1. The PDP suffered another jolt on Thursday when its senior leader and former finance minister Haseeb Drabu announced his resignation from the party.

2. National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Thursday sought early conduct of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, apprehending that the BJP may attempt to get these delayed for the "fear of imminent defeat" due to its "misgovernance and failure" in keeping up the promises.

3. An Army soldier was killed in firing by Pakistani troops on Thursday, while a BSF jawan lost his life in a sniper attack along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir

4. Two residents of Jammu and Kashmir including a minor, allegedly involved in pelting stones at security forces, have been detained in Kutch district of Gujarat.

5. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah Thursday had a piece of advice for Prime Minister Narendra Modi - be tolerant like Atal Bihari Vajpayee to ensure acceptance by all people.

6. A Delhi court has taken cognisance of a charge sheet filed against pro-Pakistani separatist and Dukhtaran-e-Millat head Aasiya Andrabi and two of her associates for allegedly "waging war" against the country by spreading hate speeches using Internet platforms and collecting funds for terror activities.

7. Denouncing Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's "googly" remark over Kartarpur Corridor, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday asserted that Pakistan has "attempted to politicise a religious issue related to the sentiments of the Sikh community."


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Gaurav Sharma