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1. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said the braid chopping incidents were attempts to create mass hysteria and undermine the dignity of women in the state.

2. Masked gunmen today robbed a bank in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir, decamping with several lakh rupees

3. An Army jawan and a porter were killed and six others injured when Pakistani troops fired small arms on forward areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

4. An explosion took place near a salon in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir today, but a stone-pelting mob prevented policemen from reaching the site for investigation.

5. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said today the police made a "total dog's breakfast" of the investigation in the Aarushi murder case.

6. The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party today challenged the state government to demolish residential colonies built by "powerful politicians" by encroaching forest land in Bhatindi-Sunjwan belt.

7. Jammu and Kashmir Information and Public Relations (DIPR) employees, who are on an indefinite strike, today agreed to carry out public relation works, but not distribute advertisements to media organisations.

8. Threatening to launch an agitation, traders of Jammu today criticised the Centre for its recently announced incentive scheme under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime.

9. The Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) today registered a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act against six officials for allegedly causing losses to the state exchequer.

10. The BJP will organise its first state executive meet in Kashmir later this month in which more than 300 party workers will participate and review the functioning of the coalition government.

11. The Allahabad high court acquitted on Thursday Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the 2008 murder of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in Noida.

12. Himachal Pradesh will go to polls on November 9, the Election Commission of India announced on Thursday. Results will be declared on December 18.

13. Ashish Nehra confirmed on Thursday that he will be retiring from all forms of cricket after the first Twenty20 international between India and New Zealand at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla on November 1.

14. Jammu and Kashmir government today suspended an officer and ordered a probe in connection with a picture of jailed separatist leader Asiya Andrabi appearing along with Indian women achievers in a banner on 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign.

15. The Jammu and Kashmir Panthers Party and Congress today hit out at the state government on the issue of separatist leader Asiya Andrabi's photo featuring in a poster on 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign.

16. Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha president Poonam Mahajan will arrive on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on October 22 to review the functioning of the party in the state.


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