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1. Incident-free voting marked the first leg of three-phase polling for Anantnag Parliamentary constituency of J&K with a total voter turnout of 13.63 per cent.

2. A high voter turnout was recorded in the third and largest phase of Lok Sabha elections Tuesday covering 116 constituencies amid complaints of EVM malfunctioning in many states and killing of a man outside a booth in West Bengal.

3. Voters in India are wise and their ID is more powerful than the IED's of terrorists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday after voting in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

4. Nayeem Geelani, the son of pro-Pakistan separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, appeared before the National Investigation Agency for questioning in connection with a case related to funding of terror groups and separatist organisations in Jammu and Kashmir.

5. General Officer Commanding In Chief of Army's Northern Command Lt General Ranbir Singh Tuesday reviewed the security situation and operational preparedness in the Eastern Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

6. Activists of Shiv Sena Dogra Front (SSDF) Tuesday staged a protest here, demanding registration of a sedition case against former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti for "speaking the language of Pakistan".

7. Home turf of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, the Bijbehara assembly segment under the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, reported highest concentration of polling stations where zero votes were cast.

8. The government will soon procure mine-protected vehicles for the movement of paramilitary troops in the Naxalism-hit areas and Jammu and Kashmir and remotely operated vehicles to help anti-terror commando force NSG in encounter sites.

9. Two persons, including a policeman, were electrocuted to death Tuesday after their houses were hit by a surge of high-voltage current due to a snag in the electricity transformer in their village in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

10. A Delhi court Tuesday transferred a complaint filed against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for allegedly derogatory remarks he made in 2016 against Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a special court designated to try lawmakers.

11. Saudi Arabia said it executed 37 of its citizens on Tuesday after they were convicted of "terrorism" in the kingdom, which is one of the world's top executioners.

12. Bollywood actor Sunny Deol on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. The actor-turned-politician will be contesting from Punjab's Gurdaspur, whereas Kirron kher from Chandigarh.

13. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terrorist blasts in Sri Lanka, as investigations into Sunday's coordinated attacks that killed 321 people intensify.

14. Sri Lanka's prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday that some people with explosives were on the run and that more attacks are possible.

15. The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi telling him to respond to the contempt petition for attributing remarks to the top court in the Rafale case.

16. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court issued notice to a lawyer who had claimed there was conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case.

 

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Gaurav Sharma