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1. The rain in entire Northern region and snowfall on the higher reaches of Kashmir and some parts of Jammu on Tuesday brought big relief to the people after long dry spell of over three months while smog continued to affect train services in the Northern region.

2. In yet another road accident due to negligent driving, two persons died and 25 others got injured when a passenger bus rolled down into a deep gorge at village Jandhrore, near Ramnagar.

3. A militant of Hizbul Mujahideen was killed and a soldier was martyred in fierce day long encounter in Qazigund area of Kulgam district in South Kashmir today.

4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strongly pitched for setting up of a rules-based regional security architecture in the Indo-Pacific region, in a clear display of convergence of strategic interests among major powers and India, and sending a subtle message to China against its military assertiveness in the area.

5. The State Vigilance Organization (SVO) on Tuesday carried out surprise check at JAKFED office at Ambphalla and seized the record pertaining to certain purchases of construction material especially cement.

6. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday stressed on the need to enhance the allocation for horticulture sector in view of its contribution to the state economy.

7. The Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) will next month hear an appeal against state government's refusal to act on the commission order awarding Rs 10-lakh compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was used as a "human shield" by an Army officer earlier this year.

8. As many as 692 people have died and 5,154 injured in 4,146 accidents in Jammu and Kashmir this year till September end.

9. A Supreme Court bench rejected on Tuesday a petition seeking a court-monitored investigation into an alleged bribery racket that is said to have attempted to sway members of the judiciary.


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