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New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) Following are the top stories till 9 pm NATION: DEL51 COURT-LDALL QUTUB ASI opposes in court plea seeking restoration of Hindu & Jain deities inside Qutub Minar complex New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Tuesday strongly opposed a plea before a Delhi court seeking restoration of Hindu and Jain deities inside the Qutub Minar complex here, asserting it is not a place of worship and that the existing status of the monument cannot be altered. DEL50 CONG-2NDLD PANELS Post-Udaipur declaration, Sonia forms 3 groups to chart road ahead for Cong New Delhi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday formed three groups -- on political affairs for guidance on key issues, Task Force-2024 to implement the Udaipur "Nav Sankalp" declaration and evolve the party"s strategy for 2024 elections and another to coordinate the October 2 "Bharat Jodo Yatra". DEL46 RAHUL-BJP-LD CORBYN Rahul"s meeting with Labour MP Corbyn in London triggers row; BJP attacks him, Cong hits back New Delhi: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi"s meeting with British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in London triggered a row back home with the BJP asking him whether he endorsed the UK opposition leader"s "anti-India" views. DEL49 DL-KEJRIWAL-PUNJAB-LD MINISTER Punjab CM sacking minister over graft charges proves only AAP can provide honest govt: Kejriwal New Delhi: Lauding Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann for sacking his health minister over corruption charges, AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said this has proved that his party is the only political outfit in the country which can provide an honest government. DEL35 PB-2NDLD MINISTER Punjab Health Minister Vijay Singla sacked over corruption, arrested soon afterwards Chandigarh: Punjab Health Minister Vijay Singla was sacked from the state Cabinet Tuesday over graft charges, and was arrested shortly afterwards, with Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann asserting his government has zero-tolerance to corruption. DEL53 KARTI-CBI-BRIBERY If not harassment, witch-hunt, then what is it: Karti Chidambaram on latest CBI case New Delhi: Days after he was booked by the CBI in yet another corruption case, Congress MP Karti Chidambaram on Tuesday called it a witch-hunt and harassment and asserted he has full faith in the judiciary and trusts the institution to stand by truth. LEGAL: LGD22 SC-GYANVAPI  Gyanvapi mosque dispute: Fresh plea in SC seeks intervention in proceedings New Delhi: A fresh plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking intervention in the Gyanvapi mosque dispute. LGD19 DL-HC-RIOTS-KHALID 2020 Delhi riots: In jail for two years on basis of hearsay statement of witness, says Khalid to HC New Delhi: Former JNU student Umar Khalid, arrested in a UAPA case related to the alleged conspiracy behind the riots here in February 2020, Tuesday contended before the Delhi High Court that he has been in jail for the last two years based on a protected witness’ hearsay statement which has no corroboration. LGD8 CH-HC-PARENTS-POCSO Parents of child who is victim of sexual offence cannot enter into compromise with accused: HC Chandigarh: Parents of a child who is a victim of a sexual offence cannot enter into a "compromise" with the accused, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has held. FOREIGN: FGN127 PM-4THLD BIDEN India, US announce major partnership for cooperation in critical areas after Modi-Biden talks Tokyo: India and the US on Tuesday announced a major partnership to boost cooperation in critical and emerging technologies between their National Security Councils after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden vowed to work together for a more prosperous, free, connected and secure world. FGN147 WEF-LEADERS-RECESSION Outlook grim for global recession, countries still in pandemic to bear maximum brunt: Leaders at WEF Davos: War in Ukraine, China"s strict COVID-19 measures and a host of other factors have combined to drive up inflation and raise the spectre of food insecurity, business leaders warned on Tuesday. By Barun Jha FGN146 PAK-PTI-LD ARRESTS Over 250 Opposition activists arrested in Pakistan Lahore: Over 250 activists belonging to ousted Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan’s party were arrested and one policeman killed in a clash in the country’s Punjab province on Tuesday, a day before the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s planned mega-march to Islamabad to press for early elections. By M Zulqernain FGN143 CHINA-RUSSIA-WARPLANES-QUAD China and Russia warplanes conduct “air patrols” over the Sea of Japan as Quad leaders met in Tokyo Beijing: Chinese and Russian warplanes on Tuesday conducted joint air patrols over the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea and the West Pacific Ocean as the leaders of Quad held their in-person summit in Tokyo, in an apparent attempt to send a message of unity between Beijing and Moscow. By K J M Varma FGN128 UK-SIKH-HARASSMENT Nursing lecturer struck off in UK for harassing Sikh colleague London: A qualified nurse and senior lecturer at a UK university has been struck off the country’s medical register over misconduct, which involved the harassment of a Sikh colleague over his religious beliefs and mocking his turban as a “bandage” and “hat”. PTI VN VN VN


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