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Army man ends life:
The body of Army jawan Prem Lal (30) was found hanging on a tree near Kahansar village in the neighbouring Rajasthan. Sources said Prem Lal, who hails from Jammu, was participating in an Army exercise. He went missing on Saturday. The Pallu police have registered a DDR on the basis of information provided by an Army Major.

Doc gets lifetime award:
Dr Amarjit Singh Gill, Director Principal of Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in Dentistry by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh on Sunday. The award was given at the first Punjab International Dental Conference. Dr Gill said it was a proud moment for him and the entire dental fraternity. He said he would continue his research in dentistry.

700 cases of beer seized:
A truck containing 700 cases of beer was seized by a team of the Excise and Taxation Department at the Himachal Pradesh border near Chakk Sadhu village on the Hoshiarpur-Una highway. Excise and Taxation Officer Avtar Singh Kang said the truck was stopped for routine checking. He said the 700 cases contained 8,400 bottles of beer.

PAU prof awarded:Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Assistant Director (TV) Dr Anil Sharma has been conferred with the Full Bright Alumni Award 2013-14 by the United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF). Sharma got this award for his research project titled “Conservation of natural resources for sustainable agriculture through traditional media".

Chit fund scam exposed :
The police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a person employed with a private chit fund company, Live Trading India, and have recovered Rs 71.5 lakh from his car at a checkpoint. The police said the company had offices in Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. Preliminary investigations suggested that the company had allegedly collected over Rs 100 crore from the public on the pretext of returning with 10 per cent interest. SSP Hardyal Mann said the company's franchise holder in Mohali, Joga Singh, was arrested at the 'naka' laid in view of the upcoming polls.


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