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House Session
: Fixing dates for the next session of the Vidhan Sabha will be on top of the agenda of the Cabinet that is to meet here on Thursday, reliable sources said. The state legislature is expected to take up important issues of government business. The Cabinet is likely to decide on summoning the House in the last week of October or early November, the sources said.

BSF havildar shoots himself
: Ram Chander, a havildar with the BSF's 143 battalion, on Wednesday shot himself dead with his service rifle at the Moboke border outpost. Sources said Ram Chander was under stress for the past some time due to a property dispute in the family. The incident took place during the early hours when the official was on patrol duty. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.

Nanded Express to be flagged off today
: Local MP Ravneet Bittu will flag off the Hazoor Sahib Nanded Express weekly train from Anandpur Sahib on Thursday. Local MLA and Industry Minister Madan Mohan Mittal will be the guest of honour. The train connecting two of the five Sikh Takhts of Anandpur Sahib and Hazoor Sahib will depart every Thursday from Nangal Dam at 4.20 pm and halt at Chandigarh at 7:08 pm before reaching Nanded at 11:45 pm the next day. On its return journey, the train will start at 11 am every Saturday from Nanded and reach Nagal Dam at 8:25 pm the next day.



PGGC-11 win hockey tourney: In the ongoing league matches of Panjab University Inter-College Hockey Championship for men (A-division), at hockey grounds of PU, Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector 11, blanked Guru Nanak College, Moga, 4 -1, while GN College, Narangwal, thrashed Khalsa College, Garhdiwala, 10-0.



Youth drowned in Anantnag: Assan Ahmad Dar (23), son of Abdul Rashid, a resident of Udhiyan Seel, Doda, drowned in a nullah lidder near Anchidoora in south Kashmir Anantnag district. The body of the deceased was fished out and handed over to his relatives for the last rites.

Army organises tour for maulvis: The Army today organised a motivational tour for a group of 24 maulvis from north Kashmir. An Army officer said the motivational tour for the maulvis hailing from Sopore and its neighbouring villages was organised to Aishmuqam (Anantnag) under the aegis of Headquarters Sector 5, Rashtriya Rifles. “The maulvis interacted with the Commanding Officer. During the interaction, religious heads happily shared their feelings about the tour,” he said.


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