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‘Over 100 Indian soldiers commit suicide every year’

NEW DELHI: An Indian soldier committed suicide on Wednesday along the Line of Control (LoC), exposing wide-ranging issues including their poor salaries, lack of basic amenities and severe mental stress in the face of prolonged deployment at the border. The armed forces continue to lose around 100 personnel to suicides, said Indian Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre  in his address to the parliament recently. He had mentioned that as many as 125 military personnel took the extreme step to end their lives in…

Irfan says could not report spot-fixing offer because of mental stress

LAHORE: Left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has said he could not report about the offer of spot-fixing because he was under mental stress following his parents’ deaths recently, ARY News reported. Recording a statement with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s Anti-Corruption Unit, Irfan has admitted that he had received offer of spot-fixing, however he did not commit any wrong, he said. “First my father passed away in September last year. Later in January this year, my mother also expired after a protracted illness. I was…