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New Delhi, Nov 14 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 9 pm: NATION DEL39 PM-2NDLD SOLDIERS India will give 'prachand jawab' if it is tested: PM at Longewala Post Longewala (Rajasthan), Nov 14 (PTI) Delivering an unambiguous message to India's enemies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asserted that it will give a 'prachand jawab' (fierce reply) if provoked, as he flew to Longewala Post to celebrate Diwali with soldiers, a tradition he has been following since assuming office in 2014.

DEL41 MEA-INDOPAK-SUMMON India summons Charge d'Affaires of Pak mission over ceasefire violations along LoC New Delhi, Nov 14 (PTI) India on Saturday summoned the Charge d'Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest over the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces on multiple sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

DEL35 SCIENCE-BRICS India has initiated an integrated response against COVID-19 pandemic: Vardhan New Delhi: From development of indigenous vaccines to novel point-of-care diagnostics, India has initiated an integrated response to overcome the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said.

BOM16 MH-VIRUS-LD RELIGIOUS PLACES Places of worship in Maha to reopen from Monday: CM Thackeray Mumbai: Places of religious worship in Maharashtra, which have been shut since the COVID-19 lockdown in March, will reopen from Diwali 'Padwa' on Monday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Saturday.

CAL5 BH-COUNCIL-LD RESULTS Bihar council polls: JD(U), BJP, CPI win 2 seats each; Cong, Independent bag 1 Patna: The JD(U) lost one constituency of the Bihar legislative council to an Independent candidate and held on to two others, while the other five were retained by the respective members belonging to the BJP, CPI and Congress in the polls held last month, officials said on Saturday.

BUSINESS DEL43 BIZ-MUHURAT-STOCKS-CLOSE Sensex, Nifty soar to lifetime highs as Samvat 2077 gets off to bright start Mumbai: Domestic equity benchmarks surged to lifetime highs on Saturday as investors built up fresh positions in the special Muhurat trading session to mark the beginning of Hindu Samvat year 2077.

FOREIGN FGN7 US-LD ASEAN US pitches for free and open Indo-Pacific in ASEAN Summit Washington: US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has pitched for a free and open Indo-Pacific, a strategic region that has witnessed renewed global focus in view of China's expansionist behaviour. By Lalit K Jha FGN13 US-ELECTION-PROJECTIONS With historic win in Georgia, Biden's projected electoral college vote tally matches Trump's in 2016 Washington:President-elect Joe Biden has wrested Georgia and President Donald Trump has retained North Carolina, major US media outlets have projected, bringing the closely-fought and bitter 2020 presidential race to a close.

FGN8 US-BIDEN-INTELLIGENCE Biden transition team says Trump administration not sharing threat assessment, intelligence reports Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden's transition team has said that they are not getting access to real-time threat assessment and intelligence reports by the outgoing Trump administration. PTI AQS AQS