Digest of domestic stories for week Sep 10 – Sep 16, 2016
Chennai: President Pranab Mukherjee says the 21st century is witnessing strife of a very “virulent nature” and calls for capable and responsive armed forces to ensure stability and peace.
Jaipur: A MiG-21 trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashes in Rajasthan’s Barmer district but both the pilots able to eject safely.
New Delhi: The USD 208 million jet deal with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer during the UPA regime kicks up dust with US authorities going into alleged payment of kickbacks while India soughts information from the company within 15 days.
Jammu: Three militants and a policeman dies and six others, including an police officer, were injured in twin encounters between security forces and four terrorists in Poonch town of Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi: Two days after beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya tells a Delhi court that he felt “incapacitated” to travel to India despite his “best intentions” as his passport revokes, the ED starts working on issuing a third attachment order worth a few thousand crore of rupees more against him.
New Delhi: Amid criticism over introduction of dynamic surging fare in premier trains, the railways claims that the response is quite good and the flexi-fare is still lower than airfare.
Bengaluru/Chennai: Widespread violence erupts in Bangaluru and some other parts of Karnataka while sporadic trouble is seen in Tamil Nadu over the Cauvery water sharing dispute arising out of Supreme Court’s verdict.
Srinagar: Militants hurls a grenade at a police post in Ananantnag district, killing a civilian and injuring 10 people including three policemen.
New Delhi: To protect consumers from frauds, the government issues new norms mandating direct sellers to maintain confidentiality of private information of buyers as well as maintain record of complaint redressal.
New Delhi: Chikungunya takes its toll in Delhi and a few other cities across the country, with at least five deaths due to the vector-borne disease reported in the last two days, including a fatality in the national capital where its number of cases climbs to over 1,000.
Ambala/New Delhi: Indian Air Force’s Jaguar aircraft, a deep strike fighter plane capable of carrying nuclear payload, catches fire minutes before take off at Ambala air base but the pilot got out safely.
New Delhi: In a major boost to their energy ties, India and Russia launches a Working Group for creating an “energy bridge” for a possible direct gas delivery from Russia and also directs their concerned ministries to finalise “concrete outcomes” in key areas of trade and investment by the next month’s summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
New Delhi: Finance Ministry says that it will ascertain facts with regard to instances of bankers depositing small amounts in the Jan Dhan accounts to reduce the number of zero balance accounts.
New Delhi: Five more deaths from chikungunya complications happens at a private hospital in Delhi, while AIIMS confirs one suspected case, taking to 11 the number of fatalities due to the vector-borne disease in the city that is grappling with a severe health crisis.
New Delhi: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani tears into Pakistan’s stance of “good terrorists and bad terrorists” saying the approach is “extremely shortsighted” and warns that those who try to block increasing Indo-Afghan trade will be blocked themselves.
Lucknow: In a fresh twist to the deepening feud in Mulayam Singh Yadav’s family, his brother Shivpal submits his resignation as ruling Samajwadi Party’s state unit head and as a minister in the cabinet of newphew Akhilesh Yadav with whom he is at loggerheads.
New Delhi: Asserting that NSG membership is a priority, India today says there should not be any differences between it and China on issues such as development and clean energy, a day after Beijing says it is yet to take a position on the accession of a non-NPT country into the nuclear club.
Srinagar: PDP, which is struggling to contain the over two-month-long unrest in Kashmir, suffers a jolt when its founding member Tariq Hameed Karra quits the ruling party and his Lok Sabha seat as well, protesting against “brutal policies” of BJP at the Centre and “complete surrender” of the state government before it.
New Delhi: India and Nepal committ that they will “not allow” their territory to be used against each other and also agreed to set up an oversight mechanism to review the progress of economic and development projects on regular basis.
New Delhi: The number of fatalities due to chikungunya complications rise to 13 in the national capital, even as the Centre sought a detailed report from the Delhi government on deaths due to it and dengue, including medical history of the deceased.
Lucknow: Patch up in the Yadav family appears to be on the cards with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announcing that his disgruntled uncle Shivpal Yadav will be given back his portfolios and Gayatri Prajapati will be reinducted as Cabinet minister, issues which had triggered an all-out war.