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Digest of domestic news for week Aug 6 – Aug 12, 2016


New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to seek consular access to an Indian prisoner who was attacked at least thrice by inmates in a Peshawar jail.

New Delhi: ‘India first’ is the central point of NDA government’s foreign policy which is aimed at protecting the country’s strategic interests and ensuring robust economic growth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says.

New Delhi: In his first public denouncement of cow vigilantes, some of whom flogged dalits in his home state Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he feels enraged at such “anti-social elements” who indulge in crimes by the night and masquerade as cow protectors by the day.

  Hyderabad/Gajwel(Telangana): Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes down heavily on the perpetrators of violence on dalits, telling them, “if you have to attack, attack me” but stop attacking “my Dalit bretheren”.

Jammu: A pro-BJP think-tank holds a session on the current unrest in Kashmir and the way forward while deliberating on various issues confronting the nation.

Jhansi (UP): Putting the Samajwadi Party government on the dock over “poor” law and order in Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says there is “total anarchy” in the state and rape incidents have increased.


Lucknow: Three more persons, including the main accused in the Bulandshahr gangrape case, have been arrested, taking the total number of those nabbed in connection with the incident to six, a top police official says.

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi says the passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) constitutional amendment bill is a good step for the country.

New Delhi: India is looking into Turkey’s request to shut down institutions linked to the Fethullah “terror” network in the country including Mumbai, maintaining that it was behind last month’s attempted coup in Turkey.


New Delhi: Cracking the whip on cow vigilantism, the Centre asks all states not to tolerate anyone taking law into their hands in the name of protecting cow and take prompt action against such offenders.

New Delhi: In an unexpected development, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis have decided to end their astonishing partnership that took the tennis world by storm last year when they won nine titles including the year-end WTA championship.

New Delhi: Amid growing strain in ties, India summons Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit and hands him a “strong demarche” over Pakistan’s continued support to cross-border terrorism by pushing in trained terrorists to carry out attacks, particularly in Kashmir.


New Delhi: India and Myanmar review entire gamut of bilateral relations including issues related to security, defence and trade.

New Delhi: Afghanistan has sought more military supplies from India including attack helicopters as it steppped up its offensive last week against terror groups killing 300 Islamic State terrorists, the top US and NATO commander in the war-ravaged country says.

  New Delhi: Congress takes potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “absence” from Parliament, saying “India has been forced to come to terms with a PM-mukt Parliament”.


New Delhi: CBI charges former ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair and senior Space Department officials in the Antrix-Devas deal case for causing a loss of Rs 578 crore to the exchequer by abusing their official position to favour a private company.
New Delhi: India has handed over to Pakistan High Commission a letter from suspected LeT terrorist Bahadur Ali, written in his own hand, seeking legal assistance, and said the Pakistani national may be provided consular access, if sought by Islamabad.

New Delhi: The first batch of 26 Indian workers, who had lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia, arrive after the country issued them exit visas.


Srinagar: A magistrate, an SSP and three other police officers are among 47 people injured as stone-pelting incidents spill over from Kashmir to Jammu region where violence took place in Doda district.
New Delhi: The Centre and the NSCN-IM say the ongoing peace dialogue to bring a lasting solution to the vexed Naga insurgency problem have been going on in right direction and a final solution is expected soon.
New Delhi: The productivity of the Lok Sabha was higher than the Rajya Sabha in the Monsoon session which ends today but its performance was less than what it had achieved in the Budget session.

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