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New Delhi, Dec 5 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 9 pm: Nation: DEL36 FARMERS-2NDLD MEETING Govt-farmers meeting: Union leaders threaten to walk out; ministers convince them to continue talks New Delhi: Seeking to break the deadlock over protests against new farm laws, the government on Saturday told representatives of agitating farmers that their concerns are being looked into but the union leaders stuck to their demand for repeal of the legislations and threatened to walk out of the talks.

DEL44 FARMERS-MEETING-GOVT Govt proposes next meeting on Dec 9; seeks time from farmer unions for concrete proposal New Delhi: The government on Saturday proposed to hold another meeting on December 9 with representatives of protesting farmers, as their fifth round of talks ended in a deadlock with the farmers' group going on a 'maun vrat' (vow of silence) seeking a clear 'yes or no' answer to their demand of repealing three farm laws.

DEL52 HR-VIRUS-2NDLDALL VIJ Haryana health minister tests COVID positive, had got 1st dose in trial of 2-shot vaccine fortnight ago Chandigarh: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij, who got the first dose in the phase three trial of the two-shot COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin a fortnight ago, on Saturday said he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

DEL34 PARLIAMENT-LD BUILDING Modi to lay foundation stone for new Parliament Building on Dec 10 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone on December 10 for a new Parliament building and the construction is expected to be completed by 2022 at an estimated cost of Rs 971 crore, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Saturday.

DEL39 JK-LD FIRING Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC, IB in J-K, targets villages, forward posts Jammu: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to firing and mortar shelling on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Kathua districts, officials said on Saturday BOM12 MH-LD ARNAB-CHARGE SHEET Accused ignored Anvay Naik's suicide threat: charge sheet Mumbai: The charge sheet filed against Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and two others in a 2018 abetment of suicide case claims that they did not heed interior designer Anvay Naik's threat to end his life if his dues were not paid.

CAL7 WB-LD CID-MUKUL Mukul Roy named conspirator in CID chargesheet in TMC leader's murder Kolkata: BJP senior leader Mukul Roy has been named 'conspirator' in the second supplementary chargesheet filed by West Bengal CID on Saturday in the murder of Trinamool Congress MLA Satyajit Biswas, sources in the agency said.

MDS17 KL-RGCB-LD GOLWALKAR LDF, Cong flay Centre's decision to name RGCB's second campus after Golwalkar Thiruvananthapuram: The ruling LDF and opposition Congress in Kerala on Saturday flayed the Centre's decision to name the second campus of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology here after late RSS ideologue M S Golwalkar, alleging that the BJP was communalising everything and questioned his contribution to science.

Legal: LGD7 DL-COURT-RELIGARE Religare case: Delhi court directs REL's ex-CMD to surrender before Tihar jail authorities within 2 days New Delhi: A Delhi court has directed former Religare Enterprises Ltd (REL) CMD Sunil Godhwani, who was on interim bail since September 25, to surrender before Tihar jail authorities within two days in a money laundering case related to alleged misappropriation of funds at Religare Finvest Ltd (RFL), failing which he faces arrest.

LGD4 DL-COURT-HERALD National Herald Case: Subramanian Swamy seeks summoning of documents, witnesses New Delhi: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Saturday moved a Delhi court seeking summoning of various documents and witnesses in the National Herald case filed by him against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others.

Foreign: FGN20 UN-INDIA-FARMERS People have a right to demonstrate peacefully: UN spokesperson on farmers' protest in India United Nations: People have a right to demonstrate peacefully and authorities should let them do so, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said on the farmers’ protests in India.

FGN16 US-INDIA-SANDHU India-US ties can be described in 5 baskets, including strategic, COVID-19, education: Amb Sandhu Washington: As the Biden administration prepares to take the reigns of the country, India's top diplomat in the US has said that New Delhi's priorities for relations with America in the days ahead can be described into five baskets: strategic, COVID-19, ICT-digital, climate change and education.

FGN18 TRUMP-DACA-2NDLD COURT US court orders full reinstatement of DACA to protect undocumented immigrants, including Indians Washington: Reversing the decision of the outgoing Trump administration, a federal court has ordered full reinstatement of an Obama-era programme that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the US as minors from deportation, a ruling that will help a large number of Indian migrants.

FGN19 US-BIDEN-LD INAUGURATION No 'gigantic' inaugural parade, Biden plans scaled-down ceremony to avoid spreading COVID-19 Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden has said the presidential inauguration on January 20 will not be a 'gigantic' event, but something closer to what the Democratic convention was like, with a lot of virtual activity across America and an emphasis on safety due to the raging coronavirus pandemic. PTI AQS AQS