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NATION BRIEFS

Postal damages

New Delhi, Jan. 5 (PTI): The Delhi consumer commission has told a post office to pay a compensation of Rs 50 to a student who lost the chance to sit for the IITJEE because his application form was not delivered.

The amount was brought down from Rs 10,000, awarded by a district consumer forum, to Rs 50 because the student did not file the receipt of the speed post. The panel said the charge for speed post was Rs 25, the double of which should be given to him.

Dawood kin

Mumbai (PTI): The foreign ministry would speak to the family of Iqbal Kaskar, Dawood Ibrahim’s brother, regarding restrictions on their overseas travel, Bombay High Court was told. The family was told they could travel only between the UAE and India.

Tiger attack

Lakhimpur (PTI): A 13-year-old girl was attacked by a tiger which strayed into a settlement near Dudhwa National Park, said forest officials. A tigress with two cubs was on the prowl in the area for the past few weeks, but it was not clear whether the same animal attacked the girl.

Building fire

Mumbai (PTI): A fire broke out on the ground floor of a five-storeyed building in south Mumbai around 12.30am on Tuesday. No casualties were reported.

Robbery

Ghaziabad (PTI): Two gunmen allegedly snatched Rs 23 lakh from an accountant at gun point when he was headed to a bank to deposit the money. The accountant, Sunil, was on a scooter when the armed duo chased him on a motorcycle, snatched the cash bag and fled, police said.

I-T frauds

Kanchipuram (PTI): Two persons posing as income tax officials duped a retired electricity board employee and his wife of 27 sovereigns of gold and Rs 10,000. They told the couple they had come to search the house and took the jewellery and cash from them saying they would get them back after showing “proper accounts”. The couple realised they had been duped after tax officials said nobody has been sent to their home.

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