New Delhi, Apr 10 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 9 pm: NATION CAL48 WB-PM-2NDLD RALLY Modi condoles deaths in Cooch Behar, blames TMC for violence Siliguri/ Krishnanagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday accused the ruling TMC of perpetuating a culture of violence in West Bengal, where five people were killed during polling, including four in firing by the CISF, and requested the Election Commission to take stern action against those responsible.
DEL48 LD SINOINDIA Eastern Ladakh: India, China agree to resolve outstanding issues expeditiously New Delhi: India and China held detailed deliberations on disengagement in remaining areas of eastern Ladakh and agreed to jointly maintain stability on the ground, avoid any new incidents and resolve the outstanding issues in an 'expeditious manner'.
CAL54 WB 2ND LDALL POLL SITUATION Political storm erupts after 5 killed during Bengal poll including 4 in CISF firing Kolkata/Cooch Behar: In the first major outbreak of violence during West Bengal assembly elections, five persons were killed, including four in a firing by CISF personnel, while five candidates were attacked during the fourth phase of polling in 44 seats on Saturday, triggering a political firestorm.
CAL47 WB-POLL-FIRING-MAMATA-PROBE Cooch Behar killings: Mamata questions self-defence version of central forces, orders CID probe Siliguri (WB): Questioning the central forces' version of firing on voters in self-defence in Cooch Behar that killed four people, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her government will initiate a CID probe into the incident.
DEL5 VIRUS-LD CASES India's COVID-19 tally climbs to 1,32,05,926 with over 1.45 lakh fresh cases New Delhi: With a record 1,45,384 fresh cases, India's COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,32,05,926, the health ministry said on Saturday.
DEL47 VACCINE-LD HEALTH MINISTRY India fastest nation to administer 100 million doses of COVID vaccine: Health Ministry New Delhi: With the total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossing 10 crore, the Union Health Ministry on Saturday said that India is the fastest nation to administer 100 million doses in 85 days.
DEL45 EC-WB-POLL-TURNOUT 76.16% voter turnout till 5 pm in violence-hit 4th phase of polls in West Bengal New Delhi: A voter turnout of 76.16 per cent was recorded till 5 pm in the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly polls Saturday, amid incidents of violence which prompted the Election Commission to suspend voting at a booth in Sitalkuchi constituency of Cooch Behar.
DEL39 RAHUL-LD VACCINE India needs jobs and jabs, BJP govt gives 'jumlas, jibes': Rahul Gandhi New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said money should be given in the hands of the common people to tide over the impact of the second coronavirus wave and alleged that the 'arrogant government' is allergic to good suggestions.
BOM18 MH-VACCINE-LD DOSES Maha has 15.63 lakh doses, hope distributed properly:Javadekar Pune: Maharashtra is currently left with 15.63 lakh of the 1.10 crore anti-COVID 19 vaccine doses it had received, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said Saturday and called for their 'proper distribution' amid reports of an acute shortage of vaccines which the state government had blamed on the Centre.
DEL42 UP-LD ACCIDENT 10 killed, 40 hurt as truck falls into gorge in UP's Etawah Lucknow/Etawah: Ten people were killed and 40 injured as a truck on which they were travelling fell into a 30-foot-deep gorge in UP's Etawah district on Saturday, police said.
LEGAL LGD3 SC-UNIFORM CIVIL CODE Plea in SC seeks transfer of petition on 'Uniform Civil Code' New Delhi: A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking transfer of a petition on Uniform Civil Code issue, pending in the Delhi High Court, to the apex court to avoid multiplicity of litigations.
LGD1 DL-HC-RIOTS-BAIL Delhi riots: HC grants bail to two men in murder, conspiracy case New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has granted bail to two persons, facing prosecution in a case of murder and criminal conspiracy relating to last year's northeast Delhi riots.
FOREIGN FGN29 UK-PRINCE-HARRY Harry expected to fly in for funeral of grandfather Prince Philip London: The rift in the royal ranks after an explosive interview by Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle is to be set aside as reports suggest that the Duke of Sussex is keen to fly to the UK despite coronavirus restrictions to attend grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral. By Aditi Khanna FGN18 IMF-WB-LD VACCINES IMF, World Bank urged to ensure timely delivery of safe & effective COVID vaccines across nations Washington: Asserting that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for years, a joint ministerial committee of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has urged the two global financial bodies to ensure timely delivery of safe and effective vaccines across all countries. By Lalit K Jha FGN17 IMF-INDIA India needs to grow faster to make up for contraction during COVID-19 pandemic: IMF Washington: India, which is projected to grow at an impressive rate of 12.5 per cent this year, needs to grow at a much faster pace to make up for the unprecedented contraction of eight per cent that it clocked during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to a senior IMF official. By Lalit K Jha. PTI RHL