A look at the headlines right now:

  1. More than 20,000 pages of secret data about Indian Navy’s French submarines leaked: The fleet manufacturer, DCNS, said the fault was not theirs, but added that their national security authorities will initiate an investigation into it.l
  2. One killed in renewed fighting in Kashmir’s Pulwama, hours after Rajnath Singh reaches Srinagar: Clashes erupted after security forces blocked a rally of protesters in Pinglena village, and the home minister is expected to hold talks with various parties.
  3. Not the sign of a healthy democracy, says Supreme Court on number of defamation cases filed by Jayalalithaa: A bench of the top court said that public figures needed to accept criticism ‘instead of using state machinery’ to curb it.
  4. At least 20 dead as quake measuring 6.2 on Richter scale hits Italy: A 5.5-magnitude aftershock shook the region of Umbria just an hour after the first quake.
  5. JNU appeals court upholds punishments for 21 students over ‘anti-national’ event: The punishments awarded to Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya remain the same, even as the fines for some of the other students have been reduced.
  6. ED issues summons to Nalini Chidambaram over Saradha scam after accused Sudipta Sen names her: The former finance minister’s wife was summoned in connection with fees paid to her by Manoranjana Sinh, the estranged wife of scam-accused Matang Sinh.
  7. Government to set up 50 new airports in three years, says Civil Aviation Minister AG Raju: The projects are part of the Cetre’s plan to bolster regional connectivity through airways.
  8. Section 144 imposed in Agartala after clashes leave at least 17 injured: The police said violence erupted after supporters from a rally by Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura, demanding a separate state for tribals, attacked residents.
  9. China, Japan and South Korea criticise North Korea over missile test: The countries’ foreign ministers issued a statement against the Kim Jong-un government after a ballistic missile was fired into the Sea of Japan.
  10. Turkey launches joint operation to wipe out Islamic State group militants from Jarablus in Syria: The raid began with artillery firing that was later supported by warplanes. It comes a few days after a suspected IS attack on a wedding party in Gaziantep.