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1. Doctors in Kashmir today threatened valley-wide strike if the government does not reinstate director of premier hospital SKIMS who was removed following a sting operation by a private TV channel or explain reasons for his removal.

2. Social media and government schools in Jammu and Kashmir are spreading a "disinformation campaign" resulting in radicalisation of youth, Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat claimed today, and called for "some control" over mosques and madrasas in the state.

3. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today expressed hope that the AMU student who is said to have joined Hizbul Mujahideen would return home and continue his studies.

4. The Jammu and Kashmir government today said that the Gandola car-cable project at Udhampur district's Patnitop tourist resort would be completed by December.

5. The Jammu and Kashmir government today said 51 people were killed and over 9,000 injured, including over 6,000 due to pellets, during the eight months- long unrest in Kashmir after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani in 2016.

6. Kashmir continued to be swept by a cold wave as the mercury stayed below the freezing point but Ladakh region experienced a respite from the intense chill after the minimum temperature rose by several degrees.

7. Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian positions along the Line of Control in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Copyright © Jammu Links News

8. Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Friday said India will not allow its territory to be invaded by anyone, asserting that China may be a powerful country but India is not a weak nation either.

9. In an unprecedented move, four senior most judges of the Supreme Court today called a press conference and said the situation in the top court was "not in order" and many "less than desirable" things have taken place.

10. India today successfully launched weather observation satellite Cartosat 2 Series and 29 other spacecraft onboard its dependable Polar rocket from here.

11. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti greeted people on the occasion of Lohri and Makar Sankranti.

 

12. The youth of today should become job creators and think out of the box, for which the government is willing to hand-hold them for setting up start ups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday.

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