National news of week
Digest of domestic news for the week Sep 20- Sep 26, 2014
Chandigarh: An IAF AN-32 transport aircraft with 11 people on board crash landed tonight at Chandigarh airport but all are safe.
New Delhi: CBI moved the Supreme Court with a fresh perjury application against noted lawyers Prashant Bhushan and Kamini Jaiswal and their NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation for allegedly making false statements before the apex court against CBI Chief Ranjit Sinha.
New Delhi: India offered Bangladesh expertise in civil nuclear sector and outer space during a meeting between their Foreign Ministers but the meet could not make any major headway on emotive issues of Land Boundary Agreement, Teesta water sharing and extradition of ULFA leader Anup Chetia.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has criticised frequent remarks made by political pundits on the “root cause” of violence against women and asserted that there should be no compromise on the issue of dignity of women.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India has a chance to rise again as a global economic power and suggested that it could match with China and he has a “clear roadmap” to channelise entrepreneurial capabilities of country’s 1.25 billion people.
New Delhi: Nalini Chidamabaram, wife of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, has been examined by CBI in conection with the alleged multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.
New Delhi: National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a supplementary charge sheet against 20 alleged operatives of banned terror group Indian Mujahideen(IM), including Haidar Ali alias “Black beauty”, for waging war against the country.
Bhubaneswar: Barely 10 days after he resigned, CBI arrested Odisha’s former Advocate General Ashok Mohanty for allegedly abusing his official position and misappropriating funds of Artha Tatwa Group of companies in a case which is an offshoot of Saradha chit fund scam.
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh took stock of the “large scale damage” to border fencing and BSF posts due to floods in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the border guarding force to keep strict vigil on this frontier to curb infiltration.
New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate initiated its first action in the money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal with the arrest of Gautam Khaitan, alleged to be an “important” link in connection with kickbacks of this scam.
New Delhi: In a spine-chilling incident, a 20-year-old youth was today mauled to death by a white tiger when he fell into its enclosure at the Delhi Zoo.
New Delhi: Government decided to withdraw a controversial legislation which sought to create an overarching body in the higher education subsuming existing regulatory bodies such as UGC, AICTE and NCTE.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court scrapped the allocation of 214 out of 218 coal blocks to various companies since 1993 terming it as “fatally flawed”, an order that could have serious implications for the energy sector and a pay out of Rs.7,900 crore as fine by affected corporates.
New Delhi: India was basking in the success of its Mars Orbiter Mission as Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the country in applauding the ISRO scientists for achieving the “miracle” on a shoestring budget and the international community hailed the feat.
Mumbai: Long-standing political formations in Maharashtra crumbled with BJP snapping its 25-year-old alliance with the Shiv Sena and NCP parting ways with the Congress and pulling out of the government, raising thpossibility of at least a four-cornered contest in the October 15 Assembly polls.
New Delhi: In a bid to make the country a manufacturing hub, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised easy and effective governance to enable ease of doing business as he launched the ‘Make in India’ campaign at an event where the government hinted at amending labour laws.
New Delhi: All central government employees have been asked to be present in their offices on October 2 to take cleanliness pledge as part of the Narendra Modi government’s ‘Clean India’ campaign.
New Delhi: A day after parting ways with its oldest ally Shiv Sena, BJP released its first list of 172 candidates for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly elections that includes its top leaders in the state.
New Delhi: After a fortnight of incursions, Chinese troops started withdrawing from India’s Chumar area in Ladakh following talks between the two armies.
New Delhi: India rubbished as “frivolous and malicious attempt” the case filed in a New York court against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged role in 2002 communal riots in Gujarat during his chief ministership, saying “vested interests” have raked up the matter to “vitiate” the atmosphere during his visit.