Digest of domestic news for week Jan 31 – Feb 6, 2014
Kolkata: Former Union Minister Matang Sinh is arrested in connection with the Saradha scam by CBI which is now probing his alleged “deep nexus” with a senior bureaucrat in the Home ministry, who had purportedly helped him evade arrest.
Jamnagar (Guj): A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed during a sortie near Bed village in Jamnagar district today while the pilot managed to eject safely, the second such incident this week involving MiG series aircraft.
Balasore(Odisha): Marking another milestone in the country’s deterrence capability, India successfully carries out the maiden canister-based trial of its most potent missile Agni-V, which has a strike range of over 5000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one ton.
New Delhi: Documents handed over by the US to India in connection with the probe into the plot to carry out terror strikes on American and Israeli consulates in the South have established communication between Sakir Hussain, undergoing jail term in the case, and ‘Shahjee’, a Pakistani national introduced to the accused allegedly by a Pakistani diplomat working in Colombo.
New Delhi: A fresh probe is likely to be ordered into the 30-year-old anti-Sikh riots of Delhi, with a government-appointed committee recommending setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT), a move slammed by the opposition as a poll “gimmick”.
Raipur: Two policemen, including an SHO, were killed while six other security personnel were injured when Naxals ambushed a joint patrolling team in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district.
New Delhi: In the fifth such incident since November, a church was vandalised by some unidentified persons in South Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area, sparking outrage among the Christian community which alleged that it is part of a “hate campaign”.
New Delhi: India is making all efforts to demonstrate leadership in the fight against climate change by adopting a clean energy path, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
New Delhi: BJP’s vision document for Delhi assembly polls sparks a row by describing people from north eastern states in the national capital as “immigrants”, drawing a sharp attack from Congress, after which the ruling party claimed it as a “printing mistake” which will be rectified.
New Delhi: The war of words over allegations of dubious funding escalated with Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing AAP of being “dishonest” while Finance Minister Arun Jaitley charged the party with converting black money into white through hawala means.
New Delhi: The Election Commission rejects Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal’s claim that electronic voting machines (EVMs) can be tampered to favour BJP in the Delhi Assemblypolls and said such allegations are “totally incorrect and unacceptable”.
New Delhi: Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami is shown the door in the wake of the controversy over his alleged attempt to stall the arrest of Saradha scam accused Matang Sinh, a former Congress minister at the Centre.
New Delhi: Crisis-hit Sahara says it has been cheated by US-based Mirach Capital with a “forged letter” of USD 2 billion funding through Bank of America — a major blow to the group’s fund-raising efforts to secure bail for its chief Subrata Roy.
New Delhi: Sunanda Pushkar’s son Shiv Menon is questioned by the SIT in connection with her mysterious death even as the police are likely to question former Union minister Shashi Tharoor and his domestic help again to reconstruct the chain of events in the case.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India attaches high importance to its relations with Maldives and is willing to assist it in its endeavour to build a stable, peaceful and prosperous country.
New Delhi: On the eve of Delhi polls, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari appeals to the Muslims to vote for AAP but the party promptly rejects the offer which led to a slugfest between the Arvind Kejriwal-led party and the BJP.
New Delhi: India makes a strong pitch for a new sustainable climate deal at the UN Climate Conference in Paris for which the countries need to resolve the critical issue of “differentiated responsibilities”.
New Delhi: Keen to encash on drop in oil prices and favourable global economic outlook, Prime Minister Narendra Modi courts economists for ideas to make the ensuing budget growth-oriented and bring investors back.