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1. Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, one of the architects of the PDP-BJP alliance in the state, was today unceremoniously removed from the council of ministers by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti over his remarks that the Kashmir issue was not a political one.

2. Soon after Haseeb Drabu was sacked today as the Jammu and Kashmir finance minister, former state chief minister Omar Abdullah said Drabu's speech at an event in New Delhi has cost him "dearly".

3. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today called for effective security arrangements in the jails in the state.

4. The BJP today termed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's decision to sack Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu from her Cabinet a "setback" to PDP-BJP alliance and said it would widen the gap between the two allies.

5. Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was today taken into preventive custody from his residence here, after three militants were killed in a encounter by the security forces in Anantnag district.

6. Five people were injured today during a clash between PDP and BJP workers at an agitation in Rajouri for a separate Nowshera district in Jammu and Kashmir.

7. A group of armed men today looted Rs 6 lakh from the personal vehicle of a bank manager who was on his way to his office in south Kashmir's Kulgam district.

8. Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir today.

9. Authorities today imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in view of the killings of three militants -- one of whom hailed from the city.

10. The Jammu and Kashmir BJP today alleged that people with "special motive" were indulging in massive "land grabbing" of forest and revenue land to change the demography of the Jammu region and make it vulnerable to anti-national forces.

11. A court on Monday granted bail to photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, accused of stone pelting in the Kashmir Valley.

12. A farmer stir organised by the Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) in Maharashtra ended on Monday evening, nearly a week after thousands of tribal cultivators launched a 170-km protest march from Nasik to Mumbai. (Read highlights)

13. At least 50 people were killed after a US-Bangla Airlines flight crashedwhile landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Monday.

14. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday seized more than two dozen mobile phones, jihadi literature and a Pakistani flag from the Srinagar central jail while probing a conspiracy inside the prison to send Kashmiri youth to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for arms training.

15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday inaugurated Uttar Pradesh's biggest solar power plant in Mirzapur district's Chhanvey block.


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Gaurav Sharma