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New Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL47 PM-LD MEETING Killing of 4 JeM terrorists thwarted efforts to wreak 'major havoc and destruction': PM New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a review meeting with top security brass in the wake of the killing of four JeM terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, and asserted that security forces have thwarted their efforts to wreak 'major havoc and destruction'. DEL19 PM-BHUTAN-RUPAY Modi, Bhutanese PM jointly launch RuPay card Phase-II New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering on Friday launched RuPay card Phase-II that will allow Bhutanese card holders to access the RuPay network in India.

DEL14 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19 caseload in India breaches 90-lakh mark New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 90-lakh mark on Friday with 45,882 new cases, while the recoveries surged to 84.28 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 93.6 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

DEL51 JAISHANKAR-INDOPACIFIC Indo-Pacific concept a rejection of spheres of influence: Jaishankar New Delhi: The concept of Indo-Pacific is a rejection of the spheres of influence and a reiteration that the world cannot be frozen for the benefit of a few even if that is the case with the United Nations, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Friday.

DEL34 KL-GOLD-CLIP-ED Kerala gold smuggling: ED rejects Swapna Sureshs' claims; says it's digging deep Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate rejected the claims of coercion made in an audio clip purportedly by Kerala gold smuggling case 'prime accused' Swapna Suresh and official sources said on Friday that the agency was digging deeper into the money laundering trail that involves a number of people. DEL26 DL-VIRUS-LD JAIN Gradual reduction in new cases, positivity rate points at decreasing COVID spread in Delhi: Jain New Delhi: The gradual reduction in the number of new COVID-19 cases and the positivity rate is a 'clear indicator' that the spread of the virus is decreasing in the national capital, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday.

DEL23 JK-POLLS-DISCONTENT Confined to hotels and unable to campaign freely, JK poll candidates ask for level playing field Srinagar: Murmurs of discontent from candidates rather than speeches can be heard ahead of local body elections in Kashmir with most parties in the fray claiming their leaders are confined to distant hotels in the guise of security and are unable to campaign freely because of the many restrictions imposed on them. By Sheikh Suhail DEL29 UP-2NDLD ACCIDENT 14 people, including seven children, dead as car collides with truck in UP's Pratapgarh district Lucknow/Pratapgarh: Fourteen people, including seven children, died when their car collided with a stationary truck on the Lucknow-Allahabad highway, around 70 km from Pratapgarh district headquarters, an official said on Friday.

DEL48 BIZ-FACEBOOK-LD HATE SPEECH 10 to 11 views of hate speech for every 10,000 views of content globally in Q3: Facebook New Delhi: Social media giant Facebook has for the first time disclosed prevalence of hate speech on its platform, saying that out of every 10,000 content views globally in the third quarter, 10-11 were hate speech.

DEL12 SONIA-SHIFT Sonia Gandhi advised to briefly shift out of Delhi in view of her chronic chest infection: Sources New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been advised to shift out of Delhi for a few days to avoid the heavy pollution in the national capital in view of her chronic chest infection, party sources said on Friday.

DES4 DL-LD COLD Delhi records coldest November morning in 14 years New Delhi: The national capital recorded a minimum of 7.5 degrees Celsius on Friday, the lowest in the month of November in 14 years, according to the India Meteorological Department.

LEGAL LGD5 DL-HC-LD CBI-MANEKA HC seeks CBI stand on Maneka's plea against order for probe in graft case against her New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday sought the CBI response on BJP MP Maneka Gandhi's plea challenging a trial court order rejecting its closure report in a graft case against her and two others and directing further investigation in the matter.

LGD6 SC-JOURNALIST Kappan was going to Hathras to create caste divide, disturb law & order, UP govt tells SC New Delhi: Kerala-based scribe Siddique Kappan, arrested on his way to Hathras where a young Dalit woman had died after allegedly being gang-raped, was going there under the “garb of journalism” with a “very determined design” to create caste divide and disturb law and order situation, the Uttar Pradesh government said in the Supreme Court on Friday.

FOREIGN FGN8 US-ELECTION-LD GEORGIA Biden wins Republican stronghold Georgia Washington: President-elect Joe Biden has won the Republican stronghold of Georgia, a top state official said after a manual recount, becoming the first Democrat to have won the key battleground state since 1992. By Lalit K Jha FGN14 UK-BOOKER-LD WINNER Douglas Stuart's 'Shuggie Bain' wins 2020 Booker Prize, Indian-origin Avni Doshi misses out London: New York-based Scottish writer Douglas Stuart has won the prestigious 50,000-pound Booker Prize for his autobiographical debut novel 'Shuggie Bain', a coming of age tale of love and alcoholism set in 1980s Glasgow and 'destined to be a classic', beating Indian-origin author Avni Doshi's 'Burnt Sugar'. By Aditi Khanna TDS TDS