs registered against them over their alleged 'misleading' tweets on the violence during the farmers' tractor rally here on Republic Day.

LGD7 DL-HC-FUTURE Future Retail moves HC against order to maintain status quo on deal with Reliance New Delhi: Kishore Biyani-led Future Retail Ltd (FRL) moved the Delhi High Court on Wednesday against its single judge order directing the company to maintain status quo in relation to its Rs 24,713 crore deal with Reliance Retail, which has been objected to by US-based e-commerce giant Amazon.

BUSINESS DEL11 BIZ-PMI-SERVICES India's services sector expands in Jan; business optimism touches 11-month high on improved demand: Survey New Delhi: Bolstered by improved domestic demand, India's services sector expanded for the fourth consecutive month in January as business activities quickened and rising business optimism is set to sustain the growth momentum, a monthly survey said on Wednesday.

DCM7 BIZ-TAX-CBDT Dispute Resolution Committee to have multiple benches: CBDT chief New Delhi: The Dispute Resolution Committee proposed to be set up in the Budget will have multiple benches which will give opportunity to small taxpayers to settle tax matters without going through the appellate process, a top tax official said on Wednesday.

FOREIGN FGN23 US-BIDEN-LD IMMIGRATION Biden signs executive orders reversing Trump's hardline immigration policies Washington: US President Joe Biden has signed three executive orders that he said would lead to a 'fair, orderly and humane' legal immigration system and also undo his predecessor Donald Trump's hardline policies that ripped children from the arms of their families.

FGN20 US-TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-LAWYERS Trump lawyers call impeachment trial unconstitutional Washington: The impeachment of Donald Trump is unconstitutional as he is no longer 'President' and should be dismissed, his lawyers said in an initial response ahead of his Senate trial.

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