New Delhi, Aug 31 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL27 SINOINDIA-LD ARMY Indian Army thwarts fresh attempts by China's PLA to change status quo in Pangong lake area in Ladakh New Delhi: In a fresh incident in eastern Ladakh, the Chinese PLA carried out 'provocative military movements' to 'unilaterally' change the status quo on the southern bank of Pangong Tso lake but the attempt was thwarted by the Indian troops, the Army said on Monday.
DEL39 CONGRESS-SINOINDIA Cong slams govt over Chinese aggression at border New Delhi: The Congress on Monday attacked the government over the Chinese aggression at the border and asked when will Prime Minister Narendra Modi show his 'red eyes' to China.
DEL26 VIRUS-LD CASES 78,512 new COVID19 cases in India, 971 deaths New Delhi: The novel coronavirus tally in India crossed 36 lakh on Monday with 78,512 new cases, while the number of recoveries surged to 27,74,801, pushing the recovery rate to 76.62 per cent, the Health Ministry said.
CAL7 WB-LOCKDOWN-SEPTEMBER Complete lockdown in Bengal on Sept 7, 11 and 12: Chief secy Kolkata: Complete lockdown will be imposed across West Bengal on September 7, 11 and 12 to contain the spread of COVID-19, Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha said on Monday.
DEL30 AVI-DGCA-INTL-FLIGHTS Suspension of scheduled international passenger flights extended till Sept 30 New Delhi: The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till September 30, said Indian aviation regulator DGCA on Monday.
BOM7 MH-TEMPLE-LD PROTEST VBA, Warkaris seek reopening of temple; Sena, Cong hit out Pune/Mumbai: Defying the social distancing norms, scores of members of the Prakash Ambedkar- led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi and Warkaris launched a protest on Monday demanding reopening of the famous temple of Lord Vitthal in Pandharpur town at Solapur in Maharashtra.
DEL54 RAHUL-LD ECONOMY Rahul accuses Modi govt of destroying informal economy, enslaving it New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the Modi government of destroying the informal sector of the country's economy and trying to enslave it.
LEGAL LGD20 BHUSHAN-CONFERENCE Will pay fine to SC, reserve right to file review plea against judgement in contempt case: Bhushan New Delhi: Activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan said on Monday that he will submit the token fine of Re 1 imposed by the Supreme Court in the contempt case for his tweets against the judiciary, but also indicated he would file a review plea against the order.
LGD16 VIRUS-SC-PHYSICAL HEARING SC to commence physical hearing of cases in limited manner, issues SOP New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued standard operating procedure (SOP) for proposed physical hearing of the cases which will commence on an experimental basis on the request of various lawyers’ bodies.
BUSINESS DEL43 BIZ-2NDLD ADANI-MUMBAI Adani Group to buy controlling stake in Mumbai airport New Delhi: Billionaire Gautam Adani's conglomerate on Monday said it will take controlling stake in Mumbai airport through deals in which it will acquire the debt of current promoter GVK and buy out minority shareholders.
DCM20 MH-DHARAVI-AGITATION Dharavi residents to intensify protest as govt plans fresh bids for redevelopment Mumbai: Dharavi residents have decided to intensify their agitation following the state government's plan to invite fresh bids for the redevelopment of the Asia's largest slum.
FOREIGN FGN29 SINGAPORE-PARLIAMENT-LOP-2NDLD SINGH Indian-origin Pritam Singh formally takes charge as Singapore's first Leader of Opposition Singapore: Pritam Singh, Singapore's Indian-origin politician scripted history on Monday when the city-state's Parliament conferred the duties and privileges to him as the country's first Leader of the Opposition.
FGN25 UK-SIKH-SOLDIER-PROMOTION British Sikh soldier’s promotion makes waves on social media London: A British Sikh soldier’s promotion within the UK Army ranks has become a social media sensation after the news posted by his proud wife attracted thousands of messages and comments.
FGN15 US-HARRIS-WOMEN Leadership starts the day you are born, Kamala Harris tells South Asian women Washington: Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic Party's vice-presidential candidate, has urged South Asian women to run for office and take up a leadership role in their communities.