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Will provide uniform, shoes to students till class VIII: Yogi
Lucknow, June 22 (PTI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today that the state government will make efforts to provide school uniform, shoes, socks, bags and books to students till class eighth. Adityanath said this at an event where he felicitated 147 meritorious students of the CBSE, ICSE and UP boards with the Rani Laxmibai Puraskar. The ceremony was held at Lok Bhawan here. Each of the meritorious students was given a cheque of Rs one lakh, a tablet and certificate.
Pizza comes in 15 min, fire brigade not even after 5 hrs: Sidhu
Chandigarh, June 22 (PTI): A pizza is delivered in 15 minutes but fire brigade vehicles do not arrive even after five hours, Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said today highlighting the sorry state of affairs. The minister said that Punjab requires 550 fire fighting vehicles but practically has only 50 at present. However, he assured the state Assembly that the government would set up a fire directorate to improve fire safety services in Punjab.
Pak attackers cross LoC, kill 2 Indian soldiers, lose one
Jammu, June 22 (PTI): In third such attack this year, a team of Pakistani special forces today sneaked 600 metres across the Line of Control (LoC) into the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing two Indian soldiers while losing one of their men in retaliatory action. One of the attackers was injured in the Indian retaliatory action and his body was extricated under the cover of heavy firing by the Pakistani troops from their posts across the LoC, an Army official said. The Indian troops killed one of the attackers and injured another whose extrication was facilitated by the cover fire by the Pakistani troops from their posts. In the firefight, two Indian soldiers were killed.
Man chops off 3-yr-old daughter’s ears, claims seeing ‘ghost’
New Delhi, June 22 (PTI): A 35-year-old man allegedly chopped off the ears of his three-year-old daughter in the wee hours today as he was having hallucinations about a “ghost” taking away his daughter, police said. The accused Amrit Bahadur’s family told police that was disturbed after his one-and-a-half-year-old other daughter died a couple of months ago. He had since been having hallucinations about a “ghost” who would take away his child. He was apparently seeing a “ghost” who had threatened to take away his elder daughter. He did not want to lose his daughter and decided to follow the instructions of the ghost, police said. The police suspect that Bahadur might be suffering from a mental ailment since he has been talking about seeing ghosts and having hallucinations. He claimed that he did what he was instructed to by the “ghost” for his family’s wellbeing. The child was rushed to GTB Hospital by her family, who collected the chopped ears from the spot, and from there, she was referred to AIIMS.