MORNING NEWS

1. An Army major and a BSF jawan were injured as Pakistani troops shelled forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

2.Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Thursday lauded the sacrifices made by martyrs for upholding the integrity and sovereignty of the nation.

3. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to intensify tourism promotion activities by organising series of events across the country to invite filmmakers for shooting movies at enchanting locations in the state.

4. Jammu and Kashmir Congress Chief G A Mir Thursday alleged that the BJP failed to handle the situation during its "unholy" coalition with the PDP in the state.

5. The Union Cabinet Thursday approved a proposal for establishing three new AIIMS -- two in Jammu and Kashmir and one in Gujarat.

6. 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.

7. The Army has a range of options to exercise against the continued infiltration from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir to give a befitting reply to Pakistan, a top Army commander said Thursday.

8. 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.

9. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in its inquiry report recommended a criminal probe against ousted CBI director Alok Verma terming his conduct suspicious in the Moin Qureshi case.

10. Two days after Parliament's winter session ended, the Narendra Modi government re-promulgated the ordinance on the contentious triple talaq bill that makes the practice of instant divorce a penal offence.

11. Three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday became the state Congress chief, making a political comeback at the age of 80 to try and revive the party's fortunes in the battle for the Capital's seven Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming general elections.


 

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Gaurav Sharma