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National News for the week


National news for the week –  Mar 1 to Mar 7, 2014News-copy


Moradabad: Seeking to broaden his appeal in Uttar Pradesh, AAP National Convener Arvind Kejriwal attacked BJP and Congress, saying there will be no change in corruption and inflation even if Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi comes to power.

New Delhi: Savita Bhatti, wife of late comedian Jaspal Bhatti, will be the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Chandigarh while Anand Kumar, a professor from JNU will contest from Delhi.

New Delhi: The Bill to carve out Telangana received the assent of President Pranab Mukherjee who also signed the proclamation to impose central rule in Andhra Pradesh.


New Delhi: In a bid to woo the SCs and STs ahead of elections, government cleared an ordinance making penal provisions more stringent to deter people committing crimes against members of these communities.

New Delhi: Seemandhra region will have ‘special category’ status for five years, according to tonight’s decision of the Union Cabinet which also approved two amendments to the just-passed Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill to address the concerns of the respective regions.

New Delhi: A new potential scam has emerged with Defence Minister A K Antony ordering a CBI probe into allegations of bribery into a Rs 10,000 crore deal for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) by London-based Rolls Royce company.


New Delhi: In a move designed to prevent the entry of the polio virus into India, people travelling to and from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Syria, Kenya, Somalia and Nigeria will have to take the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), the Ministry of Health says.

New Delhi: In view of 10 mishaps in its warships in last seven months, the Navy says it has taken several measures to enhance security of its assets including safety checks of weapon systems and audit of the standard operating procedures (SOP).


New Delhi: Sheila Dikshit, a former three-term Chief Minister of Delhi, was tonight appointed Governor of Kerala within three months of her defeat in the recent Assembly polls.

New Delhi: The fire on board the submarine INS Sindhuratna could have started from the sailors’ deck above the battery pit of the vessel, Navy says.

New Delhi: Calling him “chor”, man from Gwalior threw ink on the face of Sahara chief Subrata Roy when he was brought to the Supreme Court amidst chaotic scenes.


New Delhi/Lucknow: AAP workers fought running battles with BJP activists outside the saffron party headquarters in Delhi and Lucknow hours and Arvind Kejriwal’s car was damaged in Gujarat in retaliation to protests against his brief detention in the state.

Bhopal: After Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Kumar Reddy and Nitish Kumar, a fourth Chief Minister–Shivraj Singh Chouhan of Madhya Pradesh–is embarking on a dharna, all in the span of two months.

New Delhi: The high-stake Lok Sabha elections pitting Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in a virtual presidential-style contest with a number of other PM aspirants thrown in will be held between April 7 and May 12 on nine days, the highest number of phases so far.


Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party MLA Irfan Solanki, allegedly involved in a clash between his supporters and junior doctors, was tonight booked on charges of attempt to murder, rioting and voluntarily causing hurt.

Meerut/Srinagar: Around 60 Kashmiri college students studying in Meerut were charged with sedition by Uttar Pradesh police for cheering Pakistan’s victory against India during a recent cricket match but late in the night it was withdrawn.

New Delhi: In a maiden initiative, the Election Commission (EC) has introduced e-filing of affidavits by candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.


New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal attacked BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s Gujarat model of development, claiming it is “overhyped” as he has seen ‘crumbling’ infrastructure and “poor” healthcare facilities in the BJP-ruled state.

Mumbai/New Delhi: The Indian Navy was hit by yet another mishap with leakage of a deadly gas on an under-construction warship claiming the life of a Commander and hospitalization of two others, nine days after a similar accident led to resignation of Navy Chief Admiral D K Joshi.

New Delhi: Delhi police has accused the Aam Aadmi Party protestors of indulging in “riotous acts and using criminal force” to prevent the police from discharging their duty over Wednesday’s protest which turned violent outside BJP headquarters.


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