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1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said sanitation should be made the first priority for Jammu and Kashmir, which is famous for its tourist destinations.

2. The main opposition party in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference (NC), today urged the Centre to take a "hard look" at the reason behind the Mehbooba Mufti-led state government's decision to put the Pay and Accounts Office (PAO) system in abeyance till March 31.

3. Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will address the first convocation of the Central University of Jammu (CUJ) on Sunday.

4. The National Investigation Agency today questioned six people, including the eldest son of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, in connection with a 2011 terror funding case.

5. In a major political upset, Samajwadi Party (SP) candidates supported by the Bahujan Samaj Party on Wednesday defeated candidates from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Lok Sabha by-elections in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur and Phulpur constituencies.

6. As many as 14,460 bunkers will be constructed along the Line of Control and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir to mitigate the hardships faced by border dwellers.

7. Lightening today destroyed a revered Sufi shrine of Baba Fareed Shakarganj in Uri area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir but there was no loss of life in the incident.

8. The Jammu and Kashmir Police will procure micro unmanned ariel vehicles fitted with night vision equipment for security, surveillance and detection operations in the state.

9. The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected all interim pleas seeking to intervene as parties in the sensitive Babri Masjid- Ram temple land dispute case.

10. Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, died at age 76.

 

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Gaurav Sharma