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1. The trials in the gruesome Kathua rape and murder case begin tomorrow against eight accused who allegedly held an 8-year-old girl in captivity in a small village temple in Kathua district for a week in January this year.

2. The family members of Sanji Ram, the alleged conspirator of the Kathua rape and murder case, have said that he should be hanged publicly but only if a CBI probe into the case finds him guilty.

3. Under criticism from various quarters over its ongoing 12-day long agitation pressing for demands including handing over the Kathua rape and murder case to the CBI, the Jammu High Court Bar Association (JHCBA) today welcomed the Supreme Court intervention into the matter and said it has full faith in the apex court.

4. The BJP today demanded the sacking of Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir, claiming that he was seen in a video terming the police probe in the Kathua rape-and-murder case motivated and defending the public protests against it.

5. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today accepted the resignations of two BJP ministers, who had participated in a rally in support of the people arrested in connection with the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua

6. The peaceful resolution of India-Pakistan disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir, can be found through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue, Pakistan's Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said.

7. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in Jammu and Kashmir has enhanced the retirement age of teachers to 65 years and approved grant of the 7th pay commission scales for them.

8. Former MP Tariq Hameed Karra on Sunday played down resignations of two BJP ministers in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was aimed at saving Mehbooba Mufti-led government in the state. Copyright © Jammu Links News

9. Accusing those in "power" of having forgotten the promise of building the Ram temple, former Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief, Pravin Togadia announced an indefinite hunger strike from April 17.

10. Seeking to reach out to Dalits, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will on April 23 launch his party's nationwide ‘save the constitution' campaign, aimed at highlighting alleged attacks on the Constitution and the community.

11. Candlelight vigils provide people a way to vent their anger peacefully against heinous crimes such as rape, but the society must go beyond these symbolic protests for a sustained change, communication experts say.

12. The Indian economy has recovered from the adverse impacts of demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax and is projected to grow by 7.3% in 2018 and 7.5% in 2019, the World Bank has said.

13. Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday said the radicalised youth of the Valley would soon realise that the gun was not the solution to their problem as neither the Army nor the terrorists would achieve their goals through it.

14. Former MP Tariq Hameed Karra on Sunday played down resignations of two BJP ministers in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was aimed at saving Mehbooba Mufti-led government in the state.

 

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