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New Delhi, Mar 11 (PTI) Following are the top stories at 1 pm: NATION: DEL11 PM-NARI SHAKTI **** My third term will write new chapter in rise of women power: PM Modi New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cited a host of women-centric schemes of his government to assert that only a society which boosts women's standing and creates opportunities for them can advance. **** DEL13 CBI-SHAHJAHAN AIDES-SUMMONS **** Sandeshkhali ED attack case: CBI summons nine close aides of Shahjahan Sheikh New Delhi: The CBI has summoned nine close aides and associates of suspended TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh to appear before the agency on Monday, officials said. **** DEL12 ELECTIONS-EC-OBSERVERS **** EC briefs its observers ahead of Lok Sabha elections New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday organised here a meeting for the observers it will be deploying for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. **** BOM4 MH-PAWAR-ED **** BJP govt 'misusing' ED to create fear among opposition leaders: Pawar Pune: NCP (SP) chief Sharad Pawar on Monday alleged the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government was misusing agencies like the Enforcement Directorate to create fear among opposition leaders and called the ED supporting party of the BJP. **** CAL4 NL-SHUTDOWN **** Normal life affected in eastern Nagaland over shutdown for separate state demand Kohima: Normal life was affected in six districts of eastern Nagaland on Monday due to an indefinite shutdown called by ENPO to press for its demand for a separate state, officials said. **** MDS1 KA-WATER-SHIVAKUMAR **** Water crisis: Karnataka has not seen such a severe drought in 3-4 decades: Deputy CM Bengaluru: Amid the acute water shortage in Bengaluru, Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar said on Monday the state had not witnessed such a severe drought in the past three-four decades. **** LEGAL: LGD17 SC-LD ELECTORAL BONDS **** Electoral bonds: SC rejects SBI's plea for time extension, directs it to furnish details by tomorrow New Delhi: A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the State Bank of India's plea seeking extension of time and directed it to furnish the details of electoral bonds to the Election Commission by close of business hours on March 12. **** LGD21 SC-EC-LD PLEA **** SC to consider listing of plea seeking to restrain Centre from appointing new ECs New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that it will consider submission for early listing of a petition seeking to restrain the Centre from appointing new election commissioners as per a 2023 law, the provisions of which have already been challenged in the apex court. **** BUSINESS: DEL5 BIZ-RUPEE-OPEN **** Rupee trades in narrow range against US dollar in early trade Mumbai: The rupee witnessed range-bound trading in initial deals against the US dollar on Monday, as the support from fresh foreign fund inflows was negated by a negative trend in domestic equities. **** DEL6 BIZ-STOCKS-OPEN **** Markets trade lower on weak global trends Mumbai: Equity benchmark indices declined in early trade on Monday after rallying in the past two straight sessions amid weak trends from the US markets and selling in banking stocks. **** FOREIGN: FGN7 US-BIDEN-RAMZAN LD MESSAGE **** In his Ramzan message, Biden pledges to work towards 6-week ceasefire in Gaza Washington: Greeting Muslims across the world on the start of Ramzan, US President Joe Biden has recognised the suffering of the Palestinian people and pledged to lead international efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza and work non-stop to establish an immediate and sustained ceasefire for at least six weeks there. By Lalit K Jha **** FGN12 PAK-FIRSTLADY-ASEEFA **** President Zardari's daughter Aseefa Bhutto to become first lady of Pakistan: Report Islamabad: In a historic decision, Pakistan President Asif Zardari has decided to formally recognise his 31-year-old daughter Aseefa Bhutto as the First Lady of the country, according to a media report. **** PTI DIV DIV