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1. Five persons, including two BSF jawans, were injured in firing and shelling by Pakistani troops in violation of ceasefire along the International Border and the Line of Control in Jammu and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting forces here to retaliate.

2. Blaming Jawaharlal Nehru for the Kashmir problem, Union minister Jitendra Singh has said that, the history of Jammu and Kashmir has been a "tale of mistakes" beginning from "Nehruvian blunders".

3. Helicopter services linking the border districts of Rajouri and Poonch to Jammu started on Wednesday with the J&K government hoping the move would boost tourism and economy of the region.

4. Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit chief Sat Sharma has said that, the days were not far when Kashmiri Pandits would return to their homes with dignity and honour.

5. Security forces on Wednesday busted an old militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, recovering a cache of arms and ammunition.

6. India will send a consignment of humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslims, days after Dhaka briefed New Delhi about the problems faced by it due to the influx of refugees from Myanmar following the ethnic violence in the Buddhist-majority nation.

7. The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital.

8. 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.

9. The railway ministry on Wednesday announced that it has decided to permit m-Aadhar (Aadhaar card on mobile app) as one of the prescribed proofs of identity for travel purpose in any reserved class.

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


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