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Bride ditches groom and mar­ries guest

FIGHT­ING broke out at an In­dian wed­ding af­ter the bride ditched the groom and mar­ried one of the guests in­stead.ju­gal Kishore (25) of Mo­rad­abad, suf­fered an epilep­tic fit as he was about to gar­land his would-be wife at the cer­e­mony in Ram­pur.

His bride, Indira, 23, from Ram­pur, an­gry that her fam­ily had been kept in the dark about Kishore’s med­i­cal con­di­tion, promptly changed her mind.she an­nounced that she would hap­pily marry a guest at the wed­ding, Harpal Singh, her sis­ter’s brother-in­law, in­stead, re­ports the Times of In­dia.singh, caught un­awares and dressed in jeans and a leather jacket, hes­i­tated for a mo­ment be­fore agree­ing to the pro­posal and the cer­e­mony went off with­out a hitch.

Kishore, mean­while, who had been rushed to a doc­tor, re­turned to the venue af­ter re­gain­ing con­scious­ness to see that his wife-to-be was now some­one else’s. He and his fam­ily pleaded with Indira, telling her he would not be able to face friends and neigh­bours if he re­turned with­out her.

And when per­sua­sion failed vi­o­lence broke out, as wed­ding guests fought us­ing spoons, plates and dishes as weapons, but still Indira stood firm.kishore and his rel­a­tives later lodged a com­plaint with po­lice but this was with­drawn af­ter con­sulata­tions with el­ders. — Or­ange

Rus­sian po­lit­i­cal chocs mock West

RUS­SIAN con­fec­tion­ers Con­fael are launch­ing a new range of choco­lates ahead of the popular Women’s Day cel­e­bra­tions, with a dis­tinctly po­lit­i­cal flavour. The se­lec­tion boxes are adorned with fa­mous Sovi­etera pro­pa­ganda posters, amended by satir­i­cal cou­plets mock­ing West­ern sanc­tions against Rus­sia over its armed in­ter­ven­tion in Ukraine. “For West­ern cur­rency we have no need/a golden rou­ble — at full speed!”, reads one. An­other, show­ing a World War II fe­male fac­tory worker warn­ing against gos­sip, says “Don’t mouth off, gen­tle­folk dear/ That Obama’s bound to hear!” Bu­maga news por­tal notes that the prices have been slashed “to match the cri­sis”.

One box fea­tures a pho­to­graph of Pres­i­dent Putin in sun­glasses, with the verse “To be king, when all are ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’/you need a pair of rock-hard nuts”.

The re­ac­tion on so­cial me­dia sug­gests the gifts left a bit­ter taste in most mouths. “Shame­ful toi­let hu­mour” and “low pol­i­tick­ing” are some of the more po­lite com­ments on Con­fael’s Face­book page. — BBC

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