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1. Union minister and BJP leader Jitendra Singh on Wednesday targeted the Congress and its allies for "holding back" crucial projects in the Udhampur-Kathua-Doda constituency for 40 years.

2. Sealing an alliance after days of hectic parleys, the Congress and National Conference Wednesday announced they will fight two and one Lok Sabha seats respectively, while agreeing on a "friendly contest" on the rest three constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir.

3. Three CRPF personnel were killed Wednesday after a colleague allegedly fired at them after an altercation at their camp in Udhampur.

4. Two candidates filed nomination papers for the Jammu-Poonch parliamentary constituency here on Wednesday.

5. A special court here Wednesday acquitted Swami Aseemanand and three others in the Samjhauta Express blast case which had left 68 people, mostly Pakistanis, dead in 2007.

6. The Indian Army's Chinar Corps observed its 78th raising day on Wednesday, three years after it celebrated the centenary year.

7. Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday questioned the grounds on which the accused in Samjhauta blast case were acquitted by a court on Wednesday.

8. The Jammu and Kashmir BJP Wednesday alleged that the Congress had conceded to the National Conference's (NC) pro-separatist agenda after the two parties announced a pre-poll alliance in the state.

9. As a mark of respect to the CRPF jawans who died in the Pulwama terror attack, the Raj Bhavan here will not celebrate Holi this year.

10. Air Commodore Ajay Singh Pathania, known for his instrumental role in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief helicopter operations, Wednesday took over as the chief of the air force station Jammu.

11. The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) will contest all the six Lok Sabha constituencies in the state.

12. In a blistering attack at former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for dubbing emergence of new parties in Kashmir as a New Delhi ploy to divide Kashmiri mandate, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said J&K is not a personal property of the National Conference.

13. Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi was arrested and denied bail at the Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday, setting off another high-profile extradition trial involving large-scale financial irregularities in India, three months after that of businessman Vijay Mallya.


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Gaurav Sharma