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1. Three schoolchildren were killed while one more was missing after a dumper they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district on Tuesday.

2. The Jammu and Kashmir Police was left red-faced Tuesday after a local court granted bail to a senior editor within hours of arrest in a nearly three-decade-old case, and raised questions about investigation, pointing out that the police had cleared the scribe twice in the past 29 years for passport.

3. Assam Police has arrested a person from Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly posting an obscene comment on Facebook on the widow of a CRPF commando who was martyred in a blast triggered by Maoists in Jharkhand last month.

4. After a brief respite, the mercury rose several notches in Jammu and Kashmir's winter capital, Jammu, on Tuesday, with the maximum temperature settling at 39.8 degrees Celsius -- 2.1 degrees above normal.

5. More than 700 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir over the last three years, the Home Ministry said on Tuesday.

6. Tourism in Leh is going through a rough phase as tourist footfall has declined by over 50 per cent this year due to a host of reasons like Lok Sabha elections, curtailed flight services and late opening of Leh-Manali road.

7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday treated the Congress as his punching bag in the Lok Sabha during his reply to a discussion in Lok Sabha, rebutting criticism that his government had attempted to corner credit for India's development and belittled his predecessors.

8. India has told foreign e-commerce firms such as Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart that they must ensure compliance with new foreign investment rules aimed at deterring them from providing steep online discounts.

9. Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday termed the alleged lynching of a 24-year-old man in Jharkhand as a "blot on humanity" and said the "silence" of powerful voices in the BJP-ruled central and state governments over the incident is shocking.

10. The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to entertain a plea by the Gujarat Congress challenging the Election Commission's decision to hold separate bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats in the state.


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Gaurav Sharma