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Hyderabad student murdered by lover




Hyderabad, Sep 13: A Class 12 student, whose body was found on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Tuesday, was murdered by her lover, police said on Wednesday.

The boy was arrested by the police, a day after the decomposed body of Chandni Jain was found on the hillocks near Ameenpur at Madinaguda. Locals who spotted the body alerted police.

The 17-year-old girl, a resident of Miyapur, was missing since Saturday and police had registered a case of kidnapping.

The case was solved after scanning CCTV footage, which showed the girl along with a youth getting down from an auto-rickshaw and walking towards the bushes.

He was later identified as Sai Kiran, who was her classmate from Class 6 to 10.

Interestingly, Sai Kiran had also visited Jain’s house on Tuesday to console her family members.

The accused told the police they were in love for last two years but he was trying to avoid her for the last few months.

The girl apparently was pressurising him to continue the relationship and marry her, so he decided to get rid of her.

On Saturday, he took her to the Ameenpur hillocks and during a heated argument assaulted her. He later pushed her down the hillock, leading to her death.

The victim’s father Kishore Jain, a businessman, suspects that the boy was not alone in committing the crime. He said some others might have helped him.

The girl had left the house on Saturday evening to meet some friends. When she did not return home till late in the night, the family lodged a complaint with police.



Gold bars worth Rs 50 lakh seized in Bengal



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Kolkata, Dec 12: The Border Security Force on Tuesday seized 17 gold bars worth nearly Rs 50 lakh from near India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal and detaind one smuggler, a BSF official said.

Acting on a tip-off, the BSF troopers of Petrapole border outpost conducted a special operation in North 24 Parganas district and apprehended the smuggler.

Feroz M. Khan, 44,, a Kolkata resident, was detained from near the International Check Post (ICP), Naveen Chouhan, Deputy Commandant in BSF’s south Bengal frontier zone, said in a press release.

The troopers seized 17 gold bars of 1.7 kg, worth Rs 49.32 lakh, from him, Chouhan added.

“The apprehended person as well as the seized gold have been handed over to Petrapole customs office for further investigation,” he added.

The BSF’s south Bengal frontier has seized 32.66 kg of gold worth approximately Rs 9.43 crore and apprehended 11 gold smugglers so far in 2017.


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Himachal Pradesh: Manali gets season’s first snowfall



Shimla, Dec 12: Snowfall continued to elude capital Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, but another picturesque tourist spot Manali had mild snowfall overnight, marking as season’s first spell.

“Manali and the hills overlooking it experienced mild to moderate spells of snow and there are chances of more snow till Wednesday,” an official at the meteorological office here told news agency IANS.

The officer said picturesque Kalpa, around 250 km from Shimla, also witnessed snow.

“High-altitude areas of Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Mandi, Kullu, Kinnaur and Shimla districts have been experiencing snow since Monday,” the official further stated.

Heavy rainfall lashed lower areas of the state such as Dharamsala, Palampur, Solan, Nahan, Bilaspur, Una, Hamirpur and Mandi, dipping the mercury.

Tourist attractions near Shimla, such as honeymooners’ paradise Kufri and Narkanda witnessed mild snowfall, turning the hill stations even more beauteous.

As news of the snowfall flashed across the plains, people started arriving in Manali and the nearby hills like Solang and Gulaba o enjoy winters with loved ones.

“We are hopeful of getting good arrival of tourists in Manali and its nearby areas with this season’s first spell of snowfall,” Manali Hoteliers Association President Gajinder Thakur told IANS over the phone.

The meteorological aid the weather would remain dry after Wednesday.


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Srinagar gets season’s first snowfall



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Srinagar, Dec 12: Srinagar city received season’s first snowfall on Tuesday as higher reaches both in the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley received moderate snowfall.

“Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam also received moderate snowfall,” the Met said. Plains in the Jammu region have been receiving rainfall since Monday morning.

“The present weather conditions are likely to continue during Wednesday and Thursday after which the western disturbance active over Jammu and Kashmir will start weakening,” an official of the Met Department said.

Residents here were pleasantly surprised to see a thin blanket of snow covering the landscape in the morning.

“This is Kashmir. Without snow the landscape looks orphaned. If the government is able to provide basic amenities to the people, winter is undoubtedly the best season in Kashmir,” said Nisar Hussain, a retired chief engineer who lives in Gogjibagh.

Snowfall in Gulmarg has brightened the prospects of winter sports at its ski resort.

The weather office said the minimum temperature was minus 0.2 in Srinagar and 0.1 in Pahalgam. While Gulmarg at minus 6.5 was the coldest place in the state on Tuesday, the Met said.

The minimum temperature was minus 1.4 in Leh and minus three degrees in Kargil towns of the Ladakh region.

Jammu city recorded 12.5, Katra town 9.2, Batote 0.2, Bannihal minus 0.1, Bhaderwah 0.2 and Udhampur 10.2 as the minimum temperatures.


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