New Delhi, Oct 3 (PTI) These are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL28 PM-2NDLD TUNNEL India's defence interests were compromised, Modi's swipe at Congress at Atal Tunnel opening Rohtang (HP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a blistering attack on the Congress, saying India's defence interests were compromised under its rule, and asserted nothing is more important to his government than protecting the country.
DEL46 PM-SOLANG RALLY Previous governments lacked courage to effect farm reforms due to poll-focused mindset: PM Solang Valley: Taking a swipe at the opposition's protest against farm reform laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday those parties also had the same idea but lacked the courage to implement these measures because they focussed on elections while his government looked at the country's and farmers' welfare.
DEL37 LD HATHRAS Cong and top UP officials head to Hathras as SIT completes probe, media allowed into village Hathras/New Delhi: The SIT set up by the Uttar Pradesh government has completed its probe into the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was assaulted and allegedly gangraped, officials said on Saturday as barricades outside her village in Hathras were lifted and the media was allowed in.
DEL45 DEF-SINOINDIA-MEMORIAL Army builds memorial in Ladakh for soldiers killed in Galwan Valley clash New Delhi: The Indian Army has built a memorial for its 20 personnel who were killed while valiantly fighting Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on June 15, official sources said on Saturday.
DEL12 VIRUS-LD CASES India's COVID-19 death toll crosses one lakh New Delhi: India's COVID-19 death toll crossed one lakh and the infection tally climbed to 64,73,544, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 54 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 83.84 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
DEL47 AIIMS-SUSHANT-DEATH Sushant Singh Rajput's death 'a case of hanging and death by suicide': AIIMS medical board New Delhi: The AIIMS' medical board has ruled out murder in the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, terming it 'a case of hanging and death by suicide', the premier institute's forensic chief Dr Sudhir Gupta said on Saturday.
CAL6 DEF-MISSILE-SHAURYA 'Shaurya' successfully test fired Balasore (Odisha): India on Saturday successfully test fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable hypersonic missile 'Shaurya' with a strike range of around 1,000 km from a test range in Odisha, defence sources said.
LEGAL LGD4 SC-FARM LAWS-RJD RJD MP moves SC challenging validity of new farm laws New Delhi: RJD MP Manoj Jha has moved the the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the newly enacted three agriculture laws, saying they are 'discriminatory and manifestly arbitrary' and will expose marginal farmers to exploitation by big corporates.
FOREIGN FGN13 VIRUS-US-WHITE HOUSE Two US senators, former Trump aide test positive for COVID-19; cases continue rise in White House Washington: Two US Senators, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, his campaign manager and three White House journalists have tested positive for COVID-19, joining several officials working at the presidential palace to have contracted the infection. By Lalit K Jha FGN16 PAK-KHAN-SHARIF Pak PM Khan asks party leaders for legal strategy to bring back Sharif from UK Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked his party leaders to devise a legal strategy to bring back former premier Nawaz Sharif from the UK as in the absence of an extradition treaty between the two countries it would be difficult to get him extradited, according to a media report. By Sajjad Hussain. PTI SNE SNE