HIGHLIGHTS AT 5 PM

·3-min read

New Delhi, Dec 27 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 pm: Nation: DEL21 LD PM PM urges people to make resolution to substitute foreign products with made in India items New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to substitute foreign-made products they use with items produced in India, and said they should make this resolution for the country in the new year.

DEL6 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19: Lowest daily cases recorded in India after gap of nearly 6 months New Delhi: India registered 18,732 fresh cases of COVID-19, the lowest in nearly six months, while 97,61,538 people have recuperated so far from the disease pushing the national recovery rate to 95.82 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

DEL27 JK-LD ATTACK-FOIL Terror plot to attack temple in JK's Pooch foiled; 3 militant associates arrested Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Sunday said it has arrested three Pakistan-linked militant associates and recovered six grenades from them, foiling a terror plot to attack a temple in the border district of Poonch and disturb communal harmony.

DEL26 HP-RAJNATH Bid to mislead farmers will not succeed: Rajnath Singh Shimla: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said that attempts to 'mislead' farmers on the recent agriculture laws will not succeed.

DEL18 FARMERS-TOWER-DAMAGE Punjab CM's appeal fails to stop damages to telecom towers; 150 more damaged Chandigarh: ‎Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's appeal to protesting farmers to not damage telecom infrastructure seems to have failed to deter new attacks, with more than 150 signal transmitting sites being vandalised overnight, sources said on Sunday.

DEL16 SUNIL KOTHARI-LD-DEATH Dance historian Sunil Kothari passes away, had tested positive for COVID-19 a month ago New Delhi: Padma Shri dance historian and critic Sunil Kothari passed away Sunday morning at a Delhi hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest a month after testing positive for coronavirus.

DEL22 YEAR-INDIA-DIPLOMACY India's foreign policy in 2020 saw recalibration following Chinese misadventure New Delhi: India embarked on a major foreign policy overdrive in 2020, bringing its vision for a rules-based Indo-Pacific as a cornerstone of its diplomacy and displaying a steely resolve to fashion a regional environment conducive to its strategic interests in the face of China's transgression attempts in eastern Ladakh that caused the most serious damage to the bilateral relations in over four decades. By Manash Pratim Bhuyan DEL24 YEAR-HOME Implementation of lockdown, reopening of livelihood kept MHA busy in 2020 New Delhi: With normal life going haywire due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the home ministry was busy almost the entire 2020 in formulating strategies for strict implementation of nationwide lockdown measures, subsequent reopening of livelihood and economic activities and providing relief to those hit by the restrictions like migrant workers. By Achinta Borah CAL8 BH-JD(U) PRESIDENT Nitish Kumar's close confidant RCP Singh becomes new JD(U) president Patna: RCP Singh, a close confidant of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was on Sunday chosen as the new president of Janata Dal (United).

CAL5 MN-SHAH PM Modi has brought flood of development in NE: Amit Shah Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the North East in his heart and so brought a flood of development in the region, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday.

PTI AAR AAR