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New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 PM: NATION: DEL13 VIRUS-LD CASES India adds 50,848 new COVID-19 cases New Delhi: India's total tally of COVID-19 cases crossed the three crore mark with one crore infections being added in 50 days.

DEL42 ADR-BJP-ELECTORAL BONDS BJP received Rs 276.45 cr from electoral trusts in 2019-20, Cong Rs 58 cr: ADR New Delhi: The BJP received Rs 276.45 crore or 76.17 per cent of total donations given to all political parties from electoral trusts in 2019-20, according to a report by poll rights group ADR (Association for Democratic Reforms).

BOM1 MH-VIRUS-DELTA PLUS VARIANT No sufficient data to be alarmed about Delta Plus variant: Maha COVID-19 task force member Mumbai: Maharashtra COVID-19 task force member Dr Shashank Joshi on Wednesday said there is no sufficient data available to be alarmed about the 'Delta Plus' variant of coronavirus.

DEL20 BANK FRAUDS-LD RESTORE 40 pc loss in Mallya, PNB fraud cases realised by banks through sale of seized shares: ED New Delhi: About 40 per cent of the money lost by banks in the PNB scam and the fraud linked to fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya's defunct Kingfisher Airlines has been realised by way of sale of shares seized under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the Enforcement Directorate said on Wednesday.

DEL39 DEF-INDOUS-WARGAME India, US kick off mega wargame in Indian Ocean with eye on China New Delhi: India and the US on Wednesday kicked off a two-day multi-domain wargame in the Indian Ocean involving an array of air defence platforms to further consolidate their operational synergy in the face of China's increasing military presence in the region.

DEL27 CONG-KHURSHID-UP Priyanka Gandhi Cong's 'captain' in UP, party will emerge as principal challenger soon: Khurshid New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has said it is up to AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to decide the manner in which she will present herself to the voters in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, but asserted that she is a 'great face' and the 'captain' leading the party's charge in the state.

By Asim Kamal MDS1 ISRO-CHANDRAYAAN-RESULTS Chandrayaan instrument gives outstanding science results on solar corona, heliophysics Bengaluru: An instrument on board India's Chandrayaan-2 mission has provided outstanding science results on the solar corona and heliophysics, the Indian Space Research Organisation said.

LEGAL: LGD2 DL-HC-WHATSAPP-CCI HC refuses to stay CCI notice to Facebook, WhatsApp in privacy policy matter New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused to stay the Competition Commission of India (CCI) notice asking Facebook and WhatsApp to furnish certain information in relation to a probe ordered by it into the instant messaging app's new privacy policy.

LGD8 GREEN-ROAD Construction of road should not result in destruction of biodiversity: NGT New Delhi: Construction of a road may be a necessity but it should should not result in destruction of the biodiversity, the National Green Tribunal said Wednesday while forming a committee to monitor compliance of environmental norms during construction of a stretch of Margao National Highway Western Bypass in Goa.

FOREIGN: FGN2 VIRUS-US-FAUCI Delta variant 'greatest threat' to US' COVID-19 efforts: Dr Fauci Washington: The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus is the 'greatest threat' to America's attempt to eradicate the COVID-19 pandemic, White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr Anthony Fauci has warned.

By Lalit K Jha FGN30 CHINA-SPACE STATION-LD XI President Xi speaks to Chinese astronauts in space station; says mission an important 'milestone' Beijing: President Xi Jinping on Wednesday spoke to the three astronauts stationed in China's space station and told them that the project is an important 'milestone' in the country's ambitious space exploration programme.

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