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Digest of domestic news for week Aug 8- Aug 14, 2015


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today promises to consult North Eastern states in finalisation of the details of the peace accord signed with NSCN(IM) last week, Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said here today amid a controversy over the issue.

New Delhi: Unhappy with the coverage related to hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yaqub Memon by three leading news broadcasters, Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued show-cause notice to them, asking why action should not be taken against them.

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Ram Nath Kovind and Acharya Dev Vrat were today appointed as Governors of poll-bound Bihar and Himachal Pradesh respectively.


Mumbai: Contoversial self-styled ‘godwoman’ Radhe Maa, named in a dowry harassment case, will soon be summoned by the Mumbai police for recording her statement, a top police officer says today even as she rubbishes charges against her.

Mumbai: Mumbai police has rounded up 13 couples and 35 others following raids at hotels and a beach here for indecent behaviour in public, provoking a storm in the social media which asked why consenting adults cannot stay together.

New Delhi: The Parliamentary committee examining the Lokpal Bill has got two months’ extension till September.


New Delhi: Seeking to allay fears, the government today says full confidentiality will be maintained with regard to disclosures of unaccounted overseas wealth made under the black money compliance window and only those who do not take advantage of the scheme need to worry.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today says India will remain a committed development partner of Bhutan, a country which he had chosen as his first foreign destination after assuming the top post.

Deogarh (Jharkhand): At least 11 people, including a woman, were killed and over 30 injured in a stampede near a temple in the district where thousands of devotees had lined up before dawn for special prayers during the auspicious Shravan monthTuesday


New Delhi: Maintaining its strong stance, India has asked the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to shift the venue of CPA’s annual conference from Islamabad, saying Pakistan has “forfeit” its right to host the meet by not inviting the Jammu & Kashmir branch which was in violation of the Association’s constitution.

New Delhi: Ways to expand ties in key areas of energy, trade and security will be the focus of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to United Arab Emirates beginning August 16 during which he will hold talks with the leadership there and address the Indian community.

New Delhi: Former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav and 85 others, protesting on farmers’ issues, were arrested in a post-midnight swoop at Jantar Mantar after which the activist accused Delhi Police of manhandling and threatening to kill him, charges denied by the police.


New Delhi: Growth in manufacturing sector is a positive development and shows that the economy is firmly on the growth path, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says today.

Patna: Bihar’s ruling JD(U) and RJD will contest 100 seats each and leave 40 for the Congress, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced today as the three parties formalised their alliance for the state assembly polls.

New Delhi: The campaign for the ouster of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was today met with a strong counter-offensive when she launched a no-holds-barred attack on Congress accusing it of having taken money to help Ottavio Quattrochchi and Warren Anderson flee India even as the government rejected the demand for her resignation.


New Delhi/Islamabad: National Security Advisors of India
and Pakistan will hold talks on terrorism- related issues for the first time on August 23 in New Delhi which Islamabad sees as an “ice-breaking” step though not a breakthrough.

New Delhi: Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, speedy trial in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case and capture of a Pakistani terrorist in Udhampur are some of the key issues to be raised by India at the forthcoming NSA-level talks with Pakistan.

Srinagar: Militants today targets worshippers of a mosque in north Kashmir by placing a grenade outside the shrine, which exploded, injuring 10 people, police says.


New Delhi: Ahead of talks between their National Security Advisers, India and Pakistan today indulged in a war of words with Islamabad asserting that it will not abandon “the Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle for freedom”, drawing a sharp reaction from New Delhi which said the only struggle in Jammu and Kashmir is Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.

New Delhi: Sania Mirza’s name was today officially approved for the coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, becoming only the second tennis player to be nominated for the highest sporting honour.

New Delhi: BJP today unleashed a country-wide onslaught against the Congress as it held over 28 press conferences, including many by Union ministers and chief ministers, to “expose” the opposition party for stalling Parliament “without a cause”.

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