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National news of the week

Digest of domestic news for week Nov 1 – Nov 7, 2014


New Delhi: Giving an idea of the nature of next year’s Budget, Prime Minister Narendra Mod says it should be “full of new ideas” with transformational and measurable deliverables.

New Delhi: Apprehending foggy conditions in the winter season, railways has decided to cancel 30 trains, mostly north bound, for 47 days from December 31 this year.


Leh/New Delhi: Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently made a two-pronged simultaneous incursion by sending its troops into Indian waters in the Pangong lake as well as five kms deep into Indian territory through the land route in the same area, according to reports.

New Delhi: CBI has sought posting of its officers in some of the Indian missions abroad besides cutting down of red-tape involved in sending Letters Rogatory(LR) as measures to expedite cases related to black money.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to get back every penny of the black money stashed abroad, days after his government was accused of making a U-turn on the issue.


New Delhi: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the government replaced Financial Services Secretary Gurdial Singh Sandhu with Gujarat-cadre IAS officer Hasmukh Adhia and made over 60 Special and Joint Secretary-level appointments.

New Delhi: Even 67 years after India’s Independence, the country’s statute book still has a law which provides for punishment to those who dissuade people from taking part in a war in which the “British Empire” is involved.

Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar, who essayed villainous and comic roles with equal ease and gave powerful performances in “Ardh Satya” and “Sadak”, after battling lung infection.


New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met the families of 40 Indians, still held captives in Iraq, and assured them that the “earnest” efforts continued to secure the release of the nationals who remain “unharmed”.

New Delhi: In a step to rope in professional experts from the private sector, the Centre asks all ministries to carry out an exercise for identifying posts that require people with specialised or technical knowledge.

Kolkata/New Delhi: Kolkata and its port area may face a terror attack, according to a warning issued by central intelligence agencies amid which the Navy has withdrawn its two warships that were docked at the port here.


New Delhi: The Delhi Assembly was dissolved, paving the way for fresh elections that will end the political hibernation since the AAP government fell in February.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi re-constituted a high-level climate panel and dropped well-known environmentalist Sunita Narain and top industry leader Ratan Tata from the council.

New Delhi: India and Russia discussed ways to enhance cooperation in key areas of energy and trade, as also important “outstanding issues” requiring immediate attention including the concerns of Russian giant Sistema.


Visakhapatnam /New Delhi: A Torpedo Recovery Vessel of Indian Navy sunk off the Visakhapatnam coast during a naval exercise killing one sailor while four others went missing.

New Delhi: Sharing his anger and pain after being stripped of the captaincy in 1997, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has revealed that the “unceremonious” sacking was very “embarrassing” and “humiliating”.


Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly pitched for ending the wretched practice of female foeticide as he adopted Jayapur village in his Lok Sabha constituency, urging villagers to give up dependence on governments for solving their problems.

New Delhi: A day after a Naval vessel sank off the Vishakhapatnam coast, a full scall search operation was underway to trace the four missing sailors, including an officer, and an inquiry has been set up to look into the cause of the mishap.

Srinagar: Under attack over the Budgam firing incident which left two teenagers dead, Army admitted that it was a “mistake” by its personnel and promised action against anyone found guilty.

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