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1. Three Kashmiri students of the AMU were suspended after they allegedly tried to hold a prayer meeting for Hizbul Mujahideen commander Manan Bashir Wani, who was killed in a gun-battle with security forces in north Kashmir.

2. The stage is set for the nine-phased rural bodies polls in Jammu and Kashmir from November 17, in which over 58.12 lakh voters will choose 35,096 panchayat members in 316 blocks of the state.

3. BJP state general secretary Yudhvir Sethi Friday said those sympathising with terrorists are doing no good to the nation, as he lauded security forces for eliminating two ultras including top Hizbul commander and former PhD student Manan Wani in north Kashmir's frontier district of Kupwara.

4. Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, an officer involved in the planning of the 2016 surgical strikes on terror infrastructure in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Friday took over as the general officer commanding of the Army's Nagrota-based XVI Corps.

5. A silk unit being set up in Jammu district will start production by January 2019, benefitting cocoon growers of the state.

6. Over 83 lakh revenue documents and land record maps have been digitised under the Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) in the Jammu division.

7. The minister of women and child development Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that the ministry will be setting up a committee to examine all issues emanating from the ‘#Metoo' movement.

8. Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has approved 13 new One-Stop Centres (OSC) to support women facing violence both within the family and at public places.

9. An army jawan was among three persons injured in a mine blast along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Friday.

10. Election authorities have finalised the arrangements for Saturday's third phase of polling for civic polls in Kashmir but there is little hope of any change in the trend of low voter turnout in the Valley as most of the wards fall in the separatist hotbed of downtown city and south Kashmir.

 

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