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New Delhi, Apr 5 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5.15 PM: NATION DEL14 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19:India records over one lakh new cases in single day for first time New Delhi: Coronavirus cases in India hit a record daily high since the outbreak of the pandemic with 1,03,558 new infections pushing the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,25,89,067, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

BOM10 MH-DESHMUKH-LD RESIGNATION Maharashtra home minister quits after HC orders CBI probe Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigned on Monday after the Bombay High Court ordered a CBI probe into the allegations of extortion against him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.

DEL39 BJP-MH-DESHMUKH BJP attacks Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray after Anil Deshmukh's resignation New Delhi: Training its guns on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, the BJP said on Monday that he has forfeited the moral authority to govern after the Bombay High Court asked the CBI to probe into allegations of corruption against Anil Deshmukh.

DEL30 CONG-RAFALE Cong raises Rafale deal again after French media claims of €1.1-million 'commission' New Delhi: The Congress Monday sought a thorough probe in the Rafale defence deal and demanded answers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after a French media report claimed that €1.1 million was paid to a 'middleman' by the aircraft manufacturer.

DEL20 PM-LD STUDENTS INTERACTION PM Modi's 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' on Wednesday New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that his annual interaction with students ''Pariksha Pe Charcha'' will be held on April 7 in a new virtual format.

DEL44 RAFALE-CONG-BJP 'Completely baseless', says BJP on Rafale bribe allegations New Delhi: The BJP on Monday dismissed as 'completely baseless' the allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal, stressing that the Supreme Court had rejected a demand for a probe in the purchase of the fighter aircraft and the CAG also found nothing wrong.

DEL24 CG-NAXAL-2NDLD SHAH Govt determined to end Naxal menace, says HM Amit Shah Raipur/ New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the government is determined to take the ongoing fight against the unrest created by naxals to its logical conclusion.

CAL12 WB-MAMATA Confident of win in Bengal now, later in Delhi: Mamata Chunchura (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday asserted that she would win the ongoing state polls despite injury and eventually aim for power in Delhi.

DEL28 RAHUL-LD NAXAL-CRPF Chhattisgarh anti-naxal operation was poorly designed: Rahul Gandhi New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that the operation against naxals in Chhattisgarh, in which 22 security personnel were killed, was 'incompetently' executed and 'poorly designed'.

LEGAL BOM5 MH-HC-LD SINGH-DESHMUKH HC asks CBI to probe Param Bir Singh's allegations against Deshmukh Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry within 15 days into allegations of corruption and misconduct levelled by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

LGD8 SC-ISRO SPY-LD REPORT ISRO espionage case: Centre moves SC seeking urgent hearing, matter to be heard next week New Delhi: The Centre Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking urgent hearing on the report filed by a high-level committee regarding the role of erring police officials in the 1994 espionage case relating to ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan who had been acquitted and was eventually awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation by the top court.

LGD3 SC-YEDIYURAPPA SC stays proceedings against Karnataka CM in graft case related to land denotification New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday stayed the Karnataka High Court order which directed a trial court to proceed against Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa in a corruption case of allegedly denotifying some land to benefit private parties.

BUSINESS DEL16 BIZ-PMI-MANUFACTURING Manufacturing activities in India eases in Mar; challenging times ahead: Survey New Delhi: India's manufacturing sector activities lost further growth momentum and fell to a seven-month low in March as demand was constrained by the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, a monthly survey said on Monday.

DEL18 BIZ-INSOLVENCY LAW Govt amends insolvency law; introduces pre-packaged resolution process for MSMEs New Delhi: The government has amended the insolvency law to provide for a pre-packaged resolution process for micro, small and medium enterprises.

FOREIGN FGN20 BANGLA-VESSEL-LD CAPSIZE At least 27 dead as launch capsizes after collision with cargo vessel in Bangladesh Dhaka: At least 27 people died after a small launch carrying over 100 passengers capsized after colliding with a cargo vessel in Bangladesh's Shitalakkhya river, officials said on Monday. By Anisur Rahman FGN9 ISRAEL-INDIA-UAE-LD TRADE India, UAE and Israel's trilateral trade could reach USD 110 billion by 2030: Top diplomats Jerusalem/Dubai: The trilateral trade between India, Israel and the UAE can propel to a high of USD 110 billion by 2030 by tapping into their mutual strengths, top diplomats and members of the business community have said. PTI CK