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Kotkhai rape-murder: CBI produces accused in special court

25 Apr 2018 | 4:03 PM

SHIMLA: The CBI on Wednesday produced the youth arrested in the rape and murder of the Kotkhai minor girl before a Special court for seeking further remand.

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Tribune News Service

Shimla, April 25

The CBI on Wednesday produced the youth arrested in the rape and murder of the Kotkhai minor girl before a Special court for seeking further remand.

The accused whose identity has been kept under wraps was produced in the court on Wednesday with his face covered.

There was a heavy police deployment while he was brought to court.

The CBI meanwhile submitted a report to a Division Bench of the Himachal  High Court about its progress in the case.

The court asked CBI Director to file an affidavit in May 8.  

The CBI has so far made only one arrest in the case since it was handed over the case eight months ago.

Timeline

  • July 4: Gudiya (name changed) goes missing
  • July 6: Her body is found in a forest area
  • July 7: Protests in Shimla and Kotkhai 
  • July 9: Police constitutes SIT under IG (south)
  • July 12: Six youth detained for questioning
  • July 13: Police claims breakthrough, arrests six
  • July 14: Mob vandalise police station in Theog
  • July 15: Massive protest in Shimla
  • July 19: Suraj dies in police custody; mob set the Kotkhai police station on fire
  • July 22: CBI takes over probe
  • July 25: CBI re-examines Suraj's body
Kotkhai rape-murder: CBI produces accused in special courtOne of accused being produced in district court in Shimla on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Amit Kanwar
Hamirpur, Mandi boys share top slotClass XII results

Hamirpur, Mandi boys share top slot

25 Apr 2018 | 12:36 AM

DHARAMSALA: Girls dominated the top positions in arts and commerce streams in Class XII, the results of which were declared by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBSE) on Tuesday.

Kotkhai case: CBI status report in court today

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

SHIMLA: Even as questioning of the locals continued at the scene of crime in Bankuffar forest on Tuesday, the CBI will submit its final status report in the rape and murder of the Kotkhai minor girl in the High Court on Wednesday with only one arrest having been made in the case.

Lobbying on for post of Tanda college principal

Lobbying on for post of Tanda college principal

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

DHARAMSALA: Hectic lobbying is on for the post of principal of Tanda medical college.

CAG poser on Baddi Trade Centre

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

SOLAN: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has raised serious objections on the unfruitful expenditure incurred on the construction of Baddi Trade Centre where Rs 8.

Minister’s remarks over World Bank project draws Stokes ire

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

SHIMLA: Former horticulture minister and veteran Congress leader Vidya Stokes accused Horticulture Minister Mahender Singh Thakur of making baseless comments on the World Bank-funded Rs 1,134 crore horticulture project to score a cheap publicity.

CUHP extends form date

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

KANGRA: The Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP) has extended the last date of submitting online applications for postgraduate programmes (2018 -19) till April 28.

Nadda bats for wellness centres

25 Apr 2018 | 12:34 AM

SOLAN: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda on Tuesday said 1.5 lakh health sub-centres would be converted into wellness centres where people above the age of 30 would be provided free diagnostic facilities.

Govt ready for MC in Palampur, says BJP leader

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

PALAMPUR: Vinay Sharma, district president, BJP, on Tuesday stated that the BJP government led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was ready to set up municipal corporation in Palampur.

Violation of green laws: Court summons Chief Engineer

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

SHIMLA: Taking a serious note on the issue of violation of environmental laws in Dharamsala area, the HP High Court on Tuesday summoned the Chief Engineer, Electricity Board, Dharamsala, Mining officer and officers from the Industry Department, Dharamsala, for Wednesday (April 25).

Illegal mining flourishing in Jaisinghpur area

Illegal mining flourishing in Jaisinghpur area

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

PALAMPUR: Illegal mining in Jaisinghpur area of Palampur region has been going on unabated.

Developing villages main focus, says CM

Developing villages main focus, says CM

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday said the main focus of the government was to develop rural areas so as to empower villagers and strengthen them socially and economically.

App-based system for ration distribution

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

Shimla: Consumer Affairs Minister Kishan Kapoor on Tuesday launched an app-based paperless system for ration card holders.

Traffic rules awareness must: Official

Traffic rules awareness must: Official

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

CHAMBA: Dr Deepak Vohra, Ambassador and Special Adviser to Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils, Leh and Kargil, on Tuesday said in order to avoid mishaps, one should be aware of traffic rules.

Blue bull, sambar count not alarming, can’t be declared vermin: Survey

Blue bull, sambar count not alarming, can’t be declared vermin: Survey

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

SHIMLA: Though there is public demand to declare some wild animals causing damage to crops and fruits as vermin, the survey of blue bull, sambar, wild pig and barking deer has indicated that their number is not threatening.

Four-laning project: SDM to listen to grivances from May 2

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

Nurpur: The Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Nurpur, will start hearing the grievances and objections of the people of the nine patwar circle, who have been affected by the four-laning project from May 2.

Rakesh Prajapati takes charge as DC

Rakesh Prajapati takes charge as DC

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

UNA: Rakesh Kumar Prajapati, a 2012 batch IAS officer, on Tuesday took charge as the Deputy Commissioner of Una district.

Public welfare priority: DC

Public welfare priority: DC

25 Apr 2018 | 12:33 AM

HAMIRPUR: Hamirpur Deputy Commissioner Dr Richa Verma on Tuesday said public welfare and effective implementation of government programmes were on her priority list.

Himachal school board declares Class XII results, girls bag top positions

24 Apr 2018 | 2:34 PM

DHARAMSALA: Girls dominated top positions in Arts, Science and Commerce streams in Class XII, the results of which were declared by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBSE) on Tuesday.

