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1. In a strong show of support to India, France on Friday imposed financial sanctions on Pakistan-based Masood Azhar and said it will work with its European partners for putting the JeM chief's name on the EU list of persons and entities involved in terrorist acts.

2. In a major crackdown on terror financing, the Income Tax Department Friday said it has unearthed undisclosed cash, jewellery and property papers worth several crores in Jammu and Kashmir.

3. Representatives of various political parties met the three-member team of special observers, appointed by the Election Commission (EC), in Jammu on Friday and reiterated the demand for holding Assembly elections and Lok Sabha polls simultaneously in Jammu and Kashmir.

4. National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Friday called on the residents of Jammu and Kashmir to trounce the "divisive agenda" of the BJP and its ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

5. The Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit on Friday said it has finalised candidates for six parliamentary constituencies in the state and will submit the list to the party's parliamentary board in Delhi.

6. The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) Thursday approved installation of CCTV surveillance system on the entire track leading to the famous cave shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

7. The cross-LoC trade between Poonch-Rawalakot resumed on Friday, after remaining suspended for two days due to ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control.

8. Prominent political worker from Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir Shabir Ahmad Mir joined the Peoples Democratic Party on Friday.

9. An Army porter was injured by a stray bullet fired from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Friday.

10. The Congress late on Friday night released its third list of 18 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, fielding former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma from the Tura Parliamentary constituency.

11. Cash-strapped Jet Airways pilots' union has written to the government, seeking its help in recovering their pending salaries along with the accumulated interest.

12. A 28-year-old suspect, identified as Brenton Harrison Tarrant appeared before the court on Saturday on murder charges connected with Friday's terror attacks in Christchurch, which left at least 49 people dead.


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Gaurav Sharma