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New Delhi, Jan 19 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1330 hours: DEL26 POLLS-APARNA 2NDLD BJP Mulayam Singh Yadav"s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav joins BJP New Delhi: Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav"s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav joined the BJP on Wednesday, asserting that she has always been impressed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. DEL12 VIRUS-LD CASES Active COVID-19 cases in country highest in 232 days New Delhi: With 2,82,970 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India"s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,79,01,241, which includes 8,961 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. DEL8 PM-VACCINATION YOUTH Young, youthful India is showing the way on Covid vaccination: PM Modi New Delhi: With over half of youngsters in the 15-18 age group having received their first dose of Covid vaccine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that young and youthful India is showing the way.  DEL25 DL-VIRUS-JAIN Will monitor COVID-19 situation for 2-3 days before reviewing curbs: Delhi minister New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said the government will monitor the COVID-19 situation for three to four days to confirm the trend of positivity rate before reviewing the curbs in the national capital. DEL24 ED-PB-RAIDS Punjab mining raids: ED seizes Rs 10 crore cash including from CM"s relative New Delhi/Chandigarh: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has siezed around Rs 10 crore in cash, including Rs 8 crore from premises linked to a relative of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, during the raids conducted in an anti-money laundering investigation against illegal sand mining operations in the poll-bound border state, officials said on Wednesday. DEL23 AVI-FLIGHTS-SUSPENSION DGCA extends suspension of scheduled international passenger flights till Feb 28 New Delhi: The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in the country has been extended till February 28, aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday.  DEL6 BIZ-LD RELIANCE Reliance Jio pays Rs 30,791 cr for all spectrum acquired before Mar 2021 New Delhi: Telecom major Reliance Jio on Wednesday said it has paid Rs 30,791 crore, including accrued interest, to the Department of Telecom to clear entire spectrum payments liabilities that the company acquired before March 2021 auctions. BOM4 POLL-GA-AAP-CM FACE New entrant Amit Palekar AAP"s CM face for Goa polls Panaji: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday announced lawyer-turned-politician Amit Palekar as its chief ministerial face for the next month"s assembly elections in Goa. LGD7 VIRUS-SC-MIGRANT WORKERS SC to consider hearing plea seeking food, welfare measures for migrant workers during third COVID wave New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday said it would consider listing for hearing the fresh plea of activists seeking implementation of an earlier order on ensuring food security and other welfare measures for migrant workers who are again in distress in the third COVID-19 wave triggered by omicron variant and consequential curbs imposed in parts of country. LGD5 SC-LD EX-GRATIA SC pulls up states on disbursal of COVID-19 death claims, summons AP, Bihar chief secretaries New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up state governments for failing to disburse claims to the next of kin of COVID-19 victims, and issued a show cause notice to the Andhra Pradesh chief secretary as to why contempt action be not initiated against him. FGN20 PAK-ECP-IMRAN-FUNDING Pakistan’s election commission orders declassification of key documents in Imran Khan"s party"s foreign funding case Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has ordered the declassification of key documents linked to the foreign funding case against the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, a move that could potentially spell more trouble for Prime Minister Imran Khan, a media report said on Wednesday. FGN19 US-5G-FLIGHTS-INDIANS Travel plans for thousands disrupted as airlines cancel/curtail US flights over 5G deployment New York: Travel plans for thousands of passengers, including those travelling to India, were disrupted after airlines cancelled or curtailed some flights to and from the US over the issue of deployment of new 5G service, scheduled to begin from Wednesday. By Yoshita Singh PTI SRY


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