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1. Governor N. N. Vohra has called upon the leaders of all political and religious parties and social organizations and the people of the state to shed all differences and join hands to make Jammu and Kashmir peaceful, prosperous and among the leading states in the country.

2. Reacting over the Government of India order calling for action against him for "rapistan' tweet, Kashmir IAS topper has said that he doesn't fear losing his job "but he stands with what is dear to him".

3. BJP MLA Gagan Bhagat, accused by an ex-serviceman of abducting his daughter from a college in Punjab, today appeared before the disciplinary committee of the party here, hours after noisy protest by a group of people led by the girl's grandfather.

4. The Centre has released Rs 1,100 crore in 2017-18 for the all-round development of villages located along the international border in 17 states.

5. The Peoples Democratic Party said today that it has removed legislator Yasir Reshi as the party's district president for Bandipora, cracking the whip on leaders who had publicly criticised PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti.

6. A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir today.

7. Thirteen Amarnath pilgrims were injured when their vehicle rammed into a stationary truck on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Udhampur today.

8. BJP president Amit Shah has said his party will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls along with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United), seeking to end speculation that ties between them were strained.

9. All Congress leaders must choose their words carefully to reject the BJP's hatred, the main opposition party said on Thursday following Shashi Tharoor's comment that India will become a Hindu Pakistan if the saffron outfit regains power next year.

10. The amount locked up in tax litigation will come down by Rs 5,600 crore as the government has decided to hike the threshold monetary limit to file appeals in tribunals and courts, finance minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.

11. Two insurgents were killed by security forces in an encounter in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh. According to an official statement, the operation was launched by Khonsa Battalion of the Indian Army's DAO division near Sonya Noksa village on July 11.

12. The auctioning process of Sahara Group's prized Aamby Valley properties has been put off after the auction notice failed to elicit any response from prospective buyers, the Supreme Court was informed on Thursday.

 

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