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New Delhi, Nov 17 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1700 hrs: DEL34 SHAH-JK-LD GUPKAR Shah says 'Gupkar gang' wants to take JK back to era of terror, turmoil New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday termed the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a conglomerate of political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, an 'unholy global alliance' and alleged that it, along with the Congress, wants to take Jammu and Kashmir back to the era of terror and turmoil.

DEL36 BJP-CONG-CHOPPER DEAL Whenever you think of kickback in def deal, think of Cong leaders: BJP New Delhi: No deal without a deal and no contract without a cut has been the policy of Congress leaders, the BJP said on Tuesday, attacking the opposition party over reports of kickbacks allegedly received by its members in the AgustaWestland chopper deal.

DEL26 DL-VIRUS-LD KEJRIWAL Kejriwal seeks power from Centre to impose lockdown in markets which may emerge as COVID hotspots New Delhi: Amid a spurt in coronavirus cases in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday sought power from the Centre to impose lockdown in those markets which may emerge as COVID-19 hotspots, and decided to withdraw an order allowing 200 guests to attend wedding functions.

DEL27 VIRUS-NEW INFECTIONS COVID-19: Daily recoveries continue to exceed daily cases in India New Delhi: India has seen less than 50,000 daily new cases of COVID-19 for the past ten days, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

CAL1 BH-CABINET-MEET First cabinet meet of new Bihar govt approves 5-day legislature session Patna: In its first meeting on Tuesday, the new cabinet headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar gave its nod to a five-day session of the bicameral Bihar legislature from November 23.

CAL3 OD-NADDA Bihar rejected 'goonda raj', voted for development: Nadda Bhubaneswar: People of Bihar rejected 'goonda raj' and voted for development, BJP president JP Nadda said on Tuesday.

MDS4 KA-VIOLENCE-CONGRESS Benglauru violence: Shivakumar accuses ruling BJP of trying to defame Cong Bengaluru: Defending the Congress following the arrest of former mayor Sampath Raj in connection with the Bengaluru riots, its Karnataka unit President D K Shivakumar on Tuesday accused the ruling BJP of 'misusing' the law to defame his party.

Legal LGD9 SC-TABLIGHI-LD MEDIA SC says not satisfied with Centre’s affidavit on pleas over media reporting of Tablighi congregation New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday expressed displeasure over the Centre’s affidavit in the case related to media reporting of Tablighi Jamaat congregation during the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, and said the government should consider setting up a regulatory mechanism to deal with such content on TV.

LGD10 SC-KOSHIYARI Maha Governor Koshyari moves SC against contempt proceedings over rent payment New Delhi: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has moved the Supreme Court against the issuance of a notice by Uttarakhand High Court on a plea for initiating a contempt proceeding against him for his failure to follow its order to pay market rent for a government bungalow allocated to him as a former Chief Minister Foreign FGN16 UN-PAK-INDIA Pakistan becomes 'Pavlovian' whenever India is mentioned: India at UNGA United Nations: India has slammed Pakistan for making “irrelevant and irresponsible” remarks in the UN, saying the General Assembly is a forum for serious debate, not frivolous allegations.By Yoshita Singh FGN18 VIRUS-US-LD BIDEN More Americans 'may die' due to COVID if Trump does not cooperate with transition process: Biden Washington: President-elect Joe Biden has warned that many more Americans 'may die' if incumbent President Donald Trump does not cooperate with the transition process and hamper the incoming administration's ability to tackle the deadly coronavirus pandemic. By Lalit K Jha PTI DPB