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1. National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Sunday announced that his son, Omar Abdullah, will be the party's chief ministerial candidate.

2. Former IAS officer Shah Faesal Sunday launched his political outfit - Jammu and Kashmir Peoples' Movement (JKPM), promising a youth-oriented politics and to become a voice to help bridge the gap between the state and the Centre and India and Pakistan.

3. JNU student leader and activist Shehla Rashid made her foray into active politics by joining the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples' Movement, launched by former IAS officer Shah Faesal on Sunday.

4. National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah Sunday said his party was open to a pre-poll alliance with the Congress for Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir if his party were to get to contest the three seats in the valley.

5. A live mortar shell was found Sunday in a stream in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir and was later defused by the bomb disposal squad.

6. A live mortar shell was found Sunday in a stream in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir and was later defused by the bomb disposal squad.

7. Two persons were killed and three others injured on Sunday when a landslide struck a remote village in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district.

8. The 31st police public mela in Jammu, which was rescheduled after the Pulwama terror attack, attracted huge rush on Sunday with visitors going around various stalls set up by different units of police.

9. Kashmir is warming up for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections as major political parties in the valley like the National Conference and the PDP held a series of rallies on Sunday, with the new entrant Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement led by former IAS officer Shah Faesal also making its debut.

10. Panun Kashmir, an organisation advocating the cause of displaced Kashmiri Pandits, Sunday hailed the Centre for carrying out an air strike on a terror camp in Pakistan following the Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.

11. Terror mastermind Masood Azhar had undertaken a month-long sojourn to England to collect funds for militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir and received Rs 15 lakh (Pakistani currency), though he got a "very poor" response while travelling to Sharjah and Saudi Arabia before arriving in India in 1994.

12. Hundreds of Indian-Americans here protested against Pakistan over the Pulwama terror attack and urged the global community to hold Islamabad accountable for "atrocities on minorities" and "sponsoring terrorism".

13. Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar died at his Panaji residence on Sunday evening just over a year after he was detected with cancer.

14. Former Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose is likely to be the first Lokpal of the country.

15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top BJP leaders on Sunday prefixed ‘chowkidar' to their name on Twitter as part of a campaign launched on Saturday that asked people to take the ‘main bhi chowkidar hoon' pledge.


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Gaurav Sharma