Highlights at 1300 hours

New Delhi, Nov 22 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1300 hours: NATION DEL9 JK-LD SITUATION-SHUTDOWN Kashmir shuts down: Shops, business establishments closed for third consecutive day Srinagar: Most shops and other business establishments in Kashmir were closed on Friday, the third consecutive day of a Valley-wide shutdown following a brief semblance of normalcy.

CAL4 WB-HASINA-ARRIVAL B'desh PM arrives in city to attend Day/Night Test match Kolkata: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Kolkata around 10.30 am on Friday to inaugurate India's maiden Day/Night Test match at the iconic Eden Gardens stadium.

BOM9 MH-UDDHAV Maha govt formation moves: Uddhav meets Sena legislators Mumbai: As the government formation process picked momentum in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday met his party's legislators to discuss the political situation in the state.

DEL8 CONG-LD ELECTORAL BONDS-PROTEST Congress protests over electoral bonds at Parliament premises New Delhi: The Congress on Friday stepped up its attack on the Centre over electoral bonds, alleging that the government is a 'factory of lies' and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi break his silence over the issue.

PAR3 LS-ECIGARETTE-BILL Bill to ban production, sale of e-cigarettes in Lok Sabha New Delhi: A bill to ban production, import and sale of e-cigarettes and similar products was introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday.

CAL3 WB-LYNCH 2 lynched in West Bengal over suspicion of cattle theft Cooch Behar: Two persons have been lynched over suspicion of cattle theft in Coochbehar district and 14 persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the incident, police said.

BOM7 CG-BLAST CRPF jawan injured in Chhattisgarh IED blast Bijapur: A CRPF jawan was injured on Friday when a pressure bomb placed by naxals went off in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said.

MDS2 KL-SNAKE BITE-PROTEST School students take out march in protest over death of girl due to snake bite in Ker Wayanad (Ker): Students of a government school took out a protest march here on Friday demanding sternaction against their teachers over the death of a 10-year old girl after being bitten by a snake inside her classroom.

DES2 DL-AIR QUALITY Delhi air quality in 'very poor' category New Delhi: The air quality in Delhi was in the 'very poor' category on Friday, improving slightly from the 'severe' level a day ago.

LEGAL LGD10 SC-AADHAAR SC seeks Centre's reply on plea against changes in law allowing private firms to use Aadhaar data New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of the Centre on a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the amendments made in the law allowing private entities to use the Aadhaar data for voluntary authentication of customers.

LGD8 SC-MARADU SC to hear in open court review pleas of Maradu flat owners for relief from builders New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear in open court review pleas of some Maradu flat owners in Kochi seeking appropriate relief from the builders.

LGD7 SC-RO SC asks RO manufacturers to approach govt over NGT's order on water purifiers New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the RO Manufacturers Association to approach the government on the National Green Tribunal's order prohibiting use of reverse osmosis (RO) purifiers where total dissolved solids (TDS) in water are below 500 mg per litre.

FOREIGN FGN2 LANKA-CABINET Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints interim Cabinet Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday appointed an interim Cabinet which is aimed to run the government until the next parliamentary election.

SPORTS SPD3 SPO-CRI-PINK-TOSS Day/Night Test: Bangladesh win toss, elect to bat Kolkata: Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque won the toss and elected to bat against India in their maiden Day/Night Test here on Friday. PTIHMB