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New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL22 LD PM Country saddened by insult to Tricolour on Republic Day: PM Modi New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the country was saddened by the 'insult' to the Tricolour on Republic Day, referring to the religious flag incident at Red Fort during the farmers' tractor parade.

DEL30 PM-PRABHUDDHA BHARATA India providing solutions to world's problems: PM Modi New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday cited several measures of his government to assert that they are in line with Swami Vivekananda's vision to help the poor and said from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change, India is now providing solutions to the world's problems.

DEL23 DL-LD-TIKAIT-PM Will honour PM's dignity, but also protect farmers’ self-respect: Naresh Tikait New Delhi: Farmer leader Naresh Tikait Sunday said that protesting farmers will honour the dignity of prime minister, but are also committed to protecting their self-respect, a day after Narendra Modi said his government was just a 'phone call away' for talks with them.

DEL26 DEF-TEJAS-LD UPGRADE Tejas Mark II to roll out next year; high-speed trials in 2023: HAL Chief Madhavan New Delhi: A more potent version of the indigenous Tejas multi-role combat jet featuring a much powerful engine, greater load-carrying capability and next-generation electronic warfare system is expected to be rolled out next year and its first high-speed trials will start in 2023, according to Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd R Madhavan.

DEL5 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19: India records 13,052 new cases, 127 fatalities New Delhi: With 13,052 new coronavirus cases, India's COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,07,46,183, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 1,04,23,125, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

CAL12 WB-SHAH-MAMATA Mamata working towards serving her nephew in West Bengal: Shah Dumurjala: In a stinging attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday alleged that she is working towards serving her nephew in the state, and will have no one by her side by the time assembly elections are held.

DEL28 THEATRES-LD JAVADEKAR 100 per cent occupancy in theatres from Feb 1, digital transactions to be encouraged: Javadekar New Delhi: Cinema halls across the country will be permitted to operate at full capacity from February 1 with adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Prakash Javadekar announced on Sunday.

DEL12 DL-COLD WAVE-RECORD Delhi records maximum cold wave days in January in 13 years: IMD New Delhi: Delhi recorded seven 'cold wave' days in January, the maximum in the month since 2008, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

CAL3 WB-GANGULY-DISCHARGE Ganguly discharged from hospital after fresh round of angioplasty Kolkata: Indian cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly was discharged from hospital on Sunday morning, three days after he underwent a fresh round of angioplasty to clear clogged coronary arteries, officials said.

MDS5 KL-PM-RAJAPPAN PM hails Keralite Rajappan's commitment to cleanliness Kottayam: It was just days ago former United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) chief Erik Solheim shared a small video on paralysis-hit N S Rajappan collecting plastic waste from Kerala's scenic Vembanad Lake despite his disability and said he should be made famous.

LEGAL LGD1 SC-ACTOR Sonu Sood moves SC against HC order on illegal construction notice New Delhi: Actor Sonu Sood has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court order which dismissed his appeal against a BMC notice over alleged illegal construction at his residential building in Mumbai's Juhu area.

FOREIGN FGN4 PAK-PEARL Pak govt to join review proceedings of Supreme Court's acquittals in Pearl murder case Islamabad: Amid mounting pressure from the US and the UN, the Pakistan government has said it would formally join the review proceedings initiated by the Sindh administration against the Supreme Court's acquittal of British-born al-Qaeda terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and his three aides in the brutal murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl. By Sajjad Hussain FGN1 UK-TRADE-PACT UK to join Asia-Pacific free trade pact CPTPP London: The UK government has announced that it is applying to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), one of the world's largest free-trade areas made up of 11 developed and emerging economies in the Pacific, under its post-Brexit plans. By Aditi Khanna PTI TDS TDS