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1. Anticipating a huge crowd of devotees, security has been beefed up at the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi and its base camp Katra here ahead of the nine-day long Navratri festival that will begin on Wednesday.

2. Masood Azhar, the chief of the Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), has been confined to bed with a life-threatening condition, Indian intelligence officials said.

3. Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained suspended for five hours Tuesday due to a landslide triggered by rains in Ramban district.

4. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has set up a high-level task force for deliberating upon the strategy on doubling farmers' income in the state by 2022.

5. The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Tuesday hit out at Governor Satya Pal Malik for hinting that a "foreign-educated person" will be the mayor of Srinagar.

6. Jammu and Kashmir chapter of the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Tuesday started a three-day programme to train volunteers in first aid and emergency care, an initiative aimed at providing immediate succour to the victims of cross-border shelling.

7. The National Conference Tuesday said Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik's recent remark favouring a particular individual for the post of mayor of Srinagar is shocking and puts a big question mark on the impartiality of the his office.

8. Army troops reached out to villagers living along Indo-Pak border in Rajouri district with a medicare camp to ameliorate their medical needs.

9. The Power Development Department's need-based and casual workers held a rally in Jammu on Tuesday in support of their demands, including release of pending wages.

10. President Donald Trump said Tuesday UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration "at the end of the year."

11. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will not beg for a "respectable" number of seats for a pre-poll alliance with the Congress in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and will fight it alone, like the Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh assembly polls, party chief Mayawati said Tuesday.

12. Actor Alok Nath has dismissed rape allegations levelled against him by Tara writer-producer Vinta Nanda, calling them absurd.


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