A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Indian Army says it carried out surgical strikes on terror launchpads along the LoC: Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations said India's offensive was existing 'cross border fire', and was disingenuously being called a 'surgical strike'.
  2. US national security advisor condemns Uri attack, asks Pakistan to 'delegitimise' militant groups: Susan Rice called her Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and said that the White House is committed to bringing the perpetrators to book.
  3. Sensex crashes 555 points after reports of surgical strikes by Indian Army at LoC: Nifty dropped 170 points, hours after the market mood was deemed buoyant after Opec agreed to cut oil production.
  4. Pakistan defence minister threatens to use 'tactical weapons' against India: Khawaja Muhammad Asif also said that Islamabad will continue to support Kashmir’s ‘freedom movement’ both morally and diplomatically.
  5. $5.5-million kickback paid to agent in Embraer deal, finds preliminary CBI inquiry, say reports: Officials said the 'breakthrough' will help to convert the initial investigation to a regular case after an FIR is registered.
  6. Atif Aslam’s concert called off in Gurgaon after Hindu group threatens district administration: Officials wrote to the organisers saying they should defer the Pakistani singer’s event keeping in mind ‘sentiments of armed forces at the frontier’.
  7. CBSE may revert to Class 10 board examination, says its chairperson: Rajesh Chaturvedi said they are likely to bring about this change in 2018, the Hindustan Times reported.
  8. Uran scare turns out to be a schoolgirl’s prank, Maharashtra Police end search for armed men: The 12-year-old student was allowed to go with a warning and some counselling.
  9. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance makes sluggish market debut: With an issue price of Rs 334, its shares fluctuated on the Bombay Stock Exchange, hitting a low of Rs 315.65 at one point.
  10. Were you in slumber', SC asks Bihar government at Mohammad Shahabuddin bail hearing: The court said the state should have acted long before the local don was released, but instead it waited till he was finally released from jail.