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NATION BRIEFS

‘Lover’ kills girl

New Delhi, Dec. 31: A BPO employee was allegedly stabbed to death with a knife by her jilted lover in east Delhi this evening, police said.

Neha Yadav, 20, was returning from a mall with her friend Gaurav in a car when Devender, who was riding a motorcycle, intercepted them. He started assaulting Gaurav, who ran to a nearby police station for help. Devender then took out a knife and stabbed Neha in her chest, abdomen, thighs and face, a police officer said. Devender has been arrested.

Valley ‘firing’

Srinagar: Army personnel who allegedly fired on a mob protesting the killing of two Lashkar militants in an encounter on Friday have been booked for attempt to murder. The Valley shut down in response to a call by separatists.

SpiceJet rap

New Delhi (PTI): A Delhi court has pulled up SpiceJet for being “vindictive” to a former pilot who had filmed a co-pilot smoking in the cockpit and triggered a national debate. Siddharth Kasana claimed he was forced to quit because of the video. But the airline sought reimbursement of Rs 18.53 lakh from Kasana as training cost when he left the job.

2G sleuth

New Delhi (PTI): CBI special director V.K. Gupta, who supervised the probes in the 2G and Commonwealth Games scams, retired on Monday. He was also commended for ensuring strict law and order during 2002 Gujarat riots as the then police commissioner.

Flight tickets

New Delhi (PTI): Fliers can now enter airports by showing a copy of their tickets on their smartphones, tablets or laptops. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has issued orders for accepting soft display of tickets, an official spokesperson said. People now have to carry printouts along with valid ID proofs to enter airports.

Ponty driver

Batala (PTI): A driver of Ponty Chadha’s AB Foodgrains escaped with Rs 10 lakh on Monday, Punjab police said. Company vice-president Jaspreet Singh Seth said he was carrying the amount to deposit in a bank and, when he got down for some work, Rajesh Kumar fled with the bag.