A look at the headlines right now:

  1. DMK, Indian Union Muslim League to oppose Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami in trust vote: The Election Commission asked VK Sasikala to reply to a petition challenging her nomination as AIADMK general secretary by February 28.
  2. Kashmir residents told to stay away from counter-insurgency sites: The Centre asked Opposition parties to refrain from politicising the Army chief’s allegations that locals were colluding with militants.
  3. Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul’s widow demands CBI probe into his death: Dangwimsai Pul alleged that her family was getting threats from the state government and sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  4. Centre cuts new Sebi chief’s tenure to three years: No reason has been specified for the change in term duration.
  5. Pakistani forces kill dozens of militants, hours after blast at Sindh’s Lal Shahbaz shrine: Government officials said the crackdown by federal and provincial administrations would be intensified in the coming days.
  6. Modi showed us Dilwale Dulhaniya but Gabbar Singh came out, says Rahul Gandhi: The Congress leader criticised the prime minister for hurting small businesses and farmers with the demonetisation drive.
  7. The deadline for linking your Aadhaar number to your EPF account has been extended to March 31: The last date for submitting digital life certificates has also been postponed.
  8. Supreme Court orders FIR against Samajwadi Party’s Gayatri Prajapati in gangrape case: The apex court gave the Uttar Pradesh Police eight weeks to submit a report on the incident.
  9. China says it needs ‘solid evidence’ to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will hold a key strategic dialogue with Chinese Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui on February 22.
  10. CIA agents were told to spy on 2012 French presidential election: A document by the agency showed American interest in political rivalries, party funding and future policies.