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New Delhi, Nov 14 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 pm: Nation DEL31 PM-LD SOLDIERS India will give 'prachand jawab' if it is tested: PM Modi at Longewala Post Longewala (Rajasthan): Delivering an unambiguous message to India's enemies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asserted that it will give a 'prachand jawab' (fierce reply) if provoked, as he flew to Longewala Post to celebrate Diwali with soldiers, a custom he has been observing since assuming office in 2014.

DEL33 DL-2NDLD AIR QUALITY Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' on Diwali New Delhi: Delhi's air quality turned 'severe' on Diwali with stubble burning accounting for 32 per cent of the city's PM2.5 pollution and calm winds worsening the situation as they allowed accumulation of pollutants, weather officials said. BOM4 MH-VIRUS-RELIGIOUS PLACES Places of worship in Maha to reopen from Monday: Thackeray Mumbai, Nov 14 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said the places of religious worship across the state, which were shut since the COVID-19 lockdown in March, will reopen from Monday.

CAL5 BH-COUNCIL-LD RESULTS Bihar council polls: JD(U), BJP, CPI win 2 seats each; Cong, Independent bag 1 Patna: The JD(U) lost one constituency of the Bihar legislative council to an Independent candidate and held on to two others, while the other five were retained by the respective members belonging to the BJP, CPI and Congress in the polls held last month, officials said on Saturday.

Foreign FGN13 US-ELECTION-PROJECTIONS With historic win in Georgia, Biden's projected electoral college vote tally matches Trump's in 2016 Washington: President-elect Joe Biden has wrested Georgia and President Donald Trump has retained North Carolina, major US media outlets have projected, bringing the closely-fought and bitter 2020 presidential race to a close.

FGN11 UK-PM-AIDE UK PM's adviser Cummings quits immediately amid Downing Street power struggle: reports London: Dominic Cummings, one of the most influential and high-profile aides of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has left Downing Street after a power struggle that has rocked the UK government, the media reports said on Saturday. PTI AQS AQS