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1. Four BSF personnel including an Assistant Commandant were martyred while five others were injured in targeted mortar shelling and firing by the Pakistani Rangers at forward area of Narayanpur near village Chambliyal in Ramgarh sector of Samba district.

2. Eleven BSF troops have been martyred in cross-border firing incidents along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir till date in 2018, the highest casualty figure for the border force in a year during the last five years, a latest data revealed.

3. The winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed another scorching day on Wednesday with the maximum temperature settling at 43.3 degrees Celsius, 4.3 notches above the normal during this part of the season.

4. India should seriously consider a "limited war with Pakistan" as the time had come to teach the neighbouring country a lesson, former Jammu and Kashmir minister and BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh said on Wednesday.

5. BSF personnel raised anti-Pakistan slogans on Wednesday while paying tributes to four of their colleagues martyred in firing by Pakistani troops along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.

6. Indian forces have maintained the sanctity of the ceasefire along the frontier but Pakistan "unfortunately" has not, a senior BSF official said on Wednesday while emphasising the troops were prepared and border dominance would be maintained.

7. In a significant achievement under Swachh Bharat Mission, four Urban Local Bodies of Jammu division namely Lakhanpur, Vijaypur, Doda and Thathri were simultaneously declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) towns.

8. A final decision on the commencement of counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to be taken by the Centre during a security meeting held at the ministry of home affairs (MHA) on Thursday.

9. Two persons including a child were killed and over three thousand families have been rendered homeless as torrential rain in the last 24 hours triggered folds in Tripura.


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Gaurav Sharma