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Following are the top stories at 5.45 pm:

NATION


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Four Nirbhaya convicts executed in Tihar Jail, her mother says justice at last

New Delhi: Four men convicted of gang-raping and murdering a young Delhi woman, who came to be known as Nirbhaya, were hanged in pre-dawn darkness Friday, finally delivering hard-won justice to her family and to a nation outraged by the brutality of the crime on a winter night more than seven years ago.

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Kamal Nath steps down as MP CM ahead of SC-mandated floor test

Bhopal: Kamal Nath on Friday quit as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, hours before the Supreme Court-ordered floor test deadline, as his government stared at a certain defeat in the Assembly after the Speaker accepted the resignation of all 22 rebel MLAs.

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COVID-19: ICMR says there are 206 positive cases in India

New Delhi: There are 206 COVID-19 cases in India, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Friday even as the Union health ministry put the tally to 195 after registering 22 fresh cases of the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has killed nearly 10,000 people globally.

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PM discusses ways to check spread of coronavirus with chief ministers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday deliberated ways to check the spread of coronavirus with chief ministers of various states.

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Justice finally done but fight to ensure speedy justice will continue: Nirbhaya's family

New Delhi: Justice has finally been done and women will definitely feel safer now, Nirbhaya's parents said after four men convicted of gang rape and murder of their daughter were executed on Friday, resolving that their next fight would be to plug the loopholes that delay punishment.

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Justice has prevailed, says PM; Ministers, women commissions hail hanging in Nirbhaya case

New Delhi: The execution of four men convicted of gang-raping and murdering a young Delhi woman on Friday evoked reactions across the spectrum with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying justice has prevailed and his senior cabinet colleagues and women groups welcoming the hanging.

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Singer Kanika Kapoor tests positive for Covid-19, says she's 'feeling ok'

Mumbai: Singer Kanika Kapoor has become the first Bollywood celebrity to test positive for Coronavirus in the country and says she's under complete quarantine and medical care.

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BJP MP Dushyant Singh, mother, go into self-quarantine after attending singer Kanika Kapoor's party

New Delhi: Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje said on Friday that she and her son BJP MP Dushyant Singh have gone into self-quarantine after attending singer Kanika Kapoor's party.

LEGAL

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SC pre-dawn hearing brings curtain down on Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case

New Delhi: In an unprecedented pre-dawn hearing, hours before a Nirbhaya case death row convict Pawan Kumar Gupta was to be sent to gallows, the Supreme Court Friday midnight opened its door to dismiss his last plea challenging rejection of second mercy petition by the President. By Manohar Lal and Sanjeev Kumar

SPORTS

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One of Indian football's greatest, PK Banerjee dies at 83

Kolkata: PK Banerjee, a footballing colossus of his time and a raconteur for life, died here on Friday aged 83, having dribbled and dazzled for a good part of his mind-boggling 51 years of service to the game.

FOREIGN

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Coronavirus: Indian mission offers help in arranging accommodation for stranded Indians in UK

London: The Indian High Commission in London is offering assistance with organising accommodation for Indian nationals stranded in the UK in light of India's ban on travellers from the UK and Europe over coronavirus pandemic. By Aditi Khanna

BUSINESS

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Coronavirus impact: Fitch cuts India growth to 5.1% for FY'21, says world economy in recession

New Delhi: Fitch Ratings on Friday cut India growth forecast to 5.1 per cent for FY 2020-21, saying supply chain disruptions in the wake of coronavirus outbreak are likely to hit investment and exports.

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First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 17:48 IST
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