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  • | Friday | 17th September, 2021

New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI) These are the top stories at 5.30 pm: NATION DEL44 PM-SCO LD ADDRESS PM Modi calls for SCO template to fight radicalisation, extremism New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pitched for developing a common template by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to fight radicalisation, saying it is a challenge to peace, security and trust deficit in the region as reflected by recent developments in Afghanistan. DEL3 SINOINDIA-JAISHANKAR-TALKS Eastern Ladakh: Jaishankar calls for early resolution of remaining issues in talks with Wang Yi New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has conveyed to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that the two sides should work for an early resolution of the remaining issues along the LAC in eastern Ladakh and that China avoid viewing its ties with India through the lens of a third country. DEL15 VIRUS-LD CASES India records 34,403 COVID-19 cases, 320 deaths New Delhi: With 34,403 more people testing positive for COVID-19, India"s overall infection tally has increased to 3,33,81,728, while the count of active cases has dipped to 3,39,056, according to Union health ministry data updated on Friday. DEL51 CONG-PM-BIRTHDAY Cong wishes Modi on birthday but says country paying price for his "failures" New Delhi: The Congress on Friday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday but said the country is paying the price for his "failures" on several fronts and so the day is being observed as "unemployment day", "anti-farmer day" and "high prices day". DEL34 ITX-DESHMUKH-SEARCHES I-T dept conducts raids against ex-Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh Mumbai: The Income Tax Department on Friday conducted searches at multiple premises linked to former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh in connection with a tax evasion investigation, official sources said. DEL31 JK-PANDITS-SONOWAL Rs 40 crore transit camp for Kashmiri Pandits in JK"s Baramulla Baramulla (JK): A Rs 40-crore transit camp will be constructed for accommodation of 336 Kashmiri Pandit migrant families here as part of efforts to rehabilitate them in the Kashmir Valley, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Friday. DEL39 AUSTRALIA-AUKUS LD ENVOY AUKUS aimed at securing Indo-Pacific: Australia New Delhi: Australia on Friday said its decision to join a security alliance with the US and UK is aimed at developing capabilities that can contribute along with India and other countries in deterring behaviour that threatens the peace and security in the Indo-Pacific. MDS7 KL-CPI(M)-TERRORISM Amid "narcotic & love jihad" row, ruling CPI(M) cautions against luring educated women to terrorism Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when Kerala is witnessing a raging debate on religious extremism and concerns about the radicalisation of youth, the ruling CPI(M) has cautioned against the deliberate attempt by a section to lure educated women studying in professional colleges to the path of communalism and terrorism. LEGAL LGD12 SC-LD COLLEGIUM SC collegium recommends eight names for appointment as chief justices in HCs New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has recommended eight names to the Centre for appointing them as chief justices of different high courts across the country, sources said on Friday. LGD7 SC-TRIAL COURT SC miffed over 78 adjournments by Dehradun court, orders completion of trial in 6 months New Delhi: Miffed over 78 adjournments granted by a lower court in Dehradun, the Supreme Court has directed it to complete the trial within six months in a 2014 case of cheating and forgery against three persons. BUSINESS DEL42 BIZ-WORLDBANK-BUSINESS REPORT World Bank Group to discontinue Doing Business report New Delhi: The World Bank Group has decided to discontinue publication of its Doing Business report on country investment climates following allegations of irregularities. FOREIGN FGN32 SCO-PAK-AFGHAN-2NDLD IMRAN Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that a "new reality" has been established in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power in Kabul and it is now in the international community’s "collective interest" to ensure that there is no renewed conflict in the war-torn country and it will never again become a safe haven for terrorists. By Sajjad Hussain FGN29 CHINA-INDIA-JAISHANKAR-REAX China says it agrees with Jaishankar; says Sino-India ties have their own "intrinsic logic" Beijing: China on Friday said it agrees with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar"s assertion that Beijing should not view its relations with India through the lens of a third country, saying that Sino-India relations have their own "intrinsic logic". By K J M Varma FGN30 CHINA-ASTRONAUTS-LDALL SPACE Beijing: China on Friday announced that the manned mission to construct its first space station was a complete success after three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth after 90 days, concluding the country"s longest crewed mission. By K J M Varma SPORTS SPF22 SPO-CRI-NZ-PAK-2NDLD CANCELLED New Zealand abandon tour of Pakistan citing security threat; PCB calls it unilateral Rawalpindi: The New Zealand cricket team on Friday abandoned its ongoing tour of Pakistan before the start of the first ODI here, citing a security threat which the host board insisted did not exist while declaring the pullout a unilateral move. PTI MGA MGA


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