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Digest of domestic news for week July 23- 30, 2016


New Delhi: Judith D’Souza, an Indian aid worker who was abducted in Kabul last month by suspected militants, returned after being rescued.

Chennai: Apprehensions grew over the fate of the missing IAF transport aircraft with 29 people on board as search teams were yet to find any trace of the AN 32 plane while efforts were intensified today over the Bay of Bengal where inclement weather appeared to be a hurdle.

New Delhi: Legendary painter S H Raza who popularised globally Indian concepts and iconography and built a towering legacy of modern art passed away here after prolonged illness, leaving a huge void in the artistic world.


Srinagar: With a constable and a civilian succumbing to injuries today, the death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir climbed to 47, while curfew remained in force in five districts of the Valley and some parts of the summer capital as a precautionary measure.

New Delhi: Thirteen new armed police battalions, including one comprising mostly tribals from the worst Maoist-hit districts, will be raised by the government to tackle the Naxal menace.

New Delhi: AAP MLA from Okhla Amantullah Khan is arrested after a woman accused him of trying to mow her down with his car and repeatedly threatening her following which he was sent to one day’s police custody by a city court.


New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has taken up with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh the case of alleged rape of an Israeli woman in Manali.

New Delhi: Three youths, arrested for alleged links with ISIS, were using social networking platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp to indulge in terrorist and anti-national activities, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) claimed in a charge sheet filed.

New Delhi: Amid growing strain in Indo-Pak ties, India asks its diplomats and other officials posted in its High Commission in Islamabad to withdraw their children from schools there from the current academic session, virtually downgrading it as a “non-school-going station”.


New Delhi: India and Myanmar discuss ways to enhance cooperation to check activities of insurgent groups along the border, arms smuggling as also intelligence-sharing among security agencies.

New Delhi: An FIR is registered against Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal for allegedly mentioning in a notice to police the name of a 14-year-old Dalit girl, who died three days back after being raped repeatedly and forced to drink acid.

New Delhi: Eminent diplomat Arundhati Ghose, who was India’s ambassador to the UN and played a decisive role in India’s negotiations on Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), passes away last night at the age of 76.


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may “get me killed”, Arvind Kejriwal says, in a sensational claim, as the Delhi Chief Minister asked AAP MLAs to be ready for “ultimate sacrifice” in the wake of “unprecedented crackdown” by the BJP government.

New Delhi: A two-member CBI team visits Italy recently and collected details in the AugustaWestland VVIP Helicopter deal case from key police and legal officials there who had probed the graft allegations there.

New Delhi: The man who was driving the jeep used by Bollywood star Salman Khan during an alleged deer hunt in Rajasthan in 1998 sticks to claim that the actor had shot the animal.

New Delhi/London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May congratulating her on her assumption of office and discussed with her “stronger and closer” bilateral ties, including in trade and defence.


Srinagar: In a bid to control the damage over continuing protests, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti says the security forces were not aware of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani’s presence during the raid at his hideout in which he was killed.

New Delhi: Countering Rahul Gandhi’s broadside on Prime Minister on inflation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says any form of “bluster” is not a substitute for statistics as he reeled out numbers to assert that the government has brought down prices substantially.


Lucknow: Blowing the poll bugle in election- bound Uttar Pradeh, Rahul Gandhi defends anointment of Sheila Dikshit as party’s chief ministerial face on the ground of her “experience” and gave a lesson on discipline to party workers.

New Delhi: Three men allegedly involved in the abduction of Keralite priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil and carrying out an attack on a care home for the elderly killing an Indian and 15 others in Yemen’s port city of Aden, are arrested in the strife-torn country.

New Delhi: Central government employees, NGOs receiving foreign and domestic grant and their executives need to file details of their assets and liabilities by the extended deadline of December 31.

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