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1. Five CRPF personnel were martyred and four other security personnel suffered injuries on Wednesday when terrorists carried out an attack on a busy road in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.

2. President's rule in Jammu and Kashmir will be extended for six more months beginning July 3 and the Union Cabinet Wednesday gave its nod in this effect.

3. Reiterating that Election Commission (EC) will decide the dates to hold Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said if the security forces, which should be made available to the state machinery to hold polls are provided, then his administration is prepared for poll process.

4. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Wednesday asked terrorists to give up arms and invited them to hold talks, saying dialogue is the only way through which they can get what they want within the ambit of the Constitution.

5. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said tourism sector was affected in Jammu and Kashmir due to wrong projection of Kashmir situation by Delhi based Television Channels.

6. Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday rejected reports that the Center was planning delimitation of Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir. Malik further assured people of the state that there was no threat to Article 370 and Article 35-A of Constitution of India which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

7. Reiterating that "pandit community" is an essential element of Kashmiriyat, former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said he will rejuvenate efforts to bring them back with dignity.

8. Normal life was hit in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday due to the state-wide strike by transporters to protest against the administration's decision on the installation of location-tracking devices in vehicles as a security measure in the militancy-infested state.

9. Rahul Gandhi was, is and will remain the Congress president, chief spokesperson of the party Randeep Surjewala said on Wednesday, ending the speculation triggered by Gandhi's insistence to quit the post for the time being.

10. Defending the sacking of Jammu and Kashmir Bank chairman Parvez Ahmad, the state administration said on Wednesday that it would protect the institution and work towards making it an internationally renowned bank.

11. Heavy rains have led to flash floods in parts of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir while a storm in Bandipora district left two women dead.

12. Authorities in Kashmir on Wednesday refused permission to Amnesty International to hold a briefing on alleged misuse of the controversial Public Safety Act (PSA), which provides for detention of a person up to one year without trial.

13. The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council on Wednesday waded into the row over India's real growth rate with a sharp rebuttal to the government's former adviser who has suggested that the country may have overestimated the Gross Domestic Product numbers.

14. The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday terminated services of all Public Prosecutors (APs) and Additional Public Prosecutors (APPs) working in various courts across the state.

15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fly via Oman and Iran to reach Bishkek for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on June 13-14, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, ruling out any possibility of PM Modi overflying Pakistan.

 

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