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1. BJP leader Ram Madhav said Tuesday his party will contest the panchayat and local bodies polls in Jammu and Kashmir and accused the NC and the PDP of "making excuses" to stop the democratic process in the state.

2. A delegation of the Jammu and Kashmir Congress called on Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday and put forth the party's concerns relating to the upcoming panchayat and urban local bodies polls in the state.

3. Security forces unearthed a cave hideout used by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from it on Tuesday.

4. The All Jammu Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) staged protests in Jammu Tuesday against the NC and PDP's decision to boycott the upcoming election to panchayat and urban local bodies.

5. Three government employees, including a special police officer (SPO), were placed under suspension for taking part in political activities in violation of service rules in Poonch district.

6. BJP Mahila Morcha chief Vijaya Rahatkar said Tuesday her party supports women empowerment and it would try to give them "more than" the 33 per cent reservation currently allowed at the panchayat level in Jammu and Kashmir.

7. Concerned over suicides and stress factors claiming more lives of troops than operations, country's largest paramilitary force CRPF has launched a first-time project to ascertain the mental health of its jawans, the force chief has said.

8. Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday.

9. Begum Kulsoom, the wife of Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died Tuesday in London after a long battle with cancer.

10. President Donald Trump has said India wants a trade deal with the US despite the tough stance taken by his administration on the issue.

11. The AAP Tuesday dubbed the EC notice sent to it over alleged discrepancies in electoral funding as "poor interpretation" of basic accounting practices and alleged "bias" of central agencies against it.


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Gaurav Sharma