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New Delhi, Nov 5 (PTI) These are the top stories at 5 pm: Nation DEL10 VIRUS-LD CASES India's COVID-19 caseload mounts to 83.64 lakh with 50,210 new cases New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 83.64 lakh with 50,210 new cases in a day, while 77,11,809 people have recuperated so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.20 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Thursday.

BOM3 MH-HC-ARNAB Arnab moves HC, challenges his 'illegal arrest' by police Mumbai: Republic TV Editor-in Chief Arnab Goswami has petitioned the Bombay High Court challenging his 'illegal arrest' in a 2018 case of abetment of suicide of an interior designer, and sought quashing of the FIR lodged against him by Alibaug police in Maharashtra.

DEL39 DEF-LD RAJNATH India determined to protect its sovereignty, territorial integrity: Rajnath on Ladakh standoff with China New Delhi: As the border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh enters the seventh month, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said India wants peaceful resolution of differences but at the same time it is determined to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of 'unilateralism and aggression' no matter what the sacrifice.

DEL29 MEA-INDO PAK India slams Pak's decision to transfer management of Kartarpur Sahib gurudwara to trust New Delhi: India on Thursday described as 'highly condemnable' Pakistan's decision to transfer the management of the Kartarpur Sahib gurudwara from a Sikh body to a separate trust, saying it runs against the religious sentiments of the Sikh community.

CAL8 WB-LD SHAH Can sense public anger against Mamata govt: Shah in Bengal Bankura (WB): Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday that he can sense massive public anger against the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal and the death knell of her regime has been sounded.

DEL11 UP-ENCOUNTER SIT UP SIT recommends action against police officials for links with slain ganster Vikas Dubey Lucknow: The three-member SIT formed to probe the ambush of policemen in Kanpur has pointed to a nexus between police and slain gangster Vikas Dubey and recommended action against 80 police personnel, a senior officer said on Thursday.

DEL1 DL-AIR QUALITY Haze chokes Delhi, pollution levels highest since November last year New Delhi: A layer of haze lingered over the national capital and its suburbs on Thursday morning, with raging farm fires and a fall in the wind speed and temperatures pushing air quality to the worst levels in around a year.

DEL34 DL-LD KEJRIWAL Delhi govt to hold 'Laxmi Puja' this Diwali; Kejriwal asks Delhiites to join it from their homes New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the COVID-19 situation is deteriorating in Delhi due to the rising air pollution as he appealed to people not to burst firecrackers, and join him and his ministers instead in a 'Laxmi Pujan' programme to be organised by the AAP government this Diwali.

DEL43 MEA-SHRINGLA Global economic fallout of COVID-19 will continue to remain a challenge: Shringla New Delhi: The global economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic will continue to remain a challenge and India has been looking at it not as constraints but as an opportunity for its economy as well as rebalancing of the international system, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Thursday.

CAL5 CBI-WB-SEARCH CBI searches multiple locations in Kolkata in cattle smuggling case Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted search operations at five locations in Kolkata in connection with the ongoing probe into cattle smuggling, officials said.

MDS6 KA-LOVEJIHAD-YEDIYURAPPA Karnataka will put an end to religious conversion in the name of 'love jihad': Yediyurappa Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday said the government will take strong measures to put an end to religious conversion in the name of 'love jihad.' Legal LGD1 VIRUS-SC-DISINFECTANT TUNNELS SC asks Centre to issue directions for banning use of disinfectants and ultra violet rays on humans New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to issue directions for banning use of disinfectants and ultra violet rays on humans for COVID-19 management.

Foreign FGN21 US-LD ELECTION No winner yet; vote counting continues in tense US presidential race Washington: Republican US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden have both claimed to be ahead in the closely fought presidential election, even as the final outcome hinged on a handful of states on Thursday where a flood of mail-in ballots triggered by the raging coronavirus pandemic remained to be counted.

FGN23 UK-SHRINGLA-EXTRADITION India seeks expeditious extradition of Mallya, Nirav Modi from UK London: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla held talks with British Home Secretary Priti Patel in London during which he strongly underlined India's interest in the expeditious extradition of former Kingfisher Airlines chief Vijay Mallya, who has completed all the legal processes related to extradition from the UK, and fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi. By Aditi Khanna. PTI HDA