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Digest of domestic news for week May 7 – May 13, 2016



Shimla: At least nine persons die on the spot and 39 others get injured, when a Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus plunges into a deep gorge near Jogindernagar in Mandi district late tonight, police say.

Thriuvananthapuram: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu questions Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s “silence” on the brutal rape and murder of a Kerala Dalit law student and says he has “no time” to visit her family just because it happened in a state ruled by his party.

Srinagar: Security forces gun down three suspected militants of Hizbul Mujahideen in an encounter in Pulwama district of Kashmir, after which some locals resort to violent protests leading to suspension of train service between Srinagar and Banihal for the day.


New Delhi: Nepal’s Ambassador Deep Kumar Upadhyay continues to stay put in his post, two days after his country’s government was said to have ordered his recall, and was reported to have denied he had colluded with India to topple the K P Oli dispensation back home.
Jaipur/New Delhi: Students of class VIII in Rajasthan’s schools will no longer study the contributions of Jawaharlal Nehru to the freedom struggle or post-independence India after references to the first prime minister was dropped from a text book, leaving the Congress fuming and threatening agitation.

Cuttack: The country requires more than 70,000 judges now to clear the mounting backlog of cases, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur says, making a fresh push for speedy appointments to the judiciary.


New Delhi: India denies any involvement in the internal political developments in Nepal which it describes as purely political including Kathmandu’s decision to recall its ambassador.

New Delhi: The decision to bury the bodies of four JeM terrorists, slain during the Pathankot IAF base assault, i taken after Islamabad dismisses NIA’s claims about their identity as “unverifiable”.
Puducherry/New Delhi: An anonymous letter threatening to kill Rahul Gandhi at an election meeting in Puducherry has been received by a senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy.


Gaya: JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi’s son Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav, who allegedly shot dead a 20-year-old youth for overtaking his vehicle in Bihar, has been arrested in the wee hours, three days after the road rage incident that sparked an outrage.

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy lambasts Prime Minister Narendra Modi for comparing Kerala to Somalia, saying he has insulted the state, and asks him to show some “political decency” by withdrawing his remark.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BA degree circulated by BJP is “authentic”, the Delhi University says, seeking to put a lid on the swirling row over his educational qualification and termed as “minor error” discrepencies in his marksheets and degree certificate, which the AAP has claimed are forged.


New Delhi: The Supreme Court has got four new judges with President Pranab Mukherjee signing their warrants of appointment.

New Delhi: ED has questioned former IAF chief S P Tyagi yet again in connection with its money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal in order to obtain some more information from him on the role of the three alleged middlemen named in the case.

New Delhi/Dehradun: Harish Rawat has been restored as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, 46 days after he was ousted by the Centre in a political battle that ended in a setback to Narendra Modi government as the Supreme Court put its stamp of approval on the floor test in the Assembly.


New Delhi: After meeting Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat says he was not thinking of snap polls to the Assembly and wants to focus on “restoring” development.

New Delhi: India has approached Interpol for issuance of an arrest warrant against liquor baron Vijay Mallya in connection with a money laundering case being probed by the ED.

New Delhi: With the scheme for domestic black money holders to come clean by paying tax and penalty set to become operational from June 1, the Finance Ministry asks public to seek clarifications on it by May 25.


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitches for a permanent solution to the vexed fishermen issue during his talks with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in which a range of other key matters including ways to boost trade also figured.

New Delhi: JNU students who have been on an indefinite hunger strike since 16 days, call off their fast after Delhi High Court orders a conditional stay on punishments by the university in connection with the controversial February 9 event.

New Delhi: With the main objective of eliminatin poverty, NITI Aayog has been entrusted to prepare a 15-year vision document, which will replace Nehruvian five year planning system followed for over six decades.

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