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National news of week


Digest of domestic news for week Jul 26- Aug 1, 2014


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a website MyGov that aims to help citizens contribute in governance by giving their opinions and views on important issues like clean Ganga or skill development.

Drass (JK): Against the backdrop of repeated incursions by China into Indian territory, a top Army commander says the situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was “absolutely peaceful and calm” and such incidents happen due to differences in perception.

New Delhi: On the 15th anniversary of the Kargil War, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley says the government will soon finalise the site for construction of a “grand” National War Memorial.


New Delhi: In a major step to increase role of women in armed forces, the NDA government is going to allow lady officers to command battalions in army’s branches such as aviation, engineers and signal.

New Delhi: India will be informing Sri Lanka about an official working with the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo who was allegedly playing a key role in planning terror strikes at the behest of ISI on the US and Israeli consulates in the southern part of this country.

New Delhi: The Additional Protocol (AP) related to scrutiny of India’s civilian nuclear facilities by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), mandatory under the Indo-US nuclear deal, has finally come into force.


New Delhi: The controversy over the alleged bugging at the residence of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s house refused to die down with Congress demanding a probe and government virtually rejecting it.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed India’s desire to join hands with Uganda for development partnership in all fields.

Jammu: Mobs went a rampage setting afire kiosks and damaging property as communal clashes, sparked by an alleged act of sacrilege, erupted today in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, prompting authorities to call out Army.


New Delhi: Delhi Police claimed the arrested top Lashker-e-Taiba operative Abdul Subhan was planning to kidnap some top corporate honchos and finance terror activities from the ransom money.

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj directed deployment of additional staff to enable smooth facilitation of return of Indian nationals from strife-torn Libya, a day after the government advised its nationals to leave that country and not to travel there.

New Delhi: Pitching for greater use of research for boosting the agriculture sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the slogan ‘Lab-to-Land’, saying that farmers should be able to enhance production to increase their income and feed the country as well as the world.


New Delhi: Centre rushed around 300 personnel of the NDRF to help rescue people who are trapped following a landslide in Pune.

New Delhi: IAF chief Arup Raha took over as the Chairman, Chiefs of Staffs Committee from incumbent Gen Bikram Singh who is retiring tomorrow.

Saharanpur: Six persons, including the alleged main conspirator, were arrested in connection with the communal riots here, police say.


New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State John Kerry co-chaired fifth Indo-US Strategic Dialogue here during which the two sides discussed “transformative initiatives” in key areas of security and energy.

New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and discussed India’s stance on the ongoing WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement talks which are set to conclude at Geneva later in the day.

New Delhi: Former Minister Natwar Singh’s autobiography continued to raise a political storm with Congress President Sonia Gandhi hitting back saying she will come out with her own book, which will reveal the “truth”.


New Delhi: With its stand on food security leading to a stalemate at the WTO talks in Geneva, India says it is committed to the global trade deal without compromising on its interest, and will re-engage with members when talks resume a month from now.

New Delhi: On his first day in office, Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag warned Pakistan that India’s response to any beheading-like incident in future would be “more than adequate, intense and immediate”.

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