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Mauli Jagran residents nab two snatchers

Mauli Jagran residents nab two snatchers

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Chandigarh: Two snatchers, including a juvenile, who were fleeing after snatching a mobile phone, were nabbed by local residents at Mauli Jagran. Complainant Snehi Parshad of Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, had reported that three unknown persons snatched a phone from his 12-year-old daughter in front of his house on July 27. While the miscreants were trying to flee, local residents two of them — a 16-year-old boy and Deepak (18), a resident of Ram Darbar, Phase I. TNS

Motorcyclist Hit by Audi, dies

Chandigarh: A 20-year-old motorcyclist was killed, while a girl riding pillion was injured after a rashly driven Audi car hit the bike near the Sector 3/4/9/10 chowk. It was a demo car, which was taken out for a test drive. According to the police, complainant Ankita (21) of Khuda Lahora, who was riding pillion on the motorcycle being ridden by her friend Arun Kohli, reported that they were coming from the Sector 4 petrol pump side when a speeding Audi coming from the Matka Chowk side hit their motorcycle. The injured Ankita and Arun were were rushed to the GMSH-16, from where Arun was referred to the PGI where he died. The police have registered a case against the car driver, identified as Ramji Pannu, a resident of Sector 15. He was arrested and later released on bail. TNS

Entrance tests rescheduled

Chandigarh: Panjab University here has rescheduled entrance tests for various courses. While the PU-LLB (3 Year Course) Entrance Test - 2021 has been rescheduled to August 14, the PU-CET (UG) Entrance Test - 2021 will now be held on September 5. The PU-MBA (Executive) Entrance Test - 2021 will be conducted on August 14. TNS

Role of teachers as mentors

Chandigarh: The seven-day National Faculty Development Programme organised by the HRDC, Panjab University, in collaboration with Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College, Sector 32, concluded here on Tuesday. TNS

Man arrested in arms case

Chandigarh: A Dhanas resident has been arrested while possessing a country-made pistol and a live cartridge. The suspect, identified as Inder Sen (33), was arrested from EWS Colony, Maloya, while possessing the pistol and the cartridge. A case under the Arms Act has been registered. TNS

Two held for theft at house

Chandigarh: Two persons, identified as Saurav and Rohit, both residents of Ram Darbar, have been arrested in a case of house theft. The police said a woman resident of Ram Darbar had reported that gold and silver jewellery worth several lakhs were stolen from her house on July 25. A case was registered and later, the two suspects, who reside in the same area, were arrested for the crime. TNS

4 arrested on rioting charge

Zirakpur: The police have arrested four youths for rioting under the influence of alcohol. Zirakpur SHO Onkar Singh Brar said they received information that some youths were drinking alcohol openly on the bonnet of a jeep. The police arrested Avtar Singh, a resident of Mohali, Gurpreet Singh of Sangrur, Swapan Singh of Patran, and Sikandar Singh of Jind. TNS

Footwear shop gutted in Mohali

Mohali: Goods worth lakhs were gutted in a fire at a footwear shop at the Phase 7 market here. The incident took place around 10:30 pm on Monday after the shop was closed. Nearby shopkeepers saw fumes emanating from the shop and informed its manager about the incident. A fire tender was rushed to the spot, which took around one hour to douse the fire. The police said the fire was probably caused by a short circuit. TNS

Harbans Singh is Mohali SDM

Mohali: Harbans Singh, 2016 batch PCS officer, joined as the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Mohali, on Wednesday. Singh, who hails from Rupnagar district, was earlier the Kharar SDM. He was recently transferred to Mohali. He also served on various posts such as SDM, Garshankar, and SDM, Anandpur Sahib. Singh said his priority would be to implement government schemes and extend policies to beneficiaries in a transparent manner. TNS

Moga, K’thala to vie for title

Chandigarh: Moga will face Kapurthala in the final of the Punjab State Inter-District Senior T20 Tournament. The final will be held at IS Bindra PCA Stadium here on July 29. The semi-final between Moga and Amritsar was washed out due to rain on Wednesday. Moga qualified for the final on the basis of more wins in the league phase as per the PCA Inter-District Tournament Rules. TNS

Yashraj, Shoib win gold medals

Mohali: Yashraj Dharamdas Somnani from Maharashtra won a gold medal in the Khawankey Sangrai-3 category by scoring 45.9 points on the third day of the 2nd Senior National Sqay Martial Arts Championship at Chandigarh University. Ajay Singh from Madhya Pradesh won a silver medal by scoring 40 points. Vedant Sohas Karekar from Goa and Nakala Madhu Babu from Andhra Pradesh tied third for the bronze medal with a final score of 39.7 points. Syed Shoib from Karnataka gave a tough fight to other players in the Aero Sqay Men’s Competition. Shoib won a gold medal by scoring 44.8 points, followed by Chandan Das from Odisha who bagged a silver medal by scoring 39.5 points. Korubilla Gopee Ramu from Andhra Pradesh claimed tied third position with Vansh Gaur from Delhi by scoring 38.9 points. TNS

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