Following are the top stories from the northern region at 2215 HRS: DEL21 JK-CEASEFIRE Jammu: Pakistan violated the ceasefire by shelling mortars and firing small arms on forward posts and civilians areas along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing strong retaliation from Indian troops. DES1 DL-AAP-FINE New Delhi: The Public Works Department of the Delhi government slapped a fine of Rs 27 lakh on the AAP for "unauthorised occupation" of a bungalow in Rouse Avenue. DES14 HP-LD ACCIDENT Dharamsala: A private tourist bus from Amritsar fell into a gorge near Dhaliara, killing 10 passengers and injuring 55 others. DES7 UKD-SCAM CBI Dehradun: The CBI has decided to launch a probe into alleged irregularities running into crores of rupees in the procurement of land for National Highway 74 in Udham Singh Nagar district. DES13 MHA-PARAMILITARY TOLL REJECT New Delhi: A proposal to exempt private cars of paramilitary personnel from paying toll on national highways has been rejected by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. DES15 MHA-POLICE-MEDAL-WITHDRAWAL New Delhi: In a rare instance, a gallantry medal given to a Punjab Police officer in 1997 was withdrawn by the President after the awardee was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. DES27 PB-WRITER Chandigarh: Noted Punjabi playwright Ajmer Singh Aulakh passes away at his residence in Mansa in Punjab. DES35 NCR-TWINS DIE IN CAR Gurgaon: Two five-year-old twin sisters were suffocated to death after being trapped inside a car while playing in Pataudi in Gurgaon. DES51 JK-STONE PELTING FIRING Srinagar: A civilian was critically injured as security forces opened fire on a stone-pelting mob in Rangreth area on the outskirts of the city.
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