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The big news: RBI discontinues Letters of Undertaking, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: The Supreme Court indefinitely extended the deadline to link Aadhaar with services, and Donald Trump sacked his secretary of state.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. RBI discontinues Letters of Undertaking for trade credits with immediate effect: Punjab National Bank told the police it has uncovered additional lending of Rs 942 crore, Reuters reported.
  2. Supreme Court indefinitely extends deadline to link Aadhaar with bank accounts, mobile numbers: The Constitution bench said the deadline will be decided only once the court passes a judgment on linking the unique identification number to various services.  
  3. Donald Trump sacks Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo will succeed Tillerson while Gina Haspel will become the first woman to run the spy agency.  
  4. Maoists kill nine CRPF personnel in Sukma district: The rebels blew up a mine-protected vehicle the paramilitary soldiers were travelling in.
  5. Russia rejects UK’s allegations of poisoning former spy, seeks access to nerve agent samples: Moscow said it will not comply with the deadline set by Britain Prime Minister Theresa May.  
  6. Andhra Pradesh CM Naidu accuses Centre of using tax revenue from the south to fund northern states: He questioned why tax incentives provided to other states could not be granted to Andhra Pradesh.
  7. Nepal airport and airline authorities blame each other for crash, investigation underway: A US-Bangla official said the air traffic control had misled its pilot, but Tribhuvan International Airport said the captain had ignored their signals.  
  8. Maharashtra chemical factory owner, manager and two others arrested in explosion case: Four people were killed in the March 8 blaze, and at least 14 were injured.  
  9. Delhi High Court seeks CBI’s reply on bail plea of Karti Chidambaram: The court took cognisance of political commentator S Gurumurthy’s tweets in INX media case.
  10. Sri Lanka law and order minister says 10-day emergency will not be extended: Meanwhile, the telecommunications and digital infrastructure minister said the social media ban would be lifted by March 16.  
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