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1. BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said that there was no threat to the ruling PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir as both the parties were working in coordination.

2. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said the country's resolve for ensuring justice in the Kathua rape-and-murder case would go a long way in restoring people's confidence in the system.

3. The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) and the Jammu High Court Bar Association (JHBA) on Saturday held candlelight marches here to protest the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua district.

4. The Bar Association Kathua (BAK) has withdrew its offer to contest without charge the case of the eight people accused in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in the district.

5. National Conference (NC) leader Devender Singh Rana has hit out at some local Congress leaders, alleging that they are hobnobbing" with the BJP to "disintegrate and trifurcate Jammu and Kashmir.

6. Ruling PDP has thanked the countrymen for standing with Jammu and Kashmir over the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl from Bakerwal community in Kathua district.

7. Two controversial BJP ministers, who participated in a rally in support of the people arrested for the rape-cum-murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua, on Saturday exited from the PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir, ending a simmering political crisis in the state.

8. BJP leaders Chander Prakash Ganga and Lal Singh, who have submitted their resignations as minister on Saturday reiterated the demand for a CBI inquiry into the rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.

9. The Jammu and Kashmir government has been told to withdraw its directive on encroachments by nomads in forest land, senior BJP leader Ram Madhav said on Saturday.

10. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has written to the chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, requesting setting up of a special fast track court to try the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.

11. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has lauded the people of Jammu for dismissing communal forces and their unwavering support for justice to an eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Kathua.

12. The United States said on Saturday it "dealt a severe blow" to the "heart" Syria's chemical weapons infrastructure in a joint military strike it carried out early in the morning with allies Britain and France in retaliation for a suspected gas attack earlier in the month that killed more than 40 people and injured hundreds.

 

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Gaurav Sharma