MORNING NEWS

1. Thousands of people Sunday marched the streets of Kargil district in Jammu and Kashmir against the administration's decision to permanently post the divisional commissioner and Inspector General of Police (IGP) offices for the newly created Ladakh division in Leh town.

2. A pregnant woman stuck in heavy snowfall safely delivered twins, thanks to the Indian Army which came to her aid in the nick of time and shifted her to hospital in north Kashmir's Bandipore district.

3. PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti Sunday praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking steps to name a forest reserve after Guru Nanak Dev, but hit out at the Centre saying its "top priority" seems to be renaming ancient cities and building Ram temple in Ayodhya.

4. Over 180 passengers, mostly the GATE aspirants, were Sunday airlifted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) from Jammu to Srinagar.

5. Five terrorists belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed on Sunday in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.

6. Former MLA Mohammad Shafi Sunday resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir citing personal reasons.

7. The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only all weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, remained closed for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday as fresh landslides at different places hit the restoration work.

8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked the Opposition at rallies in three southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka as he highlighted the development work his government has undertaken.

9. A day before her visit to Lucknow, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, called for a new beginning in an audio message circulated by her party.

10. Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu will sit on a day-long fast with his ministerial colleagues and party lawmakers in New Delhi on Monday to protest against alleged "injustice" done to his state by denying special category status, officials in his office said.

11. Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Centre over the issue of job creation, alleging that incompetence coupled with arrogance has made the government a "textbook case of moral bankruptcy".


 

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Gaurav Sharma