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BSF jawan commits suicide
: A BSF jawan, Raman Bharti, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle last night. A constable with the 65th battalion, Raman belonged to Jagatpura village in Gurdaspur. He was deputed near gate number 103 on the India-Pakistan border fence when his colleagues heard gunshots. They rushed towards the pillar and found him lying in a pool of blood. The incident occurred at 2.25 am.

Missing holy book found
: The ancient holy book that went missing from a gurdwara at Kalyan Malka village was found on Saturday near Kotha Guru village. Nathana SHO Sandeep Singh said those who stole the book kept it near a temple after the police launched a combing operation. "The holy book is an ancient scripture," the SHO said. He said the accused had been identified and would be arrested soon.

CMC surgeon elected AMASI president
: Dr. Navneet Kumar Chaudhry, professor at Christian Medical College Hospital Ludhiana has been elected as the president of the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI), North Zone. Dr Chaudhry was elected to this position at 7th International Congress of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India, at Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, from July 19 to 22.

178 cases settled in lok adalat: As many as 178 cases were settled amicably at the monthly Lok Adalats held at Judicial Complex, Nawanshahr and Balachaur, under the aegis of the District Legal Services Authority here on Saturday. As many as 311 cases pertaining to civil, land, accident claims, matrimonial disputes were heard by the different benches and compensations amounting to Rs 77,51,698 were ordered.



One killed
: Ghanshyam (15), son of a brick kiln worker, was killed after his bicycle was hit by a truck on the Kosli-Kanina road near Lukhi village on Thursday. The truck driver sped away after the incident. The mishap took place when the boy was returning on his bicycle from his school.


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