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New Delhi, Jan 21 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1700 hours: NATION DEL37 PM-LD MANIPUR PM Modi pitches for "double engine" of development in Manipur New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Friday that impediments to Manipur"s progress have been removed and it is now primed for fast-paced development, as he asked its people to not allow the forces that kept it down for 70 years to rear their head again. DEL51 DEF-JYOTI-MERGE Amar Jawan Jyoti merged with eternal flame at National War Memorial New Delhi: The Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate was merged with the eternal flame at the National War Memorial (NWM) here on Friday. DEL48 MHA-SHAH Violence against political rivals hallmark of Communists, says Shah New Delhi: Attacking Communists, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said violence perpetrated against its political rivals is the hallmark Left rule. DEL42 DL-VIRUS 2NDLD CURFEW LG approves Delhi govt proposal to allow private offices to function with 50 per cent strength New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday proposed lifting the weekend curfew and ending the odd-even scheme for opening shops in view of the COVID-19 situation but Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal directed that status quo be maintained on the restrictions till the situation is better in the national capital. DEL40 PM-LD BOSE STATUE Netaji"s grand statue to be installed at India Gate: PM Modi New Delhi: Ahead of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose"s 125th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday that a grand statue of the iconic freedom fighter will be installed at India Gate as a symbol of India"s "indebtedness" to him. DEL39 POLL-UP-CONG-LD YOUTH MANIFESTO UP polls: Cong releases "youth manifesto", Rahul says want to build a "new UP" New Delhi: The Congress on Friday released a manifesto for the youth ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections with Rahul Gandhi asserting that the party wants to build a "new UP" driven by the strength of the youth. CAL16 WB-TMC-NETAJI STATUE TMC welcomes Centre"s decision to erect Netaji"s statue, says it aims at putting to rest tableau controversy Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Friday welcomed Centre"s decision to install a statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate in the national capital, but asserted nonetheless that it was aimed at countering criticism after the rejection of West Bengal"s tableau themed on the nationalist leader for the Republic Day parade snowballed into a major row. LEGAL LGD5 SC-RTI SC notice to Centre on plea seeking implementation of provision in RTI Act New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking effective implementation of a provision of the Right to Information Act which mandates public authorities to suo motu disclose vital information about their functioning. LGD4 SC-ENVIRONMENT SERVICE SC notice to Centre on plea for creating Indian Environment Service New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday sought the Centre"s reply on a plea for creation of “The Indian Environment Service” on the lines of All India Service for environment safeguards at the ground level. FOREIGN FGN19 UN-COLOMBIA-VIRTUAL-FIELD-TRIP In a first, UN Security Council uses virtual reality for field trip to Colombia to get review peace process United Nations: In a first “virtual diplomacy” of its kind, the UN Security Council used virtual reality for a field trip to Colombia that aimed to give the 15-nation top UN organ an insight into the peace process in the South American country. By Yoshita Singh FGN16 CANADA-US-INDIANS Family of four, believed to be Indians, frozen to death along US-Canada border; man charged with human smuggling Toronto/New York: In a heartbreaking tragedy, a family of four, including a baby, all believed to be Indians, has died from exposure to cold weather on the Canadian side of the border with the US in an apparent human smuggling operation, according to media reports. FGN12 US-RUSSIA-UKRAINE-2NDLD BIDEN US President Biden issues fresh warning to Russia against invading Ukraine Washington: US President Joe Biden has issued a fresh warning to Russia that it will have to "pay a heavy price" if its military move across the Ukrainian border which will be considered an "invasion". By Lalit K Jha PTI SRY

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