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1. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said militants "will only have themselves to blame" if security forces hit them harder than before after the Centre's peace initiative ends.

2. The weather man today predicted dry weather for the next three days, indicating rise in temperatures across the Jammu region.

3. Two policemen guarding the court complex in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district were martyred today in a militant attack.

4. Five CRPF jawans were injured in a grenade attack by militants in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir early today.

5. A major tragedy was averted today as security forces detected and destroyed an IED in the Awantipora area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir.

6. Agitating staffers of the Jammu Development Authority (JDA), who were on strike since 18 days, will get salaries as per the seventh pay commission recommendations starting June.

7. An FIR has been registered against major telecom players Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio for reportedly carrying out unauthorised digging and damaging 62 km road in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

8. Grants-in-aid amounting to Rs 14.30 crore has been sanctioned for block level sports in Jammu and Kashmir. The fund was sanctioned by the Union Sports Ministry under the 'Khelo India' scheme.

9. Condemning the dual attacks that left two cops dead and over a dozen CRPF men injured, Jammu and Kashmir Congress today expressed concern over the unabated militant strikes despite the Centre's peace-initiative during Ramzan.

10. Without naming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday compared him with prominent fugitives and expressed suspicion that even "he may run away" like Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya and Lalit Modi.

11. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is stable and will continue to be hospitalised till his infection is controlled, said Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday.

12. India on Tuesday welcomed the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, calling it a positive development.

13. Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of insulting his "mentor" LK Advani, drawing criticism by the BJP that the country is watching how the chief of the oldest political party is behaving.

14. National Conference (NC) leader Devender Singh Rana today accused the BJP of resorting to making false promises and indulging in rhetoric with an eye on next year's Lok Sabha polls.

15. Two persons, including a Territorial Army jawan, were killed and another was injured when their car skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and fell into a deep gorge today.

16. Livid residents of Zanskar in the tourist hotspot of Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir have threatened to call a complete shutdown in the picturesque valley if their demands for round the clock power supply, better roads and telecom services aren't met within a week.

 

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Gaurav Sharma