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1. A Pakistani militant of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) has been killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore.
2. The Pakistani army last night violated the ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.
3. Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday said the July 10 attack on Amarnath pilgrims was carried out by four Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including three Pakistanis, and there was a “criminal conspiracy” behind it.
4. Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said the people of Kashmir, particularly the youth, have started questioning the separatists who he alleged have acquired “riches overnight”.
5. After announcement of ambitious Bilaspur-Manali-Leh railway line, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation for construction of much awaited Zojila tunnel at Kargil anytime after Independence Day, which would link strategically very significant Ladakh region with rest of the country by road throughout the year.
6. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has suggested revisiting the criterion laid down for beneficiaries in various welfare schemes, particularly for the student community, in view of the changed economic and social indicators.
7. The Narendra Modi government has “clarity, consistency and conviction” in its approach towards the issues of Jammu and Kashmir, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Sunday.
8. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday laid the foundation stones for three projects, including a hostel for working women and a night shelter for the homeless here.

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