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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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Salvation Army defends use of donated McCartney tickets


Sydney : A Salvation Army leader in Australia has defended the organisation after his daughter attended a Paul McCartney concert using donated tickets. A Beatles fan in Melbourne had given seven tickets to the charity, saying they should be used by homeless people. Two of the passes were returned hours before the concert, so were given to a former employee, ...

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Skipper Shaw, Dravid hope to bring the Cup home


Mumbai : Three-time champions India are set to leave for the U-19 World Cup, and coach Rahul Dravid said the team would face a “unique challenge” in New Zealand. “The conditions would provide a unique challenge in that no one in the team has played in New Zealand before,” Dravid said at the pre-departure press conference of the team. The ...

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