2-year-old dies of swine flu in city

Another swine flu death was reported in the city on Wednesday. A two-year-old resident of Manimajra died at PGI. Meanwhile another person, a resident of Sector 24, tested positive for the disease.

Section 144 around Cong Bhawan today

Chandigarh: UT Administration will impose Section 144 in a 500 m radius of the Congress Bhawan in Sector 35 on Thursday. This follows the announcement by the BJP that it will hold a protest in front of Congress Bhawan against Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. Taking out a rally, making speeches and slogans near the area will not be allowed.

Veteran journalist passes away

Chandigarh: Veteran journalist Jai Dev Sharma passed away on Tuesday night at PGI after a brief illness. He was 75 years old. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. Sharma had worked in different publications in Jalandhar and Chandigarh.

Five found dead in Zirakpur

Zirakpur: Five persons lost their lives in separate incidents that occurred in Zirakpur. Roop Singh (23) fell from the fifth floor of an under-construction building at Peer Muchhalla. Nirmala Devi (45) died after she allegedly slipped in the bathroom of her house while bathing. Yogesh Sethi (45), a vendor, was found dead under mysterious circumstances. A 16-year-old Pinky was found hanging from the ceiling fan and a woman injured in a road accident that occurred on December 25 last year, succumbed at PGI.

Teen kidnapped, recovered

Dera Bassi: Shubham Atri (19), a resident of Dera Bassi, was kidnapped by a dozen youngsters from outside his house on Wednesday. The youngsters also assaulted Shubham's father. After the police called the youths to say they been traced, the accused left the boy near Dera Bassi police station. The police have booked 12 people for the incident.

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