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60 Manipur legislators sworn in today; Biren Singh to undergo floor test on Monday

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Imphal, March 19: The 60 elected members of the Manipur assembly were sworn in on Sunday.

Earlier, Governor Najma Heptullah appointed V. Hangkhalian the pro-tem Speaker and administered the oath in a simple function at the Raj Bhavan.

Most elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members returned to Imphal on Saturday evening from Guwahati.

The strength of the Congress in the house went down to 27 from its original 28. A lone TMC legislator, T. Shyamkumar, had joined the cabinet.

On Monday, the coalition ministry headed by N. Biren Singh shall undergo a floor test.

In Manipur assembly election 2017 election, no party gained the majority. The ruling Congress although emerged as a single largest party with 28 of the total 60 seats, but BJP which gain only 21 seats formed interim government claiming support of 33 legislators with the support of the NPP, NPF and LJP.

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Four dead in Muzaffarnagar Explosion

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Lucknow, June 25: At least four people dead and three injured in an explosion at a scrap shop in Muzaffarnagar’s Civil Lines area on Monday. 

Bomb disposal squad present at the spot, further investigation underway.

Eyewitness accounts suggest that the owner of the junk shop was hammering a pointed object when the explosion took place.

Muzaffaranagar Senior Superintendent of Police Anant Dev stated the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and the Army would soon join the probe.

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Mumbai Rains: Wall Collapses in Wadala, Cars trapped

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Mumbai, June 25: At least Seven cars were damaged and several trapped after a wall of an under-construction building collapsed at Vidyalankar road in Wadala’s Antop Hill due to heavy rains. 

As torrential rains clobbered large areas of Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, at least five people lost their lives in rain-related incidents, news agency IANS reported.

Following water-logging traffic and Mumbai’s lifeline, the suburban locals are affected.

Local trains are running between 15-30 minutes late and a periphery of several stations like Sion, Chinchpokli and Matunga, inconveniencing office-goers due to continuous rainfall.

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No more trees in Delhi to be cut till July 4, says High Court

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New Delhi, June 25: No trees will be cut in Delhi for now, the High Court said on Monday, putting on hold a controversial mega-project that requires the cutting of 17,000 trees in the city to make way for government officers’ houses and a commercial complex.

“Has the tree-cutting been approved by the green tribunal,” the court questioned as it put off the project till July 4, the next hearing.

The High Court will hear the matter next on July 4, while. The National Green Tribunal will hear the matter on July 2.

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