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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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Bill criminalising triple talaq introduced in Lok Sabha


New Delhi, December 28 : Amid protest by several Opposition members, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday introduced a Bill in the Lok Sabha to make instant triple talaq illegal with a provision of a jail term of three years for the husband. Rejecting the protest by Opposition benches and the criticism of its provisions, Prasad said it ...

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Cabinet panel to take call on illegal colonies


Chandigarh : Questioning the intent of the draft policy to regularise about 6,500 illegal colonies in the state, the Cabinet today decided to set up a five-member sub-committee to finalise the policy and the legislation concerned. The agenda item of the Housing and Urban Development Department to approve the policy was deferred for the second time in a week. The sub-committee ...

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Anantkumar Hegde tenders apology in Lok Sabha for his remarks


New Delhi, December 28 : Seeking to end the controversy that erupted over his remarks and stalled parliamentary proceedings, Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde on Thursday tendered an apology in the Lok Sabha after a nudge by the Speaker but he said his speech at a function in Karnataka was distorted. As soon as the House assembled, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge ...

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Mehbooba’s brother Tassaduq Mufti takes oath as minister


Jammu, December 28 : Tassaduq Mufti, brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, was inducted into the council of ministers on Thursday morning. Javed Mustafa Mir, a three-time MLA, who was dropped from the council of ministers in 2016 when Mehbooba took over as chief minister, was also re-inducted as cabinet minister. In a simple and brief function, Governor NN Vohra administered ...

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