• Supreme Court says Aadhaar card cannot be made mandatory by government for extending benefits of welfare schemes to people.
  • The Apex Court asks Centre to consider alternates to pellet guns to disperse mobs in Jammu and Kashmir.  
  • Parliament passes the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016; The bill seeks to provide mental healthcare and services to persons with mental illness.
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tables GST Bills in the Lok Sabha.
  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu launches online film certification system of CBFC in New Delhi; Says it will facilitate Prime Minister’s vision of Ease of Doing Business and Digital India.
  • Jharkhand government decides to close all illegal slaughter houses within next 72 hours.
  • Rupee strengthens 37 paise against the dollar, to a 17 month high; But Sensex slips 184 points.
  • And in Cricket: India need 87 runs more to win the Dharamsala Test against Australia and clinch the series 2-1.



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  • Delhi Police files FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for assualting an Air India staffer; Seven airlines including Air India bar him from flying in their carriers.
  • Supreme Court directs Centre to produce more than 190 files in connection with 1984 riot case.
  • India says Pakistan have to walk away from terror and create a conducive atmosphere in order to have dialogue with New Delhi.
  • Bombay High Court directs Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors to join their duty by 8 AM tomorrow or the government will have right to take punitive action.
  • Enforcement Directorate issues show cause notice to Kolkata Knight Riders Sports, actor Shah Rukh Khan and others for violating FEMA guidelines.
  • Apex Court asks Committee of Administrators of BCCI to release funds to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association for conducting Test match in Dharmsala.
  • Fourth and final cricket Test  between India and Australia to be played in


  • BJP leader Manohar Parrikar sworn-in as new Chief Minister of Goa; Nine MLAs, including two from MGP, three from Goa Forward Party and two Independents, take oath as ministers;  Supreme Court orders floor test on Thursday.
  • Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla invites BJP to form government in the State; swearing-in ceremony at 1 PM tomorrow.
  • Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi says, his party needs structural and organisational changes after Assembly poll debacle.
  • Sensex jumps about 500 points to reach a two-year high; Rupee strengthens 78 paise to a nearly 18 months high  against the dollar; retail inflation rises to a 4-month high in February. 
  • In US, New York and New Jersey states hit by huge snowstorm; Schools closed, thousands of flights cancelled; emergency declared. 
  • European Union top court rules employers are entitled to ban wearing of visible religious symbols like Islamic headscarves, turban and Cross at the work place.







  • In Tennis, Sania Mirza and her Czech team-mate Barbora Strycova  storm into quarter-finals of Indian Wells Masters in California.
  • Prime Minister says recent election results in five states are a foundation stone of a new India to fulfill the dreams of people of this country.
  • Mr Narendra Modi says Government and the BJP will continue to work for all sections of the society without discrimination, irrespective of whether they voted for or against the BJP; Asks workers to use party’s massive victory as an opportunity to serve people.
  • BJP Parliamentary Board meets in New Delhi to discuss the names of Chief Ministers in the states where it has got the majority.
  • Goa BJP MLAs led by Manohar Parrikar and accompanied by its supporters from other parties meet the Governor in Panaji to stake claim to form Government.
  • In Manipur, NPP and LJP extend support to BJP for Government formation, says Party General Secretary Ram Madhav.
  • Captain Amarinder Singh to be sworn in as Punjab Chief Minister on Thursday.
  • In Tamil Nadu, striking fishermen decide to call off strike tomorrow after assurances from Union Ministers.
  • Arunachal Pradesh Government launches a new scheme to  develop model Villages for rural poor.