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1. National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah Sunday blamed the BJP for "creating fear psychosis" across the country by crying hoarse over the "nation being in danger".

2. Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar died at his residence in Panaji on Sunday, prompting the Centre to announce a national mourning even as tributes flowed in from across the political spectrum for the 63-year-old former defence minister who was widely considered the tallest Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from the state.

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

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

5. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Sunday criticised those from within the country who had termed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan a "statesman" for returning Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and said the IAF pilot's release was as per law and not a favour.

6. 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.

7. Terror mastermind Masood Azhar had undertaken a month-long sojourn to England to collect funds for terrorists operating in Jammu and Kashmir and his travel was facilitated by a Muslim cleric of Gujarati origin.

8. India has deployed an elite contingent of its commando-trained armed paramilitary personnel to guard its embassy and diplomatic staff in Baghdad in Iraq, a war-ravaged country getting back to normal after defeating ISIS terrorists.

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. 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.

11. 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.


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Gaurav Sharma