Students, teachers from Italy meets Dalai Lama

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

HAMIRPUR: A group of students and teachers from Galileo Galilee School, Nardo, Italy, and Him Academy Public School, Hamirpur, called upon Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at his residence at McLeodganj on Sunday.

Mini marathon for road safety awareness

Mini marathon for road safety awareness

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

SUNDERNAGAR: To create awareness about road safety and traffic laws, a mini marathon was organised on Monday from Seri Manch in Mandi town.

Thakur seeks industrial package for hill state

Thakur seeks industrial package for hill state

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to grant an industrial package to Himachal on the lines of Northeastern states.

Experts discuss ways to double farmers’ income

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

PALAMPUR: A two-day conference on “Doubling farmers’ income: Challenges and strategies” was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture, Tribal Development and Information Technology Ram Lal Markanda at CSK HP Agriculture University (CSKHPAU) here on Monday.

Solar fencing to protect crops from animals

Solar fencing to protect crops from animals

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

UNA: In order to protect his one hectare of agricultural land from wild and stray animals, a farmer from Lower Dehlan panchayat, Pawan Kumar, has opted for Mukhya Mantri Khet Sanrakshan Yojana.

Manikaran-Delhi AC bus flagged off

Manikaran-Delhi AC bus flagged off

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

MANALI: The HRTC on Monday started an AC bus on the Manikaran-Delhi route which will provide better connectivity to tourists for Kasol and Manikaran.

HPSEBL seeks promotion grade pay

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

NURPUR: Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd. (HPSEBL) Diploma Engineers’ Association has urged the state government to implement the Time Bound Promotion Grade Pay (TBPGP) as the same had been implemented in other departments in the state.

Mayo College lift cricket cup

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

SOLAN: Mayo College, Ajmer, lifted the 7th Invitational Cricket Tournament which concluded at at Pinegrove School, Dharampur, on Sunday evening by defeating Sherwood College, Nainital.

Loreto Convent students march against increase in rape cases

Loreto Convent students march against increase in rape cases

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

SHIMLA: Students of Loreto Convent, Tara Hall, on Monday organised a silent protest march against the increasing number of rape cases and other crime against women.

Una gets MRI machine

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

UNA: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine of the latest technique, called the 1.5 Tesla machine, was on Monday made functional here.

e-procurement project fizzles out

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

SHIMLA: e-procurement, a part of “Mission Mode” project of the Government of India on e-governance introduced in June 2011 by the state government to ensure transparency, has failed to achieve the desired results.

Tender for transport nagar soon

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

SOLAN: Decks have been cleared for the construction of the Rs 21.22 crore transport nagar after the Chief Minister laid its foundation stone last week.

Drive to resume unused industrial plots stepped up

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

SOLAN: With availability of a large industrial plots being scarce in various industrial areas, officials have stepped up the drive to resume plots where no industrial activity has been underway for several years.

Decomposed body found from Nurpur rivulet

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

NURPUR: The Nurpur police have recovered a decomposed body of an unidentified person, aged between 42 years and 45 years, on Monday. The body was found floating on the Chakki rivulet.

40 stone crushers owe Rs 80 cr as fine

40 stone crushers owe Rs 80 cr as fine

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

DHARAMSALA: As many as 40 stone crushers in Kangra district owe Rs 80 crore to the state government as penalty for illegal mining. Despite the fact that the stone crusher owners have lost the case in the Supreme Court, they have not paid the amount, nor submitted any schedule of repayment.

CBI recreates crime scene at KotkhaiMinor’s rape

CBI recreates crime scene at Kotkhai

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

SHIMLA: The CBI on Monday recreated the crime scene in the rape and murder case of a Kotkhai minor girl at the Baan Kufar forest in Kotkhai of the district amid tight security.

Central team to visit Mandi to select airport site

Central team to visit Mandi to select airport site

24 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM

SHIMLA: A high-level team from the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation will soon visit Himachal to explore the possibility for the setting up of an international airport in Himachal.

Himachal Diary

BJP, Cong on same page?

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

Though Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his ministerial colleagues harp on the new BJP regime’s commitment towards zero tolerance on corruption, the conduct of some ministers seems to be contrary to this.

Award for INTACH convener

Award for INTACH convener

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

NURPUR: The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Delhi, has conferred the Research Scholarship Award on Maalvika Pathania, state convener, INTACH, for her research work on monuments and temples of Chamba.

200 posts of doctor to be filled soon: CM

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday said the endeavour of his regime was to lay emphasis on strengthening the existing institutions instead of opening the new ones.

Call to promote places around Queen of Hills

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

SHIMLA: Stakeholders in the tourism industry have demanded the state government to conduct roadshows for promotion of sightseeing places in and around Shimla to prolong the stay of visitors.

Use of plastic waste for roads back

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

SOLAN: In a bid to manage plastic waste in the state, its use in the construction of roads is being revived. Since the issue also figures in the state government’s vision document, a meeting convened by officials of the Urban Development Department decided to ensure its effective implementation.

1,410 schools with single teacher may be merged

1,410 schools with single teacher may be merged

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

SHIMLA: There is uncertainty over the fate of 1,410 single-teacher government schools, which are being run in violation of the provisions of the Right to Education Act.

Workshop on biodiversity

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

KULLU: The Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board organised a one-day training workshop on the implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Rules 2004 at Government Degree College here on Sunday.

CM seeks Rs 300 cr for tourism

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday requested Union Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons to approve three schemes worth Rs 300 crore for promoting religious and eco-adventure tourism.

Work on Chamba auditorium delayed

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

CHAMBA: The work to construct a multipurpose indoor auditorium at Rajpura, about 8 km from here, has been hanging fire since the laying of foundation stone last year.

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