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Digest of domestic news for the week March 21- March 27, 2015


New Delhi:  NIA arrests Abdul Mazeed Momin, an absconder, in connection with the Burdwan blast, taking the total number of arrested persons to 17.

Jammu: Terrorists struck again for the second time in as many days when two of them opened fire at an army camp on Jammu-Pathankot Highway in Samba district and were killed in the counter attack.



Jammu: Accused of being soft on separatists, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed condemns the two back-to-back terror attacks in the state, terming these as a “conspiracy” to derail the peace process and asks Pakistan to rein in the terrorists.
New Delhi:  A major fire broke out at the AC plant inside Parliament complex while welding work was underway gutting the unit and affecting air conditioning in the main building and it took ten fire engines to douse the flames in about 30 minutes.


New Delhi: Against the backdrop of two back-to-back attacks in Jammu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif that an atmosphere free of terror and violence is required for resolving all outstanding issues through a bilateral dialogue.

New Delhi: India and China began the 18th round of talks to resolve the contentious boundary issue after which the Chinese official media said the two sides have agreed to “properly handle and control” their disputes before the boundary issue is solved.

New Delhi: Shortly after representing the Government at the national day reception at Pakistan High Commission tonight which kicked up a storm, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh issued a series of intriguing tweets defining “disgust” and “duty” indicating that he may have been unhappy at being deputed to it.



New Delhi: CBI arrests a suspected sex offender who purportedly appeared in one of the sex videos handed over to the agency by the Supreme Court for investigations.

New Delhi: Kangana Ranaut won the best actress award for her endearing performance in “Queen” while Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Haider” walked away with five honours at the 62nd National Film Awards, announced today.

New Delhi: ‘Victims’ who bore the brunt of the controversial section 66A of Information Technology Act for posting allegedly “offensive” content online heaved a sigh of relief as the Supreme Court today, in its landmark verdict, scrapped the provision dubbing it “unconstitutional”.



New Delhi: India and energy-rich Qatar signs six agreements including one on transfer of sentenced prisoners as the two countries sought to inject a fresh momentum in their bilateral ties.

Panaji: An Indian Navy surveillance aircraft crashed south-west off Goa coast with two officers, including a woman, missing while one has been rescued.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches his ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform, PRAGATI, which is aimed at addressing the common man’s grievances and monitoring important programmes and projects.



New Delhi: The radicalistion of Pakistani society is a matter of “added concern” for India amid a “highly vitiated” external environment, the National Security Adviser says while emphasising the need for building a strong security apparatus as a deterrence.

New Delhi: Describing the task of cleaning Ganga as “challenging”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitches for an “uncompromising mission-mode approach” to stop further pollution of the river which would require the participation of people as well.

Panaji: The body of Lt Kiran Shekhawat was recoveres from the fuselage of the ill-fated Dornier Aircraft of the Navy which had crashed during a flying sortie off the Goa coast even as another officer continues to be missing.



New Delhi: Swine flu deaths crossed the 2,000 figure with the contagious disease claiming 17 more lives while the number of affected people stood at 33,462.

New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 for its contribution to the country’s development through space technology and satellite-based services.

New Delhi: Ending suspense, Government decides to prorogue the current session of Rajya Sabha so that it can re-issue the controversial land ordinance even as the Opposition mounted a fresh attack on the measure.

New Delhi: It is a historic day for the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says as the country’s top civilian award Bharat Ratna was conferred upon Atal Bihari Vajpayee here.

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