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Digest of domestic news for week Nov 14 – Nov 20, 2015


Jammu: An Army Captain lost his life while 15 other soldiers were rescued after an avalanche struck a patrol party in Siachen Glacier in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

New Delhi: India’s potential to be a permanent member of the UN Security Council “now has a stronger resonance”, President Pranab Mukherjee said today as he referred to the enhanced engagement with foreign countries reflected by the hosting of India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS).


New Delhi: Eating out, telephony and travel will become expensive with the Government imposing 0.5 per cent Swachh Bharat cess on taxable services which is expected to yield about Rs 3,800 crore to the exchequer in the remaining months of the fiscal.

New Delhi: Cattle smuggling and illegal infiltration are top on the agenda for the Indo-Bangla Home Secretary-level talks beginning tomorrow, which come close on the heels of deportation of ULFA leader Anup Chetia from the neighbouring country.


New Delhi: The 23-year-old Russian woman who was attacked
with acid in Varanasi and was undergoing treatment here has
been flown to Moscow with Indian government assuring her that all medical expenses will be borne by it.

New Delhi: Against the backdrop of ‘intolerance’ debate, President Pranab Mukherjee today says disagreement should be expressed through debate and discussion without letting emotions “overrun reason”.

New Delhi: India and China decides to deepen bilateral defence ties and maintain peace and tranquillity at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) besides strengthening cooperation against terror, including at the international level.


Srinagar: An Army Colonel of the elite Para Commando force was today killed and a policeman injured after coming under fire from militants in a forest area of Kashmir where the officer was leading a search party to flush out the hiding ultras.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitches for increase in strategic trust and maintenance of peace and tranquility on the border to promote overall ties with China.

Gurgaon: VHP leader Ashok Singhal, who rose to prominence playing a leading role in the Ram Janambhoomi movement in the late eighties and after, died today at a private hospital her.


New Delhi: Asserting that his government is unsparing in punishing the corrupt, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today says 45 senior officers have either been removed or faced pension cuts for “unsatisfactory performance and delivery in public service”.

New Delhi: Pitching for concerted global efforts to choke terror funding through “targeted economic sanctions”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the Paris attacks were a grim reminder that terrorists show remarkable flexibility and adaptability in arranging finances.


New Delhi: Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2015 will be awarded to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, it was announced today.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asks young IAS officers to develop immunity against the “viral” of corruption and act as agents of change to improve the lives of common people as the country needs to seize the “golden opportunity” to attain new heights.

New Delhi: In a hard-hitting speech, Rahul Gandhi today dares Prime Minister Narendra Modi to jail him, accusing him of using “cronies” to “throw mud” at him like the RSS and BJP had done against his parents and grand mother Indira Gandhi in the past.


New Delhi: All the 20 Indians, taken hostage along with 150 other guests by gunmen in Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako, have been safely evacuated, External Affairs Ministry said here today.

Mumbai: A day after his arrest, former media baron Peter Mukerjea, husband of prime accused Indrani Mukerjea in the Sheena Bora murder case, was today charged with murder and criminal conspiracy by CBI which said he had played an active role in the killing of his step-daughter.

Patna: Nitish Kumar today took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for a third straight term at the head of a 29-member Cabinet, including Lalu Prasad’s son Tejaswi as Deputy CM, in the presence of predominantly non-BJP leaders that could indicate possible future alignments.

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