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National news of the week

Digest of domestic news for the week Nov 29- Dec 5, 2014


Srinagar: At least eight people, including a father-son duo and a CRPF sub-inspector, suffered minor injuries in a grenade blast near Palladium Cinema in busy Lal Chowk here.

New Delhi: Ahead of his visit to Northeastern states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the government is committed to realising the potential of the region and accelerating its progress as India will not develop till it develops.

Guwahati: Terming Pakistan-based terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad a constant security threat, Director of Intelligence Bureau Asif Ibrahim says return of the battle-hardened youth from Iraq and Syria poses a new challenge to the country.


Guwahati/Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that steps will be taken to stop inflow of illegal migrants from Bangladesh with which India will operationalise the land swapping deal for a permanent solution to deal with the problem of infiltration.

Guwahati: Describing ISIS and al Qaeda as serious security challenges for India, Director of Intelligence Bureau Asif Ibrahim says the Indian diaspora has become increasingly vulnerable to elements having allegiance to terror groups.

Guwahati: Pitching for ‘SMART’ policing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says intelligence gathering is the most vital aspect of the security essentials of the country which must honour its police martyrs and ensure welfare of police personnel.


New Delhi: The number of new HIV infections in India has come down by 57 percent and related deaths by 25 percent in the last decade with the government now working to achieve the ambitious global goals of zero new infection and death by raising awareness and boosting preventive methods.

Raipur: Using human shields, Maoists unleashed a major attack killing 14 CRPF personnel, including two officers, and injuring 12 others in the second ambush on the force in 10 days in the same area in Naxal-infested Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.


New Delhi: Delhi Government appointed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the mysterious fire at a church here even as the Christian community sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention for a judicial probe into the incident as well as “violence” against them in some other states.

Srinagar/Jammu: In a rerun of record polling in the first phase, a 72 per cent voter turnout was registered in the second phase of incident-free Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir with people again ignoring boycott calls by separatist groups and braving chilly weather.

Raipur: Naxals are suspected to have used tree-mounted light machine guns (LMGs) to spray bullets and kill 14 CRPF personnel who were passing through a village during the encounter in Sukma.


New Delhi: Government formed a high-level committee to review the Standard operating Procedure (SoP) to finetune the anti-Maoists strategy following the ambush early this week in which 14 CRPF personnel were killed by Naxals in Chhattisgarh.

New Delhi: Anil Kumar Sinha, a 1979-batch IPS officer, took over the reins of CBI at a time when the agency is facing criticism from courts over its handling of probe in coal allocation and 2G scams.

Srinagar: Ahead of polling in Pulwama district in south Kashmir, militants carried out a grenade attack killing a CRPF assistant sub-inspector and wounding four security force personnel and three civilians.


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of noted jurist V R Krishna Iyer whom he described as “a phenomenal human being” besides being an incredible philosopher.

New Delhi: There is no scientific evidence to prove that Genetically Modified crops would harm soil, human health and environment, Government says.

New Delhi: The government made it clear that it is not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years but is proposing changes in processes related to treatment of heinous offences committed by those in 16 to 18 age group.


Rajouri: India hit out at Pakistan over the multiple terror attacks in Kashmir Valley, asking it to stop these activities directed against this country and says it is ready to help if it was unable to do so.

Gurdaspur/New Delhi: A doctor, who allegedly performed botched cataract surgeries leaving several people blind, was arrested and a case registered against a private hospital and a Mathura-based NGO even as the Centre sought a report from the Punjab government on the incident.

Srinagar: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s poll rally, Kashmir Valley was rocked by four terror attacks by militants from across the border who stormed an Army camp in Uri leaving 11 security personnel including a Lt Colonel dead and killed two civilians in Tral.

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