National news of the week
Digest of domestic news for the week Dec 6- Dec 12, 2014
Hazaribagh (Jharkhand): Strongly condemning terror strikes in Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called them it a “shameful” attempt to attack Indian democracy.
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis retains key ministries with the BJP while allocating portfolios to the 20-member council of ministers, including 10 of Shiv Sena as against its demand for plum ministries like Home, Revenue etc.
New Delhi: A taxi driver accused of raping a 27-year-old woman executive here is arrested from Mathura even as the US-based cab firm Uber with whom he worked was directed by Delhi police to join its probe.
New Delhi: Pushing for declaring Bhagwad Gita as a national scripture, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj says only a formal announcement remained in this regard, sparking a controversy with TMC and and Congress coming out with sharp responses.
New Delhi: At a unique conclave of Chief Ministers called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to replace the Planning Commission here sees a consensus that more power and planning should be devolved to states, but Congress strongly opposed dismantling of the existing 65-year-old body established by Jawaharlal Nehru.
New Delhi: International taxi-booking service Uber is banned in the capital and government mulls similar action across the country as outrage grew over the alleged rape of a 27-year-old woman executive by its driver who is stated to be a repeat offender and was jailed before.
New Delhi: With MDMK becoming the first ally to quit NDA, BJP remains unfazed rejecting the southern party’s contention that the Centre was acting against the interest of Tamils and signalled that it would not like any of its partners oppose the government.
New Delhi: US-based cab booking firm Uber, which is under scrutiny in connection with a rape case, has a total of 4,000 drivers on its roll but it did not have any idea whether they have police verification or posses mandatory Public Service Vehicle (PSV) badge.
Srinagar: Unfazed by the recent terror attacks, a 59 per cent voter turnout is recorded in the third phase of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as they continued to ignore boycott calls but it was lower than the earlier rounds.
New Delhi: As Russian President Vladimir Putin flew in here Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed confidence that the visit will take the bilateral relations to “newer heights.”
New Delhi: In the eye of a storm over a rape case, global cab-booking firm Uber finally ceases its operations in the national capital complying with a government ban imposed on it three days back.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses joy over the UN General Assembly adopting an India-led resolution declaring June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga.
New Delhi: Facing an onslaught of criticism over the alleged rape by one its drivers, internet-based taxi firm Uber apologises and said it will tighten background checks even as two more states–Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka– ban web-based cab services.
New Delhi: In a boost to their “special strategic partnership”, Russia will build at least 12 nuclear reactors besides manufacturing advanced dual-used helicopters as the two countries signed 20 agreements in oil, gas, defence, investment and other key sectors.
New Delhi: In the first major disclosure on black money, 339 Indians have been found to have stashed Rs 4,479 crore in Swiss banks, while domestic unaccounted wealth to the tune of Rs 14,958 crore has been traced, even as the SIT recommended stringent measures to check the menace.
New Delhi: Existing institutions have to be revitalized from time to time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says and hails President Pranab Mukherjee’s contribution in this regard as an inspiration for all Indians.