National news of week
Jammu: After a brief lull, Pakistan violated ceasefire twice along International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Jammu district, drawing strong retaliation from India.
New Delhi: With an intent of developing rural India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an ambitious scheme under which he asked each of around 800 MPs to develop physical and institutional infrastructure of three villages by 2019.
New Delhi: The Centre is working on a solution to ensure that poor get benefits like free medicines and check-ups in speciality government hospitals on the basis of their BPL ration cards while eliminating income tax payers and top officials from the ambit of PDS.
New Delhi: To curb misuse of official cyber tools and attempts of phishing, the Income Tax department has rolled out a secure email system for all its employees and officers.
Jammu: After a brief lull, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire twice and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling targeting 10 Indian forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district injuring one woman.
Visakhapatnam/Bhubaneshwar: Andhra Pradesh and Odisha mounted massive relief efforts on a war footing to restore communication and power links and clear roads that were battered in the powerful cyclone Hudhud in which the death toll rose to 24.
New Delhi: India has made some progress in reducing poverty level, but still ranks behind neighbouring Nepal and Sri Lanka on the Global Hunger Index and its hunger status remains classified as “serious”.
Visakhapatnam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 1000 crore as interim relief for the cyclone-hit Andhra Pradesh as he undertook a survey of the worst-affected city.
New Delhi: Canada assured India that it takes “threat of incitement” by radical elements “very seriously” in response to New Delhi’s concerns over activities of pro-Khalistan elements as the two countries discussed ways to enhance cooperation in key areas of defence, nuclear energy and trade.
Chandigarh: Haryana created history clocking an all-time high polling of about 76 per cent, surpassing the previous best of 72.65 per cent in 1967 in the high-stakes battle among top contenders Congress, BJP and INLD amid stray incidents of violence in many parts of the state.
New Delhi: The CBI has told the External Affairs Ministry there has been no indication of Saradha Group’s investment funds being diverted to terror groups based in Bangladesh during its probe into the chit fund scam.
New Delhi: India signed a deal with Canada on clean water technologies, with a focus on Prime Minister’s Clean Rivers Mission.
New Delhi: Bracing to deal with Ebola epidemic which has claimed more than 4000 lives globally, the government took stock of the measures being undertaken for strengthening the preparedness, surveillance and response system in states.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a string of labour reforms, including measures to end ‘inspector raj’, asserting that ease of doing business is “essential” to ensure ‘Make-in-India’ campaign is successful.
Manesar (Haryana): A day after China reacted sharply to government’s plans to construct a border road in Arunachal Pradesh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh sent a strong message asserting that no one can warn India.
New Delhi: India and China concluded two-day talks on border mechanism here during which they discussed ways to prevent incidents like last month’s standoff between their armies in Ladakh from recurring in future and reached consensus on early implementation of several CBMs.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated scientists on the successful test-firing of indigenously developed nuclear capable cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, saying this meant a “great impetus” to the country’s defence capabilities.
New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claimed a breakthrough saying the Swiss government has agreed to share information on Indians stashing illicit money there in certain cases, but blamed a 1995 agreement as the constraining factor in disclosing their names.