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Digest of domestic news for week Oct 10 – Oct 16, 2015


Sikar: Social activist Anna Hazare today received an anonymous threat letter here following which his security has been enhanced as a precautionary measure, police said.

Mainpuri: After Dadri, tension now prevails in this district where rumours of cow slaughter triggered violence with protesters targeting police vehicles and setting afire shops, leaving seven policemen injured.


New Delhi: The death toll of Indians in the Haj stampede has risen to 114 even as 10 nationals still remain missing after the last month’s horrific tragedy, one of the worst to hit the annual pilgrimage.

Mumbai: Distancing himself from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s call for a review of the reservation policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today firmly ruled out a rethink on it and assailed a “group of liars” for spreading “falsehood” about quotas facing threat under NDA rule.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that November 26, the day Constitution was adopted, will be observed as ‘Samvidhan Divas’ as a step towards spreading awareness about the life of its chief architect B R Ambedkar.


Mumbai/Delhi: Aggressively pursuing its campaign against Pakistani personalities, Shiv Sena activists today blackened the face of ORF chief Sudheendra Kulkarni over his refusal to cancel the book launch function of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, prompting strong condemnation from political parties.

New Delhi: Over 15,000 people have qualified in this year’s civil services preliminary examination, results of which were declared today by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

New Delhi: India and Israel have signed a pact to cooperate in criminal matters, including execution of summons and warrants by each other’s courts.


Srinagar: Two civilians were today injured during an encounter between militants and security forces in Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

Chandigarh: Farmers in Punjab today ended their week-long rail blockade that crippled train services and caused a loss of about Rs 150 crore to railways besides a huge loss to the state but decided to continue their protest in a different format.

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has approved citizenship to 14,864 people who chose to stay in India following exchange of adversely-held enclaves with Bangladesh under the landmark land boundary agrement.


New Delhi: Cracking its whip on terror propaganda being carried on Internet, government today ordered banning of two websites and some pages on social networking site Facebook after it was found that they contained material detrimental to the country’s sovereignty.

Faridkot (Punjab): Two people were killed and 75 others, including an IGP, were injured as clashes rocked a number of places in Punjab, including Faridkot, Moga and Sangrur districts, over alleged desecration of a holy book.


New Delhi: Dengue has claimed another life, that of a seven-year-old girl in the city, taking the death toll to 42 while the total number of people down with the vector-borne disease in the city has crossed the 12,000 mark with over 1,300 fresh cases reported in the past five days.

Kolkata/Jaipur/New Delhi: Over 90 writers and intellectuals from West Bengal have written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking his intervention in the Dadri lynching incident and recent attacks on rationalists even as a Rajasthan writer returned his Sahitya Akademi award joining a list of over 30 authors protesting “growing intolerance”.

New Delhi: Paying rich tributes to ‘people’s President’ APJ Abdul Kalam on his 84th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said a memorial to honour him and inspire future generations would be built in his birthplace Rameswaram, which will developed as an AMRUT city.


New Delhi: CBI today recovered Rs 20 crore in cash during searches at 13 locations against two former Northern Railways officials and seven private firms in connection with alleged corruption in supply of packaged drinking water other than mandatory ‘Rail Neer’ in premium trains.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court verdict quashing the new law on appointment of judges today was today dubbed by a “surprised” government as a “setback to parliamentary sovereignty” while it drew mixed responses from the legal fraternity and political parties.

Chandigarh/New Delhi: A political row erupted today over Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s reported comments that Muslims can live in the country but will have to give up eating beef with Congress calling it unconstitutional and a “sad day” for India’s democracy.

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