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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Following are the top PTI stories at 2100 hours:

NATION:

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CBSE paper leak: Board announces re-exam; HRD initiates probe

New Delhi: The CBSE today announced re-examination in the Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics subjects in the wake of reports of paper leaks even as Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said a new leak-proof system would be put in place for conducting the board exams.
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PNB scam: ED arrests close associate of Nirav Modi

Mumbai/New Delhi: The ED today said it has arrested a "close" associate and the vice president of a firm of diamantaire Nirav Modi for allegedly aiding in the laundering of over Rs 5,900 crore in connection with the PNB bank scam case.
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4 'fidayeen' killed in encounter in Rajouri

Sundebani (J&K): Four terrorists, who were part of a suicide squad, were today killed in a day-long encounter with security forces in the Sunderbani area of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, the police said.
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MPs meet PM to discuss verdict on SC/ST atrocities act

New Delhi: A delegation of NDA's SC and ST MPs, led by LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and Union Social Justice Minister Thawarchand Gehlot, today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss their concerns on the apex court judgement diluting provisions of the SC-ST atrocities act.
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62-yr-old bizman held for 'sexual harassment'

New Delhi: A 62-year-old Pune businessman has been arrested on a complaint of sexual harassment lodged against him by a cabin crew member of the Air Vistara, Lucknow-Delhi flight on March 24, the police said today.
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Centre seeks report from W Bengal govt on violence during Ram Navami

New Delhi: The Centre has sought a report from the West Bengal government on incidents of arson and violence during Ram Navami processions in the last two days and offered assistance to deal with the situation, an official spokesperson said.
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Naidu concerned over washout of Par proceedings

New Delhi: Concerned over the virtual washout of Parliament proceedings, Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu today urged MPs not to further erode "the quality of polity" and make a fresh beginning by conducting themselves in a more dignified manner.
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MPs could not debate major issues due to disruptions: PM in RS

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lamented that disruptions in Parliament have unfortunately prevented several members, retiring from the Rajya Sabha, from being able to participate in debates on historic legislations like the triple talaq bill.
LEGAL:

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SC puts on hold HC order on symbol allotment to Dhinakaran faction of AIADMK

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today kept in abeyance a Delhi High Court order asking the Election Commission to consider allotting the 'pressure cooker' or any other poll symbol to the AIADMK faction led by T T V Dhinakaran.
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Re-opening probe into Mahatma Gandhi's death a futile exercise: SC

New Delhi: Nearly 70 years after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, the Supreme Court today put at rest an attempt to reopen the investigation into it, saying it would be "an exercise in futility".
FOREIGN:

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Sirisena cuts PM's duties amid ongoing political crisis

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today reduced the responsibilities of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the backdrop of the ongoing political turmoil in the country.
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Kim seeks Xi's support ahead of meeting with Trump

Beijing: Bracing for an unprecedented meeting with US President Donald Trump, North Korea's reclusive dictator Kim Jong-un made a secret trip to Beijing to seek Chinese President Xi Jinping's backing while pledging support for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

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First Published: Mar 28 2018 | 9:35 PM IST

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