Following are the top stories from the northern region at 2145 HRS: DEL2 JK-ENCOUNTER-BODIES Srinagar: Bodies of dreaded Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Junaid Ahmad Mattoo and two others have been recovered from the encounter site in Arwani village of South Kashmir. DEL9 JK-DGP Srinagar: The perpetrators of the ambush in which six policemen were killed would "face the law" very soon, Jammu and Kashmir DGP S P Vaid says here and announces a bounty of Rs 10 lakh for LeT commander Bashir Lashkari who is believed to have orchestrated the attack. DEL22 SPO-GAMBHIR-LD SUSPENSION New Delhi: Veteran Indian opener Gautam Gambhir gets a suspended four-match ban from first-class cricket for his ugly confrontation with Delhi Ranji coach KP Bhaskar earlier this year, a punishment he said will abide by. DES9 PB-DELEGATION-PERMISSION Chandigarh: The central government declines permission to a Sikh delegation to visit Pakistan on the occasion of death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, an official of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) says. DES28 DL-VISHWAS-LD AAP New Delhi: The AAP crisis deepens further with its leader Kumar Vishwas hitting out at its "palace politics", even as posters came up outside its headquarters dubbing him a "friend of the BJP" and a "traitor". DES36 BENGALURU-METRO-PREZ Bengaluru: President Pranab Mukherjee dedicates the last section of the first phase of Bengaluru Metro Rail Project, popularly known as 'Namma Metro' to the city residents. NRG25 UKD-LD FARMERS-PROTESTS Dehradun/Pithoragarh: Farmers and the Congress workers stage protests against the central and state governments following alleged suicide by a debt-ridden farmer at Berinag in Pithoragarh district. DES5 UP-COW SLAUGHTER-ARREST Muzaffarnagar (UP): A man and his sister-in-law have been arrested on the charge of cow slaughter after police raids their home in neighbouring Shamli district and allegedly recovers beef. DES19 CULTURE-BRAJ Mathura: The government is planning to set up an academy to promote Braj Bhasha, a dialect of Hindi which is spoken people primarily in Braj region including Mathura, Agra, Etah and Aligarh. DES25 MHA-BHUTAN-SSB-VISIT New Delhi: Bhutan assures India that it will not allow its territory to be used for any activity inimical to the interests of its neighbour, as the two sides discuss issues related to border security in Thimpu.
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