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1. A Border Security Force jawan was martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistani army along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir

2. Terming as very serious the attempts by Pakistani forces to push armed terrorists across the border ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) K K Sharma said today efforts were on to locate the infiltrators.

3. Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta today termed the BJP's win in the Karnataka Assembly elections a "trailer" of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and said the party would secure a majority on its own in the general elections.

4. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today congratulated the BJP for its "stellar performance" in Karnataka assembly elections.

5. National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today used a Latin phrase, made famous by William Shakespeare in "Julius Caesar" to connote betrayal, to express his surprise over the election results in Karnataka.

6. Jammu and Kashmir Bank has announced reduction in interest rates on loans for women borrowers following state government's decision to abolish stamp duty on properties registered in the name of female folk.

7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the sixth convocation ceremony of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology in Jammu this week, Vice Chancellor Pradeep Kumar Sharma said today.

8. Separatists today called for a protest march to Lal Chowk on Saturday against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to the Jammu and Kashmir.

9. A policeman was martyred in a militant attack at Bijbehara town in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir today.

10. Aadhaar card is not mandatory for central government employees to get their pension, minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh has said.

11. The BJP's victory in Karnataka is "unprecedented" because it busts the perception that the party belongs to the Hindi-speaking parts of the country, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

12. At least 40 people, mostly tribals, are feared drowned in Godavari river when a boat capsized during inclement weather in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district Tuesday evening.


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