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National news of week

Digest of domestic news for week Jun 14- Jun 20, 2014


On Board Aircraft Carrier: Russia-made India’s largest aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya was today dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who pitched for making the country self-reliant in manufacturing defence equipment and even capable of exports also.

Mumbai: Mumbai Police says they will collect CCTV footage and other “evidence” on allegations of molestation and abuse levelled by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta against her former boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia, who termed the charges as “false and baseless”.


Dehradun: Ahead of the first anniversary of horrendous flash floods which claimed thousands of lives in Uttarakhand, authorities recovered 17 more skeletal remains and cremated them in Kedar valley.

Srinagar: The Centre will announce policy measures for return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley in the next few days, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley says while voicing optimism about the situation in J-K and promising that Modi government will make special effort for its development. Srinagar: The Centre today asserted that dialogue with Pakistan cannot progress if ceasefire violations and infiltration continue, saying such hostilities “must stop” for the situation to “normalise”.


Mandi: Rescue efforts were hampered today due to increased discharge of water in Beas river following widespread rains as no headway was made in tracing the missing 16 students and a guide who were swept away by the gushing waters.

New Delhi: Amid increasing incidents of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, the Central government says it was concerned over the prevailing law and order in the state and was closely monitoring the situation.


New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi today resigned as the Narendra Modi government started the process of removal of those appointed by the previous UPA regime but apparently there was resistance from some of those who were asked to quit.

Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation along the Indo-Pak border, Pakistani Rangers today fired at border outposts in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation by Indian forces.

New Delhi: Intitiating the probe into the death of former Union Minister Gopinath Munde, CBI today inspected the crime scene where he had met with the accident which collided with a taxi here on June 3.


Jaipur: Union Minister Nihalchand Meghwal, summoned by a court in Rajasthan in connection with a rape incident, ruled out his resignation.

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi was today conferred Russia’s highest civilian award for foreign nationals, “Order of Friendship”, for his championing role in fostering ties between the two countries.

New Delhi: The decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to scrap 30 GoMs and EGoMs set up by the previous UPA government today received the formal nod of the Union Cabinet.


New Delhi: Facing resistance from Governors appointed during the UPA regime, the government is considering options to ensure their exit as a second Governor quit the post after some of them asked to do so.

New Delhi: Union Home Ministry has asked RBI to seek prior permission from it for any donation to be made to NGO Greenpeace by two overseas contributors, a move which was earlier recommended by the Intelligence Bureau.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed Russia as a “time-tested and reliable friend” and says he intends to take the relationship to a higher level. He gave this message to visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin who met him here to convey President Vladimir Putin’s greetings and his desire to work with him to further strengthen and deepen the “special and privileged strategic partnership” between the two countries.


New Delhi: Five foreign satellites will be launched by India under commercial agreements on June 30, space agency ISRO says.

New Delhi: Sixteen Indians stranded in violence-affected areas of Iraq have been evacuated and one of the 40 kidnapped Indians has escaped from captivity in Mosul town even as government said it was “knocking at all doors” to rescue its citizens.

New Delhi: In one of the biggest hikes, the cash-strapped railways today raised passenger fares by 14.2 per cent for all classes and increased freight rates by 6.5 per cent to garner Rs 8000 crore annually through the pre-budget decision.


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