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Digest of domestic news for week June 20 -June 26, 2015

Srinagar: An undertrial Pakistani militant and a police constable were killed and four security personnel injured when a blast took place inside a police van taking the prisoner to the Central Jail here today.

New Delhi: Government today refutes reports that around 200 samples have tested positive to “polio-like symptoms” in Uttar Pradesh and asserted that its test has found all these cases “negative”.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautions against “commodifying” yoga, saying using it as some sort of business will do great damage to this world heritage.

Srinagar: “We want ISIS,” proclaims a graffiti in downtown Srinagar. Pro-militant slogans have reappeared on walls in the Kashmir valley and small religious gatherings exhorting people to join militancy are taking place with greater frequency.
New Delhi: India set two new Guinness World Records for Yoga with 35,985 participants performing asanas at one venue and as many as 84 nationalities joining in the official observation of International Yoga Day on Rajpath here.

Srinagar: Army killed two militants in an overnight encounter in Kulgam district of Kashmir, in which a civilian also died, triggering protests by the locals who clashed with security forces and police.

New Delhi: Six persons including three “prime witnesses” in the Sunanda Pushkar death case were put through lie detector test, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi says amid indication that a number of other witnesses may be asked to undergo the examination.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers his condolences over the demise of Sister Nirmala who succeeded Mother Teresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity founded by the Nobel laureate.
New Delhi: Parliament canteens serving to Members of Parliament got a total subsidy of Rs 60.7 crore during last five years with items like ‘puri sabji’ being sold at 88 per cent subsidised rates, an RTI reply shows.
New Delhi: Fake drugs market in India is taking shape of transnational organised crime which may adversely affect the economy, CBI Director Anil Sinha says here today.

New Delhi: Opposition parties today demands the removal of HRD Minister Smriti Irani, saying she has no “moral, constitutional or legal” right to continue in her post after a Delhi court took cognisance of a complaint that she gave false information about her educational qualification.

New Delhi/Kolkata: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has recovered a laptop at the instance of Nurul Hoque, alleged to be key a conspirator in many activities of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror outfit, who was arrested last week in connection with last year’s Burdwan blast.

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED widens its probe into a foreign exchange violation case against former IPL boss Lalit Modi and others which involves alleged illegal routing of Rs 21 crore funds from a Mauritius-based company.


New Delhi: Striking a careful balance between populism and a reformist image, the AAP government today presents its maiden budget, significantly enhancing outlay for social sectors and wooing the trading community by proposing to eliminate ‘license raj’ along with a focus on curbing pollution.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitchs for maximum FDI in urban infrastructure and involvement of private players in this sector as he launched three ambitious programmes for provision of housing for all and development of 600 cities, 100 of them as ‘smart cities’.
Ahmedabad/New Delhi: The row over the controversial IIM draft bill escalated today with IIM Ahmedabad strongly opposing the measure, saying it will not only curtail autonomy but will reduce the premier B-school to a mere “operating centre” while arming the government with sweeping powers.

New Delhi/Jaipur: Troubles for the beleaguered Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje mounted today with the disclosure that she was the beneficiary of investments of over Rs 11 crore made by tainted IPL ex-commissioner Lalit Modi in her son’s company at a high premium.

New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight and is understood to have discussed the party’s strategy over a fresh disclosure that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje allegedly benefitted from investments of over Rs 11 crore made by Lalit Modi in her son’s company.

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