MORNING NEWS

1. The Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday assessed Rs 500 crore losses to the state's agriculture and horticulture sectors due to the recent heavy snowfall and urged the Centre to provide relief to the affected farmers.

2. Former National Conference leader Junaid Azim Mattu, who quit the party to contest the urban local body polls, was elected Mayor of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Tuesday with the support from the BJP and the Peoples Conference.

3. An Army jawan was injured on Tuesday in sniper fire from Pakistan's side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said he would celebrate Diwali Wednesday with Army jawans and share pictures of his experience.

5. The Indian and the Pakistan armies exchanged sweets and festive wishes Tuesday on the eve of Diwali along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.

6. A delegation of the Jammu and Kashmir BJP Tuesday met Governor Satya Pal Malik and sought the immediate arrest of those behind the killing of party leader Anil Parihar and his brother.

7. To create awareness among people about adventure activities, the Tiger Division Tuesday flagged off a hot air ballooning expedition named 'Jai Bharat' from here, set to cover an aerial distance of 3,236 km up to Kanyakumari by the end of this year.

8. Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said the upcoming Kathua Biotech Park will provide the local youth new research and employment opportunities.

9. Two Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants, including an Army deserter, were Tuesday killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

10. The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance on Tuesday won two of three Lok Sabha seats and both assembly seats with hefty margins in the November 3 Karnataka by-elections, securing a morale booster in what the former called just a teaser ahead of next year's general elections.

11. Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed a world record fourth T20 century as India ushered in Diwali a day early, crushing West Indies by 71 runs in the second Twenty20 on Tuesday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

12. Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad district will now be known as Ayodhya, chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Tuesday.

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Gaurav Sharma