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Digest of domestic news for week Aug 29- Sep 4, 2015


Ahmedabad: After the Gujarat High orders a CID probe, nine policemen including two inspectors and a sub-inspector have been booked for the alleged custodial death of a 32-year-old man detained during Patel quota agitation.

New Delhi: Tennis star Sania Mirza was today conferred with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna — the country’s highest sporting honour — while shooting sensation Jitu Rai was among the Arjuna award recipients in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

Srinagar: 18 soldiers were injured today when an explosive went off accidentally during training at an army camp about 30 kms from here in Pulwama district, prompting army to order an inquiry.


New Delhi: Government is working very fast to end the requirement of interview for certain government jobs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says today while observing that interviews are possibly the reason for corruption at the lower levels.

New Delhi/Patna: The government today decides to avoid repeated confrontation with the opposition over the land ordinance, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing it will not be promulgated for the fourth time as his rivals claim credit for making it “bow down” on the contentious issue.

New Delhi/Ahmedabad: The agitation for quotas for Patels in government jobs and educational institutions will be expanded to other states and include castes like Kurmis and Gujjars, Hardik Patel, who led the stir that plunged Gujarat into violence says today.


Imphal: Widespread arson was witnessed in Manipur tonight with houses of a state minister, an MP and five MLAs being set on fire by unidentified people in Churachandpur district apparently over passage of some bills in the Assembly, prompting imposition of curfew in the town.

New Delhi: Describing ‘Ramcharitmanas’ as a great work which imbibes the “essence of India”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today releases the digital version of a musical production on the epic recorded by All India Radio.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitches for concrete outcomes to the long-pending issues of UN Security Council reforms and a proposed treaty to counter terrorism at the upcoming session of the world body as he met Mogens Lykketoft, President-elect of UNGA’s 70th Session.


New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi voicing concern over call drops, the government has initiated pro-active steps to address the problem, with regulator TRAI being asked to seek details from telecom operators about their infrastructure and capacity to provide effective services.

New Delhi: When Mohammad Naved Yakub, the Pakistani terrorist caught during Udhampur attack, and his three associates sneaked into India on June 2, two top LeT commanders came all the way from Islamabad to see them off besides handing over arms and ammunition.

Bhagalpur: Under fierce attack for his DNA jibe against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, which has been turned into a major electoral weapon against him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought to make amends, calling Biharis the “most intelligent” people.


New Delhi: A day-long nationwide strike today impacts normal life in various parts of the country with coal production, banking operations and transport services being hit the most, while violent clashes erupted in West Bengal resulting in arrest of over 1,000 persons.

Imphal: Tension prevails in Manipur today with a government building being torched in Churachandpur district despite curfew even as the government clarified that the three bills passed by the assembly do not infringe on the existing rights of the tribal community.

Srinagar: A militant believed to be responsible for a number of recent killings and targeting of mobile installations was today gunned down in Baramulla in an encounter during which an armyman also lost his life.


New Delhi: Voicing concern over violent non-state actors controlling large territories across the world and unleashing “barbaric violence”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today says ideologies should give way to dialogue to resolve conflicts.

Mumbai: Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, has “confessed” to her role in it, while her former live-in partner Siddharth Das today joins the investigation in the sensational crime committed three years ago.

New Delhi: In a fresh crackdown on Greenpeace, government today cancels its registration under Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA) for allegedly working against the country’s economic progress but the NGO says it will not be deterred by the attempt to “silence” its campaign.


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his government was targeting achieving 24X7 power supply across the country by 2022, noting it was key to implementing various government schemes to take the country forward.

New Delhi: Aptitude certificates would soon replace the school leaving character certificates to help students realise their potential and chart their future, Prime Minister Narendra Modi say.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorts teachers to keep abreast with latest technology and use it as part of teaching besides encouraging creativity among the students.

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