New Delhi, Aug 19 (PTI) These are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION LGD17 SC-2NDLD RAJPUT SC upholds CBI investigation into 'unnatural death' of Sushant Singh New Delhi: 'According approval' to the ongoing CBI probe into the FIR against actress Rhea Chakraborty in connection with the 'unnatural death' of “talented actor” Sushant Singh Rajput, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday that any other case lodged in the matter will be probed by the premier agency itself.
DEL11 VIRUS LD CASES Over 64,000 new COVID-19 cases, India's virus tally climbs to 27,67,273 New Delhi: With 64,531 people testing positive in a day, India's COVID-19 tally increased to 27,67,273 on Wednesday, while the recoveries crossed the 20-lakh mark pushing the recovery rate to 73.64 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
DEL41 CAB-RECRUITMENT AGENCY Cabinet clears National Recruitment Agency to conduct common test for govt jobs New Delhi: The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved the creation of National Recruitment Agency (NRA) for conducting a common eligibility test for central government jobs, initiating a 'landmark reform' in the recruitment process.
DEL40 RJ-PILOT Cong leadership to decide who will work in govt or party organisation: Sachin Pilot Jaipur: Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who was removed as PCC chief and deputy chief minister last month after a rebellion, on Wednesday said that it is for the party leadership to decide who will work in the government and who will work in the party organisation.
LGD15 SC-RAJPUT-RHEA LAWYER Truth will remain same whichever agency investigates: Rhea's lawyer New Delhi: “Truth will remain the same whichever agency investigates the case,” actress Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer said in his reaction to the Supreme Court verdict upholding CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
LGD18 SC-BHUSHAN-CONTEMPT Prashant Bhushan moves SC, seeks deferment of hearing on sentence till review plea considered New Delhi: A day before the scheduled hearing on quantum of sentence, activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan who has been held guilty of criminal contempt for his two derogatory tweets, moved the Supreme Court seeking deferment of the proceedings till a review petition is filed and considered.
DEL42 UP-COW SLAUGHTER-NSA 76 accused of cow slaughter booked under NSA in UP so far this year Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Police has invoked the stringent National Security Act against 76 people accused of cow slaughter so far this year, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
BOM4 GJ-ATS-ARREST Guj ATS arrests man sent by Chhota Shakeel to kill BJP leader Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad has arrested a 'sharp shooter' who was allegedly sent here by gangster Chhota Shakeel to kill a BJP leader, a senior ATS official said on Wednesday.
DEL43 JK-ENCOUNTER Militant killed in encounter with security forces in J-K's Shopian Srinagar: A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.
FOREIGN FGN22 US-ELECTION-HINDUS Trump and Biden campaigns woo Hindus in US Washington: In a sign of the growing political prominence of Hindus in America, the Trump and Biden campaigns are wooing this small religious minority community like never before. By Lalit K Jha Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets Bangladeshi counterpart Dhaka: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday met his Bangladeshi counterpart Masud Bin Momen here and the two top diplomats discussed ways to boost bilateral ties amid the COVID-19 pandemic. PTI SNE