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Youth stabbed to death in Rohtak

Chandigarh:Three unidentified persons stabbed to death Harish Kumar (20), a resident of Sonepat district, outside a cinema hall in Rohtak, the police said. Harish, who had come to the Satyam theatre to watch a movie with a friend, entered into an altercation with an unknown person. After he came out of the cinema hall, three youngsters pounced on him and stabbed him repeatedly. Harish succumbed to injuries on way to the hospital. The Rohtak police registered a case on charges of murder against unidentified persons.

Budding scientist Ayesha dies

Shimla:Ayesha Patial, 35, a budding scientist working at State Forensic Laboratory, died in Chandigarh on Wednesday due to breathlessness, even as she was recovering, following her treatment at Fortis last month. Her last rites were performed in Mohali on Thursday. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal expressed grief at the untimely demise of Ayesha. She is survived by her husband, Sanjeev Thakur, who is an assistant professor at Central University, Bathinda. Ayesha was specialising in DNA profiling.

PIMS staff protest non-payment of salaries

JALANDHAR:Staff and management of Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) staged a protest and suspended services except in the emergency ward, owing to non-payment of their salaries from August to October. This was the second protest in the past two weeks led by the Rural Development Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra. Earlier, they had resumed work as the management had promised to pay their salaries for July and August before Diwali, but the salary of August was not paid.

'Himachal's Avian Paradise' at IIFF

Shimla:A 22-minute wildlife documentary 'Himachal's Avian Paradise: Pong dam wildlife sanctuary' created by wildlife filmmaker Mike Pandey has been selected for screening at the India's International Film Festival and the Indian Panorama section. The film made by the state's forest department showcases the potential of the Pong dam lake - a world famous habitat of migratory birds that cost Rs 13 lakh.

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