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1. Asserting that the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is "under control", the Army said Monday Pakistan is continuing with its anti-India activities along the Line of Control (LoC) by trying to infiltrate militants into the Valley and promoting drug trade.

2. Commanding-in-Chief of the Indian Army's Northern Command, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on Monday confirmed that the first surgical strike was carried out by India in September 2016.

3. Failing to engineer infiltration of militants from across the LoC, Pakistani agencies have resorted to social media to radicalise Kashmiri youths, with 40 of them joining militancy since January.

4. Day curfew was lifted from Jammu and Kashmir's Bhaderwah town on Monday since its imposition last week following the killing of a person in a firing incident and subsequent violence.

5. Reaching out to the students belonging to needy and poor families in remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army on Monday provided them Rs 1.45 crore financial assistance for studies.

6. A teenager and a youth were killed when a truck skidded off a road and plunged into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Monday.

7. A Peoples Democratic Party activist, who was shot at by suspected terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, succumbed to injuries at a hospital on Monday.

8. The body of a teacher, who went missing last week, was recovered from a lake in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Monday.

9. With exit polls giving it a comfortable victory, the BJP is making preparations for victory celebrations at its national headquarters on the day of counting of votes in the Lok Sabha elections on May 23.

10. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) have opened the Rohtang Pass, the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti valley, after a gap of six months.

11. Benchmark Sensex zoomed over 1,422 points and the NSE Nifty surged 421 points after most exit polls showed that the Narendra Modi-led NDA is returning to power with a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha elections.

12. Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has said that Sunday's exit polls signalled "a huge maturing of Indian democracy" and listed six takeaways in a blog titled The Message of Exit Polls.

13. Union minister Nitin Gadkari and actor Vivek Oberoi on Monday launched a fresh poster of ‘PM Narendra Modi', a biopic on the Prime Minister, ahead of its release later this week.


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Gaurav Sharma