Initial investigations hinted at a dispute between boys at a private coaching institute, police said
A 15-year-old boy, a student of Class 10, was shot dead by unknown assailants when he was going to give his Board exam, in Amethi district, on Tuesday morning, police officials said. Before shooting him, his attackers also assaulted him brutally.
Police said initial investigations hinted at a dispute between boys at a private coaching institute as the reason behind the crime and raids were on to arrest the assailants.
According to the police, the deceased was identified as Saurabh Singh, alias Devansh Singh, a resident of Dharauli village, under Rasoolabad police station. Saurabh and his friend, Vishal, were going to appear in his last paper of the High School Board examination when the incident took place, merely 200 meters from his school, under the Mushafirkhand police station limits.
His uncle, Vinod Singh, informed the police that at least five people surrounded him and beat him up with rods and canes before shooting him dead.
Amethi Superintendent of Police (SP) Dinesh Singh said a country-made weapon was used to commit the crime. He said the police have collected details about some suspects on the basis of information received from some eyewitnesses and raids were on to apprehend the suspects.
Men dressed in whites braved the hot weather on Tuesday to play cricket at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, CBD Belapur. This match was no ordinary cricket match. The players involved were all blind. In a first-of-its-kind initiative undertaken by Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, a 10-over promotional cricket match was organised specially for the blind. Their coach gave them a detailed overview about the ground and the condition of the pitch.
The Panjab University Teachers Association has urged vice-chancellor (V-C) Raj Kumar to clear all the cases of promotion of teachers that are pending due to ambiguity over the term “shortly” used in clause 6.3 of the UGC regulations 2018. The teachers’ body has said that they are being approached by a number of teachers, whose promotion cases have been stuck due to the pending clarification.
Two members of the Panjab University senate wrote to the registrar on Tuesday requesting that the retirement age of teacher be increased from 60 to 65 as per regulations of the University Grants Commission. They requested that the process to amend regulations related to service conditions of teachers in PU calendar volume 1 (2007) be initiated to facilitate this. Presently, the retirement age for PU teachers is 60.
The district tobacco control cell has intensified its anti-tobacco drives around educational institutes across Gautam Budh Nagar. On Tuesday, DTCC fined over 150 vendors for violating Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (Cotpa), 2003, in Sector 125-126, where one private university and three private schools are located. The district consultant of DTCC, Dr Shweta Khurana added that 153 vendors were fined on Tuesday, which is the highest number of fines issued in Gautam Budh Nagar district on a single day.
Mohali : Acting on applications by former Punjab minister and now an accused in a drugs case a Mohali court on Tuesday, Bikramjit Singh Majithia directed the jail authorities to provide security at a barrack where Majithia is lodged, besides asking the jail superintendent to improve facilities in prison. Pronouncing the order, additional district and sessions judge Sandeep Kumar Singla said the jail authorities should ensure proper security for the leader.