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New Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI) These are the top stories at 5 pm: Nation: DEL24 PM-LD IIT-CONVOCATION India will give you ease of doing business, you work for providing 'ease of living' to people: Modi to IIT students New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the country will ensure 'ease of doing business' for its youth while they should work for providing 'ease of living' to people, particularly the poorest of the poor, through innovations.

DEL26 VIRUS-NEW INFECTIONS COVID-19: Delhi overtakes Kerala, Maha as highest contributor to new cases in 24 hrs New Delhi: Delhi overtook Maharashtra and Kerala by reporting 7,178 COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, becoming the largest contributor to the new 50,356 single day infections, according to Union Health Ministry on Saturday.

DEL23 RAIL-PUNJAB Rail Board chief rules out partial resumption of train services in Punjab, says farmers still around station premises New Delhi: The railways on Saturday declined to resume only goods train services in Punjab as demanded by agitating farmers, who cleared tracks after squatting on them for over 40 days, and said it will operate both freight and passenger trains or none.

CAL7 BH-POLL-3RD LD TURNOUT Nearly 46% turnout till 3 pm in 3rd phase of Bihar polls Patna: An estimated 46 per cent of the total 2.35 crore electors exercised their franchise till 3 pm in the 78 assembly seats of Bihar where polling is underway in the third and final phase of elections on Saturday.

MDS9 PSLV-ORBIT India launches earth observation satellite EOS-01, nine other satellites Sriharikota: India successfully launched its latest earth observation satellite EOS-01 and nine customer satellites on board its Polar rocket from the spaceport here on Saturday.

Legal: BOM MH-COURT-ARNAB-LD POLICE PLEA Court to hear cops' plea over Arnab's judicial remand on Nov 9 Mumbai: The sessions court at Alibaug in Maharashtra's Raigad district will hear on November 9 the police's revision plea challenging the magistrate's order of judicial remand to Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami instead of his police custody in a 2018 abetment of suicide case.

LGB4 MH-HC-TRP SCAM-COPS Fake TRP: HC seeks Maha govt's reply over charges against cops Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Saturday asked the Maharashtra government, Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and two other police officials to respond to a plea filed by Hansa Research Group Pvt Ltd, the complainant in the television rating points (TRP) scam, alleging harassment by the police.

Foreign: FGN24 US-BIDEN-HARRIS Assured of victory, Biden-Harris start focusing on public health and economy Washington: Confident of their victory in the US presidential election, Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris have begun working on the task ahead by focusing on two critical areas of public health and economy, both battered by the raging COVID-19 pandemic. By Lalit K Jha FGN27 VIRUS-US-LD MEADOWS Trump's White House chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus Washington: White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the latest Trump administration official to contract the disease, which has killed over 236,000 Americans.

FGN28 PAK-IMRAN-SHARIF Nawaz Sharif a 'jackal' trying to create 'rebellion' in Pak Army: PM Khan Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday lashed out at three-time former premier Nawaz Sharif, describing him as a 'jackal' who is trying to create 'rebellion' in the Army by accusing it of involvement in the country's politics and calling for a change in the military as well as the ISI leadership. By Sajjad Hussain. PTI AQS