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1. National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the PDP's decision to abstain from voting in the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election proved that it continued to be in a tactical alliance with the BJP even after the national party pulled out of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition in June.

2. State Human Rights Commission (JKSHRC) has taken suo-moto cognizance of the killing of a youth inside the residence of former Chief Minister and Member of Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah last week and directed the police to submit report by next month.

3. The Army has recovered a large quantity of arms and explosive material including four firearms and 14 grenades during a search operation in Poonch district.

4. Flash floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains damaged several houses and vehicles in Leh area of Ladakh division.

5. The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved raising of four additional battalions of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) including one for Jammu and Kashmir, at an estimated cost of Rs 637 crore.

6. Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh on Thursday reviewed security situation in Kashmir with Governor NN Vohra and the top Commanders on the first day of his two day visit to the Valley.

7. Governor N N Vohra has asked the Planning, Development and Monitoring Department to urgently prepare a comprehensive state-wide list of development projects pending for want of financial resources.

8. Jammu and Kashmir government has accorded consent to the extension of powers and jurisdiction of the members of Delhi Special Police Establishment in the whole of the state to investigate and inquire into the cases related to issuance of arms licenses.

9. Al-Qaeda linked militant Zakir Moosa's aide Irfan Hussain Wani was sent to the Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC) after being grilled by security agencies, including the Delhi Police, in connection with a terror plot of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGUH) to disturb the Independence Day celebrations in Delhi.

10. Jammu and Kashmir Police's Crime Branch has asked Kathua police to file FIRs based on the complaints of two witnesses in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old who have alleged they are being threatened by the family members and friends of the accused.

11. The Srinagar airport was "technically" cleared for night operations after first night landing and taking off of a commercial aircraft was undertaken on Thursday.


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