New Delhi, Aug 26 (PTI) These are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL51 CM-MEET We should together fight Centre for undermining states' rights: CMs of opposition-ruled states New Delhi: Chief ministers belonging to various opposition parties on Wednesday got together and discussed the issue of GST compensation to states, with Congress president Sonia Gandhi saying the Centre's refusal to reimburse the states was nothing short of betrayal of the people by the Modi government.
DEL15 VIRUS-LD CASES 67,151 new COVID cases; 1,059 deaths in India New Delhi: India's novel coronavirus tally rose to 32.34 lakh on Wednesday with 67,151 more people testing positive for the infection, while the recoveries have surged to 24,67,758, the Health Ministry said.
DEL32 VIRUS-RECOVERY COVID recoveries exceed active cases by 3.5 times; recovery rate over 76 pc: Health Ministry New Delhi: The total number of COVID-19 recoveries in India has surged to 24,67,758 and exceeds the active cases of the infection by 3.5 times as on date, pushing the coronavirus recovery rate to over 76 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday.
DEL28 DL-VIRUS-KEJRIWAL COVID-19 testing to be doubled, says Kejriwal as cases rise in Delhi New Delhi: COVID-19 tests in Delhi will be doubled to 40,000 per day within a week as there has been a marginal increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the city, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.
CAL6 WB-NETAJI-FAMILY Netaji family members question 'credibility' of Mukherjee Commission report Kolkata: Two members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's family have questioned the 'credibility' of the Justice Mukherjee Commission's report, stating that it pronounced the icon of the freedom struggle dead without offering any information on the cause and circumstances.
BOM7 MH-SUSHANT-CBI-PITHANI Sushant case:CBI questions actor's flat-mate on 6th day in row Mumbai: The CBI continued to grill Sushant Singh Rajput's flat-mate Siddharth Pithani in the actor's death case on the sixth consecutive day on Wednesday, a police official said. LEGAL LGD1 DL-HC-ICAI-PMCARES HC declines to entertain PIL against transfer of Rs 15cr to PM CARES fund by ICAI New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a PIL opposing the decision of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to transfer Rs 15 crore to the PM CARES fund, saying it appeared to be a 'motivated' plea against the president of the institution.
LGD2 SC-SHARJEEL SC to hear after two weeks plea of Sharjeel Imam for clubbing of multiple FIRs against him New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing by two weeks on the plea of JNU student and anti-CAA activist Sharjeel Imam who has sought clubbing of multiple FIRs levelling sedition charges against him for allegedly making inflammatory speeches.
FOREIGN FGN26 VIRUS-CAMBRIDGE-VACCINE Cambridge University kicks off vaccine race to fight all coronaviruses London: The University of Cambridge on Wednesday confirmed plans to begin trials of a potential new vaccine not only against COVID-19 but all coronaviruses that may spill over from animals to humans in the future. By Aditi Khanna FGN22 US-RNC-MELANIA-RACISM Melania Trump recalls her immigrant story to appeal for racial harmony in US Washington: Racial unrest is a harsh reality in the US and 'we are not proud of parts of our history,' US First Lady Melania Trump has acknowledged, as she recalled her own immigrant story in an appeal for social harmony in the country. By Lalit K Jha. PTI SNE