10 must-reads for today

Indian residents in Bikaner, in Rajasthan state, celebrating the Indian Air Force strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed camp at Balakot.
Indian residents in Bikaner, in Rajasthan state, celebrating the Indian Air Force strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed camp at Balakot.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
English golfer Georgia Hall.
English golfer Georgia Hall.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Vikram Khanna.
Vikram Khanna.

India said its fighter jets destroyed a major terrorist camp in Pakistan in the worst escalation between the nuclear-armed rivals since 2001. Islamabad described the incident, which killed more than 300, as a "grave aggression", and said it would respond "at the time and place of its choosing".

The Government has rebutted Workers' Party chief Pritam Singh's remark that some see the $6.1 billion Merdeka Generation Package as timed to coincide with the election. On day one of the debate on Budget 2019, Senior Minister of State Chee Hong Tat cited the reasons for the timing of the package.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe