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Digest of domestic news for week Sep 19 – Sep 25, 2015


Surat/Ahmedabad: Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel was tonight arrested in Surat for defying prohibitory orders even as Gujarat administration banned mobile Internet services across the state.

Ramnagar (Bihar): Dubbing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “feku” (braggart), Rahul Gandhi today accuses him of not fulfilling promises made to people and working only for a few “suited-booted” people.

On Board Special Aircraft: India wants to develop “comprehensive” ties with ASEAN nations but will not get involved in any of their territorial or maritime disputes, Vice President Hamid Ansari says.


New Delhi: Ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitches for greater voter turnout in elections and particularly urged the youth to enrol as voters and exercise their franchise.

Kolkata: BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, one of cricket’s most influential administrators who will be remembered for bringing money into the game, passed away at a city hospital this evening following a massive cardiac arrest
New Delhi/Kolkata: Over 50 members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s family will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month when they will pitch for declassification of all files related to the leader whose mysterious disappearance 70 years ago continues to be a talking point.


New Delhi: Every message that you send–be it through WhatsApp, SMS, Email or any such service–must be mandatorily stored in plain text format for 90 days and made available on demand to security agencies under a draft New Encryption Policy that has triggered privacy concerns.

New Delhi: Zafar Sareshwala, who was Muslim face of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election campaign, has been preferred over personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Gulzar and Azim Premji for the post of Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University by the Union governmen
New Delhi: On the 50th anniversary of India-Pak war of 1965, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to the armed forces and said the country is indebted to the valour and determination displayed during that war.

New Delhi: Controversial AAP MLA Somnath Bharti today faced arrest as police hunted for him following rejection of his anticipatory bail plea by the Delhi High Court in a case of attempt to murder and domestic violence lodged against him by his estranged wife.

New Delhi: He may be just four years away from turning 100, but pride and grit shone through Air Marshal Arjan Singh’s wizened face as he walked up the dais to be felicitated by President Pranab Mukherjee to mark the golden jubilee of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1965 war.


Mumbai: Chaitanya Tamhane’s National award- winning Marathi film “Court”, a poignant commentary on India’s judicial system, beat competition from Bollywood entries like “PK”, “Haider” and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” to be selected as the country’s official entry for the Best Foreign Film category at the Oscars next year.
Ahmedabad: Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel surfaced today after his mysterious disappearance yesterday and claimed he was abducted, hours after the Gujarat High Court in a dramatic post-midnight hearing directed the state government to locate him.


Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was today appointed the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), ending the suspense on who will take over the state cricket body following the death of Jagmohan Dalmiya.

New Delhi: Key postings of Indian envoys to Pakistan, China, the UK and the UN have been done by the government in a major reshuffle at the top echelons of External Affairs Ministry.


New Delhi: Nearly 1,700 fresh dengue cases have been reported in the city in the last one week, taking the total number of people affected from the vector-borne disease to 5,471.

New Delhi: CBI is believed to have hit upon a trove of information relating to money trail in the Vyapam admissions and selection process during its first ever searches on the premises of suspects yesterday.

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