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New Delhi, Nov 1 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 9.30 pm: NATION CAL28 BH-POLL-2NDLD PM-RALLY It's 'double yuvraj' versus NDA's double engine in Bihar: PM Samastipur/Chapra/Motihari/Bagaha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday blazed through the electoral battleground in Bihar mocking RJD's Tejashwi Yadav and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as 'double yuvraj' (two crown princes) who stood for 'jungle raj' and were pitted against the NDA's 'double engine' growth which has pulled the state out of lantern age.

DEL36 BYPOLLS-LD CAMPAIGN END Campaigning ends for byelection to 54 assembly seats, all eyes riveted on MP Bhopal/Lucknow/Ahmedabad, Nov 1 (PTI) Campaigning ended on Sunday for by-elections to 54 assembly constituencies in 10 states including 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh where the high-stake contest that will decide the fate of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government saw the parties launching vitriolic attacks against each other.

DEL40 MEA-PAK-GILGIT-BALTISTAN India firmly rejects Pak's move to accord status of province for Gilgit-Baltistan New Delhi: India on Sunday slammed Pakistan for its attempt to accord provincial status to the 'so-called Gilgit-Baltistan”, saying it is intended to camouflage the 'illegal' occupation of the region by Islamabad.

DEL35 HR-VIJ-LD LOVE JIHAD Haryana govt mulls law against 'love jihad' Chandigarh: A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced his government would bring a law against 'love jihad', his Haryana counterpart M L Khattar said his government is also considering legal provisions against it to ensure 'the guilty cannot escape'.

DEL37 JK-3RDLD ENCOUNTER Hizb chief Saifullah Mir killed near Srinagar, police terms it 'huge success' Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) chief Saifullah Islam Mir was killed in an encounter on the outskirts of the city on Sunday, police said, describing it as a huge success for the security forces.

DEL31 BH-POLLS-LD MITHILA NDA hopes to ride reach of welfare packages, Modi's appeal to score over Oppn Muzaffarpur/Darbhanga (Bihar): The smooth highway coursing through Muzaffarpur into Mithilanchal is not only a gateway to a distinct cultural landscape but also a region of changed political narrative as the ruling BJP-JD(U) combine seeks to draw support from the poorest sections of society on the back of a number of welfare schemes to take on a resurgent RJD-led alliance. By Kumar Rakesh CAL31 BH-MUNGER-LATHICHARGE-LD FIR 2 FIRs lodged in connection with Munger violence Munger, Nov 1 (PTI) Two separate FIRs were lodged in Bihar on Sunday in connection with the violence that took place in Munger during immersion of a Durga idol which left one person dead and several injured, a police officer said.

LEGAL LGD2 SC-LOAN MORATORIUM-RBI Loan moratorium: Banks told to credit 'interest on interest' to borrowers, RBI tells SC New Delhi: Banks, financial and non-banking financial institutions have been asked to take 'necessary actions' to credit into the accounts of eligible borrowers by November 5 the difference between compound and simple interest collected on loans of up to Rs 2 crore during the moratorium scheme, RBI has told the Supreme Court.

LGD3 BCI-LAW-EXAM BCI allows law universities to conduct physical examination New Delhi: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has allowed law universities to conduct physical examination by giving an option to students, who are unable or unwilling to appear till the COVID-19 pandemic is averted, to take the exam again after physical reopening of the varsities.

FOREIGN FGN18 US-OBAMA-2NDLD BIDEN Donald Trump focused on feeding his ego, did not help anyone except himself: Obama Pittsburg (US): US President Donald Trump is focused on feeding his ego and has not shown any interest in helping anyone except himself, whereas his Democratic rival Joe Biden cares about the coronavirus pandemic and keeping 'your family safe', Barack Obama has said. By Lalit K Jha FGN33 US-POLLS-INDIAN-AMERICANS Trump, Biden's Indian-American supporters intensify their campaign Washington: With less than 50 hours to go for the US presidential elections, Indian-American supporters of both President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden on Sunday intensified their campaigns, particularly in battle ground states, asking the community members to get out and vote and support their respective leaders. By Lalit K Jha FGN31 PAK-LEADER-IAF-PILOT Pak considers registering treason case against PML-N leader over remarks on release of Abhinandan Lahore: The Pakistan government is mulling over registering a treason case against a senior Opposition leader for his controversial statement that the country handed over captured Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to India under pressure, a top minister has said. By M Zulqernain BUSINESS DEL30 BIZ-LD GST-COLLECTION GST collection in Oct crosses Rs 1 lakh cr, first time in 8 months New Delhi: The goods and services tax (GST) collected in October rose to Rs 1.05 lakh crore, crossing the Rs 1 lakh crore mark for the first time since February this year, reflecting a pick-up in economic activity and demand. PTI AAR AAR AAR