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The Panchkula police arrested three persons for murder a man was stabbed to death following a brawl in Indira colony.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 21, 2013 2:08:30 am

Three arrested in murder case

The Panchkula police have arrested three persons for murder after a 25-year-old man was stabbed to death while another was seriously injured following a brawl in Indira colony,Sector 17. The accused – Govinda,Rinku and Suraj – have been booked for under Section 302 of the IPC in Sector 14 police station. According to the police,a fight ensued between two women in the colony on Saturday,following which the victims,Deepu (25),Pawan (24) and the accused,while trying to intervene,started fighting among themselves. One of the women was Govinda’s mother,the police said. During the clash,both Deepu and Pawan were stabbed. While Deepu succumbed to his injuries on Sunday,while Pawan,who was stabbed in his chest,is still critical.

One arrested for chain-snatching in Mohali

The Mohali police on Sunday arrested Sharmanjeet Singh alias Raja,from Amritsar for theft. Raja has been booked under Section 382 of the IPC. Police said,Raja tried to snatch the chain of complainant Jaswinder Kaur,a resident of Mohali but was nabbed on the spot after his bike skidded while he was trying to speed away. The matter is under investigation.

Two booked for stealing computer from gurdwara

The Chandigarh police have booked two persons for allegedly stealing items from a Gurdwara in Manimajra. The complainant,Baldev Singh,has alleged that one Baldev Singh,resident of Manimajra,and Gurpreet Singh,resident of village Sakurlapur (Kharar),stole a computer and some other items from the Gurudwara in Samadhi Gate. A case of theft has been registered against the accused under sections 380 and 454 of the IPC.

Six booked for kidnapping man

Mohali police on Sunday booked six people for abducting a 30-year-old man on Saturday night. A case was registered against Micky Jatt and his five accomplices for causing hurt,house-breaking,rioting,kidnapping and attempting to murder the victim under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code. Police said,Gurpreet Si­n­gh,a resident of Phase IV,was beaten up with iron rods and other sharp weapons at his houseSaturday night. The accused then abducted Singh and drove him around before deserting him near Landran. Gurpreet is at presnt admitted to the hospital with several injuries,police said.

Special Magistrate passes away

Panchkula: Special Magistrate and Civil Judge (Senior Division) at CBI Court,Atul Maria passed away Sunday morning due to a cardiac arrest. Maria (42) was taken to Alchemist Hospital,where he was declared dead. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Professor Emeritus at PU passes away

Chandigarh: S P Vij,Professor Emeritus and Former Chairperson,Department of Botany,Panjab University,passed away on Sunday. Professor Vij was also a NASI senior scientist,Platinum Jubilee Fellow and secretary,The Orchid Society of India. Born in 1940,he worked in the Department of Botany from 1965 to 2002 at various positions.

Fortis celebrates World Osteoporosis Day

Marking World Osteoporosis Day,Fortis Hospital Mohali,in association with Federation of Sector Welfare Association Chandigarh (FOSWAC),organised an awareness session Sunday.

Dr Harsimran Singh,director,Orthopaedics and Joint Replacements,Fortis Hospital,interacted with the gathering and answered many questions related to arthritis and osteoporosis.

He also shared the latest from the field of joint replacement,and how computer-navigated surgeries had become much safer for patients. Members of the Senior Citizens Associations entertained the audience with Urdu poetry and satire.

Blood donation camp organised

Mohali: A total of 150 units of blood were donated at a blood donation camp organised by GGS-Sachdeva Group of Technical Education,Kharar,in association with Mahavir International Centre,Chandigarh. The camp was held in the campus of GGS College of Modern Technology (GGSCMT),Kharar. G S Virdi,director,GGSCMT,said that blood donation should be a habit rather than being restricted to emergencies.

Him fish fest starts at Himachal Bhawan

A two-day Him Fish Festival started Sunday at Himachal Bhawan, inaugurated by the state Forest and Fisheries minister,Thakur Singh Bharmauri. The aim of the festival is to popularise trout fish that is available in the state. Addressing the gathering,Bharmauri said that in high altitude areas,160 people were rearing more than 370 trout units. The state has sanctioned funds for another 100 units.

AWRDM to organise international conference

Advances in Water Resources Development and Management (AWRDM) will be organising a International conference,starting from October 23 to October 27 at Centre of Advanced Study in Geology,Panjab University. The AWRDM-2013 will provide a common platform to scientists,researchers,engineers and industry people to exchange their ideas. More than 150 research papers containing original contributions will be presented for oral/poster presentations in the conference and 12 International participants from seven different countries will be present. A technical field trip to Himachal Pradesh will also be organised. While,the themes for the conference are Ground Water Risk and Disaster Management,Aquifer Characterization,Climate Change and Water Resources,Surface Water Resources,Water Resources and Society,Water Resources-Indian Context.

Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha celebrates its 116th anniversary

Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha celebrated its 116th anniversary in Maharana Pratap Hostel Sector 25,today. The Chief Guest was the National President,Maharaja Bankaner from Madhya Pradesh. On the occasion,thye Mahasabha appreciated Haryana government for giving 10% reservation on economic basis to Rajputs,Brahmins,Punjabis and Vaishya Samaj. A seven member committee was also constituted to accelerate the movement of protesting against various films and television serials,defaming Rajput Community and presenting distorted facts about Rajput history.

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