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1. Polling began on a brisk note in 13 districts of Jammu and Kashmir as a part of the second phase of the urban local bodies elections on Wednesday.

2. Four overground workers (OGWs) of Hizbul Mujahideen were arrested on Tuesday from Awantipora area of Pulwama district with Rs 10 lakh cash which was meant for carrying out terror activities.

3. A 19-year-old woman has accused a self-styled godman of repeatedly raping her over the past one year in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, following which a case was registered,.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Nikki Haley will leave her job as US ambassador to the United Nations at the end of the year, President Donald Trump said at the White House on Tuesday.

8. In the biggest recorded outbreak of the zika virus disease in India, 29 cases have been confirmed within 18 days in the Shastri Nagar neighbourhood of Jaipur.

9. Taking his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi to poll-bound Rajasthan, Congress president Rahul Gandhi onTuesday said demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax, which he referred to as Gabbar Singh Tax, had destroyed India's economy.

10. BJP president Amit Shah Tuesday said "illegal infiltrators" took away jobs of youths in the country and alleged that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and other opposition parties had opposed the NRC when 40 lakh such settlers were identified under the exercise.


 

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