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1. Governor N N Vohra has accepted the resignations of two BJP Ministers Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga with immediate effect.

2. A soldier from Kashmir has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), army officials in Delhi confirmed on Monday after a photograph of Idrees Sultan Mir brandishing an assault rifle surfaced on social media.

3. 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.

4. The Supreme Court on Monday set aside a National Green Tribunal order that had created a controversy by putting restrictions on devotees asking them to maintain silence while standing in front of the ‘Maha Shivalinga', a natural formation inside the Amarnath cave in South Kashmir Himalayas.

5. India on Monday lodged a fresh protest with Pakistan over its diplomats not being allowed to meet Sikh pilgrims at Nankana Sahib gurudwara, two persons familiar with the development said.

6. After the students, Jammu University administration has invited criticism of the teaching faculty also, which is going to observe a token strike today in protest against JU failure in protecting their honour and dignity.

7. Welcoming Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's statement on the Kashmir issue, the Jammu and Kashmir government has said that this was the expression of the overwhelming sentiment in the state.

8. 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.

9. A civilian and a policeman were injured in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday when militants opened fire on a police party.

10. The Jammu High Court Bar Association (JHCBA) on Monday 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.

 

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Gaurav Sharma