1.India, Pakistan to hold parleys on Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore :-

NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan will hold parleys on various aspects of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) in Lahore on March 20 and March 21.


2.Corruption, note ban dominate PM speech :-

LUCKNOW:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech was an effort to strike a local connect with his voters in his parliamentary domain on Sunday night. He spoke mainly about corruption, development and nationalism while campaigning for the last phase of the seven-phased assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh on March 8.


3.Trump expected to sign revised travel ban order :-

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is preparing to sign a revised executive order temporarily barring the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries and halting the nation’s refugee program.


  1. North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into ocean :-

SEOUL: North Korea on Monday fired four banned ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), with three of them landing in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said, in an apparent reaction to huge military drills by Washington and Seoul that Pyongyang insists are an invasion rehearsal.


  1. Jammu and Kashmir government orders suspension of eight official for exam paper goof-up :-

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered suspension of eight officials, including two school principals, for wrong distribution of question paper at two different examination centre in Jammu district.


6.Papua New Guinea hit by 6.5 earthquake, no tsunami expected :-

CANBERRA: Officials say Papua New Guinea has been shaken by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake but no destructive tsunami is expected.


7.Sand mining banned in ravaged Palar riverbed in Tamil Nadu :-

The roar of tractors hauling sand will no longer reverberate through the Palar riverbed. The district administration declared the closure of eight sand quarries on Sunday, officially bringing the curtains down on sand mining in Vellore.


  1. China premier pledges: We will make our skies blue again :-

BEIJING: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged today to make the country’s smoggy skies blue again and “work faster” to address pollution caused by the burning of coal for heat and electricity.


9.Telangana CM declares candidates for seven MLC seats, prefers defectors :-

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister and ruling TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday announced the names of his party candidates for the MLC elections.

For the three seats under MLAs quota for which a notification was issued earlier, Vullolla Gangadhar Goud, Alimineti Krishna Reddy and Mynampalli Hanumanth Rao have been nominated.


  1. Root, Woakes steer England to win against West Indies :-

ST JOHN’S: Joe Root compiled a composed, unbeaten 90 while all-rounder Chris Woakes hit an undefeated 68 as England completed a four-wicket victory over the West Indies in the second one-day international.