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1. National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the leadership of the State, cutting across all divides and differences, owed it to the future generations to safeguard and protect Article 35-A from all over and covert machinations sponsored by the powers that be.

2. A sedition case has been filed against unidentified persons in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district for raising pro-freedom slogans during a demonstration in support of Article 35A of the Constitution.

3. The State High Court has declined to suspend the sentence awarded to former Board of Professional Entrance Examination Chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Peer in Common Entrance Test paper scam.

4. Asserting that no real development took place in Kargil due to the dynastic politics of the Congress, NC and PDP, the BJP on Wednesday said had the district been under its rule, it would have developed on par with any other region of the country.

5. Four militants were killed by security forces in an encounter in the forests of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir.

6. A senior PDP leader on Wednesday claimed that the majority of people in Jammu were against the scrapping of Article 35A of the Constitution which gives special rights and privileges to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

7. The BJP claimed has that over one lakh displaced Kashmiri people are being denied their fundamental right to vote in the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir, thereby forcing them to take the legal route.

8. The Jammu and Kashmir Police has issued an advisory about impending threats from militants in view of the forthcoming Independence Day and asked people to remain alert.

9. On the eve of the election to the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman, the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) stood united, and seemed to have secured the support of non-aligned parties, even as fractures appeared to widen in the Opposition camp.

10. Five-time Tamil Nadu chief minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi was laid to rest with full state honours at Chennai's Marina beach on Wednesday after a brief legal wrangle over the burial site, as a galaxy of top politicians and a massive throng of mourners turned out to pay their last respects to the Dravidian leader.


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