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Digest of domestic news for the week March 28- April 3, 2015

New Delhi: Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi, who has had a running feud with the Centre and even approached the Supreme Court against attempts to ease him out, was sacked today.
New Delhi: The month-long face-off in AAP climaxed today with the expulsion of dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from its National Executive, in a possible precursor for their final ouster from the party.

Jammu: Controversy erupted today over the final report of a Commission of Inquiry into the 2013 communal riots in Kishtwar because the panel has reportedly indicted State’s former Minister of State Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo after having exonerated him of “any involvement at any level”.

New Delhi: First Indian women shuttler to achieve world number one ranking, Saina Nehwal today clinches her maiden India Open Super Series title after notching up a dominating straight game victory against former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the summit clash here today.

New Delhi: Freedom fighter and the founder of Banaras Hindu University, Madan Mohan Malviya, was today posthumously conferred with the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan here.

New Delhi: Government is incentivising a shift towards coastal and inland water transport, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says today while observing that maritime sector has a vital role in the country’s progress.

Allahabad/Lucknow: The first paper of the UP Provincial Civil Services preliminary examination was today cancelled after it was leaked on social media, triggering violent protests by aspirants who demanded a CBI probe and sacking of the Commission’s chairman, even as the STF arrested three persons in connection with the leak.

New Delhi: Amid increasing Chinese assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, Japan today sought enhanced cooperation with India in defence and security sector including in the field of maritime security.

Gandhinagar: Gujarat’s controversial Anti-Terror Bill, which failed to get Presidential assent thrice, was passed by the state Assembly with the rechristened legislation retaining provisions like empowering police to tap telephonic conversations and submit them in court as evidence.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir today braced for a fresh spell of rains over the next two days even as there was relief with the receding flood waters that have claimed 17 lives so far.

New Delhi: Days after the AAP appointed a new Lokpal panel replacing him, former Navy chief Ramdas has questioned the decision, claiming his term was to end in November 2016.

Rourkela: India needs to boost its steel production to surpass China to become the biggest producer in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says as he dedicated to the nation Rs 12,000-crore expansion project at the SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) here.

New Delhi: Face of India’s anti-tobacco campaign Sunita Tomar passed away today at her native village in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh.

Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the Reserve Bank to use Indian paper and ink to print currency notes and set a target date for achieving the objective as part of the ‘Make In India’ campaign.

Srinagar: Two security personnel were killed and three persons injured in an encounter with militants in Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district today.

Muzaffarpur (Bihar)/New Delhi: A Bihar court today orders police to file an FIR against Union Minister Giriraj Singh for his controversial remarks on Sonia Gandhi who ignored the racist comment saying she won’t respond to people with “narrow mindset”.

Mumbai/Kochi: Over 660 Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen arrives home by two IAF planes and a special Air India flight tonight, taking the total number of evacuees who have been safely brought back from the strife-torn country to 1022.

New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 11 more persons bas the death toll across the country breached the 2100-mark while the number of affected by the H1N1 virus shot up to 34,447.

Panaji: An alert Union Minister Smriti Irani raised an alarm after she spotted a hidden camera at an outlet of a leading garment store that was pointed towards the trial room she used while trying out some clothes that led to a case of voyeurism being filed and arrest of four employees.

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