1. In a major setback to Public Services Commission, the High Court on Tuesday canceled the Combined Competitive Examination (Mains) held by it and directed for holding of fresh examinations.

2. Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's decision to sack Haseeb Drabu from the council of ministers was right one.

3. President of India Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, senior most Judge of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, as Acting Chief Justice with effect from March 16, 2018.

4. The Jammu and Kashmir government has put in abeyance the Pay and Accounts Office System (PAOS) till March 31.

5. Police have registered a sedition case in connection with the sloganeering by a section of students of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) in favour of the slain militant Eisa Fazili, who was killed by the security forces in the Kashmir valley.

6. Former Jammu and Kashmir finance minister Haseeb Drabu on Tuesday broke silence on his unceremonious exit from the Mehbooba Mufti government saying the decision was a "surprise" and the manner in which it was conveyed "shocking".

7. Ceasing of hostilities between India and Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir must be on Indian terms, Army chief Bipin Rawat on Tuesday said, noting that Pakistani forces have been feeling the "pain" of Indian Army's offensive along the border.

8. Countering allegations of governance deficit in the state, BJP today advised the opposition parties to play constructive politics for the state's betterment.

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

10. The Kashmiri migrant employees appointed under Prime Minister's Special Package for their return and rehabilitation putting up in shared Government accommodations at transit camps will be provided HRA&CCA at the rates as admissible at their place of posting.


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