1. Three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including an IPS officer's brother, were killed in an encounter with security forces on Tuesday in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

2. Former IAS officer Skandan Krishnan would be the fourth advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik.

3. Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday inaugurated a bridge over the Ravi river in Jammu & Kashmir which will reduce the distance between Kathua in Jammu and Pathankot in Punjab to 8.6 km from 45 km.

4. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Tuesday accused political parties of politicising an order mandating government employees to attend the Republic Day celebrations and said he stood by the order which was being issued since 2009.

5. Women hailing from Jammu and Kashmir who choose to marry men from outside the state do not lose their residency and inheritance rights under Article 35-A of the Constitution.

6. Encounters between security forces and terrorists were witnessed in 12 of the 22 districts of Jammu and Kashmir last year with Kupwara accounting for the highest number of terrorists (52) killed in such encounters.

7. Intense cold conditions prevailed across Jammu region as snowfall continued in higher reaches while heavy rains lashed plains on Tuesday, forcing closure of many roads including the Jammu-Kishtwar Highway and Doda-Assar road.

8. A group of 40 students from remote areas of Jammu Tuesday left for the 'Bharat Darshan' tour, organised by the BSF, and their itinerary included interaction with the director general of the Border Security Force and witness the Republic Day parade in Delhi.

9. Unidentified men allegedly robbed employees of a filling station at gunpoint and decamped with Rs two lakh along the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Samba district.

10. Rains lashed plains while higher reaches witnessed fresh snowfall in Kashmir for the second day on Tuesday as the residents of the valley continued to experience some respite from the intense cold wave conditions that have been witnessed this winter.

11. The chopper and ropeway services were Tuesday shut due to snowfall and bad weather conditions at the Vaishnodevi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district.

12. The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would take an "in-chamber" decision on listing of a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A, which provides special rights and privileges to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

13. The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed on Tuesday after a snow avalanche blocked both tubes of the Jawahar tunnel on Qazigund side.

14. Indian captain Virat Kohli reigned supreme as he swept all the awards on offer at the ICC awards 2018.

15. Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad president Praveen Togadia on Tuesday said he will launch a new political party on February 9 in New Delhi.

16. Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma on Tuesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the ‘Make in India' scheme, saying what should have been made in India is not being made in India.


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Gaurav Sharma