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1. An Army jawan and a porter were martyred 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.

2. Jammu and Kashmir government has 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.

3. 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.

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

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

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

7. The ‘Modi wave' is not working in Gujarat leave aside Himachal Pradesh, chief minister Virbhadra Singh claimed on Thursday even as he indicated that he may contest the upcoming state polls from the Theog constituency.

8. All schools in the winter capital of the State will be closed for Pooja holidays from October 17.


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