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New Delhi, Nov 13 (PTI) These are the top stories at 9 pm: NATION DEL64 JK-LDALL CEASEFIRE Multiple ceasefire violations by Pak along LoC, 4 security forces personnel among 10 killed Srinagar: Four security forces personnel were among 10 people killed in multiple ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as Pakistan intensified cross-border shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) between Gurez and Uri sectors and in retaliation, Indian troops inflicted casualties and caused extensive damage to Pakistan Army's infrastructure, officials said.

DEL57 PM-2NDLD AYUSH WHO to set up centre for traditional medicine in India, PM says matter of pride New Delhi: The World Health Organisation on Friday announced that it will set up a global centre for traditional medicine in India, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing confidence that just like the country has emerged as the 'pharmacy of the world', the WHO institution will become a centre for global wellness.

CAL6 LDALL-NITISH Nitish meets Guv, tenders resignation, recommends dissolution of assembly Patna: Decks were cleared on Friday for the formation of a new government in Bihar with Nitish Kumar, who is set to return as the chief minister, handing over to Governor Phagu Chauhan the resignation of his ministry and the recommendation to dissolve the state assembly, officials said.

BOM9 MH-NCB-2ND LD RAMPAL Arjun Rampal questioned by NCB, says he has `nothing to do with drugs' Mumbai: Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal was questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drug-related probe for around seven hours on Friday.

MDS6 KL-2ND LD KODIYERI Kodiyeri Balakrishnan steps aside as CPI(M) secretary in Kerala Thiruvananthapuram: In a major political development in the ruling CPI(M) in Kerala ahead of the local body polls, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Friday stepped aside as secretary, the highest office within the party at the state level, days after his son was arrested by the ED in a money laundering case linked to a drugs case in Bengaluru.

LEGAL LGD3 SC-KAMRA Plea in SC seeks initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra New Delhi: A petition was Friday filed in the Supreme Court seeking initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against stand-up comic artist Kunal Kamra for his alleged “scandalous tweets” against the apex court.

BUSINESS DEL50 BIZ-LD TRADE India's exports dip 5.12 pc in Oct; trade deficit narrows to USD 8.71 bn New Delhi: India's exports fell 5.12 per cent to USD 24.89 billion in October, after recording positive growth in September, on account of drop in shipments of petroleum products, gems and jewellery, leather and engineering goods, according to government data released on Friday.

FOREIGN FGN27 US-ELECTION-ARIZONA-LD BIDEN Biden wrests Arizona, consolidates lead over Trump in presidential election Washington: President-elect Joe Biden has narrowly won Arizona, major US media outlets projected on Friday, capturing the state's 11 electoral votes and consolidating his lead over his Republican rival and incumbent US President Donald Trump.

FGN21 US-ELECTION-LD FRAUD US election security officials reject Trump's fraud claims Washington: There is 'no evidence' that the 2020 presidential election, the 'most secure in American history,' was compromised, US election security officials have said, rejecting President Donald Trump's fraud claims.

FGN26 UK-PM-AIDE-RESIGN UK PM’s top aide to exit amid Downing Street power struggle London: The disquiet caused by a power struggle at the very top of the UK government, which spilled out into the open earlier this week with a high-profile exit from Downing Street, seemed to intensify on Friday as it emerged that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior-most aide is to also resign by Christmas next month. By Aditi Khanna FGN15 US-CHINA-INVESTMENT-BAN Trump bans American investments in Chinese companies that would aid PLA Washington: US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning Americans from investing in 31 Chinese firms that the administration says are owned or controlled by the Chinese military. By Lalit K Jha. PTI AQS AQS