New Delhi, Sep 16 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 9 pm:
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Rajnath to make statement in RS on India-China standoff on Thursday
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will make a statement in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday on the border row with China in eastern Ladakh, sources said.
Modi expresses anguish over death of people in Rajasthan boat tragedy
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed anguish over the loss of lives after a boat capsized at Kota in Rajasthan.
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Russia’s RDIF collaborates with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories for Sputnik V vaccine trials, distribution: CEO
New Delhi: The Russian Direct Investment Fund is collaborating with Indian pharma giant Dr Reddy’s Laboratories to conduct clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 as well as its distribution, RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev said on Wednesday.
India’s ties with China and 5 other countries have not deteriorated: MoS MEA
New Delhi: “No”, said Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan in Lok Sabha in response to a written question on whether India’s bilateral ties with neighbouring countries like Nepal, China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Myanmar have deteriorated recently.
Finland’s PM extends birthday wishes to Modi, says much potential to further deepen ties
New Delhi: Extending birthday wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will turn 70 on Thursday, Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has said there is much potential to deepen even further the relations between the two countries.
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Farm bills far-sighted, revolutionary; Congress misleading farmers: J P Nadda
New Delhi: BJP president J P Nadda on Wednesday put up a strong defence of three farm sector bills tabled in Parliament which have triggered protests from farmers, saying they are “far-sighted and revolutionary”, will boost agriculture production, get peasants better prices for their produce and bring in investment.
Chinese troops fired warning shots in air at north bank of Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh: sources
New Delhi: The Chinese army fired a barrage of “warning shots” in the air at the North Bank of Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh last week to “intimidate” the Indian troops ahead of the talks between foreign ministers of the two countries in Moscow, official sources said on Wednesday.
Lok Sabha passes legislation to bring cooperative banks under RBI’s supervision
New Delhi: In a bid to protect the interest of depositors, the Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed an amendment to the Banking Regulation Act to bring cooperative banks under the supervision of the RBI.
Record 82,961 recoveries in a day, a quarter from Maha alone; recovery rate 78.53%
New Delhi: A record 82,961 new COVID-19 recoveries were reported on Wednesday, almost a quarter of them from Maharashtra alone, pushing the overall figures close to 39.5 lakh and the recovery rate to 78.53 per cent, Health Ministry data showed.
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Tata Projects Ltd wins bid to construct new parliament building: Official
New Delhi: Tata Projects Limited on Wednesday won the bid to construct a new parliament building at a cost of Rs 861.90 crore, officials said.
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Babri demolition case verdict on Sept 30; accused Advani, Joshi, others to be present in court
Lucknow: A special court here will deliver judgment on September 30 in the Babri Masjid demolition case, ruling whether BJP veterans like L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were involved in razing the mosque in 1992.
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Delhi riots: Police files charge sheet under UAPA against 15 for larger conspiracy
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Wednesday filed a charge sheet before a city court under the stringent law UAPA and various sections of the IPC against 15 persons for larger conspiracy in northeast Delhi riots in February.
Delhi court stays order to unlock residential parts of Nizamuddin Markaz
New Delhi: A court here on Wednesday stayed an order directing Delhi Police to unlock the residential portion of the Nizamuddin Markaz, which was locked after a case was registered against several people attending a religious congregation in violation of COVID-19 guidelines in March.
ByteDance to place TikTok’s global headquarters in US to escape Trump ban
Beijing: China’s ByteDance has decided to place the headquarters of its popular video platform app TikTok in the US in order to escape President Donald Trump’s ban, official media here reported on Wednesday. By K J M Varma
Pakistan: Opposition-dominated Senate blocks another FATF-related bill
Islamabad: Pakistan’s Senate on Wednesday rejected the Anti-Terrorism Act (amendment) Bill, 2020, a day after it was passed by the lower house, making it the third Financial Action Task Force-related legislation to have been blocked by the Opposition-dominated upper house.
Sri Lanka claims costs incurred on dousing oil tanker fire
Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday asked for a claim of USD 1.8 million from the Greek owners of the oil tanker, which caught fire off the country’s eastern waters, for costs incurred on dousing the flames. PTI