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SHORT TAKES | 18 killed in Mecca building collapse

At least 18 people were killed on Thursday when a hostel collapsed in the holy city of Mecca, as thousands of Muslims gathered for the annual Haj pilgrimage, a rescue official said. Rescue workers using cranes and their bare hands sifted through the rubble as police cordoned off the area near the holy shrine that is the focal point of the Haj. (Agencies)No minority status for AMU: HC bench A division bench of the Allahabad High Court has affirmed the judgment of a single judge of the court holding that Aligarh Muslim University is not a minority institution.Five of a family burnt over love affair A feud over a love affair turned gory when five of a family were burnt alive in Sadiapur locality of Allahabad on Wednesday.PM?s office receives e-mail terror alert An e-mail sent to the offices of the president and the PM claims that the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba and Jaish-e-Mohammad outfits are planning suicide attacks on IIT-Kanpur, Varanasi?s Kashi Vishwanath temple and vital installations in Delhi.

india Updated: Jan 06, 2006 18:43 IST
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