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1. BJP president Amit Shah said Friday that his party would abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution which gives a special status to Jammu and Kashmir after getting a majority in both houses of Parliament.

2. Trading of 21 items like red chili, mangoes, herbs and dry fruits will be hit following the indefinite suspension of cross LoC trade in Jammu and Kashmir.

3. Congress is facing an uphill task to win the Ladakh parliamentary seat as a party rebel, backed by an influential religious organisation, has filed his nomination as an independent candidate, making the May 6 election a multi-cornered contest involving BJP.

4. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal, constituted by the Centre, has issued a show cause notice to Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir (JeI), which was banned by the government in February, asking it why the organisation cannot be declared as an unlawful association.

5. Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit Friday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Vikramaditya Singh and Waqar Rasool for violation of model code of conduct on the day of voting in Udhampur Lok Sabha seat.

6. Twenty states and Union territories have so far joined a pan-India network of single emergency helpline number '112' on which immediate assistance can be sought by anyone in distress.

7. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Thursday accused PDP president Mehbooba Mufti of fielding "extremists" in the Lok Sabha polls and asked if it was not a form of terrorism to say Kashmir will not be a part of India if Article 370 is abolished.

8. Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the 2008 Malegaon blasts accused named as the BJP candidate from Bhopal, On Friday took back her statement on Hemant Karkare, the police officer who died fighting terrorists during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

9. Former Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday formally joined the Shiv Sena. She announced this at a press conference held at Matoshree in Mumbai with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.

10. A frail-looking Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, 79, on Friday made an emotional appeal to voters to ensure his victory in the Lok Sabha elections from here, claiming this one to be his ‘last election'.

11. Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has hired as many as 500 pilots, cabin crew, technical and other ground staff in recent weeks with most of them coming from the now grounded Jet Airways.

12. Hardik Patel, the public face of the Patidar agitation who joined the Congress last month, was slapped by a man at an election meeting in Gujarat's Saurashtra region on Friday. Hardik Patel, who filed a police complaint, later alleged the attacker had been sent by the BJP


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Gaurav Sharma