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Digest of domestic news for week Aug 22- Aug 28, 2015


New Delhi: The Indo-Pak NSA-level talks remained in limbo today with neither side willing to blink first on a day of sharp public exchanges with India making it clear that the talks would not take place if Pakistan insists on discussing Kashmir and ropes in separatists.

New Delhi: In evidence to show that Dawood Ibrahim is holed up in Pakistan, a dossier prepared by India listed nine residences of the underworld don in that country and stated that he is known to frequently change his locations and addresses there.

New Delhi: As uncertainty loomed large over Indo-Pak NSA talks, moderate Hurriyat Conference leader Bilal Lone and Shabir Shah were among four separatist leaders detained today at Delhi airport to prevent them from meeting Pakistan’s NSA Sartaj Aziz in the event of his arrival here.


Lucknow: Cancellation of NSA talks by Pakistan is “unfortunate”, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says here today and made it clear that the possibility of any future dialogue will depend on the neighbour.

New Delhi: Bolstered by the Bombay High Court order overturning ban on Maggi, Nestle India plans to bring back the popular instant noodles back in the market by end of this year subject to certain clearances.


New Delhi: India today asserts that the UN tribunal has rejected the two provisional measures sought by Italy in the marines case including return of one of the marines despite the European country’s strong appeal for it.

New Delhi: Around 300 terrorists belonging to outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad are waiting for opportunities to sneak into India from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) where 17 terror camps are being run with active support of Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI and Army.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that “successful” talks with NSCN (I-M) has started a journey of “walking together” and will lead to the development of not only Nagaland but the entire northeast region.


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses serious concern over the call drop menace and directed officials to address it urgently even as the government came down heavily on mobile operators, saying they cannot escape their “responsibility and accountability”.


New Delhi: Notwithstanding the cancellation of NSA talks, heads of border guards of India and Pakistan will meet here from September 9 to discuss ways to have peace on the frontier which has been volatile over the last several months.

Jammu: LeT terrorist Mohammed Naved Yakub, a resident of Pakistan, made a confessional statement before a magistrate today regarding the role of the terror outfit in carrying out strikes like the Udhampur attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

New Delhi: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency, which probed the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case, has not investigated the role of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and the reccee conducted by David Coleman Headley with the help of Pakistan army officers.


Mumbai: In a U-turn, former Star India CEO Peter Mukherjea says deceased Sheena Bora had informed him that she was his step-daughter but he had no reasons not to believe his wife Indrani’s denial of that claim though he found it “difficult to digest”.

Ahmedabad: An uneasy calm prevailed in Gujarat today after two days of violence during the OBC quota stir of Patel community even as death toll rose to 10 and a defiant Hardik Patel vowed to intensify the agitation.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus much before the target date set for December this year and described the achievement as a “major milestone” in efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality.


Jammu: Three civilians were killed and 17 injured as Pakistani troops today pounded border areas of Jammu with heavy shelling and firing since the wee hours, in yet another ceasefire violation.

New Delhi: The deadlock over ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) persists today with Government seeking “some more time” for implementing it after the agitating veterans rejected its latest offer on resolving the vexed issue over which they started protests 75 days ago.

Mumbai: The sensational Sheena Bora murder case probe tonight acquires a new turn with police claiming that Sanjay Khanna, former husband of Indrani Mukerjea, confessed to his complicity in the crime during a joint interrogation of three accused on a day the victim’s skeleton remains were recovered.

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