New Delhi, Jun 6 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1700 hours: NATION DEL28 RAHUL-LD GOVT Govt fighting for blue tick, be self-reliant for Covid vaccine, says Rahul; BJP hits back New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a swipe at the Modi government, saying it is fighting for a blue tick while leaving people to become 'aatmanirbhar' (self-reliant) to get Covid vaccines.
DEL27 DL-VIRUS-LD CASES Delhi records 381 COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths in a day; positivity rate 0.5 pc New Delhi: The national capital reported 381 new instances of the COVID-19 infection, the lowest since March 15, with the positivity rate dipping to 0.5 per cent, according health department data on Sunday.
DEL26 DL-BJP-RATION Centre prevented 'big scam' of AAP govt: BJP on Delhi's doorstep ration delivery scheme New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday claimed that the Centre has forestalled a 'big scam' that the Delhi’s AAP government might have committed by 'diverting' subsidised food grains, as it hit back at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for targeting the central dispensation for stopping his scheme of doorstep delivery of ration.
DEL22 BJP-DL-MALAYALAM 'Anarchist' Delhi govt for which Constitution does not matter: BJP on language row at hospital New Delhi: Slamming the Delhi government over a hospital circular that asked nursing staff not to speak in Malayalam at work, the BJP on Sunday said this was ironical that it requested Kerala for oxygen when in need it during the Covid crisis and has now attempted to snatch its peoples' right to speak in their language with each other.
DEL21 JK-PARRA-CHARGESHEET Parra was an asset of Pak-based terror groups: Police chargesheet Srinagar/New Delhi: Senior PDP leader Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra, a close aide of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, was an asset for Pakistan-based terror groups and his 13 years' journey from 2007 as a journalist and politician was a 'saga of subterfuge, deceit and double dealing', alleges a police chargesheet against him. By Sumir Kaul DEL20 MHA-BENGAL-LD TEAM Central team to visit West Bengal to assess damage caused by Cyclone Yaas New Delhi: A central team headed by a joint secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will visit West Bengal to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas, days after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee abstained from a cyclone review meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi triggering a controversy.
DEL15 BIZ-PETROL-PRICE-HIKE Petrol crosses Rs 95 a litre in Delhi, above Rs 100 mark in six states New Delhi: Petrol price on Sunday crossed Rs 95 a litre in Delhi and diesel breached Rs 86 per litre mark for the first time ever as fuel prices were hiked again.
DEL29 MHA-PAK-INDIANS Six years on, no clue about 17 'mentally unsound' Indians languishing in Pak jails New Delhi: Six years after Pakistan conveyed to India about 17 “mentally unsound” Indians languishing in jails in that country, efforts to confirm their identity have not yielded any result despite the Ministry of Home Affairs putting up their photos on its official website and seeking assistance from the general public as well as states and UTs.
FOREIGN FGN15 VIRUS-UK-MINISTER Delta variant around 40 per cent more transmissible, says UK minister London: The Delta variant of COVID-19, or the B1.617.2 variant first identified in India, is around 40 per cent more transmissible than the Alpha or so-called Kent variant of concern (VOC), UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday.
By Aditi Khanna FGN13 CHINA-VIRUS-VACCINE China authorises CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for children above 3 yrs Beijing: China has authorised the emergency use of CoronaVac, a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Chinese firm Sinovac, for children aged between 3 and 17 years, Sinovac Chairman Yin Weidong said. By K J M Varma SPORTS SPD2 SPO-CRI-IND-WTC-VENGSARKAR Lack of match-practice may hurt even world-class players like Virat, Rohit: Vengsarkar Mumbai: Lack of match practice before the World Test Championship final is not a big worry for Virat Kohli but the legendary Dilip Vengsarkar believes that it 'may hurt' the Indian captain. By Nikhil Bapat PTI SRY