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New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) These are the top stories at 1 pm: NATION DEL10 DL-FARMERS-PROTEST Farmers' protest enters fifth day, traffic disrupted in city New Delhi: The ongoing protests by thousands of farmers against the Centre's new farm laws entered the fifth day on Monday, with the protestors threatening to block all five entry points to the national capital.

DEL9 VIRUS-LD CASES COVID-19 tally in India rises to 94.31 lakh with 38,772 fresh cases New Delhi: The number of COVID-19 cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 40,000 for the seventh time this month, taking the infection tally to 94.31 lakh, while the recoveries surged to 88,47,600, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Monday.

DES8 DL-COLD-NOVEMBER Coldest November in Delhi in 71 years: IMD New Delhi: The month of November was the coldest in the national capital in 71 years, with the mean minimum temperature dropping to 10.2 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department.

BOM2 MH-FARMERS-SENA Using water cannons on farmers amid cold wave cruel: Shiv Sena Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday slammed the BJP-led regime's treatment meted out to protesting farmers, adding it was cruel to use water cannons on them amid a cold wave sweeping parts of north India.

DEL2 RJ-VIRUS-MLA BJP MLA Kiran Maheshwari dies after testing positive for COVID-19 Jaipur: BJP leader and MLA from Rajsamand in Rajasthan Kiran Maheshwari, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died at a hospital in Gurgaon.

FOREIGN FGN13 AUS-CHINA-APOLOGY Australia demands apology from China for tweeting 'falsified', 'repugnant' image on war crimes Melbourne: Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday demanded an apology from the Chinese government for tweeting a 'falsified' and 'repugnant' image of an Australian soldier killing a child in Afghanistan, amid escalating political tensions between Canberra and Beijing. By Natasha Chaku FGN12 US-BIDEN-3RDLD FRACTURE Biden fractures foot while playing with his dog Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden has hairline fractures in his mid-foot and will likely require a walking boot for several weeks, his doctor said, after the Democratic leader slipped while playing with his dog. By Lalit K Jha. PTI SNE