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1. Nearly 80 per cent of over 1.26 lakh voters exercised their franchise in Jammu while there was a low voter turnout yet again in Kashmir with 3.4 per cent of 2.20 lakh electorate casting their votes Wednesday in the second phase of municipal polls in the state.

2. Amid multi-tier security cover, the nine-day navaratra festivities began Wednesday with hundreds of pilgrims thronging Katra base camp ahead of their foot-bound journey to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.

3. In a joint operation, the Punjab Police and the Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police Wednesday arrested three students and busted a module of Kashmiri terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) in Jalandhar.

4. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed the situation in the state, where the elections to the urban local bodies are underway.

5. An anti-corruption court in Jammu convicted a former government official in an eight-year-old bribery case and sentenced him to three years in prison.

6. Police authorities have promoted 665 selection grade constables (SGCts) to the rank of head constables in Jammu region.

7. A BJP candidate Azad Singh Raju died of heart attack Wednesday when he was about to cast his vote in the second phase of the municipal elections in Ramban district.

8. Cyclone Titli, which intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday as it moved towards the Odisha coast, is expected to make landfall early Thursday morning.

9. Railways will offer ‘vrat ka khana' (food during fasting) as a part of its e-catering menu during the Navratri festival which started on Wednesday.


 

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