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New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 9 pm: NATION DEL84 VIRUS-LDALL PM PM concerned over big crowds without masks in hill stations, markets; says no compromise on COVID-19 norms New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed concern over people crowding at hill stations and markets without wearing masks or observing social distancing norms, as he urged all to guard against complacency to prevent a third wave of the coronavirus spread.

DEL67 VIRUS-LD HEALTH MINISTRY Gross violations of Covid-appropriate behaviour being seen in parts of country: Govt New Delhi: People are talking about the third wave of coronavirus as casually as a 'weather update', the government said on Tuesday, noting that 'gross violations' of Covid-appropriate behaviour being seen in several parts of the country can nullify the gains made so far in pandemic management.

DEL81 NEET-LD PG-EXAM NEET-Postgraduate exam to be held on Sep 11 New Delhi: The NEET postgraduate exam will be held on September 11, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced on Tuesday.

DEL17 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19: India records 31,443 new cases, 2,020 deaths New Delhi: India's COVID-19 death toll climbed to 4,10,784 with 2,020 new deaths recorded after Madhya Pradesh reconciled its fatality data, while 31,443 new coronavirus cases were reported, the lowest in 118 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

DEL38 IMD-LD MONSOON Southwest Monsoon covers entire country after delay of five days: IMD New Delhi: After advancing over Delhi-NCR, the Southwest Monsoon covered the entire country on Tuesday after a delay of five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

DEL64 CONG-PRICE RISE Cong demands reduction in fuel prices, GST rates of mass-consumed goods New Delhi: Slamming the government on the issue of price rise, the Congress on Tuesday said there is no respite from its 'economic mess' and demanded that fuel prices and GST rates on mass-consumed goods be reduced to provide relief to the common people.

MDS19 LD MEKEDATU Karnataka CM says work will begin on Mekedatu, protests in TN Bengaluru/Chennai: The Mekedatu dam row between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu continued on Tuesday with Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa asserting that work for the reservoir would start,while protests were staged in many parts of the Tamil state and Puducherry against the initiative.

LEGAL LGD5 DL-COURT-OXYGEN Oxygen crisis: Court pulls up police for 'casual' reply on plea for FIR against Jaipur Golden Hospital for death of COVID patients New Delhi: A court here on Tuesday pulled up Delhi Police for filing in a 'casual manner' the reply to a plea seeking registration of an FIR against Jaipur Golden Hospital management for alleged deaths of COVID-19 patients due to oxygen shortage.

LGD12 DL-HC-PURI-2NDLD DEFAMATION HC restrains activist Gokhale from posting scandalous tweets against ex-diplomat Lakshmi Puri, husband Hardeep New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday restrained activist Saket Gokhale from posting defamatory or scandalous tweets against former diplomat Lakshmi Murdeshwar Puri or her husband, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, observing that reputations nurtured over years of selfless service and toil may crumble with a thoughtless barb.

LGC2 WB-HC-LD VIOLENCE Bengal violence: NHRC submits report; HC orders DNA test to identify BJP leader's body Kolkata: An NHRC committee investigating alleged post-poll violence in West Bengal on Tuesday submitted five sets of report in sealed covers before the Calcutta High Court, which ordered DNA matching of the body of a BJP labour wing leader for identification.

BUSINESS DEL70 BIZ-LD-S&P-INDIA-RATING S&P keeps India's rating at lowest investment grade for 14th straight year New Delhi: S&P Global Ratings on Tuesday kept India's sovereign rating unchanged at the lowest investment grade of 'BBB-' for the 14th year in a row, and said the government's ability to execute additional economic reforms that spur investment and create jobs will be crucial for recovery from the current economic slowdown.

DEL43 BIZ-LD SERUM-SPUTNIKVACCINE Serum Institute to start production of Sputnik vaccine in September New Delhi: Serum Institute of India (SII) will start production of Sputnik vaccine at the company's facilities in September, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Tuesday.

FOREIGN FGN35: NEPAL-DEUBA-2NDLD PM Kathmandu: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday formally became the country’s Prime Minister for a record fifth time after the Supreme Court's intervention.

SPORTS SPD13 SPO-CRI-YASHPAL-3RDLD DEATH India's 1983 World Cup hero Yashpal Sharma dies of cardiac arrest New Delhi: India's 1983 World Cup hero Yashpal Sharma, who was admired for being a gutsy middle-order batsman at the peak of his prowess, died on Tuesday after suffering a massive cardiac arrest here.

SPD26 SPO-OLY-IND-LD PM PM Modi hails struggles of Indian athletes of Olympics; wishes them luck New Delhi: Back stories of struggle, sacrifices and grit dominated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with India's Olympic-bound sportspersons during which he urged them to forget expectations and focus only on giving their best in Tokyo. PTI CK

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