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1. Three terrorists of pro-Pakistan Jaish-e-Mohmmad were killed and 12 security personnel, including three officers, injured Thursday in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, a day after they fired on a police party here and escaped.

2. The Delhi High Court Thursday granted bail to Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, arrested by the NIA for his alleged role in a terror-funding case involving Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

3. A suspected terrorist and an over-ground worker (OGW) have been detained in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir.

4. The country's first 'smart fence' pilot project, which entails deploying laser-activated fences and technology-enabled barriers to plug vulnerable gaps along borders, will be formally launched by Home Minister Rajnath Singh next week along the India-Pakistan border.

5. The National Conference (NC) on Thursday called an all-party meeting here to discuss the legal challenge to Article 35A and the political and security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

6. Justice Ranjan Gogoi was on Thursday appointed by the President as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI), becoming the first from northeast to hold the top judicial post.

7. Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the government over fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya's exit from the country in 2016, demanding that finance minister Arun Jaitley resign over what he called an act of "collusion" with Mallya.

8. Union minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday alleged that the opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir are looking for excuses to not participate in the upcoming panchayat and urban local body (ULB) elections in the state.


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