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    3 Cong CMs took oath in Hindi heartland today, eyes were on Oppn unity

    New Delhi : After victory in the recently concluded assembly elections, the Congress will take the reigns from the BJP in the three Hindi heartland states today. Following lengthy discussions and deliberations, the Rahul Gandhi-led party had named the Chief Ministers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh who will take oath today. A host of leaders attended the...

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    Congress' Bhupesh Baghel takes oath as Chhattisgarh Chief Minister

    Raipur: Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel took oath as the chief minister of Chhattisgarh on Monday evening. Baghel administered oath of office by Governor Anandiben Patel at the ceremony held at an indoor stadium in Raipur. T S Singh Deo and Tamradhwaj Sahu, who were once the front-runners for the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister's post, were sworn in as ministers. Congress president...

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    1 dead, 47 rescued as massive fire breaks out at hospital Mumbai's Andheri

    Mumbai: A Level-3 fire breaks out at ESIC Kamgar Hospital in Andheri resulting in the death of one person, disaster management official said. 47 people have been rescued till now. 10 fire engines were rushed to the spot to bring the blaze under control. 1 rescue van and 16 ambulances were also despatched. The fire brigade got a call around 4 pm about the blaze at the...

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    Two hours after taking oath as MP CM, Kamal Nath waives farm loan

    Bhopal : Loans of up to Rs 2 lakh of Madhya Pradesh farmers will be waived, with Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Monday signing a file to the effect. Addressing the media, Kamal Nath said: "After joining this post (of Chief Minister), the first file I have signed is of farm loan waiver of Rs 2 lakh each, as I had promised to the farmers." "Our schemes of providing...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    One killed in Vijayawada as cyclone 'Phethai' barrels through coastal Andhra

    Amaravati: Cyclone 'Phethai' barrelled through coastal Andhra Pradesh on Monday, triggering heavy rains, uprooting trees and electric poles, and claiming one life, officials said. Train and air services were also disrupted because of the cyclone. East Godavari district bore the brunt of the storm as it made landfall near Katrenikona in the afternoon, forcing...

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    Neither Sajjan Kumar was given ticket, nor he holds office: Congress

    New Delhi: Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Monday said that neither Sajjan Kumar -- convict in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot case -- was given a ticket by the Congress, nor does he hold any office. Refuting allegations against the Congress for saving the accused of Sikh massacre, Sibal said, "Sajjan Kumar wasn't given any ticket by our party and...

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    Pakistan releases Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari after 6 years

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday released Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari, who was detained by the country's intelligence agencies in 2012 and subsequently sentenced to three years' imprisonment by a military court in 2015 for possessing a fake Pakistani identity card. Ansari, a 33-year-old Mumbai resident, was lodged in the Peshawar Central Jail after being sentenced by the...

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    Ashok Gehlot swears in as Rajasthan Chief Minister, Sachin Pilot deputy CM

    Jaipur: Veteran politician and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot today took oath as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Rajasthan Congress President Sachin Pilot, who was also eyeing for the Chief Ministerial post, took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the historic Albert Hall in Jaipur. Congress President Rahul...

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    Meghan Markle's father appeals to UK Queen to get daughter back in touch

    London: Meghan Markle's father directly appealed to Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday to intercede and end his estrangement from his daughter, the wife of Prince Harry. Former US actress Meghan, now the Duchess of Sussex, married Harry, the queen's grandson and sixth-in-line to the throne, in a glittering ceremony at Windsor Castle in May. But the immediate build-up to...

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    Sabarimala row: Activist Rahul Easwar arrested for defying bail condition

    Palakkad: Two days after a local court revoked his bail in a case related to violent protests at Sabarimala, Ayyappa Dharma Sena leader Rahul Easwar was arrested by police on Monday. A team of police personnel took Easwar into custody from a rest house, recorded his arrest and then took him to Ranni in Pathanamthitta for producing him before a court, police said. The...

    • 7 hrs ago

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