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1. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday asked officials to ensure no member of tribal communities is harassed during anti-encroachment drives.

2. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has stressed on developing a knowledge industry in the state and working out necessary infrastructure to create quality human resource at the national level.

3. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has directed setting up of a committee to look into cases where rent is due from police and other security agencies for using industrial estates.

4. Terming the misuse of social media a "time bomb" and a challenge for security agencies, Northern Command chief Lt Gen D Anbu said on Wednesday that local Kashmiri youths were being engaged via the medium from across the border on a minute-to-minute basis.

5. The Indian Army does not communalise, was Northern Command chief Lt Gen D Anbu's response to AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi's pointing out that Kashmiri Muslims had laid down their lives in the Sunjuwan attack.

6. Crack teams of the Jammu and Kashmir Police have fanned out across south Kashmir to trace the contacts of the three Jaish-e-Mohammed militants, who carried out a suicide attack on the Sunjuwan Army camp in Jammu

7. Pakistan-supported terrorist groups would continue to carry out attacks inside India, America's intelligence chief has warned, amid a spike in terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

8. A 19-year-old gunman returned to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled for disciplinary reasons and opened fire with an assault-style rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring more than a dozen others before he was arrested, authorities said.

9. While Jammu-Srinagar National Highway continued to remain closed for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, more than 2000 vehicles have been stranded on the road including Ramban Udhampur and Nagrota Bypass.

 

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