A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Budget 2017: Centre promises Rs 1-lakh crore rail safety fund in five years, scraps service charges for e-tickets: The Opposition said the Budget has ‘nothing for farmers’, while Modi called it ‘perfect’.
  2. British MPs back Bill allowing PM Theresa May to begin Brexit process: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called the result ‘absolutely momentous’.
  3. FIR will be registered against Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, says Pakistan minister: Details about the cases under which the JuD chief will be booked will be made available in a few days, said Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir.
  4. Donald Trump’s immigration order is not the best way to protect US, says UN chief Antonio Guterres: The secretary-general said freezing refugee resettlement played to the advantage of terrorists groups seeking to recruit members.
  5. Six Odisha police personnel killed after explosion on highway near AP border, Maoists suspected: The blast comes two weeks before the three-tier panchayat polls in the district, which Maoists in the Malkangiri region have wanted people to boycott.
  6. Mishap averted at Delhi airport as IndiGo aircraft enters wrong taxiway: The incident took place at 5.40 am when the Visakhapatnam-bound flight entered a runway where a Jet Airways aircraft was already parked.
  7. Sadhvi Pragya acquitted of all charges in murder of right-wing activist Sunil Joshi in 2007: All other seven accused were also exonerated in the case by a Madhya Pradesh court on Wednesday.
  8. Kerala man sets medical student on fire in classroom, both die: He doused his ex-girlfriend with petrol at the School of Medical Education in Kottayam, before setting her ablaze and then self-immolating.
  9. Facebook-owned Oculus loses virtual reality case to ZeniMax, to pay $500 million in damages: The video game developer had accused the firm of copyright infringement for using its computer code to create a VR headset.
  10. Chennai oil spill: Workers manually clear coastline, around 20 tonnes left to clean up: The Coast Guard had earlier said they believed only one tonne of oil had spilled in the sea.