PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 21-02-2021 17:03 IST | Created: 21-02-2021 17:03 IST

These are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL9 DEF-SINOINDIA TALKS India-China military talks last for around 16 hours New Delhi: India and China held extensive deliberations on expanding the disengagement process in eastern Ladakh at the 10th round of the military talks that lasted for around 16 hours, official sources said on Sunday.

DEL11 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19: India records 14,264 new cases, 90 fresh fatalities New Delhi: Daily COVID-19 cases in India registered an increase for the fourth consecutive day with the country recording 14,264 new cases, taking the total tally to 1,09,91,651, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

DEL19 VIRUS-CENTRE STATES Centre writes to states reporting spike in daily COVID-19 cases New Delhi: Amid a spike in daily new cases of COVID-19 in some states including Maharashtra and Kerala, the Centre has advised them to increase the proportion of RT-PCR tests and regularly monitor mutant strains besides refocusing on strict surveillance and stringent containment in selected districts.

DEL36 BJP-LD MEETING BJP resolution lauds PM Modi for reforms in agri sector, handling of COVID-19 situation New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday passed a resolution thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reforms in the agriculture sector and for his able leadership in effective handling of the COVID-19 situation.

DEL31 CBI-COAL CBI notice to TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee's wife in coal pilferage case New Delhi/Kolkata: The CBI on Sunday served a notice to the wife of TMC leader and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee at his Kolkata residence asking her to join the probe in the coal pilferage case, a development that could further raise the political temperature in poll-bound West Bengal.

CAL4 WB-TMC-CBI CBI is only ally of BJP left: TMC on notice to Abhishek's wife Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress hit out at the Centre on Sunday, alleging political vendetta as the CBI served a notice to party MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife, asking her to join the probe in the coal pilferage case.

DEL28 SPACE-CHANDRAYAAN-3 Chandrayaan-3 launch delayed further to 2022 New Delhi: Chandrayaan-3, India's third mission to Moon, is likely to be launched in 2022, ISRO chief K Sivan has said.

DEL37 VIRUS-DL-REOPENING Delhi appears to be heading towards reopening, taking on challenges of post-COVID era New Delhi: With the number of coronavirus cases in the national capital coming down, Delhi appears to be heading towards reopening completely and taking on challenges of the post-COVID era.

DEL12 DL-HUNAR HAAT Centre focused on promoting rural industries, aims to take annual turnover to Rs 5 lakh cr: Rajnath New Delhi: Master artisans and craftsmen can contribute big time to the country's economy and the central government's aim is to take the rural industries' annual turnover of about Rs 80,000 crore to Rs 5 lakh crore within the next two to three years, Union minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday while inaugurating the 26th edition of 'Hunar Haat' here.

DEL10 SHAH-LANGUAGE New edu policy reflects Modi govt's commitment towards empowerment of Indian languages: Shah New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday that the new education policy reflects the commitment of the Modi government towards the preservation, development and empowerment of all Indian languages.

DEL7 UP-KASGANJ-ENCOUNTER Kasganj murder case: Main accused shot dead in encounter by UP Police Kasganj (UP): The main accused in the Kasganj murder case was gunned down by police on Sunday morning, an official said.

FOREIGN FGN20 MALDIVES-JAISHANKAR-3RDLD SECURITY India signs USD 50 million defence LoC agreement to boost maritime capabilities of Maldives Male: India on Sunday reiterated its commitment to the Maldives' security and signed a USD 50 million defence Line of Credit agreement with it to boost the maritime capabilities of the strategic island nation, as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held talks with the country's top leaders to further strengthen bilateral ties and explore new areas of cooperation. FGN4 VIRUS-UN-INDIA UN chief voices appreciation for India's leadership in fight against COVID-19, vaccine assistance United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres has voiced appreciation for India’s leadership in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic and its efforts to bring a “much-needed supply” of the COVID-19 vaccines to the world market. By Yoshita Singh SPORTS SPF16 SPO-TENNIS-LD OPEN Djokovic beats Medvedev for 9th Australian Open, 18th Slam Melbourne: Novak Djokovic's Australian Open dominance is intact — nine finals, nine championships.

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