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1. Six terrorists, including a top Jaish-e-Mohammad commander, as well as a soldier was martyred and a civilian were killed and four others injured in three encounters between security forces and militants across the Kashmir Valley on Thursday.

2. Curfew was clamped in communally-sensitive Bhaderwah valley in Doda on Thursday after members of a community attacked a police station and damaged several vehicles in protest against killing of a person who, they alleged, was targeted as he was involved in cattle trade.

3. National Conference leader Omar Abdullah Thursday said BJP's attempt to "polarise" the electorate in West Bengal will come to nothing as the Trinamool Congress will sweep the Lok Sabha polls in the state.

4. Pragya Thakur, who provoked national outrage by calling Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot, has apologised for her comments, the BJP's Madhya Pradesh unit said after a barrage of criticism from political parties across the board.

5. The Jammu and Kashmir unit of Congress Thursday expressed concerns over the situation in Bhaderwah area of Doda district, where violence erupted over the killing of a person in a firing incident whose kin alleged that he was targeted by cow vigilantes.

6. Pakistan on Thursday said it was ready to discuss the issue of terrorism with India as it claimed that New Delhi is "reluctant" to cooperate on the matter, which is also a "primary concern" for Islamabad.

7. Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad on Thursday likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decisions to that of the controversial 14 century Delhi ruler Mohammad Bin Tughlaq.

8. The CBI probe into the Bofors case pertaining to the alleged Rs 64 crore kickbacks in the purchase of the Swedish artillery guns will continue.

9. Commandos of the premier counter-terror force NSG Thursday created history as they scaled the Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, in their maiden attempt.

10. Amazon.com faced a social media backlash in India on Thursday after toilet seat covers and other items with images of Hindu gods were spotted on the U.S. retailer's website, making #BoycottAmazon the country's top trending topic on Twitter.


 

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