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Digest of Domestic news for week May 23 – May 29, 2015


New Delhi: Amid a raging row over exercise of powers in Delhi, Centre says that full statehood rights cannot be given to Delhi government unless there is a general consensus in the country on the issue as it is the national capital.

Jammu: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visits forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC)and reviewed the security situation and anti-infiltration measures in place in Rajouri-Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.


Chennai: Attending office for the first time in her fifth shot as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa clears a string of welfare proposals and declared open 201 more eateries under the populist ‘Amma Canteen’ scheme.

New Delhi: A “massive” spurt in human trafficking instances in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal has prompted security agencies to issue an alert along the open Indo-Nepal border.

New Delhi: Deprecating Prime Minister Narendera Modi’s attacks abroad on previous governments, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today saw it as a part of “that whole thing of about me, myself and I alone”.


Kaushambi (UP): Two persons, including a woman, were today killed and nine injured when 10 bogies of a Jammu-bound train went off the rails here, disrupting train traffic for hours on Allahabad-Kanpur route.

Srinagar: Three persons, including a soldier and a militant, were killed and two people were injured today as ultras targeted an army patrol and a franchise of BSNL at two places in Kashmir, police says.

Nagla Chandrabhan (Mathura): Presenting a report card of his one year in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his government had “destroyed power circles” in Delhi and ended nepotism as well as the middlemen culture.


New Delhi: Government unveils new regulations for Land Pooling Policy in Delhi, making some changes in norms, including one by which farmers can cede a part of their land for development with option of getting it back.

Ahmedabad: ‘Delighted’ at Switzerland making public names of some Indians with Swiss accounts, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today says this should provide enough indications of actions to follow for those holding unaccounted assets outside India.


New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today hit out at the Modi government saying it was “harping” on corruption to divert people’s attention to non-issues and asserted that he never used public office to “enrich” himself, family or friends.

New Delhi: Hinting at opening up of more sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says areas with high employment potential and strong local talent will be the focus to woo foreign investment and expressed confidence that reforms measures like GST and land acquisition bills will be passed in “a matter of time”.

New Delhi: Amendments in the land acquisition bill in the interest of farmers, poor, village and nation will be accepted, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says asserting that along with GST bill the measure will be passed by Parliament in “a matter of time”.


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that he has consciously avoided choosing a “populist course” and had instead opted for a “more difficult path” of correcting the defective government machinery.

Jaipur: Gujjars tonight called off their 8-day long agitation that had paralysed train services after the Rajasthan government assured them of bringing a fresh bill to accord them five per cent job reservation.

New Delhi/Srinagar: Tripura government’s decision to withdraw AFSPA from the state was today hailed by former Home Minister P Chidambaram as victory for sanity and humanity while Hurriyat’s moderate faction hoped it will serve as an “eye opener” for political parties in Jammu and Kashmir.


Chennai: The Indian Institute of Technology Madras was at the centre of controversy today over derecognition of a students group, many of whom are Dalits, following a complaint that it was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, triggering protests from Congress and AAP.

New Delhi: The nationwide death toll today rose to 2005 as the intense heat wave continued to sweep many parts of the country, with Palamau in Jharkhand recording the highest temperature of 47 degrees celsius.

New Delhi: Cargo operations were temporarily suspended and staff was evacuated today from the cargo area following a radiation scare at the international airport here but authorities later declared that there was no radioactive leakage.

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