LeT threatens to blow up rail station,temples in Haridwar

A letter,purportedly written by terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba,has threatened to blow up Haridwar railway station and temples in the city on December 29,the police said Thursday.

Written by PTI | Lucknow | Published:October 4, 2013 3:17 am

A letter,purportedly written by terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba,has threatened to blow up Haridwar railway station and temples in the city on December 29,the police said Thursday.

The letter,addressed to Haridwar railway station Superintendent Gopal Krishna Das,has been written by a person who introduced himself as LeT area commander Karim Ansari,the police said.

In the past,several letters addressed to the station superintendent have issued a similar threat,but the postal stamps were not readable.

This time,however,the name Jalandhar Cantt is clearly visible on the stamp,prompting the local vigilance department to investigate if the threat is a hoax or not.

38 PG courses see closure at LU<\b>

Despite bringing out five merit lists for PG courses,around 38 courses at Lucknow University have failed to evoke interest among aspirants. LU admission coordinator Prof N K Khare said 25 courses were closed as the applications were insufficient. Later,during the merit list,13 more courses either failed to retain the minimum number of seats or the fee was not submitted by candidates. As per the criteria for self-financed courses,they need 40 per cent seats to be functional. “All these courses are self-financed courses. This includes Masters in Business Management,Masters in Event Management,PG Diploma in Human Resource Development,PGD in Media Writing. Proficiency course such as those in Arabic,Modern Arabic and Pali . have also witnessed closure,” Prof Khare added.

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