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National news of the week


Digest of domestic news for the week March 22- March 28, 2014


Bhopal/New Delhi: Bringing differences in BJP’s top leadership out in the open, senior leader Sushma Swaraj yet again opposed a decision of the party, this time.

New Delhi: Miffed at not being handed the Lucknow Lok Sabha ticket, AAP founder-member Ilyas Azmi has refused to contest the upcoming elections from Lakhmipur Kheri, the seat where he has been fielded by the party.


New Delhi/Hubli(Kar): BJP was today left red-faced as it inducted Pramod Muthalik, the controversial chief of Sri Rama Sene linked with the attack on women at a pub in Mangalore in 2009, only to dump him within hours after opposition from within and severe flak from other parties.

New Delhi: The viscera report of Sunanda Pushkar, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife who died under mysterious circumstances two months ago, hints towards drug poisoning but its findings are still inconclusive to file an FIR in the case, according to police.

New Delhi: Top Indian Mujahideen terrorist Zia Ur Rehman alias Waqas, a Pakistani national wanted in connection with several bombings, and three associates have been arrested from Rajasthan by Delhi Police which claimed to have averted a “spectacular terror attack” during elections.


New Delhi: With just two days left, rebel BJP leader Jaswant Singh, footballer and Trinamool Congress candidate Bhaichung Bhutia and former home secretary R K Singh were among candidates who filed nomination papers for the fourth and fifth phases of polling in 127 constituencies.

Barmer: Defying the party, Jaswant Singh today filed his nomination from Barmer Lok Sabha constituency as an Independent and launched a veiled attack on Narendra Modi saying the “Namo-Namo tamasha” and the decision-making process in BJP shows the “arrogance” of the Emergency era.


New Delhi: Union Ministers Sushilkumar Shinde, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Sachin Pilot and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda were among the candidates who filed their nominations today for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha election in 122 seats.

New Delhi: Delhi Police today virtually broke the back of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen with the arrest of its chief of Indian Operations Tehsin Akhtar alias Monu, who was wanted in a number of bombings in the country, from near Kakarvitta Indo-Nepal border in Darjeeling district of West Bengal.

Varanasi (UP): Arvind Kejriwal accepted the challenge to contest against Narendra Modi in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from this temple city, accusing the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate of being “corrupt” and an “agent” of industrial houses.


New Delhi: Over Rs 80 crore of cash has been seized so far by the Election Commission appointed teams with Andhra Pradesh topping the list.

New Delhi: Adarsh scam tainted Ashok Chavan, former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, ace shooter Rajyavardhan Rathore and BJP rebel Lal Muni Choubey were among candidates who entered the poll fray today as nominations closed for 127 seats in fourth and fifth phases of Lok Sabha poll.

New Delhi: Unveiling an agenda of rights-based welfare schemes with reforms to pursue growth and job creation, Congress top brass today says BJP’s poll campaign “balloon” will explode like ‘India Shining’ 10 years ago.


Lucknow: Two Indian Mujahideen terrorists from Pakistan have been arrested from Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh and were planning to target policemen ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, police says.

Gaya: Commotion broke out today at the venue of a rally here in Bihar shortly before BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was to address it prompting Police to resort to a mild lathicharge.

New Delhi: Upping the ante against Switzerland for not sharing information on Indians stashing money in its banks, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has threatened to drag the European nation to multilateral for as like G20 for continuing to block its requests.


Janglote (Kathua): Heavily-armed suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants from Pakistan in combat uniform today struck terror in Jammu region in twin audacious attacks, killing three people including a soldier guarding an Army camp gate.

New Delhi/Jaipur: A recently acquired C-130J military transport plane, one of the most modern US-made aircraft, today crashed near Gwalior, killing all the five crew members, including four officers.

Saharanpur/New Delhi: Stoking a controversy, a Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Uttar Pradesh today threatened to “chop” Narendra Modi “into pieces”, a remark that led to an FIR being filed against him by police besides sparking an outrage.

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