1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit Jammu and Kashmir on February 3 to lay foundation stones of various projects including one for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

2. Batting for early assembly elections, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has said all political parties, except Mehbooba Mufti-led Peoples Democratic Party, want early polls.

3. Pending work of the Tawi Barrage project which aims at beautifying the Jammu city landscape would start soon.

4. The Border Security Force (BSF) Wednesday bid adieu to Assistant Commandant Vinay Prasad who was martyred in sniper firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district.

5. The government on Wednesday appointed Karnataka high court chief justice Dinesh Maheswari and Delhi high court judge Sanjiv Khanna as judges Supreme Court.

6. As Congress lawmaker L B P Bheema Naik reached a guest house in Bengaluru where party leaders were gathered, the Congress claimed that it had defeated any possibility of desertion in its ranks and called a meeting of its legislature party on Friday to show its strength.

7. As many as 15 Indians stranded in Iraq after being duped by an agent on the pretext of employment have requested external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to help them return to India.

8. A total of 1,428 people died due to extreme weather events in 2018 with heavy rains and subsequent flooding, dust storms, thunderstorms and lightening claiming half the lives.

9. The three-member selection panel, headed by the Prime Minister, will meet on January 24 to choose a new director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

10. Kashmir valley, including the summer capital Srinagar, experienced fresh snowfall on Wednesday.

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