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Digest of domestic news for week Dec 5 – Dec 11, 2015


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who died in Tamil Nadu floods.

New Delhi: A terror plot by two suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) operatives to carry out ‘fidayeen’ (suicide) attacks in the national capital targeting “high profile personalities” has been unearthed by the Delhi Police.

New Delhi: From today, soil health cards will be given to farmers under a nationwide drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says while underlining the government’s commitment to make the soil healthier.


New Delhi: A serving army personnel was today arrested by Delhi Police from Siliguri in West Bengal in connection with the alleged ISI-linked espionage racket, taking to five the number of people taken into custody in the case.

New Delhi: Contending that B R Ambedkar’s economic thought and vision has not been fully understood, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today says the government is leaving no stone unturned to fulfil his vision and dreams to create a prosperous and inclusive India.

New Delhi: In a sudden breakthrough in the stalled Indo-Pak dialogue, the National Security Advisors of the two countries met for four hours in Bangkok today and discussed terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir, and other bilateral issues and agreed to take forward the “constructive” engagement.


Chennai: Flood-ravaged Chennai and its suburbs braced to meet the mounting challenge of preventing outbreak of diseases as the deluge left heaps of garbage and muck on the streets, while the sun shone bright and normal train and air services resumes.


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today says India attaches the highest importance to the strategic and privileged partnership with Russia and that he looked forward to his visit there in the near future for the annual summit with President Vladimir Putin.

New Delhi: India has asked Saudi Arabia to share travel details of Tashfeen Malik, a Pakistani woman suspect in the California mass shooting, as the authorities there have claimed that she had undertaken a journey to India in 2013.

New Delhi: The odd-even scheme for plying of private vehicles in the city will be in force from 8 AM-8 PM from January 1 for an initial period of 15 days and there will be no restrictions on vehicular movement on Sundays, the Delhi government says.


New Delhi: With a view to imparting integrated educational and livelihood training to youths from minority communities who are school-dropouts or educated in community institutions, the Centre has approved a national scheme, Nai Manzil, at a cost of Rs 650 crore for five years.


Mumbai: Over 13 years after his car plowed through a group of homeless people sleeping on a pavement, killing one and wounding four, superstar Salman Khan today walked free after the Bombay High Court acquitted him of “all charges”, overturning the trial court order sentencing him for five years.

New Delhi: Expressing “sorrow” over fresh Parliament disruptions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that democracy cannot function at the “whims and fancies” of anyone, in a veiled dig at continuing protests by the Congress.


Kolkata: All the three convicts in the Park Street gangrape case were today sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment by a Sessions Court, over three years after the assault on a 40-year-old mother of two teenage daughters in a moving car here.

New Delhi: Congress showed no signs of backing down on the National Herald issue when it disrupted Rajya Sabha for the fourth straight day and Rahul Gandhi continued to insist that it was “driven by the prime minister’s office”.

New Delhi: ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met here to explore areas of cooperation between India and the south-east Asian regional bloc, including in IT, trade, tourism, linguistics and tourism.

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