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Digest of domestic news for week Sep 5 – Sep 11, 2015


Bodh Gaya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says while there is no problem in practising one’s religion, the potential for conflict arises when radical elements try to force their own ideologies on others.

New Delhi: India needs inspired teachers to instill in children the civilisational values of tolerance, plurality and compassion and impart education that removes boundaries of caste, community and gender, President Pranab Mukherjee says here today.


New Delhi: Agitating ex-servicemen today called off their indefinite hunger strike after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement that One Rank-One Pension will cover all those who took premature retirement but decided to continue their protest till all their demands were met.

Faridabad/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made it clear that the armed forces jawans who have had to give up their jobs prematurely would be covered by OROP benefits announced by the government yesterday, a statement welcomed by the agitating ex-servicemen who decided to call off their hunger strike but would continue their stir.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today travelled by Delhi Metro to inaugurate the extension of the Badarpur Line that will connect the satellite city of Faridabad to the national capital.


Srinagar: Kashmir today observes the first anniversary of its worst floods with a shutdown called by opposition National Conference, separatist groups and trade bodies to protest inadequate rehabilitation in the aftermath of the deluge that caused massive destruction besides leaving nearly 300 dead.

New Delhi: India today decides to allow minority refugees from Bangladesh and Pakistan to stay in this country even after expiry of their visas on humanitarian grounds.


New Delhi: The government today set a target of achieving 100 per cent literacy in villages adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana by March 2016.
Gurgaon: A Saudi diplomat has been booked here for allegedly raping two Nepali women, police says. The women, aged around 30, have alleged that they were abducted and raped by the diplomat repeatedly in a flat here, on the outskirts of Delhi.

New Delhi: Seeing a major opportunity for India in the global economic turmoil, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asks the Indian industry to show “greater appetite” for risk taking and to invest more.


New Delhi: Government today gave up plans to reconvene a session of Parliament to get GST Constitutional Amendment Bill approved, a move that is likely to delay the implementation of Goods and Services Tax by April 1, 2016.

New Delhi: Taking a leaf out of Bollywood flicks, LeT militants from Pakistan tied a red ‘dupatta’ (stole) on a tree to discreetly announce their arrival and waited for a green dupatta that would indicate operatives on the Indian side had arrived to receive them.

New Delhi: In an attempt to check confusion created by namesakes contesting elections in the same constituency, the Election Commission has decided that photographs of candidates fighting the Bihar assembly polls will be on the EVMs alongside their names and party symbols.


Mumbai: Two days after he was shunted from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner, Rakesh Maria’s supervisory role in the Sheena Bora murder case remained clouded in uncertainty and the Maharashtra government was working on legal procedures to soon give him statutory powers.

New Delhi: Stepping up pressure on mobile operators to check call drops, the government has asked their promoters including Anil Ambani, Kumar Mangalam Birla and Sunil Mittal to directly intervene to address the issue, failing which the companies would have to face penal action.

New Delhi: Border guards of India and Pakistan today agreed to end ceasefire violations by devising new strategies like joint patrolling in some areas along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir as their chiefs met here against the backdrop of escalation in tensions.


Chandigarh: Schools were ordered to be closed and families faced difficulties in cremating their dead during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Chandigarh today, prompting him to express regrets for the “inconvenience” caused to its residents and order a probe.

New Delhi: India and Pakistan today decides to resolve sensitive issues like ceasefire violations and infiltration along the border by quickly getting in touch with each other over email and mobile, besides agreeing on some new CBMs during their bilateral DG-level talks here.

New Delhi: At least nine Indians were among 80 people injured when a construction crane crashed into the Grand Mosque of Saudi Arabia’s holy Muslim city of Mecca today.

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