New Delhi, Sep 26 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL35 LD INDOLANKA India pitches for devolution of powers by Lankan govt to minority Tamils New Delhi: India on Saturday pitched for devolution of powers by the Sri Lankan government to the minority Tamils in the island to realise their expectations of equality, justice, peace and dignity and take forward the process of peace and reconciliation.
DEL32 CONG-LABOUR CODES New labour codes have 'weakened' trade unions, removed 'security net' for workers: Cong New Delhi: Describing the three labour codes passed by Parliament as 'anti-labour', the Congress on Saturday attacked the government, alleging the legislations have 'weakened' trade unions and removed the 'security net' for workers.
DEL9 VIRUS-LD CASES India registers 85,362 new COVID-19 infections in a day; single-day recoveries surpass fresh cases New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past 59 lakh on Saturday with 85,362 fresh cases being recorded in a day, while 93,420 people recuperated from the disease during the same period taking total recoveries to over 48 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
DEL22 VIRUS-RECOVERIES Total COVID-19 recoveries reach over 48.4 lakh with 93,420 cured in a day; recovery rate 82.14 pc New Delhi: The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 surged to 48,49,584 on Saturday with 93,420 patients recuperating from the disease in a day which is more than the number of fresh cases recorded during the same period, the union health ministry said.
BOM9 MH-NCB-LD DEEPIKA Bollywood-drugs nexus: NCB questions Deepika for five hours Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone was on Saturday questioned here for five hours by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) probing the alleged Bollywood-drug nexus linked to film star Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, an official said.
CAL6 BH-NITISH-PLAN Aid for women, shelter for homeless, Nitish unveils sequel to 'saat nischay' scheme Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar appears to be relying on his winning mantra of 'good governance' yet again, as he outlined the second phase of 'saat nischay' (seven resolves), which he plans to implement if voted to power in the assembly polls.
CAL5 BH-FIR-TEJASHWI Tejashwi, Tej Pratap, Pappu Yadav booked for violating COVID- 19 protocol during protest against farm bills Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav, Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav have been booked in poll-bound Bihar for taking out rallies here to protest against the contentious farm bills without permission and violating the COVID-19 protocol.
MDS7 TN-SPB-LD BURIAL 'Singing moon,' S P Balasubrahmanyam laid to rest with state honours Chennai: Versatile singer, actor and music composer S P Balasubrahmanyam hailed as 'singing moon' and 'music cloud' by his millions of fans was laid to rest at his farm house near here on Saturday with a 24-gun salute by Tamil Nadu police.
LEGAL LGD1 SC-THIRD GENDER-LAWS PIL in SC seeks equal protection of law to transgenders in sexual offence cases New Delhi: A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court for equal protection of law to people belonging to the third gender, alleging that there was no penal provision which protects them from offences of sexual assault.
FOREIGN FGN20 UK-COURT-AMBANI Anil Ambani tells UK court he leads disciplined, not lavish lifestyle London: Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani has told a UK court that suggestions of his lavish tastes are speculative because his lifestyle is 'very disciplined' as he gave evidence in a dispute involving a loan agreement with three Chinese banks. By Aditi Khanna FGN17 US-TRUMP-CHINA Would not forget the virus that came from China: Trump Washington: US President Donald Trump has vowed to end his country's reliance on China once and for all if voted to power, expressing disappointment that the post-coronavirus relationship with Beijing does not mean the 'same' to him as he would not forget the virus that came from there. By Lalit K Jha FES24 UAE-INDIAN Indian expat gets over USD 130,000 fine waiver; to return home after 14 yrs Dubai: An Indian expat in the UAE will return home after 14 years after he got a fine waiver of over Dh 511,200 (USD 139,177), according to a media report. PTI AQS AQS