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Youth commits suicide:
A youth, Kulwant Singh (21), committed suicide by hanging himself from the celling in his house at Sahni village today. Mental stress caused by domestic problem was said to be the cause behind the suicide, the police said. The police has registered a case and sent the body to the Civil Hospital for postmortem.



Youth held for rape, murder:
The police has arrested a youth for allegedly raping and killing a minor girl. He was on Friday produced in the local court, which remanded him in police custody. The accused identified as Sazid of Akalgarh village was arrested last night. The police said a six-year-old girl, daughter of Dilshad, went missing from her residence on Wednesday. Her body was noticed by a villager in the fields.



Police-public meet in Baramulla:
A large number of residents of Chandsoma and Kralhar villages participated in a police-public meet held at Baramulla police station on Friday. The residents informed the police that some miscreants were often seen roaming suspiciously in their villages. They also raised the problems faced due to the shortage of ration and the non-availability of electricity and kerosene oil. Another police-public meet was held at Udoosa village in Uri. People sought a special drive in the area for the recruitment of youth in police and other security forces.

Educational tour flagged off: A group of 38 students from remote areas of the Kashmir valley started a Bharat Darshan tour organised by the BSF. Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand flagged off the tour from the Subsidiary Training centre located at Humahama, near the Srinagar Airport here on Friday. BSF IG Baljit Singh said during the Bharat Darshan, the group would visit Bangalore, Mysore, Delhi, Ajmer, Jaipur, Ahmadabad and Agra

Function to mark Road Safety Week: In connection with Road Safety Week, a valedictory function was organised by the Srinagar Traffic Police at a banquet hall here on Friday. Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, was the chief guest. The function started with a band march past of police contingents, traffic police personnel along with police band from Traffic Lines City, Srinagar, which passed through Regal Chowk.



Cooperative Act to be notified this year:
Minister: Uttarakhand Cooperative Minister Banshi Dhar Bhagat said here today that the new Cooperative Act of the state would come into effect this year. “Some amendments to be made to the Act in the light of the recommendations of the Vaidhynathan Committee have been delaying the enforcement of the Act. The matter has now been sorted out and the Act will be notified this year,” he said.


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