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New Delhi, Mar 11 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 9.30 pm: NATION CAL28 WB-LDALL MAMATA 'Immobilised' Mamata calls for peace as TMC-BJP clash over attack on Didi Kolkata/Nandigram: She lay on a hospital bed, her left foot in plaster cast strung to an iron stand, but an 'immobilised' Mamata Banerjee Thursday had West Bengal in ferment as supporters of her ruling TMC and rival BJP clashed over the alleged attack on her at Nandigram the day before.

DEL50 EC-MAMATA TMC memorandum over Mamata injuries 'full of insinuations and averments', EC responds New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday sent a strongly-worded letter to the Trinamool Congress on its memorandum over injuries to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during campaign, saying it looks 'undignified to even respond' to allegations that the poll panel is doing things in the state at the behest of a 'particular party'.

DEL47 LD VIRUS India records highest daily COVID figure of 2021; govt says don't lower guard, pandemic not yet over New Delhi: India recorded its highest daily figure of COVID-19 cases this year with 22,854 new infections, prompting the Centre to ask people not to lower guard as the pandemic was not yet over and also embrace vaccines.

DEL46 BHARAT BIOTECH-LD COVAXIN Covaxin out of clinical trial mode, granted restricted emergency use authorisation New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said Bharat Biotech's indigenously developed Covaxin is out of the 'clinical trial mode' and that it has now been granted the regular restricted emergency use authorisation just like Covishield manufactured by Serum Institute.

DEL17 EC-VACCINE-PICTURE PM's picture excluded from COVID-19 vaccine certificates in poll-bound states: sources New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has applied filters in its Co-Win platform in poll-going states and a union territory to exclude the picture of the prime minister from the COVID-19 vaccine certificates, sources said on Thursday.

BOM13 MH-LOCKDOWN-LD CM Strict lockdown will be enforced in parts of Maha: Thackeray Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said strict lockdown measures will be enforced in some parts of the state to contain the spread of COVID-19.

DEL51 DEF-RAFALE-SQUADRON IAF set to raise second squadron of Rafale jets in Hasimara New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is set to raise a second squadron of the Rafale combat aircraft in mid-April and it will be based in Hasimara air base in West Bengal, official sources said on Thursday.

DEL15 PM-LD GITA Creating wealth, values for humanity at core of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat': PM Modi New Delhi: Asserting that a self-reliant India is good for the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that creating wealth and value 'not only for ourselves but for the larger humanity' is at the core of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'.

DEL18 ADR-MLAS-CONG 170 MLAs left Cong to join other parties during polls held between 2016-2020: ADR New Delhi: As many as 170 MLAs left the Congress to join other parties during the elections held between 2016-2020, while only 18 BJP legislators switched parties to contest the polls in this period, according to a report by poll rights group Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

BOM3 MH-AMBANI-VEHICLE-TIHAR Explosives-laden SUV: Jaish-ul-Hind's Telegram channel 'created in Tihar', say police Mumbai: A Telegram channel through which an organisation named Jaish-ul-Hind had claimed responsibility for placing an explosives-laden SUV near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence here was 'created in the Tihar' area of Delhi, a senior Mumbai police official said on Thursday.

DEL8 UP-FARMERS-MAHENDRA TIKAIT From Shamli protest in 1987 to Delhi borders now, Tikait's legacy lives on with diya, hookah, et al Sisauli (UP): Ahead of a clarion call given by Mahendra Singh Tikait almost 34 years ago in April 1987 for farmers of Western Uttar Pradesh to protest against a proposed hike in power tariff, a 'diya' was lit at his home here as a good omen and a hookah was set in the evening as per the routine. BOM1 MH-GEETA-FAMILY 5 years after return to India, Geeta may have found her family Parbhani (Maha): No DNA test has been conducted yet but for 29-year-old Geeta, who returned to India from Pakistan in 2015 after going there when she was nine, the search for her biological mother may have ended, an NGO says. LEGAL LGB6 MH-COURT-ELGAR-SWAMY Elgar case: Court defers order on Stan Swamy's bail plea Mumbai: A special court here on Thursday deferred till March 15 its order on the bail plea of tribal rights activist Stan Swamy, arrested in the Elgar Parishad- Maoist links case.

BUSINESS DCM22 BIZ-LPG-CONSUMPTION LPG consumption up 7.3 pc despite price rise: Oil cos New Delhi: Cooking gas LPG consumption rose 7.3 per cent in the last three months despite a steep price rise, with usage among the PMUY beneficiaries, who are mostly poor rural households, jumping near 20 per cent, state-owned oil companies said.

FOREIGN FGN49 UK-ROYALS-3RDLD WILLIAM Royal family 'very much not racist', says Prince William London: Britain's royal family is 'very much not racist', Prince William said on Thursday, in his first public remarks since his younger brother Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle made explosive claims in a TV interview. By Aditi Khanna. PTI HDA