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1. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday urged the people of the state to respect India as a nation and not to distance itself from the rest of the nation.

2. Opposition parties today staged a walkout from Jammu and Kashmir Assembly amid noisy scenes over the state government's "failure" in stopping civilian killings.

3. Fringes of the famous Dal Lake and other water bodies in Srinagar - the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir - have frozen this morning as the mercury continued its free fall and the city clocked the season's lowest night temperature.

4. The opposition National Conference and Congress today decided to boycott Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's speech in the assembly on the governor's address, accusing her of failing to make a statement on the issue of civilian killings raised by them in the House.

5. Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress president G A Mir today asked party cadres to get ready to take on the PDP-BJP government in the state and expose their failures and misdeeds, and prepare for the panchayat polls.

6. The pilgrimage to world famous Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Shrine was suspended on the new battery car track on Wednesday when a fire broke out in the forest area of Trikuta Hills.

7. Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that the PDP-BJP Government in Jammu & Kashmir had no right to remain in chair, if they felt that civilian killings were not an issue to be discussed in the House.

8. Jammu and Kashmir police has strongly denied the reports that another student of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) from Baramulla has joined militancy.

9. In a bid to address privacy concerns, the UIDAI introduced on Wednesday a new concept of ‘Virtual ID' which an Aadhaar-card holder can generate from its website and give for various purposes, including SIM verification, instead of sharing the actual 12-digit biometric ID.

10. The government on Wednesday relaxed FDI norms in various sectors such as single brand retail and allowed foreign airlines to invest up to 49% in Air India through approval route ahead of its proposed privatisation.

11. Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today said the central government has launched various schemes to strengthen the power infrastructure in the state worth over Rs 4,000 crore.

12. The BJP has become synonymous with the nation's development and the youth, in particular, has accepted and adopted its ideology in their heart, the party's national Vice-President Avinash Rai Khanna said today.

13. The Union Home Ministry has sanctioned Rs 226 crore to the paramilitary forces for procurement of telecommunication equipment and some other gadgets.

14. The CBI has recorded the statement of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abullah in connection with its probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds at the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.

15. Jammu and Kashmir will show a growth of 8.49 per cent in Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) in the current fiscal, State Economic Survey Report 2017 said.

16. The Supreme Court said on Wednesday it would constitute a fresh three-member SIT, to be headed by a former high court judge, to monitor probe into 186 anti-Sikh riot cases that followed the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984, in which investigations were closed.

17. The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Wednesday issued notice to all elected representatives across the country who continue to practice as advocates, seeking their response on a plea demanding barring of such MPs and MLAs from practising law.

 

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