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New Delhi, Nov 18 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL27 PARL-POLLUTION MPs ride bicycles, wear masks, drive e-cars to reach Parl for Winter Session New Delhi: Several MPs on Monday made a statement against pollution in the national capital by riding bicycles, sporting masks and even choosing electric vehicles over fuel guzzlers as they arrived for the Winter Session of Parliament.

DEL18 PM-LD SESSION Winter session should be productive with high quality debates: Modi New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed the hope that the Winter session of Parliament will be a productive one with high quality debates in which all MPs will contribute through their intellect.

DEL36 DEF-RSQ-CEASEFIRE VIOLATIONS 950 cases of ceasefire violations along LoC between Aug-Oct New Delhi: There were 950 cases of ceasefire violations (CFVs) along the Line of Control (LoC) from August to October this year in which three security forces personnel lost their lives, Shripad Naik, Minister of State for Defence said on Monday.

DEL24 CJI-3RDLD OATH Justice Bobde takes oath as 47th CJI New Delhi: Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, who was part of the historic Ayodhya verdict earlier this month, was on Monday administered oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind and started holding court at 11:30 am.

DEL25 2NDLD JNU MARCH JNU students protest rocks capital; march stopped by police New Delhi: Thousands of Jawaharlal Nehru University students, carrying placards and chanting slogans, marched towards Parliament on the first day of the Winter Session on Monday, demanding a total roll back of the hostel fee hike, but were stopped by police around half a kilometre from the institute's campus in south Delhi.

DEL23 DL-HRD-LD JNU HRD Ministry appoints committee to recommend ways to restore normal functioning of JNU New Delhi: The HRD Ministry on Monday appointed a three-member committee to recommend ways to restore normal functioning of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), officials said.

DEL30 MHA-HNLC Meghalaya-based insurgent group HNLC banned by govt New Delhi: Meghalaya-based insurgent group Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has been banned by the central government for its increased activities of violence and other subversive acts.

BOM2 MH-UDDHAV-AYODHYA Ahead of Sonia-Pawar meet, Uddhav defers Nov 24 Ayodhya visit Mumbai: A day after the NCP core committee resolved to form an alternative government in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has put off his November 24 visit to Ayodhya, a Sena leader said on Monday.

DEL26 PAWAR-CONG Political parties have to choose their path: Sharad Pawar on govt formation in Maha New Delhi: Ahead of his meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday said all the political parties seeking to stake claim in forming government in Maharashtra have to 'choose their path'.

DEL28 CONG-ELECTORAL BONDS Electoral bonds became instruments of anonymous donations: Cong New Delhi: The Congress on Monday alleged that electoral bonds became instruments of anonymous donations bordering on 'opaque money laundering' and asked the Modi government to answer how many thousand crores were received by the ruling BJP through them.

FOREIGN FGN19 LANKA-PREZ-LD OATH Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's President Colombo: Gotabaya Rajapaksa was on Monday sworn in as Sri Lanka's seventh President at an ancient Buddhist temple, a venue chosen to reflect the massive mandate he got from the Sinhalese majority, as he vowed to protect all communities while giving foremost priority to Buddhism.

FGN27 PAK-LD MISSILE Pak successfully conducts test launch of nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile which can strike targets up to 650 kilometres, bringing many Indian cities under its range.

LEGAL LGD4 SC-CHIDAMBARAM INX Media money-laundering case: Chidambaram moves SC challenging HC order dismissing bail plea New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court's order dismissing his bail petition in the INX Media money laundering case.

LGD8 DL-HC-LAWYERS CLASH-POLICE HC declines to entertain plea to replace Delhi Police with another security force in courts New Delhi: The Delhi High Court declined on Monday to entertain a plea by two lawyers seeking to replace the police with some other security force in the courts here in view of the clash between the two sides earlier this month.

BUSINESS DCM6 BIZ-LSQ-IOC-ADANI IOC, GAIL to pay Adani 5% more charge than their own LNG terminal: Pradhan New Delhi: State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) and GAIL India will pay Adani Group 5 per cent more in hiring charges for using the private firm's upcoming LNG import facility at Dhamra in Odisha than their own similar terminal, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday.

SPORTS SPF12 SPO-BAD-IND Korea Masters: Saina withdraws, Srikanth eyes good show Gwangju (Korea): Back in form after a string of below-par performances, Kidambi Srikanth would look for another good outing while Saina Nehwal pulled out of the Korea Masters World Tour Super 300 tournament, which starts with the qualifiers here on Tuesday. PTI RC