1. The Jammu and Kashmir government has initiated disciplinary action against 2010-batch IAS exam topper Shah Faesal for his tweet about frequent rapes which was seen by the Centre's Department of Personnel and Training as his failure to maintain absolute honesty and integrity in discharge of duties.

2. Two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorsits, including a Pakistani national, were killed in an encounter while a civilian died and 20 others sustained injuries during clashes with security forces near the scene of gun-battle in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir

3. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra, on an official visit to Leh, met the Dalai Lama who during the interaction stressed the importance of debate and discussion to reconcile opposing viewpoints.

4. Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor K Vijay Kumar has called for using modules of elite National Security Guards (NSG) for training the commandos of the state police.

5. The BJP has termed a recent UNHRC report on alleged human rights violation in Jammu and Kashmir as a "nefarious conspiracy" designed by Pakistan, following reports that a Canada-based Pakistani was in touch with the author of the report.

5. A father of a terrorist on Tuesday died of cardiac arrest after hearing rumours that his son was among the ultras trapped in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

6. One of the two tubes of the Jawahar Tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Banihal was closed after it developed cracks and some pieces of loose rocks fell down.

7. The All India Muslim Perosnal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Tuesday hit out at a section of the media for spreading fake news regarding its plan to set up ‘shariah courts' in each district of the country.

8. Government has issued final notice to 85 doctors (48 from Jammu Division and 37 from Kashmir Division) for remaining on unauthorized absence, directing them to report back to their duties within a period of 15 days failing which disciplinary proceedings will be initiated against them.

9. A Constitution bench of the Supreme Court said on Tuesday that it will only decide on the validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises same-sex acts, even as confusion prevailed over the government's stance on the issue.


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