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New Delhi, Nov 17 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 2100 hrs: Nation DEL83 LD BRICS-MODI Terrorism biggest global problem; Countries supporting terrorists need to be held guilty: PM New Delhi, Nov 17 (PTI) Asserting that terrorism is the 'biggest problem' the world is facing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said there was a need to ensure that countries supporting and assisting terrorists are held guilty, in an oblique reference to Pakistan.

DEL93 2ND LD SHAH-GUPKAR Shah says 'Gupkar gang' wants to take JK back to era of terror, sharp reactions from Cong, NC and PDP New Delhi/Srinagar: The People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration is an 'unholy global alliance' that along with the Congress wants to return to the era of terror and turmoil, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday, days ahead of local body elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

CAL9 OD-DEF-MISSILE India successfully test-fires QRSAM for second time in 4 days Balasore (Odisha): India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system from a base in Odisha for the second time in four days, defence sources said.

DEL90 VIRUS-VACCINE-DISTRIBUTION Storage of Pfizer's COVID vaccine challenge for most nations; India examining possibilities: Govt New Delhi: The cold-chain requirement for the anti-coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by Pfizer at a temperature of minus 70 degrees Celsius poses a big challenge, but the government is examining the possibilities if at all the vaccine has to be obtained by India, it said on Tuesday.

DEL81 CONG-RUMBLINGS-LD KHURSHID 'Doubting Thomases' suffering from periodic 'pangs of anxiety': Salman Khurshid on Sibal's criticism New Delhi: Amid questions being raised by some in Congress over its Bihar poll performance, senior leader Salman Khurshid on Tuesday took a dig at such party colleagues calling them 'doubting Thomases' who suffer periodic 'pangs of anxiety'.

BOM13 MH-HINDUTVA-RAUT Sena doesn't need certificate on Hindutva from any party: Raut Mumbai: The Shiv Sena was and will always remain 'Hindutvawadi' and does not need a certificate on its commitment to the ideology from anyone, the party's Rajya Sabha MP, Sanjay Raut, said on Tuesday.

DEL80 CBI-ENGINEER-LD CHILD ABUSE UP junior engineer in CBI net for alleged sexual abuse of children New Delhi: The CBI has arrested a junior engineer of Uttar Pradesh irrigation department for alleged sexual exploitation of children for last 10 years and selling videos and photographs of his nefarious acts on dark web to other paedophiles across the globe, officials said Tuesday.

DEL71 VIRUS-LD HEALTH MINISTRY Doubling testing capacity, raising ICU beds among steps to tackle COVID cases spike in Delhi: Govt New Delhi: Doubling COVID-19 testing capacity to 1 to 1.2 lakh and increasing ICU beds to over 6,000 are among the decisions taken by the government to tackle the spike in coronavirus infections in Delhi, the Centre said on Tuesday.

BOM11 MH-THACKERAY-ATHAWALE Sena-RPI-BJP reunion will be tribute to Bal Thackeray:Athawale Mumbai: The Shiv Sena, RPI (A) and BJP coming together again in the future will be a true tribute to Shiv Sena founder the late Bal Thackeray, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said on Tuesday.

Legal LGD15 SC-TABLIGHI-2NDLD 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 here during the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, and said the government should consider setting up a regulatory mechanism to deal with such contents on TV.

Foreign FGN24 BRICS-PUTIN-VACCINE Putin says Sputnik V vaccine could be produced in India and China Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for a joint effort by the BRICS countries on the development of the coronavirus vaccines as he suggested that Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 could be produced in China and India, which are members of the five-nation bloc.

FGN25 BRICS-CHINA-XI Xi offers to cooperate with India, BRICS countries to develop COVID-19 vaccine Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday offered to cooperate with India and other BRICS nations in the development of vaccines against the coronavirus and called for holding a symposium by the five-member bloc on traditional medicine to explore its role in the COVID-19 prevention and treatment.