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Several ‘turncoats’ rewarded with tickets in Punjab

Chandigarh:  With party hopping being flavour of the election season, several ‘turncoats’ including cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, former hockey player and ex-Akali leader Pargat Singh have been given tickets to contest the Punjab assembly elections to be held on February 4. Party jumpers, who hopped from one party to other during poll season to seek

Several injured in US mall shooting

Washington: A number of people were reportedly injured in a shooting incident outside a mall in Houston city of the US on Monday, the media said. At least seven people were reportedly injured when a black male, who was later shot dead by Houston Police, opened fire outside the Randalls supermarket strip centre early on

Ghaghra river breaches embankment in UP, floods several villages

Lucknow: Several villages in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh have been flooded and dozens more are threatened following the breaching of Elgin-Charsari embankment by the swollen Ghaghra river, officials said on Tuesday. About 38 villages with a population of 65,000 people are at the risk of flooding by the collapse on Monday of the 52-km long