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Maharashtra interrupted, boy dies in bandh violence


Mumbai, January 4 : Protesters attacked buses, stopped suburban trains and blocked roads at various places in Mumbai, affecting life in the city and other parts of Maharashtra during the one-day bandh called against caste clashes at the bicentenary celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon battle. Edit: Maharashtra clashes A boy was killed in Nanded. Yogesh Prahlad Jadhav’s family alleged he was ...

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Mother dies after raising £40,000 for sons

Mother dies after

SYDNEY : A woman with motor neurone disease who raised more than £40,000 to enable her sons to live with her sister in Australia has died, BBC reported. Sam Kyme, 34, from Banbury, could no longer talk, but made the plea through her friends on a crowdfunding website. The cash will be used to fund the funeral, plane tickets, and legal ...

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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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