New Delhi, July 11 (PTI) These are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL39 SINOINDIA-LD BOLTON China behaving in a 'belligerent' fashion all around its periphery, says former US NSA John Bolton New Delhi: Former US national security advisor John Bolton feels China has been behaving in a “belligerent” fashion, all around its periphery, in an effort to assert itself through not just political and military means but also through the belt and road initiative and others to gain increased sway over countries that become economically dependent on it.
DEL17 VIRUS-LD CASES India's COVID-19 tally reaches 8.2 lakh with 27,114 new cases, death toll climbs to 22,123 New Delhi: With a record single-day increase of 27,114 cases, India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past the eight-lakh mark on Saturday, just four days after crossing the seven-lakh post, according to health ministry data.
DEL41 VIRUS-PM-LD REVIEW PM appreciates efforts of Centre, Delhi govt in containing COVID situation in national capital New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the efforts of the Centre, state and local authorities in containing the COVID-19 situation in Delhi and directed that similar approach be replicated in checking the pandemic in the entire NCR area.
DEL33 BIZ-VIRUS-RBI-LD DAS Indian economy showing signs of returning to normalcy: RBI Governor Mumbai: The Indian economy has started showing signs of returning to normalcy in response to the staggered easing of lockdown restrictions, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Saturday.
DEL44 ENCOUNTER-2NDLD ARUNACHAL Six NSCN (IM) rebels killed in encounter in Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar/New Delhi: Six NSCN (IM) rebels were killed in a gunfight with security forces in a jungle in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh early Saturday morning, military and police officials said.
DEL36 DL-SISODIA-LD UNIVERSITIES Delhi govt decides to cancel upcoming semester, final exams of univs under it due to COVID-19 New Delhi: The Delhi government has decided to cancel all forthcoming semester and final exams of universities under it due to the COVID-19 situation, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday.
LGD1 DL-COURT-TABLIGHI Tablighi Jamaat: Delhi court grants bail to 75 Thai and Nepalese nationals New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to 75 foreign nationals from Thailand and Nepal, who were charge-sheeted for attending a Tablighi Jamaat congregation here allegedly in violation of visa norms, indulging in missionary activities illegally and violating government guidelines issued in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
DEL40 RJ-CONG-BJP Gehlot accuses BJP of trying to topple his govt; BJP blames 'infighting' within Cong Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and a number of his MLAs have accused the BJP of conspiring to topple the government in the state, a charge denied by the opposition party which blamed 'infighting' within the ruling Congress for the current situation.
DEL26 ED-VIKAS DUBEY ED to register money laundering case against Vikas Dubey's family, associates New Delhi/Lucknow: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is set to file a money laundering case and probe alleged illegal transactions and tainted assets created by dead gangster Vikas Dubey, his family members and associates, officials said on Saturday.
DEL34 ED-TOURS TRAVEL-RAIDS ED raids Delhi-NCR travel firms, CAs for suspected e-visa fraud; seizes over Rs 3.50-cr cash New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has seized Rs 3.57-crore cash after raiding tours and travel firms and their CAs in Delhi-NCR to probe alleged irregularities in processing of e-visa applications for foreigners wishing to travel to India.
MP-PORTFOLIOS-CHOUHAN MP CM to allocate portfolios to new inductees on Sunday Bhopal: Nine days after they were inducted into the Madhya Pradesh cabinet, 28 ministers will finally get portfolios on July 12.
BOM8 MH-PAWAR-LD SAAMANA Don't take voters for granted; even Indira, Atal had lost: Pawar Mumbai: Taking aim at the BJP, NCP president Sharad Pawar has said that politicians should not take voters for granted as even powerful leaders like Indira Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee had been defeated in elections.
FOREIGN FGN20 US-TRUMP-LD IMMIGRATION Trump working on executive order to establish merit-based immigration system: White House Washington: President Donald Trump is working on an executive order to establish a merit-based immigration system in the US, the White House has said. By Lalit K Jha FGN14 VIRUS-WHO-DHARAVI WHO chief praises efforts to control COVID-19 in Mumbai's Dharavi slum Geneva: The World Health Organisation has praised the efforts taken to contain the spread of the COVID-19 in Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums, underscoring the need for community engagement along with national unity and global solidarity to turn the pandemic around. PTI SNE