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Digest of Domestic news for week May 16 – May 22, 2015

New Delhi: A full-blown war erupted today between Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with both challenging each other’s authority over administration following a bitter confrontation on the appointment of an acting Chief Secretary for 10 days.

New Delhi: Strong reactions by Indians on a wrong infographic containing India’s map without Jammu and Kashmir has forced Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to delete the post which he put up on his social networking site.

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley outlines the road map for the second year of the NDA government which includes making taxation more reasonable and improving the ease of doing business in India.


Mumbai: Aruna Shanbaug, the young nurse who was raped and gagged with a dog chain that left her in a coma for 42 years and made her the face of a debate on euthanasia in India, died today, bringing to an end one of the most tragic journeys of a victim of sexual assault.

Amethi/New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi raisesthe pitch over the mega food park in his Amethi Lok Sabha constituency as he toured the area and alleged “politics of revenge”, attracting sharp reaction from the government which accused him of “spreading falsehood”.

New Delhi: India is in the process of seeking UN sanctions against banned Hizbul Mujahideen supremo Syed Salahuddin for a freeze on his assets and a travel ban for his association with Al-Qaeda terror group and its affiliates like Lashker-e-Taiba.

Kolkata/New Delhi: In a major catch, CBI arrests Arindam Das alias Bumba considered a close aide of the Saradha group Chairman Sudipta Sen who was allegedly one of the masterminds behind the money spinning scheme.

Lucknow: An Air India Airbus carrying 169 passengers to Bhubaneshwar from Delhi landed under emergency conditions at the airport here today after a crack developed in its windshield.

New Delhi: Vandalising public or private property during agitations and protests will soon invite heavy penalty like market price of the damaged assets and jail term of up to ten years, with the Home Ministry proposing to amend the relevant laws.

New Delhi: Government says passport application of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani cannot be processed in its present form, noting that it was incomplete.

New Delhi: Asserting that terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar says India will take “pro-active” steps to prevent a 26/11 type attacks hatched from foreign soil.

New Delhi: FMCG major Nestle may face more action by the UP Food Safety and Drug Administration, which is testing more batches of Maggi after ordering recall of a batch of about 2 lakh packs of the instant noodles due to higher than permitted levels of lead and a food additive.

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launches a publicity blitzkrieg marking one year of the Modi government saying it has eliminated political and governmental corruption, put the economy back on track and accused the Congress of adopting obstructionism to growth.

Bharatpur/Jaipur: Softening his stand on talks with Rajasthan government over quota issue, Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsal today said his team was ready to meet its special envoy tomorrow, as their agitation continued to affect movement of several trains for the second day.

New Delhi: In the midst of a raging row over his powers vis-a-vis AAP government, Delhi’s LG has been given absolute powers by the Centre in appointment of bureaucrats for which he need not “consult” the chief minister on subjects like senior staff, police and public order.

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