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New Delhi, May 15 (PTI) These are the top stories at 1 pm: NATION DEL7 VIRUS-LD CASES India adds 3.26 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 3,890 fresh fatalities New Delhi: India in a day recorded 3,26,098 COVID-19 cases that took the tally to 2,43,72,907, while 3,890 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,66,207, according to Union health ministry data updated on Saturday.

BOM1 MH-CYCLONE-THACKERAY Cyclone: Maha CM asks authorities in coastal districts to be alert Mumbai: In view of IMD's warning about Cyclone Tauktae, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed the authorities in coastal districts of the state to remain alert and well-equipped to tackle the situation.

BOM2 GA-CYCLONE Cyclone Tauktae: Goa authorities gear up to tackle situation Panaji: The government machinery in Goa has put in place necessary measures to tackle the situation in view of the warning about cyclone Tauktae, officials said on Saturday. DEL11 PM-VIRUS-MEETING PM Modi reviews COVID situation, vaccination drive New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high-level meeting on the COVID-19 situation and the ongoing vaccination drive.

DEL12 DL-VIRUS-KEJRIWAL Delhi's positivity rate dips to 11 pc; 6,500 new COVID-19 cases reported New Delhi: Delhi recorded 6,500 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours and the positivity rate has declined to 11 per cent, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday and also announced the launch of oxygen concentrator banks for patients in home isolation.

FOREIGN FGN14 US-BIDEN-2NDLD TANDEN Indian-American policy expert Neera Tanden appointed White House senior adviser Washington: Indian-American policy expert Neera Tanden has been appointed as a senior adviser to US President Joe Biden, two months after she withdrew her nomination as Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget due to stiff opposition from Republican senators.

FGN8 CHINA-2NDLD MARS China lands its rover on Mars Beijing: China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars after surviving 'nine minutes of terror', the official media announced on Saturday, becoming the second country in history to have a rover on the red planet.

FGN9 CHINA-LD TORNADO Seven killed, over 230 injured after 2 tornados strike Chinese cities Beijing: Two powerful tornadoes walloped the Chinese cities of Wuhan and Suzhou, killing at least seven people and injuring 239 others, state-media reported on Saturday.

FGN12 US-GOOGLE-H1B Google leads US tech giants' effort to support work authorisation for spouses of H-1B visa holders Washington: Google is leading a determined effort by US tech giants to support a programme that gives work authorisation for spouses of those possessing H-1B foreign work visas, the most sought after among Indian IT professionals.


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