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Friday, 18 September 2020

3 booked for youth’s murder

Chandigarh: Three Dadu Majra Colony residents have been booked for allegedly murdering a 20-year-old youth. The suspects, identified as Raman, Gaurav and Harsh, are at large. The victim, Karan, was stabbed near the Community Centre at the colony on Wednesday night. The police said old enmity was the reason behind the murder. The victim was stabbed once. He was rushed to the GMSH, Sector 16, by his friends where he was declared brought dead. Sources said Karan's scooter had met with a mishap a few days ago after which he had sped away. It is suspected that the suspects were looking for the victim over that issue. "Raids are being conducted to nab the suspects," said a police official. A case has been registered at the Maloya police station. The victim also had a case registered against him at the police station. TNS

Call for open online debate

Chandigarh: Giving the Panjab University Teachers' Association elections (PUTA) a new turn, the Mohammed Khalid-MC Sidhu group invited their rival candidates for a web conference to discuss issues in the public domain. "We are ready for the web conference to give our vision of teachers' leadership, enlist genuine concerns of colleagues and their solutions, and also reply to any question raised by contesting members in front of the media," said Sidhu. "In the absence of personal and physical campaigning, it is important that the teaching fraternity decides to elect a team, that can take-up their issues," he said. TNS

Webinar dwells on cardiology

Chandigarh: The Department of Cardiology, PGIMER, organised a webinar on Dr Andreas Gruentzig here today. Dr Gruentzig performed first angioplasty 43 years on September 17. The department paid tribute to legend of cardiology on the occasion. Discussion was held on various aspects of interventional cardiology and how this practice saved patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was decided to propagate these ideas further. Participants also discussed how the Department of Cardiology, PGIMER, managed patients of acute coronary syndrome cardiogenic shock and various co-morbidities during previous pandemics. TNS

Mobile phone snatched

Chandigarh: A motorcycle-borne miscreant snatched a mobile phone from a man on the Sector 19/27 dividing road. The victim, identified as Vijaypal, informed the police about the incident following which officials rushed to the spot and initiated a probe. TNS

Mining mafia attacks RTA team

Ambala: A team of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA), led by Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Preeti, who is RTA Secretary, was attacked by the mining mafia on the Haryana-Punjab border, near Panjokhra, on Thursday evening. While the ADC escaped unhurt, her official vehicle was badly damaged. One of her staff members sustained injuries while another went missing. "We were checking and challaning overloaded vehicles since this afternoon. When we caught some violators, a group of 50-60 persons attacked us," said the ADC. A police force led by Ambala Cantonment DSP Ram Kumar and the SDM rushed to the spot to track and catch culprits. TNS

from The Tribune

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