National news of the week
Digest of domestic news for the week Nov 8- Nov 15, 2014
Kolkata: West Bengal police arrests the mastermind of Burdwan blast Sk Rahmatulla alias Sajid, a Bangladeshi national and stated to be a Chief Commander of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror group.
Panaji: Laxmikant Parsekar, an old RSS hand who helped build BJP in Goa, was today sworn-in as Chief Minister of the coastal state after he snuffed out competition from his senior and Deputy CM Francis D’Souza to succeed Manohar Parrikar who was plucked for a Union Cabinet berth.
New Delhi: Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and former Shiv Sainik Suresh Prabhu are inducted into the Union Cabinet and given Defence and Railway portfolios respectively as Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertook an expansion of his council of ministers and reshuffled portfolios while bringing in 21 new faces.
New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says the government will amend the tough land acquisition law even if the opposition does not support as it looks to restore confidence in the economy.
New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament’s winter session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asks his Council of Ministers to cut down on unnecessary tours to ensure their maximum presence during the month-long affair.
New Delhi: India decides to strengthen its staff by deploying two additional diplomats in Erbil camp office in violence-hit Iraq, within a week after the families of 40 Indians, who are still held captives there, requested the External Affairs Minister to do so.
New Delhi: After making a strong pitch in the UN to observe an International Yoga Day, which has been supported by 50 countries, including the US and China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created a separate ministry- AAYUSH, which will have Department of Ayurveda and Yoga, among others.
New Delhi: MNREGA, the ambitious rural job scheme introduced by the UPA government, will continue to be implemented across the country with new Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh ruling out any plan to restrict it to only 200 backward districts.
New Delhi: Asserting that ASEAN is at the core of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Myanmar to attend the Summit with the ten-nation grouping and the East Asia Summit.
New Delhi: Unfazed by the row, AMU VC Zameer Uddin Shah stands by his controversial comment on girl undergraduates’ entry to the university library even as the HRD Ministry sought more details from him about rules which bar girls from getting access to the main library.
New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit later this week, Australia hopes that the administrative arrangement for the supply of uranium to India would be in place by “first half of next year” as it was in the process of getting parliamentary approvals for the same.
New Delhi: The battle over Jawaharlal Nehru’s legacy escalated today with Congress launching a sharp but veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of seeking to destroy his secular vision and spreading “poison of communalism”.
New Delhi/Washington: India achieves a major victory with the US agreeing to its proposal on food security issues at WTO, a development that will pave the way for a breakthrough to end the three-month long stalemate.
Lucknow/Dehradun: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav are the ten political leaders who are elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Srinagar: Over four years after the Machil fake encounter that fuelled widespread unrest in Kashmir Valley, five army men including two officers were sentenced to life for gunning down three youths and labelling them as militants, a decision welcomed by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as a “watershed moment”.
Balasore: India successfully test-fires its indigenously-developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II and Dhanush ballistic missiles in separate trials, boosting the armed forces’ operational readiness.
New Delhi: The government kick-starts the Bal Swachhta Mission as part of Children’s Day celebrations and also launched the ‘Udaan’ programme for girls, which seeks to prepare them for the IIT-JEE.
New Delhi: India’s front line combat aircraft Sukhoi-30 fleet is cleared for flying after being grounded for nearly a month following a crash near Pune.