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New Delhi, Oct 31 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 PM: NATION BOM13 GJ-LD PM Truth of Pulwama terror attack accepted in Pak Parliament: Modi Kevadiya (Guj): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the truth of last year's Pulwama terror attack, in which 40 CRPF personnel DEL19 RJ-2NDLD BILLS Rajasthan govt introduces three bills to negate impact of Centre's farm laws Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Saturday introduced three bills in the Assembly to negate the impact of the farm laws enacted by the Centre recently.

DEL13 EC-BH-VACCINE Free coronavirus vaccine promise not violation of poll code: EC New Delhi: The BJP's promise of providing free coronavirus vaccine in its manifesto for the Bihar assembly polls is not violative of the provisions of the model code, the Election Commission has held.

BOM14 GJ-PM-LD IAS Ensure minimum govt, maximum governance: PM's mantra to IAS probationers Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday advised the probationary civil servants to take decisions in the national interest by following the mantra of 'minimum government and maximum governance'.

DEL8 VIRUS-LD CASES India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 81 lakh with 48,648 fresh infections New Delhi: With 48,648 fresh COVID-19 infections, India's caseload rose to 81,37,119 on Saturday, while the number of recoveries crossed the 74-lakh mark, pushing the recovery rate to 91.34 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

DEL22 BH-POLL-JDU CHOUDHARY Some maybe seeing fatigue with Nitish but voters will prefer his experience over Tejashwi: Choudhary Patna: A section of voters may have a sense of fatigue following the nearly 15-year rule of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, but people will still opt for his experience and 'unblemished' track-record over the opposition alliance's chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav, Bihar JD(U) working President Ashok Choudhary has said.

BOM7 MP-BYPOLLS-KAMAL NATH Cong will return to power in MP after assembly bypolls: Nath Bhopal: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, whose 15-month-old Congress government collapsed in March this year and led to the BJP's return to the helm, has expressed confidence that voters will remove the saffron party from power in the upcoming assembly bypolls as things have 'worsened' under its rule. By Manish Shrivastava CAL7 BH-RAGHOPUR-PROFILE Battleground Raghopur: In Lalu bastion, no walkover for Tejashwi Hajipur (Bihar): He is hopping from one region to another daily to drum up support for the Grand Alliance so that he could become the chief minister of Bihar, but winning his own seat won't be easy for Tejashwi Yadav who is up against an experienced BJP rival in Raghopur constituency. By Sanjay Kumar Sinha FOREIGN FGN13 US-INDIA-ORTAGUS US-India relationship has bipartisan support; important to any administration: Top US official Washington: US-India relationship has bipartisan support in this country and it will be important to any administration as Americans fundamentally believe that the two nations are strong, more secure and prosperous when they are working together on global challenges like ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific, a top US official has said ahead of the presidential election. By Lalit K Jha FGN5 US-TRUMP-BIDEN-CORRUPTION Joe Biden is corrupt career politician, betrayed America for last 47 years: Trump Washington: US President Donald Trump has accused his rival and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of being a corrupt career politician who has done nothing but betrayed the Americans for the last 47 years.

LEGAL LGD3 SC-LD KAMAL NATH Kamal Nath moves SC against EC taking away 'star campaigner' status in MP bypolls New Delhi: Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath has moved the Supreme Court challenging an order of the Election Commission to revoke the Congress leader's 'star campaigner' status for violations of the model code during campaign for the bypolls in 28 assembly constituencies in the state. PTI AAR AAR