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1. Thirty-one people across Jammu region have tested positive for dengue in the last few days.

2. Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire twice by firing and shelling along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district and the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, prompting retaliation from the security forces.

3. In a first of its kind event in Kashmir, 13 foreign teams are participating in a 10-day international adventure race that kicked off here today with an aim to clear misconceptions about the valley being unsafe and to attract more tourists to the state.

4. Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday exuded confidence that Aadhaar law will pass the test of constitutionality, saying the legislation has adequate safeguards for data protection.

6. A suspected overground worker of Hizbul Mujahideen, who was allegedly motivating and instigating youths to join militancy, was today arrested in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

7. Kashmir High Court Bar Association president advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom has again been summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to its headquarters in New Delhi tomorrow in connection with terror funding in the state.

8. Rights body Amnesty International on Wednesday called for an end to the "dangerous, inaccurate and indiscriminate" usage of pellet-guns by security forces when controlling crowds in strife-torn Jammu and Kashmir as it released a report on the controversial weapon.

9. The government cannot change fuel prices on a knee-jerk basis, petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday as stocks of state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) tanked by as much as eight per cent following recent hikes in transport fuel prices.

10. As many as 1,222 NGOs across the country have been directed by the home ministry to validate the bank accounts in which they receive foreign contribution, failure of which will invite punitive action.

11. The Supreme Court on Wednesday favoured an audit of government funds meant for providing shelters to the urban homeless, saying the money was not being spent by the states and the homeless people remained the sufferers.

12. The Congress-linked NSUI or National Students Union of India today celebrated what it described as its "major comeback" after winning the top two posts of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU), leaving two for its rival Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which is linked to the BJP.

 

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