A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Election Commission says it is monitoring situation after IAF air strikes: Opposition parties extended their full support to government at all-party meeting after India said it carried out ‘non-military pre-emptive’ strikes on the biggest Jaish-e-Mohammed camp across the border. PM Narendra Modi said the country was in ‘safe hands’, while the BJP and its allies and the Opposition lauded the air force.
  2. Pakistan says ‘fully prepared to respond’ to India’s ‘grave aggression’: Pakistan denied air strikes on Jaish training camp, said its response to India will be a surprise. It also expressed reservation about OIC’s invitation to Sushma Swaraj.
  3. SC to hear in open court review petitions of its December verdict on Rafale deal: The Supreme Court has, however, not given a date for the hearing.
  4. IAS officer suspended a day after complaining about Delhi MLA Kapil Mishra’s ‘incendiary’ video: Ashish Joshi told the Delhi police commissioner that the politician was ‘provoking people to attack some citizens’.
  5. France advises restraint but says it stands with India in fight against terrorism: China, meanwhile, urged India and Pakistan to ‘exercise restraint’ and improve bilateral relations.
  6. Manohar Parrikar discharged from hospital, to continue treatment at home, says Goa CMO: The Chief Minister’s Office said Parrikar’s health parameters were stable.
  7. India successfully test-fires two surface-to-air missiles in Odisha: The missile reportedly has a strike range of 30 km and is capable of engaging multiple targets.
  8. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un arrive in Vietnam for second nuclear summit: The two leaders are scheduled to meet in Hanoi on February 27 and 28.
  9. SC says it will decide on March 5 whether Ayodhya case should be sent for mediation: The bench also gave the parties six weeks to study translations made by the Uttar Pradesh government in the status report on the case.
  10. Navy detects ‘excessively decomposed’ body of fourth miner in Meghalaya: The Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle also detected a wooden cart about 20 feet from the body.