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Government introduces Bill to replace Medical Council of India


New Delhi, December 29 :The government on Friday introduced in the Lok Sabha a Bill to replace the apex medical education regulator — Medical Council of India (MCI) — with a new body to ensure “transparency”, even as Opposition members demanded that the proposed legislation be referred to a department-related standing committee on health. However, amid protest by Congress members, ...

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Wrestlers Sushil, Rana fight inside ring; supporters clash outside


New Delhi, December 29 : The wrestling trials for next year’s Commonwealth Games turned into an unprecedented brawl here on Friday after double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar beat arch-rival Parveen Rana in one of the bouts, triggering a clash between their respective supporters. The opening day of the trials, attended by, among others, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brijbhushan Singh ...

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8 MLAs, including 5 from Cong, resign from Meghalaya Assembly

Shillong, December 29 : Eight MLAs in Meghalaya, including five of the ruling Congress, resigned from the state Assembly on Friday to join NDA constituent National People’s Party (NPP), just a few months ahead of elections.Those who put in their papers are former deputy chief minister Rowell Lyngdoh, Sniawbhalang Dhar, Comingone Ymbon, Prestone Tynsong, and Ngaitlang Dhar of the Congress, ...

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She was 29 on 29th: A birthday and inferno that followed


Mumbai, December 29 : The pub was 1 Above, the music was loud and the cake was chocolate. The setting was perfect as Khushbu Bansali rang in her 29th birthday with friends and family in the rooftop restaurant of a posh Mumbai building. But Khushbu, who turned 29 on the 29th, did not live to see the day. The merriment ...

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Revelry turns into nightmare as 14 die in Mumbai fire


Mumbai, December 29 : Fourteen people — including eleven women — lost their lives and 19 others were injured after a fire broke out in a building at Mumbai’s Kamala Mills compound early on Friday, police and fire officials said. According to the fire brigade, the blaze was reported shortly after midnight from the One Above restaurant located on the ...

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