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Digest for domestic stories for week Oct 1- Oct 7, 2016


Srinagar: Army removes the commander of Uri Brigade, which was the target of the deadly terror attack on September 18 that claimed the lives of 19 soldiers and left several others injured, defence sources says.

New Delhi: India’s largest-ever spectrum auction kicks off with major telecom operators placing bids worth Rs 53,531 crore across bands, even as the premium 700 Mhz and 900 Mhz frequencies did not find any buyer.
New Delhi/Bangalore: Karnataka government moves to the Supreme court seeking a review of its order directing the state to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu even as it faced strident calls from opposition parties not to release the water “at any cost”.


Srinagar: Terrorists carry out a ‘Fidayeen’ (suicide) attack on an army camp located on the outskirts of Baramulla town, less than a week after the Indian Special Forces smashed seven terror launch pads during a surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC).

New Delhi: The NIA arrests six persons from Kerala for allegedly plotting terror attacks in the country during the agency’s ongoing investigation into the disappearance of 21 people from the state who are believed to have joined the Islamic State (ISIS).

New Delhi: Expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan launches a new political outfit and announce it will contest next year’s Delhi civic polls but not the Punjab Assembly elections.


New Delhi: A man detained by the NIA from Tamil Nadu in connection with its ongoing investigation in the disappearance of 21 people from Kerala who are believed to have joined the Islamic State (ISIS), a day after the anti-terror probe agency arrested six people in the case.

Jammu: Intensifying action, Pakistan troops violate ceasefire four times by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing on Indian Army posts and civilian areas along LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving five civilians injured and several shops ablaze.

Lucknow: Turf war in the ruling Samwajwad Party surfaces again as it announced candidates for 9 Assembly seats, including son of murder accused politician Amar Mani Tripathi, leaving Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav visibly unhappy as he said he was “not aware”.


New Delhi: The price of petrol hiked by 14 paise per litre and that of diesel by 10 paise a litre, following increase in commission paid to dealers.

Chandigarh/Ludhiana: Three passengers  injure as 10 coaches of the Jammu Tawi-Pune Jhelum Express derails near Satluj river in Jalandhar district, affecting the movement of over 100 trains.

New Delhi: Noted Bharatanatyam dancer C V Chandrasekhar, musician Hridaynath Mangeshkar and Ghazal singer Bhupinder Singh among other artists presented with coveted Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship and awards by President Pranab Mukherjee.


Srinagar: The separatists, who have been spearheading the ongoing unrest in Kashmir for the last 89 days, extends the shutdown call till October 13, even as the fatigue seems to have set in among the people who have begun resuming their normal activities.

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh calls on visiting Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe and discusses with him various issues, including regional peace and fight against terrorism.

New Delhi: Pakistan army has mobilises about 10 terrorists across the LoC to push them into India to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir even as a Pakistani police official purportedly admits to death of 12 of their people in PoK during the surgical strikes by the Indian army.


New Delhi: India’s biggest auction of telecom spectrum ends on a whimper with just Rs 65,789 crore of bids coming in over five days against an expectation of Rs 5.6 lakh crore, leaving nearly 60 per cent of airwaves, including premium 4G bands, unsold.

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meets the families of 39 Indians taken hostage by ISIS in June 2014 from Mosul in Iraq and tells them that as per information with the government they were “alive”.

Agra/New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar rules out releasing the video footage of the army’s surgical strikes across the LoC and questions the “loyalty” of those who “doubt” the forces.

Srinagar: A policeman was killed while another cop and a civilian were injured when some terrorists fired at a security post guarding minority community in Shopian district of Kashmir.

New Delhi: The EC directs that no political party would be allowed to use public funds and government machinery to carry out activities that amount to advertisement for it, a move which comes amid allegations that BSP put up statues of elephants, its election symbol, in public places when it was in power in Uttar Pradesh.

Jammu: Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 25 times along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir since the September 29 surgical strikes by Indian Army in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to destroy terror launch pads.

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