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New Delhi, Jan 24 (PTI) Following are the top stories: NATION DEL17 VIRUS-LD CASES India witnesses record 3,46,786 COVID-19 cases, 2,624 deaths in a day New Delhi: A record single-day rise of 3,46,786 coronavirus cases pushed India's tally of infection to 1,66,10,481, while active cases crossed the 25-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.

DEL33 DL-LD OXYGEN 20 patients die in Jaipur Golden Hospital as Delhi’s desperate oxygen hunt continues New Delhi: Twenty people died at Delhi’s Jaipur Golden Hospital, their lives ebbing away as the hospital waited for oxygen to be replenished, officials said on Saturday, day five of a deepening crisis over the scarcity of oxygen vital to save critically ill Covid patients.

DES5 PB-VIRUS-OXYGEN-HOSPITAL-PATIENTS Six patients die at Amritsar hospital due to 'oxygen shortage' Amritsar: Six patients died at a private hospital here on Saturday due to the shortage of oxygen, hospital authorities said.

DEL25 CJI-LD SWEARING IN Justice N V Ramana sworn in as 48th Chief Justice of India New Delhi: Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana was sworn in as the 48th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday.

DEL14 RAHUL-GOVT Focus on healthcare instead of 'spending on PR, unnecessary projects': Rahul Gandhi to govt New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged the central government to focus on vaccines, oxygen and other health services amid the COVID-19 pandemic instead of 'spending on PR and unnecessary projects'.

BOM6 MH-CBI-DESHMUKH-LD SEARCHES Maha: CBI searches Anil Deshmukh's premises in Mumbai, Nagpur Mumbai/Nagpur: The CBI on Saturday conducted searches at former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh's premises in Mumbai and his hometown Nagpur after registering a case against him in connection with allegations of corruption, an official said.

BOM5 MH-OXYGEN EXPRESS Maha: Oxygen Express reaches Nashik, four tankers unloaded Mumbai: The first Oxygen Express carrying liquid medical oxygen tankers from Visakhapatnam reached Nashik in Maharashtra on Saturday morning.

MDS1 KR-THRISSUR POORAM-ACCIDENT 2 killed, 15 injured as banyan tree branch falls on Thrissur Pooram festival procession Thrissur (Ker): Two persons were killed and 15 injured when a branch of a banyan tree fell on a procession held as part of the Thrissur Pooram festival held here past midnight, police said on Saturday.

MDS3 KL-VIRUS-CURBS COVID-19 surge: Lockdown-like curbs in force in Kerala Thiruvananthapuram: The 48-hour lockdown- like curbs imposed by the Kerala government following unprecedented COVID-19 suge, came into force in the state with only essential services and emergency activities being allowed and a holiday declared for government offices and PSUs.

CAL2 AS-ONGC-RESCUE 2 ONGC employees rescued after encounter near Indo-Myanmar border in Nagaland Guwahati: Two employees of ONGC were rescued after an encounter near the India-Myanmar border in Nagaland on Saturday, while a search for the third personnel is underway, Assam police chief Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said.

CAL4 OD-BORDER-SEAL Odisha seals border with West Bengal Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government sealed its border with West Bengal where a triple mutant variant of COVID-19 has reportedly surfaced, and intensified vigil along the inter-state boundary, officials said.

LEGAL LGD6 DL-HC-VIRUS-LD OXYGEN Will hang anyone blocking oxygen supply: HC New Delhi: The Delhi High Court said on Saturday that if any official at the central, state or local administration was obstructing in the picking up or supply of oxygen, then it would 'hang' that person.

LGD10 CJI-PROFILE Justice Ramana takes oath as 48th CJI, authored key verdicts, ensured end of internet ban in Kashmir New Delhi: Justice N V Ramana, the new chief justice of India, has authored path-breaking verdicts as a Supreme Court judge and one of them led to the end of internet ban in Jammu and Kashmir, and another brought the apex court under the ambit of transparency law.

FORIEGN FGN12 VIRUS-PAK-QURESHI-INDIA Qureshi extends support to Indian people affected by COVID-19 surge Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday expressed support to the people of India in the wake of a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in the country and extended his sympathies to the affected families.

SPORTS SPD5 SPO-FOOTBALL-PRONAB-DEATH Mohun Bagan 1969 Shield final hero Pronab Ganguly no more Kolkata: Former India and Mohun Bagan winger Pronab Ganguly, who is best remembered for his double strike against East Bengal in the club's 1969 IFA Shield win, died after suffering a cardiac arrest here. PTI HMB HMB