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Digest of domestic news for week Jul 16- Jul 23, 2016

Itanagar: In a dramatic turnaround in Arunachal Pradesh, the Congress party replaced Chief Minister Nabam Tuki by choosing a new leader Pema Khandu, who staked claim to power on the basis of support of 45 party MLAs along with two Independents.
New Delhi: India says it hoped that Pakistan will avail provisions of the bilateral Indus Waters Treaty to amicably resolve matters of mutual concern pertaining to hydro-electric projects and not violate it by rushing to a third forum.


New Delhi: In the midst of his bitter fight with the Centre on a range of issues, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accuses the Modi dispensation of turning its relationship with Delhi government into an “India-Pakistan” type situation and alleged that BJP President Amit Shah was “micromanaging” functioning of central probe agency CBI.

Srinagar: A mob tries to storm an army camp in Bandipora district, shattering the day-long fragile peace in curfew-bound Kashmir even as the Centre rushed about two thousand additional CRPF personnel to shore up security in the Valley where violence since July 9 has claimed 39 lives.

Itanagar: Pema Khandu is sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh heading a Congress government, a day after the party pulled off a dramatic success winning back all its rebels by choosing a new leader, marking the culmination of fast-paced political developments.


New Delhi: Dealing a blow to BJP in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns from Rajya Sabha just three months after his nomination by the Modi government with the Aam Aadmi Party giving indications that he may be made the party’s face in the assembly elections next year.

Amritsar: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal washes dishes in the Golden Temple’s community kitchen as an apology after his Aam Aadmi Party drew flak for depicting the image of the Sikh shrine with the party symbol -broom – in its ‘youth manifesto’.


Rajkot: Dalit protests in Gujarat spread to several parts of the state including Ahmedabad unleashing violence in which a head constable was killed in a stone pelting and state transport buses attacked while three more members of the community allegedly attempted suicide.

New Delhi: The wife and daughter of Director General Corporate Affairs B K Bansal, who was arrested by the CBI two days ago for alleged bribery, committed suicide at their apartment in east Delhi’s Madhu Vihar.


New Delhi: BJP expels its Uttar Pradesh unit vice president Dayashankar Singh from the party as it sought to buffer it against the fallout of his derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati.

New Delhi: Indian professionals working in Japan on short term contracts of up to six years will no longer require to make any social security contribution in that country if they continue to make such payments in India with the two countries firming up an agreement in this regard.

New Delhi: India says it is engaging with China to iron out differences after Beijing created “procedural hurdles” for its entry into Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) but made it clear that government will never ink Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).


New Delhi: India lashes out at Pakistan for “inciting and supporting” terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and instead asked it to vacate its illegal occupation of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (POK).

New Delhi: Against the backdrop of 21 AAP MLAs facing the prospect of disqualification for holding the post of parliamentary secretaries in the Delhi government, the Centre says that the expression ‘office of profit’ has not been defined in “any law”.


Gorakhpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for the revival of a sick fertiliser plant here with an investment of Rs 6,000 crore, a move which will create up to 4,000 jobs and ensure adequate supply of nutrients to farmers in Uttar Pradesh.

New Delhi: Under attack, AAP MP Bhagwant Mann expresses unconditional apology for filming Parliament complex as he was summoned by Lok Speaker Sumitra Mahajan who remained unimpressed and decided to consult political parties for “appropriate action” into the “grave misconduct”.

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