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National news of week


Digest of domestic news for week May 31- Jun 6, 2014

New Delhi: The death toll in the powerful dust storm has increased to 14 even as many areas in the city remained without electricity for over 24 hours due to delay in restoration of damaged power transmission lines.

New Delhi: AAP received a jolt after senior party leader Yogendra Yadav and Haryana convener Naveen Jaihind tendered their resignation from party’s Political Affairs Committee and National Executive respectively over alleged bickering between the two.

New Delhi: On the occasion of World Tobacco Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asks the countrymen to say ‘no’ to tobacco and lay the foundation of a healthier India.


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi describes the invitation to SAARC leaders for his swearing-in as a “right decision at the right” time and said his first major foreign policy initiative had sent out a message to the world about India’s strength.

Jaipur: In an action against a second Congress leader this week for criticising Rahul Gandhi, Rajasthan MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma is suspended from the party, a day after he dubbed him ‘MD of a team of jokers’.


New Delhi: Setting the tone for his government’s tenure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells his Council of Ministers to provide transparent and effective governance with time-bound implementation of programmes as he held a marathon meeting with them here.

New Delhi/Bangalore: Mallikarjuna Kharge, who was chosen leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, says his party will play the role of a “constructive opposition” and not function as an “opposition for opposition sake”.

Hyderabad: Capping decades of struggle, Telangana came into being as the 29th state of India when TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao is sworn in as Chief Minister at the head of a 11-member Cabinet that included his son and nephew.


New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded that India should sponsor a resolution in the United Nations condemning the genocide in Sri Lanka.

Hazaribagh: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, a former Union Finance Minister, is sent to jail for two weeks by a court in a case of alleged assault of an electricity official whose hands were tied during protests against blackouts in Jharkhand.

New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister and a popular backward class leader from Maharashtra Gopinath Munde dies of multiple internal injuries suffered in a road accident in Central Delhi early this morning.


New Delhi: Amid his thrust on speedy delivery systems, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asks bureaucrats to do away with “archaic” rules and procedures which hamper governance by creating “avoidable confusion” and encouraged them to take decisions with a promise of backing them.

Pune: A 28-year-old software professional is bludgeoned to death allegedly by persons with suspected links to a Hindu outfit near here.

New Delhi: The 16th Lok Sabha gets off to a speedy start today creating a record of sorts with 510 of the 539 members, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top leaders taking oath on a single day.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted US President Barack Obama’s invitation for a meeting in late September and the dates are being finalised.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for sending a sari for his mother.

New Delhi: Reeling under electoral debacle, Aam Aadmi Party appears split down the middle with senior leader Yogendra Yadav attacking Arvind Kejriwal while the party initiated moves to bring back Shazia Ilmi who had quit criticising the “coterie” around Kejriwal.

New Delhi: In a new anti-Naxal strategy being readied by government, bureaucrats and security personnel operating in Maoist-hit areas may get special monetary benefits, out-of-turn promotions and choice posting after the completion of their tenure in these “dangerous” places.
New Delhi: Days after the United Nations condemns the brutal gangrape and murder of two teenaged girls in Badaun, India says it never claimed to be a “perfect society” but the country has internal self-correction mechanism in place to deal with such acts.

Amritsar: Two groups clash inside the Golden Temple premises for close to half an hour leaving at least 12 persons injured, even as the temple city observe a bandh to mark the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar.

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