MORNING HEADLINES || Powered by Tawi Group of Colleges Shahpurkandi, Pathankot

1. Five militants were gunned down by the army as they were trying to cross the line of control in Kashmir on Monday.
2. The Jammu and Kashmir government would spend Rs 1 lakh crore on development works in the next five years, with special emphasis on education and road connectivity.
3. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday visited the famous Raghunath temple here on the twin sacred days of Shravan Purnima and Raksha Bandhan.
4. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has directed preservation and conservation of heritage spots and ancient monuments in Jammu city and adjoining areas.
5. The cross-LoC bus service through the Poonch-Rawalakot road continued to remain suspended for the fifth week in a row, triggering protests by stranded residents of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
6. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday batted for exploring the possibilities of starting a “ceremonial parade” at Indo-Pak Octerio Border Out Post on lines of the Attari Wagah border to attract tourists.
7. Separatists in Kashmir have called for a shutdown on August 12 to protest what they termed attempts to abrogate Article 35-A of the Constitution and other issues.
8. National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah has said that opposition parties and the people would oppose any move to abrogate Article 35 A of the Constitution.
9. A heightened level of alertness and a strong multi-tier security set up prevented terrorists from disrupting the annual 40-day Amarnath yatra in the Jammu region.
10. The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) will petition Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Yogi Adityanath on the need to set up a dedicated cow welfare ministry at the Centre and in the states.
11. The Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat on Tuesday, which will end the fortnight-long political drama around senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel’s candidature, seemed to be going down to the wire.
12. The 40-day annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas ended on Monday, with 2.60 lakh pilgrims offering prayers this year despite a terror attack on a bus that left eight devotees dead.
13. Four persons including two ladies were feared dead in the flash flood at Achenathang village in Leh.

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