Union cabinet to meet today, CM defends cattle bill and many more | Top News

Top headlines of the day: 1. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the Union Cabinet's first actual gathering in almost a year. 2. The sons of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, Syed Ahmad Shakeel and Shahid Yusuf, were recently terminated by the Jammu & Kashmir government. They were accused of facilitating terror finance six and nine times, respectively. 3. Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama area today, including a Pakistani national. 4. In light of the approaching threat of COVID-19's third wave, the Uttarakhand administration decided to suspend the traditional 'Kanwar Yatra' on Tuesday. 5. Following the uproar over Assam's Cattle Bill, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma defended the new law and explained the'reason' for the 5-kilometer rule. 6. Navjot Singh Sidhu's post on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has created a guessing game in Punjab's election season. 7. On Tuesday, election strategist Prashant Kishor met for nearly an hour with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of the Congress.

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