A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Enforcement Directorate files money laundering case against billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi: Congress and BJP blame each other for Nirav Modi’s alleged fraud in the Punjab National Bank scam.
  2. Two Air Force pilots killed in crash near river island of Majuli in Assam: Wing Commanders Jai Paul James and D Vats lost their lives during a routine sortie.
  3. Under-construction building collapses in Bengaluru, many workers feared trapped: Some reports said at least four people had been killed in the collapse.
  4. 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.  
  5. More officials will attend events and meetings in the North East, PM Modi promises Arunachal Pradesh: China objected to Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh and said it will raise the matter with India.
  6. 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.
  7. Wholesale inflation slowed in January to 2.84%, shows government data: The WPI inflation had reached an eight-month high of 3.93% in November 2017, but has come down since then.
  8. Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed as South African president a day after Jacob Zuma steps down:  Ramaphosa took over the leadership of the ruling party, the African National Congress, in December 2017.
  9. Uttar Pradesh government will accept SC verdict in Ayodhya dispute, says deputy chief minister: Keshav Prasad Maurya added that the state will not intervene in any negotiations to resolve the row.  
  10. Nagaland CM says his party still open to alliance as long as BJP does not ‘dominate’ religion: In Tripura, voting in the Charilam seat was pushed to March 12 after a CPI(M) candidate died during campaigning.