National news of week
Lucknow: Under attack over the rape and murder of two Dalit cousin sisters, the Akhilesh Yadav government suspends Badaun SP, decided to take action against then District magistrate and undertook a massive rejig involving 66 IAS and 42 IPS officers.
New Delhi: Battling growing infighting, the Aam Aadmi Party goes on damage control mode by deciding to restructure it and rejected resignation of its senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Shazia Ilmi who had attacked Arvind Kejriwal for lack of internal democracy in the party.
Shimla/Mandi: Around 24 engineering students from Hyderabad are feared to have been washed away this evening in River Beas near Thalot on Manali-Kiratpur Highway, 40 Km from Mandi.
New Delhi: Viewing China as a benchmark, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India will have to focus on “skill, scale and speed” of development to compete with the neighbor and bring about revolutionary changes in agriculture and energy sectors.
New Delhi: The entire gamut of bilateral ties including the contentious boundary issue was discussed during a “cordial and substantive” engagement between the foreign ministers of India and China here who met within two weeks of installation of the Narendra Modi government.
New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister and Special Envoy Wang Yi conveys a message from his President to Prime Minister Narendra Modi praising his leadership and seeking “peaceful cooperation” and “inclusive development” by working together.
New Delhi: Carrying a message of “peaceful cooperation” from his President for the new Prime Minister, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi exudes confidence that both the countries have the capabilities to deal properly with the contentious issues such as boundary dispute.
New Delhi: With China in mind, the Environment ministry promises speedy clearances to defense projects and announced that approval has been given to Karwar which has been pending for long during the UPA rule.
Lucknow: In another major shakeup of the state’s bureaucracy in four days, the Uttar Pradesh government transfers 36 IAS officers including district magistrates after a review of the law and order situation by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Thrissur: The principal of a government polytechnic in Kerala and four students were among seven people booked by police over putting a photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in their campus magazine under a list of ‘negative faces’ that also included Adolf Hitler and Osama bin Laden.
New Delhi: Defense Minister Arun Jaitley unequivocally states that the appointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief is “final”, seeking to end the controversy over his elevation in which the former army chief-turned minister V K Singh was also involved.
Bahraich (UP): In a chilling reminder of the horrific Badaun incident, body of a 45-year-old woman, belonging to a backward caste, was found hanging from a tree here after she was allegedly abducted and gang-raped.
New Delhi: A conciliatory Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches out to the opposition urging it to join him in “collective decision-making” for development of the country and all sections of people, including Muslims.
Raipur: Six persons, including two Deputy General Managers, are killed and over 30 people fell ill when poisonous gas leaked in Steel Authority of India’s Bhilai Plant in Durg district of Chhattisgarh.
New Delhi: For the first time in four years, a male candidate tops the prestigious Civil Services Examination 2013.
Ahmedabad/New Delhi: After a wait of eight long years, the Gujarat government got final approval to raise by about 17 metres the height of Sardar Sarovar dam–the country’s most controversial dam project–in a big boost to the state which often faces water woes due to deficient rains.
New Delhi: The Planning Commission says the proposal to accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra) is under consideration but no decision has been taken as yet.
New Delhi: On a day Pakistani troops shelled Indian positions, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh briefs Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the security situation, including ceasefire violations, operational preparedness of the force and its requirement.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoles deaths due to gas leakage at Bhilai Steel Plant and assures Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh of all help for rescue and relief operations.