• | Saturday | 6th August, 2022

New Delhi, Aug 6 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1.30 pm: TOP STORIES DEL13 VICE PREZ-LD POLL Polling to elect next Vice President underway; Modi, former PM Manmohan Singh cast vote New Delhi: Polling to elect the next Vice President of India began at 10 am, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being among the first ones to cast vote. DEL14 VIRUS-2NDLD CASES COVID-19: India records 19,400 new cases New Delhi: With 19,406 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India"s tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,41,26,994, while active cases declined to 1,34,793, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. NATION DEL1 PREZ-CWG-WRESTLERS President congratulates wrestlers Deepak Punia, Divya Kakran, Mohit Grewal for winning medals at CWG New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu has lauded wrestlers Deepak Punia, Divya Kakran and Mohit Grewal for winning laurels in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and said their feat has brought great joy and glory to the country. DEL2 PM-WRESTLERS Indian wrestlers have demonstrated incredible form at CWG: PM Narendra Modi New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated wrestler Mohit Grewal on Saturday on winning a bronze medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games at Birmingham and said Indian grapplers have put up an incredible show in the tournament. DEL18 DL-SISODIA-BAIJAL Sisodia accuses ex-Delhi LG Baijal of changing stance on opening liquor shops in unauthorised areas New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia accused former lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Saturday of changing his stand over opening liquor vends in unauthorised areas and claimed that it led to a loss of thousands of crores of rupees to the city government. BOM2 MH-RAUT-WIFE-ED Mumbai: Sanjay Raut"s wife appears before ED for questioning in money laundering case Mumbai: Varsha Raut, wife of arrested Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, on Saturday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here in connection with a money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the redevelopment of a "chawl" and related transactions. BOM4 MP-HOSPITAL FIRE-POLICE-REWARD Jabalpur fire: Police announce cash reward for information on absconding doctors; registration of 28 hospitals revoked Jabalpur: Madhya Pradesh police have announced a cash reward of Rs 10,000 each for information leading to the arrest of three doctors and a senior manager of a Jabalpur-based private hospital, where a devastating fire killed eight persons and injured five others recently. BOM3 MP-PANCHAYAT-OATH-MEN MP: Male kin take oath of panchayat office instead of elected women members; official suspended Bhopal: Male relatives of some newly-elected women panchayat office-bearers and members were administered the oath of office instead of the latter in a few villages of Madhya Pradesh, following which an official was suspended in one district and an inquiry was ordered in another. CAL2 MN-ASSEMBLY-POPULATION COMMISSION Manipur Assembly adopts resolutions to establish population commission, implement NRC Imphal: The Manipur Assembly has unanimously adopted two private member resolutions to set up a state population commission and implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC). MDS2 KA-VIRUS-BOMMAI Karnataka CM tests COVID positive Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and that his trip to New Delhi stands cancelled. FOREIGN FGN4 US-INDIAN-JUDGE US Senate confirms Indian American litigator Roopali H Desai to a top court Washington: The US Senate has confirmed Indian American litigator Roopali H Desai to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, making her the first South Asian judge to serve on this powerful court. By Lalit K Jha FGN1 US-MILLBEN-INDIA US singer Mary Millben to attend Independence Day celebrations in India Washington: African American singer Mary Milben, who is known for her moving rendition of "Om Jai Jagadish Hare" and "Jana Gana Mana", is travelling to India to attend the celebrations related to the country"s 75th anniversary of Independence. By Lalit K Jha BUSINESS DCM1 BIZ-RESULTS-FORTIS Fortis Q1 profit falls 69 pc at Rs 134 cr New Delhi: Fortis Healthcare has reported 69 per cent decline in consolidated net profit at Rs 134 crore for the first quarter ended June 30. SPORTS SPD2 SPO-FOOT-AIFF-FIFA FIFA threatens AIFF ban, stripping off right to host women"s U-17 World Cup New Delhi: World football governing body FIFA has threatened to suspend the AIFF and strip off its right to host the women"s U-17 World Cup in October due to a third party "influence", a development which comes just days after the Supreme Court"s directive to hold elections of the national federation. PTI RC

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