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1. Governor N N Vohra has directed the security apparatus along the Line of Control to heighten vigilance in view of the recent reports of infiltration in the valley.

2. Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today asserted that no court had the jurisdiction to change the residency law of Jammu and Kashmir due to the UN Security Council resolutions.

3. Governor N N Vohra has directed the Public Works Department (PWD) to complete the road connectivity projects in the state by October this year.

4. The Army organised a weapon and equipment display for students and youth at the Zorawar auditorium Jammu today.

5. Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said on Friday.

6. Yoga guru Ramdev on Friday termed the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam an important step in controlling the number of illegal immigrants in India, warning that if they are allowed to stay on, they would make 10 more Kashmir-like problems for the country.

7. The Congress and the opposition stepped up their attack on the government over the Rafale deal on Friday, with UPA chairperson and former Congress President Sonia Gandhi holding a protest in Parliament premises.

8. The government has decided not to table the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha in the monsoon session, which ends on Friday, and defer it to the next session.

9. The Maldives wants India to withdraw military helicopters and personnel posted there following the expiry of an agreement in June, its envoy said, the latest snub to New Delhi by President Abdulla Yameen's China-backed government.

10. Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton and one person was taken into custody.

11. Dam reservoirs and rivers overflowed, sections of highways collapsed and homes were swept away in severe flooding in more than half of Kerala, after days of incessant rains left nearly 54,000 people homeless and killed at least 29


 

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