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New Delhi, Nov 11 (PTI) These are the top stories at 9.30 pm: Nation DEL85 LD ALL CAB-ONLINE-OTT Govt puts online news portals, OTT platforms Netflix, Hotstar and others under I&B ministry New Delhi: The government has put OTT platforms such as Netflix as well as news and current affairs content on online platforms under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and given it powers to regulate policies and rules for the digital space.

DEL39 SINOINDIA-LADAKH-PROPOSAL India, China on verge of reaching agreement to resolve border standoff in eastern Ladakh New Delhi: India and China may be on the verge of a breakthrough in resolving the over six-month-long tense border standoff in eastern Ladakh with both sides broadly agreeing on a three-step process on disengagement of troops and withdrawal of weaponry from all major friction points in a time-bound manner, authoritative sources said on Wednesday.

DEL86 POLL-MODI Family-run parties biggest threat to India's democracy: Modi New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit out at family-run parties saying they are the biggest threat to the democracy and rued that even a national party had fallen prey to it.

CAL23 BH-NITISH-GOVT FORMATION NDA to form new govt in Bihar next week with Nitish back as CM Patna: With the NDA getting a comfortable majority in the Bihar assembly, all eyes are now on the formation of the next government which will likely be sworn in soon after the Diwali festivities get over later this week, informed sources said here on Wednesday.

DEL65 ADR-BIHAR POLLS Nearly two thirds of winning candidates in Bihar polls have criminal cases against them: ADR New Delhi: Nearly two-thirds of the winning candidates in the Bihar assembly elections have criminal cases lodged against them and 81 per cent are crorepatis, according to a report by poll rights group ADR (Association for Democratic Reforms).

DEL9 VIRUS-LD CASES India's COVID-19 tally crosses 86-lakh mark, recovery rate rises to 92.79 pc New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload went past 86 lakh on Wednesday, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 80.13 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.79 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry's data.

BOM28 MH-ARNAB-LD RELEASE Arnab walks out of Taloja jail after SC grants interim bail Mumbai: High-profile TV journalist Arnab Goswami on Wednesday walked out of Taloja jail in adjoining Raigad district, hours after the Supreme Court granted him interim bail in a two-year-old abetment to suicide case.

DEL91 MHA-NGO-FUNDS Govt tightens rules for NGOs intending to receive funds from abroad New Delhi: The NGOs that intend to receive foreign funding will now face tougher rules with the Union Home Ministry making it clear that such organisations must have existed for at least three years and spent Rs 15 lakh in voluntary activities to be eligible to receive money from abroad.

DEL59 POLLUTION-LD CPCB CPCB orders closure of hot mix plants, stone crushers till Nov 17 New Delhi: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Wednesday ordered closure of hot mix plants and stone crushers in Delhi-NCR till November 17 in view of a likely increase in pollution levels during the festive season.

BOM1 MP-BYPOLLS-RESULTS MP bypolls: BJP wins 19 out of 28 seats, Cong bags nine Bhopal: The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh won 19 out of the 28 assembly constituencies, where bypolls were held on November 3, giving it a comfortable majority in the House and providing stability to its eight-month-old government in the state.

Legal LGD41 SC-ARNAB-TARGET 'SC is there to protect, if state targets individuals' New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday said if the State targets individuals then they must realise that the apex court is there to protect them and asked the high courts to not fall short of exercising constitutional duties in protecting “personal liberty”.

LGD3 SC-LD FIRECRACKERS SC refuses to interfere with HC cracker ban, says preserving life more important New Delhi: The Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to interfere with the Calcutta High Court order banning the sale and use of firecrackers in West Bengal during Kali Puja, saying preservation of life was more important amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Business DEL87 BIZ-PM-2ND LD TAX India has moved from tax terrorism to tax transparency: PM Modi New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday underscored his government's tax reforms such as faceless appeals and dispute redressal mechanism to say India has moved from tax terrorism to tax transparency.

Foreign FGN31 VIRUS-RUSSIA-VACCINE Sputnik V vaccine 92 per cent 'effective' against coronavirus, claims Russia Moscow: Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has shown 92 per cent efficacy in preventing COVID-19, according to interim trial results announced by the country's health ministry on Wednesday.

FGN16 US-TRUMP-LD BIDEN President Trump not conceding defeat is 'an embarrassment': Biden Washington: Donald Trump not conceding defeat in the US election is 'an embarrassment' and that 'will not help the President's legacy,' President-elect Joe Biden has said, asserting that his transition plans have remained unaffected and he has started talking to world leaders. By Lalit K Jha. PTI HDA