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Ex-cop on mission to give gift of light


Chandigarh : For a better part of his career, retired Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Balwinder Bhattal — along with police equipment — carried a pair of crooked scissors, scalp, sponges and preservative cases with him. A box containing these is placed next to his bed at night also. No, as the impression of a policeman goes, these are not tools ...

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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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