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Digest of domestic news for week Jan 23 – Jan 29, 2016


New Delhi: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose died in an air crash in Taipei on August 18, 1945, a Union Cabinet note 50 years later says amidst the raging controversy over the INA chief’s mysterious disappearance.

New Delhi: NIA and central security agencies arrest 14 people who were allegedly planning to carry out attacks ahead of Republic Day, as the crackdown continues for the second day on a suspected terror group owing allegiance to banned ISIS.


Chandigarh: Seeking to address concerns of investors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces that the controversial Retrospective taxation is “a thing of the past” and this chapter will never be opened again as his government is putting in place a predictable tax regime.

Chandigarh: Against the backdrop of major terror strikes in France and India recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Francois Hollande share concern over the menace, with the Indian leader pitching for a collective fight to defeat the global challenge.


New Delhi: Further strengthening their cooperation in the field of space technology, India and France sign two pacts that will “significantly” enable them in monitoring environment, weather and water resources.

New Delhi: In significant remarks against the backdrop of the Pathankot attack, President Pranab Mukherjee says that disagreement with neighbours should be resolved through dialogue but “we cannot discuss peace under a shower of bullets”.
New Delhi: Superstar Rajinikanth, founder of the Reliance empire late Dhirubhai Ambani, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and media baron Ramoji Rao have been chosen for Padma Vibhushan, country’s second highest civilian award, this year.

 New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee endorses the Union Cabinet’s decision bringing Arunachal Pradesh under central rule after more than a month of political turmoil and in the midst of a raging battle in the Supreme Court, a decision that is being attacked by Congress and other parties which call it “murder” of democracy.
New Delhi: “Happy Republic Day. I salute the courage and service of lakhs of police personnel like you.” This personalised SMS is sent by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 18 lakh personnel of police forces and paramilitary forces on the occasion of the Republic Day, an official says.


Jaipur: Rejecting a media report, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria underlines that Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra has not been given any clean chit in the Bikaner “land grab” case and that investigation is still underway.

Mumbai: A music launch event in Mumbai where Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali was due to attend was cancelled following opposition from Shiv Sena which had earlier forced the cancellation of his concerts here and in Pune.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes stock of the progress made on revival of three fertiliser plants, setting up of an agriculture university in Bihar and soft loans to cash-starved sugar mills as he reviews progress made on the decisions by the Cabinet.


New Delhi: A controversial anti-terror bill, passed by Gujarat assembly but twice rejected by the previous UPA government, is returned by President Pranab Mukherjee seeking additional information from the Government after which the legislation was withdrawn.

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee seeks to scotch long-standing speculation about his aspiring to become interim Prime Minister after Indira Gandhi’s assassination and terms these stories as “false and spiteful”.

New Delhi: Protests by students from varsities across Delhi and a hunger strike by their JNU counterparts over alleged delay in justice to Hyderabad Central University scholar Rohith Vemula continues even as the Delhi Police detains 40 of them from outside the HRD Ministry.


New Delhi: Ahead of the Budget, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan warns against generating economic growth through additional debt saying that any deviation from the fiscal consolidation path will hurt stability of the economy.

New Delhi: India and Pakistan extend their agreement relating to rail communication by mutual consent through diplomatic channels for next three years.

New Delhi: Promising reforms that will transform lives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the government will not eliminate all subsidies but will rationalise and target them to the needy.

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