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New Delhi, Nov 11 (PTI) These are the top stories at 5.30 pm: Nation DEL46 CAB-LD ONLINE Govt brings OTT operators under ambit of I&B ministry New Delhi: The government has brought OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar besides other online news and current affairs content under the ambit of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, giving it powers to regulate policies and rules for the digital space. So far, there was no law or autonomous body governing digital content in India.

DEL39 SINOINDIA-LADAKH-PROPOSAL India, China on verge of reaching agreement to resolve border standoff in eastern Ladakh New Delhi: India and China may be on the verge of a breakthrough in resolving the over six-month-long tense border standoff in eastern Ladakh with both sides broadly agreeing on a three-step process on disengagement of troops and withdrawal of weaponry from all major friction points in a time-bound manner, authoritative sources said on Wednesday.

DEL20 MEA-ASEAN PM PM Modi to co-chair virtual India-ASEAN summit on Thursday New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday co-chair a virtual summit between India and 10-nation ASEAN that is expected to focus on measures to recover from the economic turmoil triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and ways to further broadbase the strategic ties.

CAL1 POLL-LDALL BIHAR NDA overcomes stiff challenge to retain power in Bihar Patna: Surmounting anti-incumbency of 15 years, a mutinous former ally, and a spirited challenge from a resurgent opposition that rose from its ashes like proverbial phoenix after the 2019 Lok Sabha poll debacle, Nitish Kumar-led NDA was back in power in Bihar on Wednesday with a slender majority.

DEL35 BJP-BIHAR-JAISWAL Bihar victory belies anti-incumbency claims; Nitish to remain CM: BJP Bihar president New Delhi: Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal on Wednesday credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi's welfare policies for the ruling NDA's win in the assembly polls and said all anti-incumbency claims have been negated by the mandate for a fourth term to the Nitish Kumar government. By Kumar Rakesh DEL9 VIRUS-LD CASES India's COVID-19 tally crosses 86-lakh mark, recovery rate rises to 92.79 pc New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload went past 86 lakh on Wednesday, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 80.13 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.79 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry's data.

BOM1 MP-BYPOLLS-RESULTS MP bypolls: BJP wins 19 out of 28 seats, Cong bags nine Bhopal: The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh won 19 out of the 28 assembly constituencies, where bypolls were held on November 3, giving it a comfortable majority in the House and providing stability to its eight-month-old government in the state.

MDS5 TL-BIHAR-LD OWAISI Bihar poll boost: AIMIM plans to contest in UP, West Bengal polls, says Owaisi Hyderabad: Buoyed by the results of Bihar assembly elections, the AIMIM which bagged five seats is now looking to spread its wings to states such as Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

DEL13 RAHUL-VIRUS VACCINE Govt needs to define COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy: Rahul Gandhi New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the government will have to define a vaccine distribution strategy to ensure that every Indian gets the COVID-19 vaccine.

DEL11 DL-AIR QUALITY Delhi air quality in 'very poor' category New Delhi: Delhi's air quality slipped back into the “very poor” category on Wednesday after remaining in the “severe” zone for six days on the trot, with a change in the wind direction reducing the contribution of stubble burning in city's pollution.

Legal LGD29 SC-ARNAB-BAIL SC grants interim bail to Arnab Goswami in 2018 abetment to suicide case New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday granted interim bail to journalist Arnab Goswami in the 2018 abetment to suicide case.

LGD3 SC-LD FIRECRACKERS SC refuses to interfere with HC cracker ban, says preserving life more important New Delhi: The Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to interfere with the Calcutta High Court order banning the sale and use of firecrackers in West Bengal during Kali Puja, saying preservation of life was more important amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Business DEL54 BIZ-LD STOCKS Benchmarks scale fresh peaks; IT, metal, pharma stocks shine Mumbai: The BSE Sensex defied gravity for the eighth straight session to finish at yet another record high on Wednesday as positive global cues and robust foreign fund inflows fuelled risk-on sentiment.

Foreign FGN16 US-TRUMP-LD BIDEN President Trump not conceding defeat is 'an embarrassment': Biden Washington: Donald Trump not conceding defeat in the US election is 'an embarrassment' and that 'will not help the President's legacy,' President-elect Joe Biden has said, asserting that his transition plans have remained unaffected and he has started talking to world leaders. By Lalit K Jha FGN6 BIDEN-ART-INDIANS Over 20 Indian-Americans named in Biden's agency review teams Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden has named more than 20 Indian-Americans as members, including three as team leads, to his agency review teams (ARTs) that are responsible for evaluating the operations of the key federal agencies in the current administration to ensure smooth transfer of power. By Lalit K Jha. PTI HDA