EVENING NEWS

1. A little over 30 hours after he assumed charge as CBI director, Alok Verma was sacked on the recommendation of a high-powered committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening.

2. A fresh Western Disturbance (WD) hit the Jammu and Kashmir which could result in widespread rain and snow during the next 72 hours, a Meteorological department spokesman said Thursday evening.

3. A fresh Western Disturbance (WD) hit the Jammu and Kashmir which could result in widespread rain and snow during the next 72 hours, a Meteorological department spokesman said Thursday evening.

4. A day after supporting talks with Taliban, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said the same approach cannot be applied to Jammu and Kashmir, asserting that talks and terror cannot go together and that any engagement with militant groups in the state will be strictly on the basis of conditions set by the government.

5. A little over 30 hours after he assumed charge as CBI director, Alok Verma was sacked on the recommendation of a high-powered committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening.

6. The Pakistan army violated ceasefire for a third consecutive day Thursday, shelling forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district inviting a strong retaliation from Indian forces.

7. A 4.6-magnitude earthquake hit Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region Thursday.

8. The Army has managed the situation well along the borders with China and Pakistan and there should be no cause for concern, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said Thursday.

9. Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti Thursday urged Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to ensure that the culprits in the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Ramban district of the state are punished.

10. Former chief minister Sheila Dikshit has been made the new Delhi Congress chief after Ajay Maken's resignation from the post was accepted by the party.

9. Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat Thursday suggested that the Supreme Court verdict on decriminalisation of gay sex may not be implemented in the Army.

11. Congress president Rahul Gandhi was on Thursday served with a notice by the National Commission of Women for what it called a ‘misogynist and offensive' comment against a woman.

12. Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal, who quit IAS to protest against "unabated killings" in Jammu and Kashmir, sought ideas on Thursday, especially from youths, to decide his future course in politics.

13. The proposed law to provide 10 per cent quota in jobs and education to the economically weaker sections in the general category, has been challenged in the Supreme Court.

 

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Gaurav Sharma