A look at the headlines right now:

  1. BJP MP compares slain Kargil soldier’s daughter to Dawood Ibrahim for taking an anti-war stand: On Twitter, Pratap Simha said the Mumbai serial blasts’ mastermind did not use ‘his [policeman] father’s name to justify his anti-national stand’.
  2. Moonlight wins Best Picture, after hosts say they announced La La Land by mistake: The musical had been nominated in 14 categories.
  3. Over 57% turnout recorded during fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh voting: More than 600 candidates are contesting, with the maximum number of 24 contesting from Amethi, Rahul Gandhi’s constituency.
  4. At least four dead in Chile floods, water supply to around four million in Santiago disrupted: Officials said the contamination of rivers in the region has forced authorities to order restaurants and businesses shut.
  5. Samsung will launch Galaxy S8 on March 29: The announcement followed the controversy involving the South Korean firm’s Galaxy Note7 devices bursting into flames.
  6. At least nine tourists dead after boat capsizes off Manapad in Tamil Nadu: Rescue operations are underway, officials said. 
  7. Seven-year-old says two older girls from her Delhi school sexually assaulted her on the terrace: Officials said a 19-year-old Class 9 student has been arrested while a 15-year-old accused is yet to be apprehended.
  8. Supreme Court grants Chhattisgarh journalist Santosh Yadav bail after over a year in jail: The freelance reporter in the state’s Bastar district was arrested on charges of rioting, conspiracy and ‘associating with a terrorist organisation’.
  9. Nokia resurrects iconic 3310 at Mobile World Congress, 17 years after debut: HMD Global, which will sell the phone, said the phone would have all its classic features including long battery life and ‘Snake’.
  10. Actor-director Bill Paxton dead at 61: The star of films such as ‘Twister’ and ‘Weird Science’ suffered complications following heart surgery, his family said.