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New Delhi, Nov 22 (PTI) These are the top stories at 9 pm: NATION DEL52 PM-LD G20 World can progress faster with greater support of technology, finance to developing nations: PM New Delhi/Riyadh: Climate change must be fought not in silos but in an integrated, comprehensive and holistic way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a G20 event on Sunday and asserted that the entire world can progress faster if there is greater support of technology and finance to developing nations. DEL29 UP-PM-2NDLD PROJECT PM lays foundation stone of rural drinking water projects in UP Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday bemoaned the lack of development in UP's Vindhyachal for decades after Independence and said despite resources, the region faced scarcity. DEL7 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19 caseload in India reaches 90.95 lakh New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally rose to 90.95 lakh on Sunday with 45,209 new cases, while the recoveries surged to 85,21,617, according to the Union Health Ministry's data.

DEL30 PAR-PANEL-BIO-TERRORISM Par panel underscores need for govt to formulate laws to counter bio-terrorism New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has highlighted the need for the government to formulate effective laws to counter bio-terrorism, stating the adverse effects of COVID-19 pandemic have taught a lesson on the importance of controlling biological agents and the need of strategic partnerships among different nations. DEL51 AYURVEDA-LD SURGERIES Govt allows post-grad Ayurveda docs to train in performing surgeries; IMA terms it 'retrograde step' New Delhi: The government has issued a notification authorising post-graduate practitioners in specified streams of Ayurveda to be trained to perform surgical procedures such as excisions of benign tumours, nasal and cataract surgeries, a move which has drawn flak from the modern medicine fraternity.

DEL36 BJP-LOVE JIHAD 'Love jihad' serious problem, states should act: BJP New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday termed 'love jihad' a 'serious problem' and backed the decision of its state governments to enact laws against it. DEL9 VIRUS-MHA-DELHI COVID-19 in Delhi: 3.7 lakh surveyed, first time RT-PCR tests more than antigen tests New Delhi: For the first time, the number of RT-PCR tests in Delhi has exceeded the number of rapid antigen tests, while over 3.7 lakh people have been surveyed as part of the efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the national capital, the Union Home Ministry said on Sunday.

DEL35 CONG-KHURSHID-LD INTERVIEW No leadership crisis in Cong; support for Sonia, Rahul apparent to 'anyone not blind': Khurshid New Delhi: Amid criticism of the Congress top brass by some leaders following a poor show in the Bihar polls, senior leader Salman Khurshid on Sunday said there is no leadership crisis in the party and an all-round support for Sonia and Rahul Gandhi is 'apparent to anyone who is not blind'.By Asim Kamal BOM17 MP-COW CABINET-LD MEET MP govt planning 'gaumata' cess for welfare of cows: CM Bhopal/Agar Malwa: The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is planning to levy a cess to raise money for the welfare of the cow, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Sunday.

LGD1 SC-LIBERTY SC sets aside high court order, says liberty of citizen can't be taken away in this manner New Delhi: Liberty of a citizen cannot be taken away in this manner, the Supreme Court has said while setting aside the Punjab and Haryana High Court order which had dismissed a plea filed by a man on the grounds that his lawyer had remained absent on four occasions during the hearing.

LGD8 DL-COURT-RIOTS-UAPA-CHARGESHEET Delhi riots: Police file charge sheet before court against Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam in UAPA case New Delhi: The Delhi police Sunday filed a charge sheet before a court here against former JNU student leader Umar Khalid and student Sharjeel Imam in a case related to the 'conspiracy' behind the February communal violence in the northeast part of the city.

LGD5 SC-RAJIV-CBI TN governor to decide on remission to convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: CBI to SC New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has told the Supreme Court that the Tamil Nadu governor has to take a call on the grant of remission to Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict AG Perarivalan, who is serving life sentence in the case.

LGD4 SC-INVESTIGATION Plea in SC seeking Lokpal monitored probe into criminal-political nexus New Delhi: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a Lokpal-monitored investigation into the 'criminal-political nexus' as flagged in the Vohra Committee report.

FOREIGN FGN8 US-BIDEN-INDIAN Joe Biden appoints Indian-American Mala Adiga as policy director of incoming First Lady Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Indian-American Mala Adiga as the policy director of his wife Jill, choosing an experienced education policy hand as the incoming First Lady focuses on education and plans to continue teaching community college classes.

FGN7 TRUMP-GEORGIA-RECOUNT Trump campaign files for recount of votes in Georgia Washington: The Trump Campaign has filed a petition for recount of votes in Georgia, days after US President-elect Joe Biden wrested the Republican stronghold by a little over 12,000 votes. By Lalit K Jha. PTI TDS TDS