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1. A massive combing operation was launched by security forces in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir after an Army camp sentry noted suspicious movement and opened fire.

2. A scuffle broke out between a group of students and some stranded Kashmir-bound passengers outside the Gandhi Memorial Science College here on Monday but timely intervention by police brought the situation under control.

3. The Jammu and Kashmir government Monday sought permission from the Supreme Court to circulate a letter to parties for adjourning upcoming hearing on pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A, which provides special rights and privileges to natives of state, saying there was no "elected government" in the state.

4. Peoples Conference led by separatist-turned-politician Sajad Gani Lone on Monday announced it will field a former PDP leader and a businessman on two Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir.

5. Pakistani troops Monday targeted forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting "strong and effective" retaliation by the Indian Army.

6. The Jammu and Kashmir administration Monday constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the director of Industries and Commerce Department, Jammu, to examine the state toll tax.

7. State-owned power giant NTPC will regulate power supply to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) from February 18 midnight for not clearing outstanding dues of more than Rs 1,600 crore.

8. The town of Kargil and adjoining areas observed a shutdown Monday to protest against the decision of the Jammu and Kashmir government to set up the permanent headquarters of the newly-created Ladakh division in Leh.

9. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has dismissed the criticism by the PDP and the NC over his "political" statements, saying he was presenting the viewpoint of the "President's government in New Delhi".

10. Amid ongoing protests by people of Kargil over their demand for rotational divisional headquarters, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has said a committee of secretaries has been formed to ensure justice for the district.

11. The restoration work along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway continued for the sixth straight day on Monday as fresh landslide hampered the efforts to reopen the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country.

12. Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday underlined his party's ambitions in Uttar Pradesh saying the party cannot afford to be weak in the state.

13. Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "world famous liar", Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused him of behaving like a Pakistani Prime Minister to subvert India's federal structure.

14. Expressing support for Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu's daylong fast, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stolen from the people of the state and given the money to industrialist Anil Ambani.

15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi exuded confidence on Monday that India would continue to be the fastest-growing large economy, and could be the second-largest economy in the world by 2030.


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Gaurav Sharma