Ramjas student found deadNEW DELHI: A final year post-graduation student of Delhi University's Ramjas College was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his hostel room on Friday.

According to the police, Raj Harsh Vardhan was found in an unconscious state around 11 a.m. by his friends. They rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Later, the police were called in. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North Delhi) Sunil Garg said Raj's parents have been informed. "The post-mortem report would confirm the exact cause of his death," he said. Raj's friends told the police that he had no previous record of illness during his stay in the hostel. Raj was an English literature student. Further probe into the matter is on.

Two sentenced for robberyNEW DELHI: A city court on Saturday sentenced two men to seven years each in jail for having robbed a finance- company employee of Rs six lakh at knife-point in south Delhi nearly two years ago.

Additional Sessions Judge S. K. Kaushik also fined accused Anil Rs 5,000 and accused Sanju Rs 3,000, finding them guilty under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act.

The case was registered on September 28, 2004, on a complaint made by one Jitender Kumar, an employee of a private finance company, GFC Finance Ltd.

According to the case, that morning, Kumar was entrusted an amount of Rs six lakh by his company Director to be deposited in Kotak Mahindra Bank in Greater Kailash - II in south Delhi.

At about 10 am, he got off a bus nearby, and started walking towards the bank, when two youths came from behind, stabbed him in his chest and arm, snatched his black leather bag containing the cash, and escaped.

Man jailed for raping daughter New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday sentenced a 54-year-old man to a ten years rigorous imprisonment for having repeatedly raped his minor daughter over a nine-year period.

The case was registered on January 21, 2004, on a statement made by the victim, who claimed she had been sexually exploited by her father since she was six years old. According to the prosecution, the night before the complaint was made, the convict came home drunk. He then had a fight with his family, and retired for the evening. But at around midnight, he entered the victim's room and sexually assaulted her.

Seminar on software technologyNEW DELHI: The Birla Institute of Technology at Noida on Saturday organised a daylong national seminar on "Current Trends In Software Technology" here in the Capital.

The seminar saw the participation of eminent personalities from the software industry and academic institutions.

Siemens India Private Limited Gurgaon's quality consultant Sanjukta M. Sahani spoke on "Defect Estimation". Admitting that software development was a tricky business, she said the software industry was probably the biggest victim of Murphy's laws than any other industry. "For any software to work properly and have full utilisation, we need to know about the defects that can hamper the performance of the application," added Ms. Sahani.