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The big news: Billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi booked for money laundering, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: Seventeen people were killed in a Florida school shooting, and BJP President Amit Shah will hold a massive bike rally in Haryana on Thursday.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Enforcement Directorate files money laundering case against billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi: The agency raided multiple locations related to Modi in Surat, Mumbai and Delhi on Thursday.
  2. Seventeen killed, many injured after former student opens fire at Florida school: The gunman was arrested in a neighbouring city about an hour after the incident.
  3. Haryana CM rides to Jind on a bike to take stock of preparation for Amit Shah’s rally: The state BJP unit has made it mandatory for all ministers and party MLAs to arrive at the event on motorcycles.
  4. One injured after explosion at a dharamshala in Arrah, Bihar: Reports said the police suspect the injured man was involved in the blast.
  5. South African President Jacob Zuma steps down: The 75-year-old leader said violence and division within the African National Congress had influenced his decision.  
  6. Top police officers conspired to kill Sohrabuddin Sheikh, says brother’s lawyer in Bombay HC: The High Court is hearing pleas challenging the discharge of several police officers in the alleged fake encounter case.  
  7. Gujarat refuses to seek stricter punishment for Gulberg massacre convicts, says report: In a letter, the state government said there is no ground to file appeal in the High Court against the quantum of sentence.
  8. Ahead of Nagaland polls, CM says his party still open to alliance as long as BJP does not ‘dominate’ religion: The BJP had broken a 15-year-old alliance with the ruling Naga People’s Front in the state ahead of the Assembly election on February 27.  
  9. Israeli Police name Ratan Tata in PM Netanyahu’s alleged dealings with Hollywood producer, says report: However, the Indian industrialist’s office said the news report was factually incorrect.  
  10. Rajasthan minister urinates in public in Jaipur, says ‘it is not a big issue’: The incident caused embarrassment to the BJP, which is trying to bring the city up in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan rankings.  
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