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1. Five exit polls have projected a comfortable majority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led national coalition NDA despite attempts by opposition parties to unite in crucial states such as Uttar Pradesh.

2. Going by the opinion polls, of the six Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP is predicted to win two seats, Congress one and the National Conference all the three seats of the Valley.

3. News channels were still discussing exit poll data on the evening of May 19 when a tweet on Omar Abdullah's Twitter page suggested he had had enough.

4. Construction of a building by senior BJP leader Nirmal Singh's family near an Army depot in the city's outskirts is near completion, despite the Jammu and Kashmir High Court directing them last year to maintain status quo at the disputed site.

5. Authorities Sunday ordered a time-bound magisterial probe into the death of a man in firing and subsequent violence here, which prompted imposition of curfew in the communally-sensitive town.

6. Two centres have been set up here for counting of votes in the Jammu Lok Sabha seat on May 23, a senior official said on Sunday, asserting that all necessary arrangements have been put in place to ensure smooth and peaceful exercise.

7. A BSF officer was injured in the cross-border shelling by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

8. Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused the Election Commission of capitulating to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the poll panel is neither feared nor respected anymore.


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Gaurav Sharma