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The big news: India says its stance on Palestine remains unchanged, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: The Centre said it was ready to extend the deadline to link Aadhaar to March 31, and China claimed that an Indian drone had enter its airspace.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. India says its stance on Palestine is independent, after US recognises Jerusalem as Israeli Capital: Spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar said a third country did not determine New Delhi’s position on the matter.
  2. Centre tells Supreme Court it will push Aadhaar-linking deadline for those without UID to March 31: The bench said it will start hearing petitions challenging the scheme from next week..
  3. China ‘strongly dissatisfied’ with Indian drone it claims invaded its airspace recently: In a state media report, Beijing said, ‘India’s move has infringed upon China’s territorial sovereignty.’
  4. The military should be kept out of politics, says Army chief General Bipin Rawat: ‘We have a very vibrant democracy where the military should stay far away from the polity,’ he said at an event in New Delhi.
  5. Supreme Court collegium overrules Karnataka CM’s objections to promote lawyers as HC judges: In its resolution on Monday, the collegium approved the promotion of 19 lawyers to three High Court benches..
  6. Five arrested for allegedly murdering family and their security guard in Delhi’s Mansarovar Park locality: Those arrested include the son and son-in-law of the security guard, who was allegedly the mastermind of the plan.
  7. Rahul Gandhi is a devotee of Babar and relative of Khilji, says BJP leader: The statement was in response to senior advocate and Congress leader Kapil Sibal asking the Supreme Court to defer the hearing in the Babri Masjid–Ram Janmabhoomi case .
  8. BJP MP Pratap Simha claims Amit Shah video on aggressive protests was taken out of context: He said the party chief’s instruction for agitations were meant for issues such as corruption and deaths of party workers in Karnataka.
  9. Panel to file report on demand for minority status for Hindus in seven states and a Union Territory: The National Commission for Minorities set up the three-member committee after BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyaya filed a petition.
  10. Kerala women’s panel seeks police action against those who trolled three Muslim women for flash mob: The students received hateful comments online after a video of their dance went viral.
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