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1. A five-year-old girl was killed and a soldier was martyred in heavy Pakistan firing along the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, forcing India to warn the neighbouring country it reserved the right to hit back.

2. Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah on Monday asserted that India lacks the power to take China-occupied Kashmir back from Beijing.

3. Dialogue with separatists cannot be held at gunpoint, and they should help to create a conducive atmosphere by dissociating themselves from the ongoing violence in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said today.

4. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has roped in tax officials to probe trans-LoC trade and alleged receipt of money by separatists groups in the Kashmir Valley, believed to be the main source of terror financing.

5. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today voiced hope that parties facing the BJP in the states will revisit their decision to vote for NDA pick Ram Nath Kovind "considering the situation" in the country.

6. In a stern message conveyed by the top Army brass, India today told Pakistan that it reserves the right to retaliate appropriately against any incident of ceasefire violation along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

7. Jammu and Kashmir accounted for 49.5% of the human rights violation complaints against the armed forces between 2012 and 2016, revealed an RTI reply.

8. Three disabled students including two girls in Srinagar city overcame hearing problem after Jammu and Kashmir police provided a financial assistance of over Rs 12 lakh for their treatment.

9. Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt. Gen. A K Bhatt today spoke to his Pakistani counterpart and conveyed that India reserves the right to retaliate to any cross-border firing along the LoC.

10. China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has held "live-fire drills" in Tibet, close to the India's border in Arunachal, to practice quick movement of troops and destroy enemy aircraft.

11. Over 300 commissioners of the Income Tax department have been transferred recently by the government, a major reshuffle seen as an attempt to fine tune the working of the department. Copied from Jammu Links News

12. In a big ‘Make in India' push, the Reserve Bank today came out with fresh tender for currency security features, mandating that the supplier set up the manufacturing unit in the country within two years and gradually increase the local content.

13. The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday it cannot give more time to deposit old currency notes, refusing any breather to those who could not deposit old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes by the December 30, 2016 deadline.

14. Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is likely to become the country's next vice president, with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party announcing his candidature on Monday.

15. The government has restored a crucial senior-level post in the Sino-India border guarding force ITBP after three years, a development seen as strengthening the paramilitary in the wake of frequent military stand-offs between the two sides.


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