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New Delhi, Nov 4 (PTI) These are the top stories at 9.30 pm: FGN47 US-LDALL ELECTION US presidential race too close to call, Trump claims 'fraud' in electoral process Washington: The race for the White House between Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden was poised for a photo-finish, even as the incumbent Republican president on Wednesday claimed 'fraud' in the counting of votes and said he would approach the Supreme Court to stop it.

Nation DEL10 VIRUS-LD CASES India's COVID-19 tally races past 83 lakh, national recovery rate reaches 92.09 pc New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload went past 83 lakh, while the number of recoveries surged to 76.56 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to over 92 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Wednesday.

BOM17 MH-3RD LD ARNAB Arnab Goswami arrested in two-year-old suicide case Mumbai: Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a 53-year-old interior designer in 2018, a police official said.

DEL37 ARNAB-LD REAX Arnab arrest: BJP calls it 'attack on press freedom', Cong dubs criticism 'selective outrage' New Delhi: The BJP and the Congress engaged in a verbal duel on Wednesday over Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami's arrest in Mumbai, with the saffron party saying it was an 'attack on press freedom' which was reminiscent of the Emergency, and the opposition party slamming the criticism as 'selective outrage'.

BOM27 GJ-2NDLD EXPLOSION Nine dead as godown collapses after explosion in Gujarat Ahmedabad: At least nine labourers, three of them women, were killed when a portion of a chemical godown collapsed following a powerful explosion here on Wednesday morning, said officials.

DEL75 BH-POLLS-LD PM People of Bihar prefer politics of 'good governance'; youth, women see hope in NDA: PM New Delhi: Asserting that the people of Bihar prefer 'sushashan ki rajneeti' (politics of good governance), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said only the NDA can provide security, employment and new opportunities of self-employment to the youth of the state.

CAL20 BH-POLL-LD RAHUL Rahul terms EVM as 'Modi Voting Machine';says NDA has no chance in Bihar Madhepura/Araria (Bihar): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Wednesday described Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) as 'Modi Voting Machine' (MVM), and asserted the youth of Bihar is 'angry' this time and will vote out the NDA government 'whether its EVM or MVM'.

DEL70 AMARINDER-DHARNA-LD FARMERS Punjab CM stages dharna in Delhi against farm laws, alleges 'step-motherly' treatment by Centre New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday launched a dharna here to protest against the Centre's new farm legislation and accused the BJP-led government of meting out 'step-motherly' treatment towards the state.

DEL66 JK-DDC-POLL Election to 20 district development councils in J-K to be held in 8 phases beginning Nov 28 Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir poll panel on Wednesday announced an eight-phase election to 20 district development councils (DDCs) in the union territory beginning November 28, in the first major electoral exercise since the abrogation of Article 370 in August last year.

DEL72 MIB-COMMITTEE-TRP Centre forms committee to review guidelines on television ratings New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday constituted a committee to review the guidelines on television ratings in India.

The four-member committee will be headed by Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi S Vempati.

Legal LGD16 SC-MAINTENANCE SC lays down guidelines for payment of maintenance in matrimonial cases New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday laid down guidelines for interim compensation and quantum of maintenance in matrimonial cases to ensure uniformity and consistency in practice adopted by different courts.

Business DEL52 BIZ-LD STOCKS Markets maintain momentum for 3rd day; US poll outcome awaited Mumbai: Equity indices ticked higher for the third straight session on Wednesday, largely in tandem with global markets as investors awaited the outcome of the tightly-contested US presidential election.

Foreign FGN44 NEPAL-INDIA-LD ARMYCHIEF Army Chief Gen MM Naravane arrives in Nepal on crucial visit Kathmandu: Army chief Gen MM Naravane arrived in Nepal on Wednesday on a three-day crucial visit that is largely aimed at resetting the bilateral ties that came under severe strain following a bitter border row.

FGN49 SHRINGLA-INDOUS India's ties with US based on bipartisan support, says Foreign Secretary Shringla London: India's ties with the US is based on bipartisan support and the two countries have forged a relationship that has withstood the test of time, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said, as he exuded confidence that the outcome of the US presidential elections will not affect the bilateral ties.

FGN32 US-CLIMATE-DEAL US formally exits Paris climate deal Washington: The US formally exited the Paris Climate Agreement on Wednesday amid election uncertainty, three years after President Donald Trump announced his intent to remove the country from participating in the landmark global pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. PTI HDA