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1. Jammu and Kashmir unit's BJP president Ravinder Raina and former deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh today met state's party-in-charge Ram Madhav to discuss the situation following the imposition of the governor's rule.

2. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today advised the State Vigilance Organisation to launch a vigorous campaign for bringing the erring government officials to book, taking up the cases of higher level functionaries first.

3. An official of Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department (PDD) was taken into custody by Crime Branch for allegedly siphoning off Rs 5.72 crore from a government account to 22 private bank accounts belonging to him and his relatives.

4. National Conference today said the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly should be dissolved to end the "uncertainty and speculations" in the state.

5. The Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP today slammed National Conference leader Omar Abdullah for backing IAS officer Shah Faesal over his controversial tweet on an incident of rape and accused the former chief minister of politicising and communalising the issue.

6. One of the two tubes of the Jawahar Tunnel along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway reopened today after repairs, while traffic movement on the arterial road was disrupted for several hours as incessant rains triggered mudslides and shooting stones at several places.

7. A soldier was martyred today in an encounter with militants in a forest area in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

8. Governor N N Vohra today appointed D C Raina as the advocate general of Jammu and Kashmir.

9. A minor boy was killed and four children were injured in a blast inside a residential compound in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district today.

10. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday came out in defence of Shah Faesal, the IAS officer who faces disciplinary action for his posts on social media.

11. The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to pass any interim order against its 12-year-old verdict that had dealt with the application of the ‘creamy layer' for reservations to SC and ST categories in government job promotions, saying it will be examined by a seven-judge bench.

12. India has so far saved over Rs 90,000 crore with the use of Aadhaar, UIDAI chairman J Satyanarayana said on Wednesday.


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Gaurav Sharma