New Delhi, May 29 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION: DEL31 DEF-ARMYCHIEF-INTERVIEW-KASHMIR India-Pak ceasefire contributed to feeling of peace; first step towards long road of normalisation of ties: Army chief New Delhi: The holding of the ceasefire between Indian and Pakistani armies along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir for the last three months has contributed to a feeling of peace and security and it is the first step towards a long road of normalisation of ties between the two countries, Chief of Army Staff Gen M M Naravane has said.
CAL9 WB-MAMATA-MODI BJP-led Centre pursuing vendetta politics, can touch Modi's feet for Bengal's welfare: Mamata Kolkata: Alleging that the BJP-led Centre was pursuing 'vendetta politics', West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday appealed to the Union government to withdraw its order recalling Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay and allow the senior bureaucrat to work for people amid the COVID-19 crisis.
DEL23 UP-LD HOOCH Death toll in Aligarh hooch tragedy rises to 22 Aligarh (UP): The death toll in the Aligarh hooch tragedy went up to 22 on Saturday, and 28 more people are still in critical condition, an official said here.
DEL18 DL-VACCINE-LD SISODIA Delhi to get 5.5 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses for 18-44 age group in June: Sisodia New Delhi: Delhi will receive 5.5 lakh COVID-19 jabs for the 18-44 age group from the Centre next month, but not before June 10, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday, as he accused the central government of 'sitting on' the vaccine distribution system.
BOM4 GA-VIRUS-CURFEW EXTENSION Goa government extends 'corona curfew' till June 7 Panaji: With the COVID-19 positivity rate still hovering at 21 per cent, the Goa government on Saturday decided to extend the ongoing 'corona curfew', which was supposed to be lifted on May 31, by another week till June 7.
MDS2 TN-VAIRAMUTHU-AWARD-RETURN Vairamuthu to 'return' ONV Kurup literary prize Chennai: Popular Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu on Saturday announced 'returning' the ONV literary prize, instituted in memory of Jnanpith laureate Malayalam poet late ONV Kurup, following protests from various quarters against the award to the songwriter, who is facing 'MeToo' charges.
LEGAL: LGD4 DL-COURT-KALRA Court grants bail to businessman Navneet Kalra in oxygen concentrator black-marketing case New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to businessman Navneet Kalra in a case pertaining to the seizure of oxygen concentrators from his upscale restaurants, including Khan Chacha, here.
BUSINESS: DEL25 BIZ-REMDESIVIR-STATES Govt stops central allocation of Remdesivir to states as supply improves New Delhi: The Centre has stopped allocation of antiviral drug Remdesivir to states as the supply of the critical medication has surpassed the demand, Union Minister Mansukh L Mandaviya said on Saturday.
FOREIGN: FGN15 US-JAISHANKAR-LD QUAD Quad fills 'very important gap' that has emerged in contemporary times: Jaishankar Washington: The informal Quad grouping in the strategically vital Indo-Pacific region comprising Australia, India, Japan and the US fills a 'very important gap' that has emerged in contemporary times and New Delhi has clarity on its membership in it, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said. By Lalit K Jha. PTI DIV DIV