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10 dead in Thane building collapse
THANE, 21 JUNE: At least ten persons, including an infant, were killed and 14 others injured when a three-storey building collapsed here in the wee hours today. The 35-year-old ‘Shakuntala’ building, situated at Bazarpeth in Mumbra area of Thane district, collapsed after midnight when the residents were fast asleep, police said. pti
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Pakistan blast
PESHAWAR, 21 JUNE: At least 14 people were killed and over 30 injured today when a suicide bomber blew himself up amidst scores of worshippers attending Friday prayers at a Shia madrassa on the outskirts of this city in Pakistan’s restive northwest. pti
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Rutnagur no more
LONDON, 21 JUNE: Dicky Rutnagur, one of the most renowned sports journalists and comm-entators of yore, today passed away in London aged 82. Rutnagur, who was born on 28 February 1931, covered 300 Tests in a fabulous career lasting half-a-century. pti
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Rupee recovers
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, 21 JUNE: The rupee today staged a smart recovery to end 30 paise higher at 59.27 on the back of hefty corporate inflows and dollar selling by banks at the behest of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), amid finance minister P Chidambaram’s assurance that there was no need for panic over the recent currency slide. pti
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Deb quizzed
KOLKATA, 21 JUNE: Former state housing minister Gautam Deb appeared today before CID officials for questioning in connection with an alleged land scam. sns   
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Nandigram probe
KOLKATA, 21  JUNE: The state government today told Calcutta High Court that it hadn’t given its nod to the CBI for taking action against government officers involved in the Nandigram carnage because the latter had identified only three such officers, while many more were involved. The court has directed the CBI to give another clarification to the government by 25 July. sns
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