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Digest of domestic news for week Aug 15- Aug 21, 2015


New Delhi: After his ‘Make in India’ push, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced a new campaign –‘Start-up India; Stand up India’ — as he focussed his Independence Day address on promotion of entrepreneurship, farmers welfare and tackling corruption and communalism.

New Delhi: Emphasising on the government’s commitment to simplify laws for the common man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the government is converting 44 labour laws into four simplified codes.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has faced Opposition flak over farmer’s issues including on land bill, today reaches out to the community promising to initiate measures for their welfare as he addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day.


New Delhi/Abu Dhabi: India summons Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and conveys its strong protest and anger over “unprovoked” firing by Pakistani troops and “systematic targeting” of civilian population along the LoC as shelling has left six persons dead in two days.

Jammu: A woman was killed and five persons were injured today as Pakistani troops intensified shelling on border posts and civilian area in Poonch and Rajouri in continued ceasefire violations that have claimed six lives in two days, drawing strong protest from India.

New Delhi: Disappointed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance that the government has accepted “in principle” their demand for ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP), ex-servicemen today announced intensification of their stir by deciding to launch an indefinite hunger strike from August 24.


New Delhi: CBI has charge sheeted a local don of Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh Dharnish Singh and two others in connection with gruesome murder of journalist Chandrika Rai and his three family members including two teenaged children.

New Delhi: CBI today registeres one more case in connection with the alleged cheating, forgery and irregularities in the conduct of examinations by Vyapam in Madhya Pradesh, taking the total number of cases filed to 71.

New Delhi: In the largest global aircraft purchase, no-frills carrier IndiGo has placed an order for 250 planes worth nearly USD 26 billion with European manufacturer Airbus.


Arrah/Saharsa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces a stupendous Rs 1.25 lakh crore economic package for poll-bound Bihar, raising the stakes in the high-pitched electoral battle, a must-win for BJP after its Delhi decimation.

New Delhi: Suvra Mukherjee, wife of President Pranab Mukherjee, died here this morning, 11 days after she was hospitalised in a critical condition.

New Delhi: National Investigation Agency issues sketches of two absconding accomplices of Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Naved Yakub, who was captured after the Udhampur attack, and announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh to anyone providing information leading to their arrest.


New Delhi: Senior doctors who did post-mortem of Namrata Damore, an alleged beneficiary of MBBS admission through Vyapam, and police officials who investigated the case have come under the scanner of CBI for their contradictory reports and investigations.

New Delhi: Pushing his South Asia outreach policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today suggests a joint exercise by disaster management forces of countries of the region for a coordinated response to major natural calamities as he met his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina here.
Ahmedabad: Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on then Chief Minister Narendra Modi over the 2002 Gujarat riots, was today sacked on the ground of “unauthorised absence” from service, an action which he says follows a “sham inquiry” on “completely fabricated charges”.


Srinagar: Top Kashmiri separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, were today put under house arrest only to be released within hours in actions that were linked to their proposed meeting with Pakistani National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz in Delhi on Sunday.

New Delhi: Stepping up its fight against black money generation, the government today approves signing and ratification of an agreement between India and Seychelles for exchange of information on taxes.

New Delhi: The CBI sends documents related to former IPL boss Lalit Modi, being probed for alleged money laundering in conduct of the T-20 cricket tournament, to Interpol for issuance of a Red Corner Notice against him.


New Delhi: Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen’s visa was today extended for a year by the Home Ministry. The decision has been taken following an intervention of Home Minister Rajnath Singh as Taslima has been requesting the Indian government to further extend her visa.

New Delhi: A deadlock over Kashmiri separatist leaders today casts a cloud of uncertainty over the upcoming Indo-Pak NSA-level meeting after the two countries engaged in strong exchanges but neither side was willing to blink.

Jaipur: Ahead of the global conference on climate change in Paris, Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes a strong pitch for “concrete and effective” outcome to meet the challenge even as he batted for reform of the UN Security Council to “mirror” current realities.

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