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Digest of domestic news for week Jul 2- Jul 9, 2016


New Delhi: An 18-year-old Indian girl holidaying in Dhaka was among 20 foreigners who were hacked to death by ISIS militants in a terror attack at a restaurant in Bangladesh capital’s high-security diplomatic zone.
Mumbai: Three workers are killed and five others injured in a boiler blast at the Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers (RCF) plant in suburban Chembur.


Hyderabad/Meerut: A police complaint is lodged against AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Hyderabad over his decision to provide legal help to five arrested terror suspects while a petition seeking a sedition case against him was filed in a court in Meerut.

Kolkata/Agartala: A high alert has been sounded on the Indo-Bangla border in the five states of West Bengal, Tripura, Meghalaya, Assama and Mizoram in the wake of the terror attack in Dhaka with the Border Security Force(BSF) stepping up its vigil.

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar is among five persons arrested by CBI in a graft case, sparking a vicious attack by a livid AAP on the Centre, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of taking revenge for Delhi poll loss.

New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been approached by the Centre to be the “face” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet ‘Swachh Bharat’ programmme.

New Delhi: Determined to break the gender barrier in the armed forces, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar moots the idea of raising an all women battalion and stationing of women on warships besides opening the doors of the National Defence Academy and Sainik schools for them.


New Delhi: High profile Smriti Irani is shifted from the key HRD ministry to less significant Textiles portfolio and replaced by the newly elevated Cabinet minister Prakash Javadekar after an expansion of the Union Council of Ministers and reshuffle in which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley shed the additional I and B portfolio.

New Delhi: Hungary comes out in support of India’s bid to become member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), saying its participation at the atomic trading club will further strengthen nuclear non-proliferation and make global nuclear commerce more secure.

New Delhi: ED issues summons to Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidamabram, in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal of the 2G scam.


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for a four-nation tour of African countries aimed at enhancing ties with that continent, particularly in the economic sphere and people-to-people contacts.

New Delhi: The government indicates taking action against a controversial Indian Islamic preacher, who was followed by one of the five Bangladeshi militants, who killed 22 people at a restaurant in Dhaka.

New Delhi: Asserting that dialogue is the key to avoid agitations, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar says education is not a subject for party politics, as he replaces Smriti Irani who had a controversy-ridden tenure.

Haridwar/New Delhi: In its bid to fast-track execution of the ambitious Namami Gange programme, the NDA government launches 231 projects, including installation of sewage treatment plants and ghat constructions, at over 100 locations in seven states with an estimated cost of Rs 1,500 crore.

Mumbai/New Delhi: As the controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik faces heat, the Maharashtra government orders a probe into his speeches that were reported to have inspired some of the Dhaka attackers while the Centre says “appropriate action” will be taken against him.


New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi makes it clear that anti-trolling measures will not amount to “cyber patrolling” even as she holds talks with Twitter India officials as part of  the consultation process to check online abuse.

New Delhi: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik faces probes by the Centre that covered foreign funding of his NGO Islamic Research Foundation(IRF) and the CDs of his speeches that were reported to have inspired some of the Dhaka attackers.

New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan fails to appear before National Commission for Women, defying the summons sent by the women’s panel over his rape remark.

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