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1. PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti Saturday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that his government was providing a healing touch to civilians in Jammu and Kashmir.

2. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who became the face of the tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan, has been shifted out of Srinagar and posted to a frontline air base in the western sector.

3. Under public pressure, 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.

4. 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.

5. A three-judge special bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi was hurriedly constituted in the Supreme Court Saturday to deal with allegations of sexual harassment against the CJI, but as the hearing progressed, he opted out midway from passing any judicial order.

6. The Congress's minimum income guarantee scheme, Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), will remonetise the Indian economy by boosting demand and manufacturing, the party's president Rahul Gandhi has said.

7. Local industry in Jammu on Saturday called for the inclusion of locally-made industrial items while framing the revised Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for restarting the cross LoC trade which was suspended by the Centre on Thursday.

8. A team of TATA group, which is here to study possible opportunities for investment, Saturday met Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik.

9. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday suggested University of Jammu to organise academic and extra-curricular events in different educational institutions in the country to clear misconceptions about the prevailing security environment in the state.

10. 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.

11. 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).

12. The India Air Force has recommended Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman for the Vir Chakra medal for shooting down an F-16 in an aerial engagment with the Pakistan Air Force on February 27.


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Gaurav Sharma