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1. The Jammu and Kashmir governor administration Saturday partially relaxed the two-day-a-week restrictions on the movement of civilian traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway which were put in place to facilitate movement of security forces' convoys.

2. Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Saturday visited Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district and reviewed the operational preparedness and the prevalent security situation.

3. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has said that the organisation will continue to work for elimination of anti-national forces such as terrorism and fanaticism.

4. JKLF chief Yasin Malik's family on Saturday alleged that he was "very ill" after he went on a hunger strike to protest against his "illegal" detention by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

5. The traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was affected for the fourth consecutive day Saturday due to intermittent shooting of stones from a hillock overlooking the only all-weather road linking Kashmir Valley with rest of the country.

6. States are soon going to have cyber forensic laboratories and DNA examination facilities to deal with the growing number of crimes against women.

7. A terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.

8. In her first political rally in South India, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said her brother and party chief Rahul Gandhi was wrongly portrayed and caricatured by opponents for more than a decade "but he still had guts to go and hug the man who called their mother names and insulted their late father".

9. The Supreme Court on Saturday held an urgent hearing after a former woman employee accused the Chief Justice of India of sexual misconduct.

10. The Election Commission Saturday asked Eros Now to stop till further orders online streaming of a web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In its direction, the poll panel has cited its April 10 order, banning a biopic on Modi, to place a similar bar on the web series titled "Modi - Journey of a Common Man".

11. A Delhi court Saturday said it will hear on April 24 a police plea to cancel bail of a former Supreme Court employee, who accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, in a cheating and criminal intimidation case.

12. The Lok Sabha elections have almost become a one-horse race and the momentum is with the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley wrote in latest blog on Saturday.

13. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a fresh attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying that her model of governance is based on corruption, conspiracy against the poor and appeasement.

14. Twelve coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh early on Saturday, injuring at least 14 people.


 

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