MORNING NEWS

1. Days after PDP president Mehbooba Mufti alleged that the nomadic Gujjar and Bakerwal communities were being "selectively targeted" in Jammu region, a senior BJP leader Tuesday accused her of playing "communal card" with an eye on the upcoming polls in the state.

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

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

4. 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.

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, a top legal expert said on Tuesday.

6. Two people, including a 12-year-old girl, were killed Tuesday and as many women were reported missing after an avalanche struck a mountain village in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday used the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the biennial event that brings together the Indian diaspora from all over the world, to target the Congress for failing to tackle corruption during the years it was in power, and contrasted it with his government's track record in combating graft.


 

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Gaurav Sharma