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Digest of domestic news for week Aug 1- Aug 7, 2015


New Delhi: A Supreme Court Deputy Registrar has resigned attacking the judgement clearing the death penalty for 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon, saying two decisions within a span of hours are instances of “judicial abdication”¬† that should count among the “darkest hours” of the apex court.

New Delhi: Involvement of community elders, monitoring of radical social media platforms and real-time sharing of information are a few steps government plans to take to prevent youths getting attracted to radical ideologies, such as that propagated by ISI


New Delhi: None of the guilty in the Vyapam scam will be spared, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan says even as he rejected Congress’s demand for his resignation over the matter.

New Delhi: In a flip-flop,Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh says opposes the contentious land bill of BJP-led central government and backs the UPA law, barely a month after it had in a letter to Rural Development Ministry found fault with the 2013 Act and suggested that it be “revisited”.


New Delhi: NSCN-IM says a framework agreement was signed today based on the “unique” history of Nagas and recognising the universal principle that in a democracy sovereignty lies with the people.

New Delhi: Relations between the government and the opposition nosedived today escalating confrontation further as 25 of 44 Congress MPs were suspended from Lok Sabha for five days for unruly behaviour, forcing Congress and nine other parties to announce a boycott in prote.

New Delhi: More than 180 people have lost their lives and nearly one crore people were affected in floods in West Bengal, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Odisha.


New Delhi: Government today expresses readiness to accept recommendations of the Parliamentary panel on land, which restored provisions of the UPA law, insisting that it was not a climbdown as it was always open to changes on which there is consensus.

New Delhi: The suspension of 25 Congress MPs united the opposition in parliament and escalated the confrontation with the government as Congress said it will not relent till its demands on the resignation of the three BJP leaders are met.

New Delhi: Facing flak over its order to block access to 857 pornographic and humour websites, the government today lifts ban on all those websites that do not feature child pornographic content.


Jammu: In two cases of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops pounded Indian forward posts and hamlets in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district with rocket projectile grenades, mortar bombs and medium machine guns, injuring three persons including a woman.

New Delhi: The lone terrorist captured after the attack on BSF convoy in Udhampur had made an attempt to enter the Kashmir Valley two months ago but retreated as he could not make any headway only to return a few days later from Baramulla successfully.

Harda (MP): Twentyfive people were killed and 50 others injured when two express trains passing each other derailed while crossing a railway bridge struck by flash floods in Harda district of Madhya Pradesh in the dead of night sending 17 bogies and one engine tumbling into a rain-swollen river.


Kolkata: Enforcement Directorate registeres a money laundering FIR in Louis Berger bribery case to probe charges of bribing Indian officials with several crores of rupees to win a major water developmental project in Guwahati.

Harda(MP)/New Delhi: Water from a rain-swollen river gushed 36 feet high breaching tracks which was just 13 feet above the river bed triggering the “freak” derailment of two express trains in Madhya Pradesh which Railways today claimed could not have been averted.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today directed speeding up of the process of rural electrification and called for stern action against power theft as he reviewed the progress in projects in energy sector at a meeting here


New Delhi: In an escalation of confrontation, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi today dubs External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj as an “expert in theatrics” after her emotional defence on Lalit Modi issue, drawing a sharp retort from BJP which said it’s easy to give “a byte” than to speak in Parliament.

New Delhi: Amway India and Nestle India are among food business operators who have been found to have violated the regulatory and manufacturing standards leading to recall of their products or withdrawal of NoCs, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today said.

New Delhi: India will boycott a Commonwealth Parliamentary Union meeting in Islamabad next month in protest against Pakistan not inviting the Speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, a decision that comes in the midst of tensions over two terror attacks in Punjab and J and K.

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