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New Delhi, Jul 5 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL33 PM-COWIN CONCLAVE India to make CoWIN available to all countries: PM Modi New Delhi: India's technology platform for COVID vaccination - CoWin -is being made open source and soon it will be available to all countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, asserting that India has been committed to sharing its expertise and resources with the global community in combating the pandemic.

DEL25 CBI-2NDLD GOMTI CBI registers second FIR on Gomti River Front project; 189 officials, contractors booked New Delhi: The CBI has booked 189 officials and contractors in its second FIR related to irregularities in the Rs 1,437-crore Gomti river front development project in Lucknow, which was undertaken during the tenure of the previous Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Monday.

DEL23 JK-POLITICS-LD PAGD Disappointed at outcome of all-party meet on J-K: PAGD Srinagar: The People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Monday expressed disappointment over the outcome of the recent all-party meeting on J-K chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying there was lack of substantial confidence building measures like release of political and other prisoners.

BOM8 MH-STAN SWAMY-DEAD Stan Swamy dead: Hospital tells Bombay High Court Mumbai: Jesuit priest Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, has died, an official of a hospital where he was being treated informed the Bombay High Court on Monday.

DEL7 VIRUS-LD CASES India records 39,796 new COVID-19 cases, 723 deaths New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 39,796 new Covid infections, which took the tally of cases to 3,05,85,229, while the death toll climbed to 4,02,728 with 723 more fatalities, the lowest in around 88 days, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. DEL15 BHAGWAT-REAX Remove BJP leaders who 'harassed' Muslims from posts if true to your words: Digvijaya to Bhagwat New Delhi: A day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat asserted that the DNA of all Indians is the same, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday said if Bhagwat is true to his words, he must give directions that all those BJP leaders who 'harassed' innocent Muslims be removed from their posts.

DEL16 ED-SHAKTI BHOG ARREST Bank fraud: ED arrests Shakti Bhog CMD in money laundering case New Delhi: The ED on Monday said it has arrested Kewal Krishan Kumar, chairman and managing director (CMD) of Delhi-based Shakti Bhog Foods Limited, in a money laundering case linked to an alleged multi-crore bank loan fraud.

DEL39 IMD-MONSOON Monsoon to reach remaining parts of north India by July 10: IMD New Delhi: After a break, Southwest Monsoon is set to revive and spread to remaining parts of north India including Delhi by July 10, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. MDS1 KA-UNLOCK Unlock 3.0: Religious places, malls open; transport back to full capacity in Karnataka Bengaluru: With the Karnataka government further easing restrictions under 'Unlock 3.0' effective from Monday, life seems to have returned to normalcy as shops, restaurants, malls, private offices and religious places began their operations in full swing.

BOM14 MH-ASSEMBLY-LD SUSPENSION 12 BJP MLAs suspended from Maha Assembly for 1 year for 'misbehaving' with presiding officer Mumbai: Twelve BJP MLAs were suspended from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for one year after the state government accused them of 'misbehaving' with presiding officer Bhaskar Jadhav in the Speaker's chamber on Monday.

CAL7 BH-UNLOCK-REOPEN Bihar govt eases COVID curbs; colleges, gyms to reopen Patna: The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar on Monday allowed reopening of colleges, universities and senior sections in schools, besides easing several other curbs that are in place as part of the COVID-induced lockdown clamped on the state two months ago. LEGAL LGD3 SC-LD IT ACT Shocking that people still booked under scrapped section 66A of IT Act, says SC New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday said it is “amazing” and “shocking” that people are still being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act that was scrapped by the apex court verdict in 2015.

LGD5 DL-HC-DU-LAW Delhi HC refuses to interfere with DU's online open book exam for last year's intermediate law SEM New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to interfere with Delhi University's decision to conduct online open book exam for intermediate semesters of its law course which could not be conducted last year due to COVID-19, and said that it would not allow students to dictate terms of examination of a professional course.

BUSINESS DEL13 BIZ-PMI-SERVICES India's services sector activities slump at fastest rate in 11 months in June: PMI New Delhi: India's services sector activities contracted further in June as the intensification of the COVID-19 crisis and reintroduction of containment measures restricted demand, a monthly survey said on Monday.

FOREIGN FGN25 PAK-FATF-CELL Pakistan establishes anti-money laundering and terror financing cell to exit FATF's grey list Islamabad: Pakistan’s anti-corruption watchdog has established an anti-money laundering and terror financing cell to check financial crimes and illegal transfer of resources as the country struggled to exit from the FATF’s grey list. By Sajjad Hussain PTI TDS TDS

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