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Digest of domestic news for week Sep 12 – Sep 18, 2015


New Delhi: BJP’s student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad today swept Delhi University Students’ Union polls, retaining all four top posts for the second consecutive year defeating Congress-backed NSUI while AAP’s CYSS finished third in the vote count in its debut.

Jhabua (MP): At least 89 people were killed and nearly 100 injured today after a massive blast caused by mining explosives stored in a building ripped through a crowded area in Petlwad town here.

New Delhi: Ex-servicemen today threatens to launch “fast-unto-death” agitation if the government does not remove the “anomalies” in the ‘One-Rank, One-Pension’ scheme announced by it last week as hundreds of veterans held a ‘Sainik Ekta’ rally here.


New Delhi: The latest set of confidence building measures (CBMs) agrees upon by BSF and Pak Rangers to put an end to ceasefire violations and firing along the border are expected to be put in place in the next fortnight.

New Delhi: Shibamoy Dutta, MD of Rose Valley group arrested by CBI in chit fund scam, has emerged as the alleged brain behind the two schemes which were purportedly used by the group to dupe over one lakh investors of over Rs 10,000 crore, four times the money in Saradha scam.


Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen militants suspectedly killed two activists of a breakaway faction along with an unidentified person, reflecting growing struggle between militant outfits in Kashmir.

New Delhi: Following days of hard bargain, BJP today seals a seat sharing pact for the Bihar assembly polls with its allies under which it will contest 160 of the 243 seats, while sparing 20 for Mahadalit leader Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM(S), besides 40 for Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP.

New Delhi: In a first, central paramilitary forces will be deployed at all 62,779 polling stations during the 5-phase Bihar assembly polls, the Election Commission says.


New Delhi: With telecom operators blaming lack of mobile towers for the call drop menace, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has approached the Delhi government and the municipal bodies of the National Capital to allow towers.

New Delhi: Ahead of the global meet on climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asks the developed world to be convinced that developing nations are not enemies of environment and pressed for changing the mindset that development and growth are inimical to ecology.

New Delhi: On his first visit here after becoming Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe today pitches for “very close” ties with India with focus on enhancing cooperation in the fields of trade, investment and maritime security in Indian Ocean.


New Delhi: The government defends its decision to discontinue stamps of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi under the definitive series saying that postage stamps should honour leading lights of the nation and not members of one family.

New Delhi/Pune: As the impasse over actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as FTII head nears 100 days, the Centre today made a fresh offer to the striking students for talks but without preconditions.

Kolkata: Railways shot putter Manpreet Kaur today became the latest Indian athlete to qualify for next year’s Olympics when she shattered an 18-year-old national record en route to a sixth title at the 55th National Open Athletics Championship here today.


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visits ‘Shauryanjali’, a military exhibition to mark the golden jubilee of Indo-Pak War of 1965, and says that the valour and sacrifice of the armed forces during the war would remain etched in every Indian’s memory.

New Delhi: Veteran Skeet shooter Mairaj Ahmad Khan celebrated the biggest day of his 12 year-long shooting career, when he clinched a Rio Olympic Games quota place for India at the ISSF Shotgun World Championship, being held at Lonato, Italy.

New Delhi: Several domestic and international flights to and out of Delhi have been rescheduled for the next three days with the airspace over the capital to be closed 70 minutes daily in view of preparations for the “commemorative carnival” to mark the 1965 Indo-Pak war’s 50th anniversary.


Mumbai: In a sudden twist, the Sheena Bora murder case was today transferred to CBI by Maharashtra government after days of uncertainty over former Mumbai police chief Rakesh Maria’s supervisory role and his successor Ahmad Javed saying he knew Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani, the main accused, “socially”.

Kolkata: Sixty four files running into nearly 13,000 pages relating Netaji Subash Chandra Bose files were declassified today which shows some of his family members were spied on in independent India but there was no clarity whether he died in an air crash in 1945 as is widely believed.

New Delhi: Four more persons succumbed to dengue in the capital, taking the death toll to 20, prompting the Delhi government to approve nearly 800 additional beds in 48 private hospitals as the city’s health facilities crawled under heavy rush of patients affected by the disease.

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