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Digest of domestic news for week Nov 28 – Dec 4, 2015


New Delhi: Former media honcho Peter Mukerjea was today subjected to polygrpah test by CBI to “verify” his statements on various aspects of the three-year old sensational murder of his step daughter Sheena Bora.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke of the message of non-discrimination and equality as he reached out to journalists at a ‘diwali¬† milan’ at the BJP headquarters here.


New Delhi/Kolkata: An espionage racket with ISI links was busted in Jammu and Kolkata in two separate incidents today with the arrest of a serving BSF personnel and four suspected ISI operatives from whom classified information having implications on national security were recovered.

New Delhi: Amid the ‘intolerance’ debate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today says he proposes to put in place ‘Ek Bharat, Shresht Bharat’ scheme aimed at strengthening the country’s unity and harmony and invited suggestions in this regard.


Chennai: Non-stop torrential rains since last night pounded several parts of Chennai and its suburbs and Puducherry triggering a deluge completely disrupting normal life as army and navy were deployed tonight in two suburban areas to undertake rescue on a war footing.

New Delhi: Yet again striking a conciliatory note and asking parties to rise above partisan politics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today says any incident of “atrocity” is a “blot” on the society and the nation and asserted that unity and harmony is the only way to go forward.


New Delhi: India today asks Nepal to normalise the situation as soon as possible, asserting that it has always stood for a peaceful and prosperous Nepal which was also in Indian interest.

New Delhi: An aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim allegedly responsible for gunning down of two BJP leaders in Gujarat’s Bharuch district, was today arrested at the Indo-Nepal border by central security agencies with the help of Nepal Police.


New Delhi: Senior-most Supreme Court judge Justice Tirath Singh Thakur, who delivered important verdicts including on BCCI reforms and Saradha scam, was today sworn in as 43rd Chief Justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee.

Chennai: Signs of easing of situation in floot-battered Chennai emerged today with no fresh rains and a sharp fall in water levels of Adyar and Kumbh rivers that were in spate following torrential rains as rescue and relief operations continued in full swing and Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 1,000 crore more aid to Tamil Nadu.

New Delhi: India today made it clear that it wants a new arrangement in Paris under the Convention of Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDRs) to allow it to use carbon space for its development even as intense negotiations were on at the climate meet in the French capital.


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his government was taking states on board for development of the country, asserting that India can move ahead only on the “strong shoulders” of the states and not from Delhi alone.

New Delhi: In a radical step to curb air pollution that has assumed “critical” level, Delhi Government announces that private vehicles bearing odd and even registration numbers will be allowed to ply only on alternate days starting January 1, which drew mixed reactions.

New Delhi: Delhi Assembly today passed the Janlokpal Bill, incorporating suggestions of Anna Hazare, which provides for an ombudsman with powers to act against any government functionary including those of the Centre even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal warned the NDA dispensation against any move to put a spanner on making it a law.

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