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1. The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir government on a petition to shift the trial of the eight accused in the Kathua gang rape and murder case out of the state and ordered protection for the victim's family and their lawyer.

2. The eight people accused of raping and killing an eight-year-old girl today pleaded not guilty and asked the district and sessions judge for a narco test.

33. An army man, who has been missing since Saturday, is believed to have joined terror group Hizbul Mujahideen, along with two others, in Shopian district of South Kashmir.

4. The Jammu High Court Bar Association (JHCBA) today resumed work after staying away from courts for 12 days in support of their various demands including handing over the Kathua rape and murder case to CBI and deportation of illegally settled Rohingyas.

5. Security forces today put the city of Pathankot in Punjab on high alert after a local claimed to have given lift to two suspected terrorists.

6. Majority of students from Jammu and Kashmir, who avail a special scholarship by the Centre to pursue higher education across India, have said living outside their state has changed their knowledge and attitude towards people from other parts of the country, according to a survey.

7. An army porter was martyred in cross-border firing in Uri area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Monday.

8. The Supreme Court on Monday set aside an order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that declared a "silence zone" in front of the ice stalagmite resembling the "Shivalinga" at the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.

9. The rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir was today raised in the House of Lords by a Pakistani-origin peer, who called on the UK government to intervene to bring perpetrators of human rights abuses in the region to justice.

10. Eight lawyers have been identified and named by the police in its FIR filed last week against a group of advocates who allegedly tried to prevent crime branch sleuths from filing a charge sheet against the accused in the rape and murder of a girl in Kathua district.


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Gaurav Sharma