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Digest of domestic news for week May 14- May 20, 2016


New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar says the government will take into account the concerns while forging strategic partnership in the critical sector and let a target to raise India’s defence exports to USD 2 billion in the next two years from the current over USD 330 million.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays emphasis on generating a mass movement to conserve water, saying youth organisations like NCC should be involved to create water storage structures as he reviewed the drought and water scarcity situation in Jharkhand.

New Delhi: After his sudden disappearance, CBI arrests an under secretary in the Union Home Ministry in connection with a case against him of allegedly issuing FCRA notices arbitrarily to several NGOs for financial gains.

Siwan/Lucknow: Amid the outrage over the killing of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan in Bihar, his family demands a CBI probe into the incident as BJP took to streets across the state in support, holding protest marches.


Patna: The Bihar government recommends a CBI probe into the May 13 killing of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan in Siwan, bowing to the wishes of his family and mounting outrage over the incident, but Chief Minister Nitish Kumar rejected opposition’s charge that ‘jungle raj’ was prevailing in the state.

New Delhi: Major political parties favour deferring implementation of Supreme Court-ordered NEET as the sole medical and dental entrance test by at least a year as the Centre kicked off consultations on the issue, asserting the matter was essentially in “executive domain”.

Mumbai: Ram Chandra Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange, the two absconding accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, have been mentioned as ‘RSS workers’ in the charge sheet filed by the NIA last week.


New Delhi: In order to speed up the process of obtaining overseas information against Indians holding black money abroad, the CBDT has asked the taxman to refrain from invoking a specific clause of not informing an individual against whom the information is being sought from the counterpart country.

New Delhi: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi releases the draft of National Policy for Women, 2016 which seeks to address emerging challenges confronting women, including protection against cyber crime, security to surrogate mothers and bringing gender sensitivity in family planning policies.

New Delhi: Stepping up his attack on RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy urges Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sack him immediately claiming he was “mentally not fully Indian” and alleging he has “wilfully” wrecked the economy.


New Delhi: Having secured Samajwadi Party nomination to contest Rajya Sabha poll, Amar Singh trains his gun on estranged friend and Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, terming him as “just and actor” embroiled in several alleged offences whose name also figured in the Panama papers.

Mumbai/New Delhi: Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor targets the Congress over the practice of naming all the major assets of the country after the Nehru-Gandhi family during its rule, triggering an outcry from the party.

New Delhi: China joins hands with India in the fight against terrorism will have “its own impact”, President Pranab Mukherjee says in comments that come against the backdrop of Beijing recently blocking the bid to put Masood Azhar on the UN list of proscribed terrorists.


New Delhi: The BJP makes history in Assam by getting its first government in the north east, decimating Congress which was dethroned in Kerala too even as two women Chief Ministers Jayalalithaa and Mamata Banerjee romped home for a second consecutive term in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

New Delhi: As BJP makes debut in north east, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hails the Assam victory as “historic” and “phenomenal” and says the mandate reflects growing popular support for the party’s ideology of development and effort to transform the lives of people.

New Delhi: Hijackers will be given capital punishment in case of death of “any person”, says the new law which also mandates the Centre to confer the probe for such an offence to NIA.


New Delhi: Union Health Minister J P Nadda rubbishes reports suggesting that the Centre is trying to scrap NEET after the Cabinet gave its nod for an Ordinance relating to this sole national medical entrance test, calling it “baseless”.

New Delhi: Terror outfit Indian Mujahideen’s (IM) oldest operative and key fund raiser is arrested by National Investigation Agency from Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

New Delhi: Ahead of his state visit to China, President Pranab Mukherjee says India seeks a “fair, reasonable” and mutually acceptable settlement of boundary question which will help in achieving full potential of Sino-India relationship.

New Delhi: Government approves promulgation of an ordinance to keep state boards out of the ambit of uniform medical entrance examination, NEET, for one academic year.

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