A look at the headlines right now:

  1. TMC raises ‘military coup’ issue in Parliament, defence minister says no need for controversy: ‘It’s sad that a routine exercise has been made into a controversy now,’ said Manohar Parrikar.
  2. SC rejects petition to make national anthem mandatory in courts: The apex court bench reportedly said that its earlier directive to cinema halls should not be stretched.
  3. Telecom regulator to examine Jio’s extension of free 4G services for its customers till March 31: Meanwhile, the PMO claimed that it did not give permission to use Narendra Modi’s picture in Reliance Jio ads.
  4. Congress deactivates 200 Twitter accounts of its leaders after Rahul Gandhi’s handle was hacked: Police told The Times of India the server from where the hackers had logged in was in Bengaluru, while the IP address was traced to either Norway or Sweden.
  5. CBI was not allowed to appeal against clean chit to Hinduja brothers in connection with Bofors scam, agency tells SC: The Central Bureau of Investigation said it was not even aware whether the notice issued to them in 2005 was served.
  6. Vladimir Putin seeks ‘mutually beneficial’ ties with the United States: The Russian president said friendly relations between the two countries was essential for global stability.
  7. Cyclone Nada loses intensity, makes landfall near Nagapattinam: The storm is expected to trigger showers in Andhra Pradesh for the next two to three days.
  8. Acid attack victims, Parkinson’s patients will be included in amended Disabilities Bill: The proposed changes to the 1995 Act include the right to free education for children and a hike in reservations for government jobs.
  9. Women these days are more interested in TV serials than caring for husbands, says Goa minister: The Congress said Dayanand Mandrekar’s statement reflected the ‘khap panchayat’ mentality among ruling BJP leaders.
  10. Three people arrested for attempting to attack Sheila Dikshit’s daughter Latika in Delhi: An FIR has accused Latika Dikshit’s husband Syed Mohammad Imran of orchestrating the attempted assault.