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1. Three suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, believed to be part of a suicide squad, infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday and fired at security personnel on the state's main highway before escaping into a forest near Jhajar Kotli.

2. Notwithstanding the boycott announced by the National Conference (NC) and the PDP, the Centre is likely to go ahead with the panchayat and urban local bodies elections in Jammu and Kashmir as it feels that grassroots democracy must get precedence over any other consideration.

3. The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday refuted media reports of the deferment of the panchayat and urban local body elections, saying there would no change in the poll schedule.

4. Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh Wednesday directed police officers to prepare contingency plans to tackle any eventuality in view of the upcoming panchayat and urban local bodies polls in the state.

5. The Jammu and Kashmir administration Wednesday announced the extension of group mediclaim health insurance scheme to accredited journalists of the state.

6. The Congress's Jammu and Kashmir unit Wednesday accused the Centre and the state government of creating "uncertainty" over the panchayat and local bodies polls, saying it will decide on participation once the "confusion" is cleared.

7. India has voiced regret over the issue of Jammu and Kashmir being raised in the UNHRC after High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet made a reference to Kashmir during her opening statement to the Council.

8. Retail inflation cooled to an 11-month low of 3.69 per cent in August mainly due to a fall in prices of kitchen items, including fruits and vegetables, official data showed Wednesday.

9. The ruling on whether Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya can be extradited from Britain to India to face fraud charges will be given on December 10, England's Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot said on Wednesday.

10. The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday announced an additional two per cent dearness allowance (DA) for its state government employees and pensioners.

11. Tourism secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Rigzin Samphel met Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee in Srinagar Wednesday and asked the film star to help change the 'negative perception' surrounding the valley.

 

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