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1. BJP president Amit Shah on Monday said his party will scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and introduce National Register for Citizens across the country after returning to power.

2. The weekly cross-LoC bus service plied Monday as per schedule along the Poonch-Rawalakot route in Jammu and Kashmir, days after India indefinitely suspended trade at two points along the Line of Control in the state after reports of "misuse" of the business by some elements from across the border.

3. Three independent candidates Monday withdrew their nomination papers from the Ladakh parliamentary constituency of Jammu and Kashmir, setting the stage for a quadrilateral contest.

4. Police on Monday launched an investigation into an incident of fire in a truck carrying scrap material in the Qazigund area of south Kashmir, following reports claiming that a large amount of cash was being transported in the vehicle to the poll-bound Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency.

5. NC leader Omar Abdullah Monday said the threat of nuclear annihilation was not like a PUBG game where one can hit the reset button to restore normal life, as he criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti for their remarks.

6. Army Commander, western command, Lieutenant General Surinder Singh Monday reviewed the operational preparedness of Yol Cantonment in Himachal Pradesh.

7. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday said all-out efforts should be made to execute hydropower projects in the state for all-round development of the sector.

8. Polling will be held on Tuesday for the third and largest phase of Lok Sabha election in 116 seats, including all constituencies in Gujarat and Kerala, with BJP president Amit Shah, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and several Union ministers among prominent candidates in the fray.

9. The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) Monday sought intervention of state's governor Satya Pal Malik in releasing the pending payment of units.

10. Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded.

11. The United States on Monday said it will stop in May all waivers that allow eight nations, including India, to buy Iranian oil without facing sanctions, triggering a rise in global crude prices and a slump in Indian markets.

12. Ex-cricketer Gautam Gambhir is BJP candidate from East Delhi, sitting MP from New Delhi, Meenakshi Lekhi will again contest from the same seat, the party announced on Monday.

13. The Supreme Court agreed to hear a petition seeking to quash the Jammu and Kashmir government order that suspends the movement of civilian traffic on a stretch of 270 km highway from Udhampur to Baramulla once a week.

14. The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA), representing lawyers practising in the Supreme Court of India, on Monday called for the appointment of a committee by Supreme Court judges to investigate and inquire into allegations of sexual harassment made against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi by a former staffer at his office.

15. The Election Commission Monday censured Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and barred him from campaigning for 72 hours for alleged communal remarks during an election rally in Bihar.


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Gaurav Sharma