National news of week
Digest of domestic news for week Oct 4- Oct 10, 2014
New Delhi: Two days after launching the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the momentum of “enthusiasm” generated by the drive should be kept going for the success of the mission.
New Delhi: India and the US are working further on their declaration on how to choke all financial and tactical support to underworld don and terror mastermind Dawood Ibrahim’s D-Company.
Karnal (Har)/Beed (Mah): As they kickstarted campaigning for the October 15 Assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sonia Gandhi traded fire with the former attacking the Congress regime for having done “little” in the last 60 years and she likening him to “empty vessels” making noise.
Patna: Patna Divisional Commissioner N Vijaylaxmi and three other top civil and police officials of the district administration were removed from their posts by the Bihar government, two days after the stampede in the state capital that left 33 dead.
Burdwan(WB)/New Delhi: Two women were arrested and a man detained in connection with the Burdwan blast in West Bengal that left two suspected militants dead even as ruling TMC, BJP and CPI-M were locked in a blame game over the incident in which role of terror groups is being probed.
Mumbai/New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has stoked a controversy by allegedly asking voters at a public meeting in poll-bound Maharashtra to accept bribes, prompting the Election Commission to issue him a show cause notice.
Kurukshetra (Har): Coming out against dynastic politics and nepotism in Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the electorate to junk such parties and elect a BJP government with majority, saying he did not want support of “dangerous” people lodged in Tihar Jail, apparently referring to former CM Om Prakash Chautala.
Bangalore: Jailed former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, undergoing four-year imprisonment in a graft case, was refused bail by the Karnataka High Court which held that there were no grounds for it as corruption amounts to “violation of human rights” and must be dealt with seriously.
New Delhi: With the government notifying the decision to grant life-long visa to Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the swift action taken on his promise made in the US and hoped it will give an impetus to India’s development journey.