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1. Pakistan army on Thursday again violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Degwar sector of Poonch district by using mortar shells, automatic and semi automatic weapons in which an Army jawan was injured but there were no other damages.

2. Srinagar Airport will soon have night landing facility, Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha said on Thursday and batted for connecting the Valley directly to international destinations like Kuala Lumpur and Dubai.

3. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday directed the tourism department and its allied agencies to focus on development of catchment areas while upgrading and building facilities at various tourist spots.

4. The Jammu and Kashmir Police has established helplines in various districts of the valley and the Ladakh region for people to seek help during an emergency arising due to snowfall and rains forecast next week.

5. J&K High Court has held that the trial court under Section 202 of Criminal Procedure Code has no power to issue direction to police to investigate a matter in particular manner or to seize a particular property.

6. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked five eastern states sharing boundaries with Bangladesh to be extra vigilant against influx of Rohingyas and illegal immigrants through the porous Indo-Bangla border.

7. Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar was suspended from the primary membership of the party on Thursday for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "neech aadmi", a remark that PM Modi said was aimed at his humble origins.

8. A five-judge constitution bench will hear next week a batch of petitions challenging the mandatory attaching of Aadhaar with various schemes and services even as the government said it was ready to extend the deadline for linking bank accounts till December 31.

9. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Palestine, its envoy Adnan A Alihaijaa said on Thursday without elaborating when it will take place.

 

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