Following are the top PTI stories at 1830 hours:
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SC recognises 'living will' of terminally ill patient to die with dignity
New Delhi: In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court today recognised that a terminally-ill patient or a person in persistent vegetative state can execute an "advance medical directive" or a "living will" to refuse medical treatment, saying the right to live with dignity also includes "smoothening" the process of dying. By Abhishek Anshu & Manohar Lal
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Breather for Karti from HC in money laundering case
New Delhi: Karti Chidambaram, the son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, got a breather in a money laundering case today, with the Delhi High Court restraining the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from arresting him till March 20.
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Biplab Kumar Deb sworn in as Tripura CM, Modi assures all help to the state
Agartala: Biplab Kumar Deb today took oath as the chief minister of the first BJP government in Tripura, ending the 25-year rule of the Left Front, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured full support for all-round development of the state.
Mega Hindu congregation in Tripura last year was effective: RSS
Nagpur: On a day when the BJP assumed power in Tripura, its ideological mentor the RSS said the mega Hindu congregation organised by it in the northeastern state last year was "inspirational" and "effective in every sense". By Jatin Takkar
Prez accepts resignations of Raju and Chowdary; PM to look after civil aviation
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind today accepted the resignations of Telugu Desam Party MPs Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pasupati and Y S Chowdary, an official spokesman said here.
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BJP looking far from jittery despite discontent among sullen allies
New Delhi: The Telugu Desam Party is fuming. The Shiv Sena has long been a thorn in the flesh. The PDP in Kashmir is often at loggerheads, and Akalis too are sulking. Such open show of discontent by allies should have rung loud alarm bells in the BJP, but the ruling party is far from looking jittery. By Kumar Rakesh
Knew Manmohan Singh would be a better PM than me: Sonia Gandhi
Mumbai: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi today said she chose Manmohan Singh as the prime minister in 2004 as she was aware of her limitations and knew that he was a better candidate.
SIT makes first arrest in Gauri Lankesh murder case
Bengaluru: Six months after the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, Karnataka police today arrested a man said to be linked with a right-wing radical group for his suspected involvement in the sensational killing.
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Par proceedings of the week washed out due to protests
New Delhi: The proceedings in both Houses of Parliament were virtually washed out for the entire week, as the Lok Sabha was today adjourned for the day soon after it met and the Rajya Sabha in the afternoon following unabated protests by the opposition parties and ruling NDA allies TDP and AIADMK over various issues.
Rafale row: Cong accuses govt of hurting national interests
New Delhi: The Congress today accused the Modi government of "compromising" on national security and causing a loss of Rs 12,632 crore to the state exchequer on account of purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets.
RS poll: TMC to support Abhishek Singhvi from West Bengal, says Mamata
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee today said her party would support Abhishek Manu Singhvi of the Congress in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections from the state.
Full pay pension for those killed, injured while guarding China border
New Delhi: The government has finally extended an "exclusive family pension" to the armed forces personnel killed or injured while guarding the Sino-India border but did not heed to a long-standing demand by the Army to implement it with retrospective effect.
Fire breaks out at chemical factory in Maharashtra; 3 killed, 13 hurt
Mumbai: A major fire broke out after an explosion inside a boiler of a chemicals factory in Maharashtra's Palghar district last night, killing three people and injuring 13 others, police said.
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Trump agrees to meet North Korea's Kim to ease nuclear tensions
Washington: US President Donald Trump today said he has agreed to meet North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-Un by May, setting the stage for a historic summit between the two leaders who have repeatedly traded insults amid spiralling tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes. By Lalit K Jha
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Trump imposes heavy tariffs on steel and aluminium imports into US
Washington: President Donald Trump imposes heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminium which he said were necessary to boost the US industry suffering from "unfair" business practices, a move that has sparked fears of a global trade war. By Lalit K Jha
Trump threatens to impose "reciprocal tax" on India, China
Washington: US President Donald Trump threatens to impose "reciprocal tax" on countries like China and India if they do not match America's tariff.