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1. Senior PDP leader Haseeb Drabu said today that J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's decision to sack him as the state's finance minister came as a surprise to him and added the manner in which he was informed about it was shocking.

2. Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari was given additional charge of the finance ministry today, a day after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti axed Haseeb Drabu from the post over his remark that Kashmir was not a political issue.

3. The Supreme Court indefinitely extended on Tuesday the March 31 deadline to link Aadhaar with various services till a constitution bench hearing the matter delivers a judgment.

4. Alleging the growing secessionist tendencies in the state and appeasement of separatists in Kashmir by the Mehbooba Mufti government, the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today held a massive protest demonstration in Jammu city seeking the dismissal of the BJP-PDP dispensation.

5. Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today said chief minister Mehbooba Mufti's decision to sack Haseeb Drabu from the council of ministers was right.

6. In a major decision, RBI on Tuesday banned banks from issuing Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) -- instruments used allegedly by diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi to defraud state-owned PNB of Rs nearly 13,000 crore in connivance of bank officials. Copyright © Jammu Links News

7. Nine CRPF personnel were today martyred after Maoists blasted their mine protected vehicle using over 50 kgs of explosives in Chhattisgarh's Sukma, about a year after a dozen jawans were killed in a similar ambush in the district.

8. As many as 60 incidents of terrorist violence have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir this year in which 15 security personnel and 17 terrorists were killed, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

9. A totally redesigned 'Palki' or palanquin will soon be launched to ferry pilgrims to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Trikuta hills of Jammu and Kashmir.

10. Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly (JKLA) has recommended that a committee be set up to check air pollution levels in the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday the attack on CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh that left nine paramilitary personnel dead reflected a deteriorating internal security situation under the Narendra Modi government.


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Gaurav Sharma