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Digest of domestic news for week July 4 -July 10, 2015


Jhabua (MP): The Vyapam scam turned murkier with an investigative journalist working for a leading Delhi-based news channel dying under mysterious circumstances soon after he interviewed parents of a girl who was found dead after her name figured in the massive admission and recruitment scandal.

New Delhi: On the Independence Day of the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the American people and expressed confidence that bilateral ties will get even better in times to come based on the “renewed energy” about which he was “extremely excited”.

New Delhi: Perseverance and hard work were the two mantras that helped them get top positions in civil services exam, the elated topper says. Suffering from Scoliosis, a spine-related disorder, 31-year-old Ira Singhal, an IRS officer, bagged the top position in her sixth attempt.


New Delhi: A Dean of Jabalpur Medical College, who was said to be probing fake examinees in the Vyapam scam, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a hotel in south-west Delhi’s Dwarka this morning, a day after the sudden death of a TV journalist covering the scam, setting off strident calls for a CBI inquiry.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight promised to do everything possible to make enterprise and innovation easier so that India emerges as an innovation hub and keeps pace with the fast changing world.

Srinagar: The changed face of militancy in the Kashmir Valley has led the Army to “completely review” its anti- infiltration and counter-insurgency strategies to tackle among other things the growing trend of youths, even educated ones, gravitating towards terror outfits.


New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah today restructures the party set-up assigning key roles to his confindants Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Kailash Vijayvargiya and M J Akbar and constituting new departments relating to good governance, coordination with states and media relation

New Delhi/Pune: Actress Pallavi Joshi and National Award-winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua have resigned as members of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)Society expressing their reservations on being part of it.


New Delhi: An Istanbul-bound Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok with 157 passengers and crew on board, which landed at the IGI Airport here under emergency conditions following a bomb scare, was cleared for take-off after the security agencies did not find any explosive.


New Delhi: The Centre has declared entire Nagaland as a “disturbed area” as it finds that a “dangerous condition” prevails in the state and armed forces should assist the civil administration in maintaining law and order. CBI registers case against Teesta Setalvad

New Delhi: CBI registeres a case against social activist Teesta Setalvad and her organisation for alleged violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act in recieving funds from abroad without taking prior permission from the Home Ministry.

New Delhi: After being turned away by AIIMS, a team of Madhya Pradesh Police today submits the viscera samples of TV journalist Akshay Singh, who died under mysterious circumstances while covering Vyapam scam, to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Rohini to test for any possible poisoning.


New Delhi: A Dubai-bound Jet Airways flight from Mumbai with 61 passengers and crew made an emergency landing at Muscat airport following a tweet about presence of a bomb onboard, but was cleared for onward travel after it turned out to be hoax, second such incident in last two days.

New Delhi/Bhopal: The Supreme Court today orders a CBI investigation in the massive admission and recruitment scandal in Madhya Pradesh that will also encompass deaths of people related to it as more skeletons tumbled out of the Vyapam cupboard with yet another witness reported dead.

Lucknow: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar dismisses his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif’s statement on use of nuclear weapons, saying India is capable of securing its borders.


New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today describes the decision to revive the stalled Indo-Pak dialogue process as a positive movement, saying it was a step forward towards normalising bilateral relations.

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