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1. Day curfew has been lifted in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district following improvement in situation, though night curfew will remain in force as a precautionary measure.

2. The Jammu and Kashmir crime branch has initiated the process of pressing perjury charges against a witness in the case of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl after he had retracted from a "confessional statement" recorded in front of a magistrate.

3. A Sikh organisation on Thursday demanded a high-level probe into various packages announced by successive governments at the Centre for Kashmiri Pandits and alleged that other communities in Jammu and Kashmir have been ignored.

4. The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday said it will issue guidelines to regulate prices of textbooks and uniforms of private schools in the state.

5. Security forces Thursday unearthed a militant hideout in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered material used in making improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

6. Delhi's air quality worsened through the day and went off the charts by the evening as the city recorded its worst quality air of the year the morning after Diwali.

7. Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to "capture" the Reserve Bank of India to tide over its fiscal crisis, warning that any such move would be "catastrophic".

8. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged that demonetisation was a planned "brutal conspiracy" and a "shrewd scheme" to convert the black money of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "suit-booted friends".

9. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized 50 kilograms of heroin, worth Rs 250 crore in the international market, from a truck in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district.

10. Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Thursday reviewed prevailing security situation post the killing of a senior BJP leader and his brother.


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Gaurav Sharma