Digest of domestic news for week Jul 9- Jul 15, 2016
New Delhi: Kashmir is rattled by widespread mob violence and clashes which left 11 people dead and 126, including 96 security forces personnel, injured even as curfew was clamped across the Valley and mobile internet services suspended to contain the fallout of gunning down of militant commander Burhan Wani.
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis allocates portfolios to newly sworn-in ministers and reshuffled certain portfolios.
Srinagar: Kashmir continues to be on the boil with six more people, including a cop, getting killed in violence raising the death toll to 21, even as curfew-like restrictions were in force and Mobile internet services remained suspended.
Jammu: Amarnath yatra remains suspended for second consecutive day today from Jammu in the wake of the killing of a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander in an encounter with security forces in Kashmir Valley.
New Delhi/Islamabad: A diplomatic spat erupts between India and Pakistan today over the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir after the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani with New Delhi dismissing Islamabad’s strong attack, saying it reflected its “continued attachment” to terrorism.
New Delhi: More than 200 passengers of a London-Mumbai Air India flight who were stranded at Baku in Azerbaijan after their aircraft is diverted night for “operational reasons” returns to Mumbai in a special aircraft sent for them.
New Delhi: India asks all parties involved in the South China Sea row to resolve the dispute through peaceful means without threat or use of force and “show utmost respect” to the verdict by a UN-backed tribunal.
New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla, who had crossed 75 years, resigns from the Union Cabinet along with Minister of State for Heavy Industries G M Siddeshwara.
Srinagar/New Delhi: Sporadic violence continues in Kashmir, leaving one more person dead and raising the unrest toll to 25, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews the situation and appeals for calm with the hope that no innocent person would face any inconvenience or suffer any loss.
New Delhi: In a major setback to BJP and the Centre, the Supreme Court orders restoration of the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh, saying the “clock should be turned back”, as it quashed all decisions of the Governor that precipitated its fall in January, holding them “violative” of the Constitution.
Ahmedabad: Over 14 years after a frenzied mob torches a coach of Sabarmati Express train at Godhra station, the city Crime Branch arrests Imran Ahmed Bhatuk, a key accused, from Malegaon in Maharashtra.
New Delhi: India and Japan asks all parties involved in the South China Sea row to resolve the dispute through peaceful means without threat or use of force and “show utmost respect” for the verdict of a UN-backed tribunal.
New Delhi: Hitting out at Pakistan over its strong comments on Kashmir situation in the wake of killing of militant Burhan Wani, India accuses it of not only infiltrating terrorists but also fanning discontent within the Valley by providing support to terrorist outfits.
New Delhi: Ending speculation, Sheila Dikshit is named by Congress as its chief ministerial candidate for next year’s Assembly polls in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, citing her “experience and good work” in heading Delhi Government for 15 years.
Thiruvanathpuram/New Delhi: The first batch of 156 people, including nine women and three children, evacuated from war-torn South Sudan arrived in India on board an Air Force plane.
New Delhi: Indian leaders including President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi, strongly condemn the terror attack in France, saying the pre-meditated massacre of innocent people, including many children, was an unspeakable crime.
Darjeeling: An SUV in President Pranab Mukherjee’s motorcade skidded off a hilly road and goes down a 100-feet gorge near here, injuring six people including an IB officer.