1. The Pakistan Army Wednesday fired mortar bombs and small arms targeting forwards posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

2. Three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

3. Former IAS officer Shah Faesal Wednesday launched a crowdfunding campaign for "clean politics and corruption-free administration" in Jammu and Kashmir.

4. The BJP's Jammu and Kashmir unit Wednesday hit out at NC president Farooq Abdullah over his remark about the EVM machine and alleged that he wanted the ballot paper system to be brought back so that his party could rig the polls.

5. The Jammu Srinagar National Highway was reopened Wednesday for vehicles which were stranded due to heavy snowfall.

6. Welcoming Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into politics, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday wondered if the Gandhi family scion would become the X factor of the upcoming national elections.

7. A significant drop in night temperature was recorded in many places of Kashmir, while the summer capital Srinagar saw the minimum temperature hovering around freezing point.

8. Gandhi family scion Priyanka Gandhi Vadra formally entered politics on Wednesday with the Congress appointing her general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East, ending years of speculation and signalling the party's intent to go full throttle in the state ahead of the general elections.

9. The Congress had decided to go it alone in Andhra Pradesh and won't ally with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and assembly polls.

10. On a day Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took the political plunge with her appointment as Congress in-charge of east Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said democracy runs in BJP's veins while families rule other parties.

11. India produced a scintillating all-round show to beat New Zealand by eight wickets in the first ODI of the five-match series at McLean Park in Napier on Wednesday.


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Gaurav Sharma