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Digest of domestic news for week June 13 -June 19, 2015

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government suspends five policemen, suspected to be involved in the murder of a scribe in Shahjahanpur district this week, even as the family of the journalist sought CBI probe into the incident.
Srinagar: Several leaders of hardline Hurriyat Conference including chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani were put under house arrest by authorities to foil the plans of the amalgam to hold a controversial seminar tomorrow that was dubbed as ‘ant-national’.

New Delhi: The government has launched an insurance pool to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore which is mandatory under the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act (CLND) in a bid to offset financial burden of foreign nuclear suppliers.

New Delhi: Delhi Police says former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar was “not cooperating” in the investigation in the fake degree case, saying he was “reluctant” to answer questions during interrogation.

Jaipur: Even as ex-servicemen held protests over delay in non-implementation of the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ scheme, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar sought to assuage their concerns, saying the “promises” made will be kept and that they should be “patient”.
New Delhi: Amid the move by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to arm the Railway Protection Force (RPF) with greater policing powers, an expert panel on restructuring of the national transporter has suggested hiring private security agencies for protection of rail premises and trains.

New Delhi: In the eye of a storm, scam- tainted former IPL boss Lalit Modi declares a full-blown “war” against his detractors, warning them of sensational disclosures saying it was his “turn to get everything out”.

Allahabad: A Jaguar fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed this morning during a training sortie in Chaka area of the district and both the pilots ejected safely, the second such incident this year.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asks representatives of ‘Girl Rising’, a global campaign to educate and empower girls, to focus on the issue of female foeticide in India.

New Delhi: Lalit Modi, former IPL chief, tonight made explosive claims that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje had supported in writing his immigration plea in Britain and that he has a “family” relationship with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj whose husband and daughter had provided legal services “free of cost”.


New Delhi: Stepping up his digital presence, the Prime Minister launches ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’ to provide instant updates and an opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from him.

New Delhi: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today held comprehensive talks with Myanmarese President U Thein Sein and top defence brass on security cooperation in Myanmar, days after Indian Army carried out a counter-insurgency offensive along the Indo-Myanmar border.

New Delhi: Government today gave its approval for the launch of the ‘Housing for All by 2022′ scheme paving the way for affordable homes to the urban poor and slum dwellers at low interest rates.


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the government is working with a vision to make farmers and villages self-reliant and prosperous.

New Delhi: Every NGO receiving foreign funds will have to put out details of it within one week on its website while banks will have to report about such donations to the government within 48 hours of such receipts.

New Delhi/Kolkata: After being on the run for eight months, National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrests Nurul Hoque, alleged to be key a conspirator in many activities of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror outfit, in connection with Burdwan blast case.

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs terms as “baseless and misleading” reports that three Joint Secretaries were transferred to skip procedures in extending help by its minister Sushma Swaraj to former IPL chief Lalit Modi in obtaining travel documents from the UK.

New Delhi: Heavy rains today lashes parts of the western coast, especially Mumbai and Konkan areas, even as the Southwest Monsoon showed no signs of advancement over the past six days.

New Delhi: Veteran BJP leader L K Advani, who created a flutter yesterday by voicing apprehensions of imposition of Emergency again in India, says he was against “one-man shows” in political parties and that today’s leaders should be modest like Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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