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Digest of domestic news for week June 6 -June 12, 2015

Jammu: The situation is returning back to normal in Jammu after four days of violent protests over removal of posters of Khalistani militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in which one youth was killed.

Amritsar: A clash took place inside Golden Temple here when a group of youths raised pro-Khalistan slogans, which was opposed by SGPC volunteers, leaving five persons injured.

Chennai: Ending a week-long standoff, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) today revoked its ban on a student group which was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Srinagar/New Delhi: Repeated attacks on telecom towers in Jammu and Kashmir and fresh recruitment of youths from South Kashmir into terror groups, especially the banned Hizbul Mujahideen, has set the alarm bells ringing in the security establishment.

New Delhi: Nitish Kumar will be the Chief Ministerial  candidate of the JD(U)-RJD combine in Bihar, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav announces, resolving a major irritant in the alliance between the two parties to take on the BJP in coming Assembly elections in the state.

New Delhi: Diplomats from 152 foreign missions in the country have been invited for the mega event on June 21 to celebrate the UN-declared International Yoga Day where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present.

New Delhi: Delhi Government was today forced to issue a fresh advisory to all hospitals in the city prohibiting the ‘two-finger’ test on rape victims to ascertain sexual assault after a previous circular allowing the controversial procedure drew sharp attack.

Chennai: Fears mounted over the safety of a three-member crew of a Coast Guard Dornier surveillance aircraft that has gone missing off the coast of Tamil Nadu even as a massive search operation was launched to trace the plane.

New Delhi: Leaders from five farmer organisations today attacked the Modi government over provisions of the land ordinance saying the changes being brought in the 2013 land law are “alarming” and urged a parliamentary panel to recommend their withdrawal.

New Delhi: In fast-paced developments, Delhi Government’s Anti-Corruption Branch reopened a probe into the multi-crore CNG fitness scam on a day it refused to allow an LG-appointed senior Delhi Police official to take charge of the probe agency.

New Delhi: Delhi Jal Board vice-chairman Kapil Mishra was today named as the new Law Minister replacing Jitender Singh Tomar who had resigned from the post last night following his arrest on charge of possessing fake degrees.

Sopore: Kashmir’s famous ‘apple town’ of Sopore is living in fear after terror groups unleash tactics similar to the dreaded ISIS with the locals being ordered to follow their diktats or risk severe punishment.

New Delhi: Government exempts a host of drugs, diagnostics and medical equipments used in treatment of AIDS from customs duty to make them cheaper.

New Delhi: Attributing the Myanmar operation to “change in mindset”, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar took a dig at Pakistan, saying those who “fear India’s new posture” have  already started reacting.

New Delhi: Embroiled in the Maggi controversy, Nestle India says it has approached the Bombay High Court to seek a judicial review of the food safety regulator FSSAI’s order over quality of its instant noodles.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hands over the Bangladesh Liberation War Honour to ailing BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

New Delhi: Notwithstanding Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s strong opposition, senior bureaucrat Dharam Pal remains Delhi’s Home Secretary with the Chief Secretary today issuing clear orders to this effect in tune with a Home Ministry directive.

Chandigarh: Nek Chand, creator of the iconic Rock Garden who has amazed people for decades with his unique sculptures made from waste, died today at a hospital here following cardiac arrest.

New Delhi: Power tariff in the capital was hikes by up to six per cent by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) despite strong opposition to it by the AAP government which says it is exploring legal recourse against the decision.

Srinagar: In a development that may raise an alarm in the security establishment, flags of dreaded terror outfit ISIS along with those of Pakistan were today raised in Kashmir  after which police promised a thorough probe and legal action against those involved.

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