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New Delhi, Mar 12 (PTI) These are the top stories at 9.30 pm: NATION DEL93 QUAD-LD SUMMIT Quad has come of age; its agenda makes it a force for global good: PM Modi New Delhi: The Quad has come of age and its agenda covering areas like vaccines, climate change and emerging technologies makes it a force for global good, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the first summit of the coalition.

DEL104 SINOINDIA-LD-TALKS India, China hold in-depth talks towards addressing remaining issues in eastern Ladakh New Delhi: India and China on Friday held 'in-depth' diplomatic talks to address the remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, holding that disengagement of troops in the North and South banks of Pangong lake provided a good basis to work towards their early resolution.

DEL58 TMC-EC-2NDLD MAMATA TMC delegation meets EC, demands high-level probe into 'attack' on Mamata New Delhi: A TMC delegation met the Election Commission (EC) on Friday and demanded a high-level probe into an alleged attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram and claimed it was not an 'unfortunate incident', but a conspiracy.

CAL25 WB-CBI-LD MINISTER-SUMMONS CBI, ED issue summons to TMC leaders, ex-MPs in ponzi scam cases Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday issued summons to Trinamool Congress leaders Partha Chatterjee and Madan Mitra respectively in connection with separate ponzi scam cases, sources in the agencies said.

CAL20 WB-MAMATA-DISCHARGE Mamata discharged from hospital after condition improves Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was discharged from state-run SSKM Hospital here on Friday evening after doctors found her recovery to be 'satisfactory'.

DEL51 CBI-LD COAL CBI summons TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's brother-in-law in illegal coal-mining case New Delhi: The CBI has summoned TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's brother-in-law in connection with a case of alleged illegal coal mining from the mines of the Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) in West Bengal's Asansol, involving the 'kingpin' of the racket, Anup Manjhi, officials said on Friday. DEL73 RAHUL-LD DANDI MARCH India becoming increasingly chained by authoritarian forces, alleges Rahul Gandhi New Delhi: On the 91st anniversary of the historic 'Dandi March', Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged on Friday that India is becoming increasingly 'chained by authoritarian forces led by the RSS' and urged people to be guided by Mahatma Gandhi's example to continue with the march for freedom.

DEL38 DL-AMBANI-VEHICLE-LD PROBE Ambani bomb scare probe: Delhi govt seeks report regarding seizure of mobile phone from Tihar Jail New Delhi: The Delhi government has sought a report from the director general of Delhi Prisons regarding seizure of a mobile phone from Tihar Jail, after police approached prison authorities in connection with the Mukesh Ambani bomb scare probe.

DEL33 VIRUS-2NDLD CASES Spike in daily COVID-19 cases, India registers 23,285 new infections New Delhi: India added over one lakh coronavirus infections in six days with 23,285 cases being reported in a span of 24 hours till Friday morning, the highest in around 78 days, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Friday.

MDS3 TN-POLLS-DMK-CANDIDATES DMK releases list of candidates for April 6 TN polls, Stalin to fight from Kolathur, son to make debut Chennai: DMK President M K Stalin will try his luck once again from Kolathur constituency in the city for the April 6 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections while his son Udhayanidhi will make his electoral debut by contesting from the Chepauk-Triplicane segment in the metropolis.

LEGAL LGD14 SC-GOA-LD POLLS Officials associated with governments cannot work as SECs, says SC New Delhi: In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court Friday held that a person employed with the government cannot work as state election commissioners (SECs) and came down on the Goa government for giving its Law Secretary the additional charge of the SEC.

BUSINES DEL92 BIZ-LD ECONOMY Double whammy: IIP contracts 1.6 pc in Jan, retail inflation rises to 5.03 pc in Feb New Delhi: In a double whammy for the economy, industrial production growth re-entered the negative territory by contracting by 1.6 per cent in January, while retail inflation soared to a three-month high of 5.03 per cent in February on costlier food items.

FOREIGN FGN30 CHINA-QUAD-SUMMIT-REAX Cooperation between countries should not target third party: China on Quad summit Beijing: Ahead of the Quad summit on Friday, China said exchanges and cooperation between countries should contribute to mutual understanding rather than “targeting” a third party and refrain from “pursuing exclusive blocs”. By K J M Varma FGN15 US-BIDEN-2NDLD ADDRESS President Biden sets goal of July 4th to 'mark Independence' from coronavirus Washington: US President Joe Biden has announced that all adult Americans will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination by May 1 under an ambitious plan to get the country, worst-hit by the pandemic, closer to normal by July 4th, Independence Day. By Lalit K Jha. PTI HDA