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1. Diwali was celebrated in Kashmir with religious fervour and gaiety amid prayers for peace in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with Army and ITBP personnel in the icy terrain near the India-China border Wednesday and said their devotion to duty in the remote heights is enabling the strength of the nation.

3. The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistani Rangers exchanged sweets and greetings on the occasion of Diwali at the Attari-Wagah border Wednesday.

4. Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season on Wednesday with the mercury settling below the freezing point for the first time, even as the weatherman forecast a spell of wet weather this weekend.

5. National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah Wednesday urged India and Pakistan to start a sustained dialogue process and advocated an Ireland-type settlement model to resolve the Kashmir issue.

6. Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is ready to face the bypolls for 20 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu whenever they were held.

7. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday a "grand statue" of Lord Ram will soon come up in Ayodhya, a day after announcing a flurry of projects for the temple town associated with the planned Ram Temple at the disputed site.


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Gaurav Sharma