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National news of week


Digest of domestic news for week Oct 18- Oct 24, 2014


New Delhi: In a major reform push, the government deregulated diesel prices but hiked natural gas tariff by 46 per cent that will push up fertiliser, power, CNG and PNG rates.

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag asked his commanders to “continuously assess” the situation in view of the security transition taking place in the neighbourhood and directed them to maintain relentless pressure on terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure peaceful polls.


Mumbai: Bangalore girl Noyonita Lodh was tonight crowned Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Universe 2014 after beating 14 finalists across India.

Mumbai: Pritam Munde, the second daughter of late BJP leader Gopinath Munde, scripted Lok Sabha history winnin the Beed seat in Maharashtra in a bypoll by a record margin of nearly seven lakh votes.

Mumbai/Chandigarh: Knocking out Congress from its bastions, the Modi wave placed BJP on the cusp of forming a government in Maharashtra with unexpected support from NCP while it stormed to power on its own in Haryana.


New Delhi: Delhi Police, probing the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, says it will provide all details sought by a panel of AIIMS doctors so that it can give a “conclusive forensic” report to the investigators.

New Delhi: Regretting that India is way behind in medical research, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked doctors to keep pace with the rapidly changing medical science to remain “relevant”.


New Delhi: There is no threat from either al Qaeda or ISIS of a magnitude which the country cannot deal with, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says but asserted that security agencies were keeping a “very close watch”.

New Delhi: The Ordinance to auction coal blocks through an electronic platform got the President’s approval, paving the way for a “transparent” allocation process for mines to the private sector, even as trade unions and Left parties opposed the move.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for revamping urban governance while linking it to the ‘Digital India’ mission and ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign.


Kolkata: CBI filed its first charge sheet in the multi-crore Saradha sscam naming the company chief Sudipta Sen, close aide Debjani Mukherjee and suspended Trinamool MP Kunal Ghosh, five months after it was ordered by the Supreme Court to probe the case.

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may have dropped hints that a minister in the previous UPA government could be one of those who had stashed money abroad.

New Delhi: India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fighter plane fleet and is undertaking a thorough technical check after both the pilot seats in one of the aircraft ejected without command during landing, leading to a crash near Pune recently.



Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a slew of relief measures, including a special package of Rs 745-crore package, from his relief fund for the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu: Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire several times and resorted to firing on Border Out Posts along the International Border in Samba, Kathua and Jammu districts, on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Jammu and Kashmir.

Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a surprise visit to Siachen to celebrate Diwali with soldiers posted at the world’s highest battlefield and hailed the role of the armed forces in securing the country.



Jammu: In fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistan troops fired at forward Indian posts along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from Indian soldiers.

New Delhi: Two days ahead of a planned rally in London by a pro-Pakistan group on Kashmir issue, India warned that forces inimical to Indo-UK relations may utilise such opportunity in open societies.

New Delhi: IAF personnel and their families have been asked not to use Chinese ‘Xiaomi Redmi 1s’ phones on the ground that data was allegedly transferred to their servers in China and it could be a security risk, a charge denied by the company.



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