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1. Simmering differences in the Supreme Court of India bloomed on Friday, with four senior judges publicly criticising the Chief Justice of India (CJI) for his style of administration and over the allocation of cases.

2. Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday some schools in Jammu and Kashmir were allegedly teaching students with two maps - one of India and another of the state.

3. Batting strongly for better Indo-Pak relations for peace in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday called for making J&K a gateway to central Asia and urged SAARC countries to invest in the state.

4. The governing body of SKIMS hospital on Friday ratified the action taken against its three doctors for allegedly indulging in private practice and directed a full-fledged inquiry according to rules.

5. Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday tried to play down the "Kashmiri militants are martyrs" remarks of a PDP MLA, calling it a "stray comment" and said the government was firm on its stand against terrorism.

6. The Congress on Friday expressed concern over the "negative" portrayal of Kashmir in prime-time television debates, saying it has hurt the state's tourism sector.

7. Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday that India needs to shift its military focus from its western border with Pakistan to its northern border with China, and called for partnerships with neighbouring countries to check China's growing assertiveness in the region.

8. 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.

9. The armies of India and Pakistan exchanged fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kamalkote sector of Uri in North Kashmir's Baramulla district on Friday in which several Pakistani bunkers were destroyed.

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


 

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