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New Delhi, Mar 10 (PTI) These are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL58 UKD-CM-SWEARING IN Tirath Singh Rawat sworn-in as new Uttarakhand CM Dehradun: Tirath Singh Rawat was sworn-in as the new chief minister of Uttarakhand on Wednesday, replacing Trivendra Singh Rawat.

CAL9 WB-LD MAMATA-NOMINATION Mamata files nomination from Nandigram, exudes confidence of winning the seat Haldia (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday filed her nomination for Nandigram assembly seat, where she will take on her former protege and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and exuded confidence of winning it saying she has never returned empty-handed from the land of anti-farm land acquisition movement.

DEL21 PAR-BJP-PM 'Amrit Mahotsav' will be celebrated to mark 75 yrs of India's Independence: PM New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday requested MPs and all public representatives to take part in 'Amrit Mahotsav' to mark India's 75 years of Independence, which will start from March 12 in Gujarat's Sabarmati Ashram, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said.

DEL53 HP-2ND-LD-ACCIDENT Nine Dead, as many injured as bus falls into gorge in HP's Chamba, CM orders probe Shimla: Nine people were killed and as many injured as a private bus fell into a deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner D C Rana said. PAR17 LS-2NDLD ADJOURN LS adjourned for day after Oppn MPs disrupt proceedings New Delhi: Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day after repeated disruptions by Opposition members who demanded repeal of three farm laws.

DEL9 VIRUS-LD CASES India records 17,921 new COVID-19 cases, 133 related deaths New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,12,62,707 with 17,921 fresh cases being reported in a day, while the recoveries surpassed 1.09 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

MDS12 KL-CONG-LD CHACKO Congress leader P C Chacko resigns from party, alleges groupism in Kerala unit New Delhi/Kochi: In a blow to the Congress in poll bound Kerala, Senior leader P C Chacko on Wednesday announced his resignation from the party, alleging group interest in deciding party candidates for the coming assembly elections.

DEL19 DL-RDAY-VIOLENCE-ARRESTS R-Day violence: Man who assaulted cop with spear among two arrested New Delhi: Two persons, including a 21-year-old man who assaulted a policeman on duty at the Red Fort with a spear on January 26, has been arrested in connection with the violence at the historic monument, police said on Wednesday.

DEL13 UP-FARMERS-NARENDRA TIKAIT INTERVIEW Farmers ready to continue protest on Delhi borders till Modi govt lasts: Narendra Tikait Muzaffarnagar: Farmers are ready to stay put on Delhi borders to protest against three agri laws for the remaining three and half years of the Modi government's second term and the stir cannot be 'culled' any which way the Centre tries, legendary farm leader Mahendra Singh Tikait's son Narendra Tikait says. By Kishor Dwivedi & Jatin Takkar BOM6 MH-COUNCIL-LD VAZE Police officer Sachin Vaze removed from crime branch: Deshmukh Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh On Wednesday announced the removal of Mumbai police officer Sachin Vaze from the Crime Intelligence Unit till the inquiry into the mysterious death of automobile parts dealer Mansukh Hiran is not completed.

MDS10 KL-CPI(M)-LD CANDIDATES Kerala CM, 7 ministers in fray; Thomas Isaac, Speaker dropped Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and seven of his cabinet colleagues were among the 83 candidates announced by the CPI(M) headed ruling LDF for the state assembly polls, while 33 sitting MLAs, including Thomas Isaac have been left out in line with the party's two-term criteria.

DEL43 JK-DDC-PROTEST J&K DDC members call off protest, scheduled to meet L-G on Friday Jammu: The newly-elected District Development Council (DDC) members on Wednesday called off their two-day long protest in support of better status and monthly honorarium, saying they have got an assurance from Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha whom they are meeting on Friday.

LEGAL LGD10 DL-HC-2ND LD MEHBOOBA Don't press for Mehbooba Mufti's appearance till court hears petition: HC to ED New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Enforcement Directorate not to press for former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s personal appearance in a money laundering case till the court hears her petition on March 18, her daughter said.

FOREIGN FGN15 US-QUAD-2NDLD SUMMIT Range of global issues and challenges to be discussed at first Quad Summit: US Washington: The top leaders of the US, India, Australia and Japan will hold their first summit under the framework of the Quadrilateral coalition on Friday to discuss a range of issues facing the international community, the White House has announced, amidst growing global concerns over China's increasing assertiveness in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. By Lalit K Jha & K J M Varma SPORTS SPF14 SPO-CRI-WTC-VENUE Southampton to host World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand: ICC Dubai: India will take on New Zealand in the final of the inaugural World Test Championship in a bio-secure bubble at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton from June 18-22, the game's governing body ICC said on Wednesday. PTI HDA