National news of week
Digest of national news for week Jun 21- Jun 27, 2014
New Delhi: The fate of Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Assam hangs in balance while Congress ruled out change of guard in Haryana even as hectic parleys continued over the party’s proposed organizational shake-up in states following its worst-ever drubbing in Lok Sabha polls.
New Delhi: India will launch five satellites for France, Canada, Germany and Singapore on June 30 under commercial agreements, space agency ISRO says.
New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing on the need for increasing arms exports, DRDO says India can sell combat aircraft and missiles whose production cost would be “much lower” than some of the weapons sold by countries such as China.
New Delhi: Signalling the continuity of policy, the new government has ratified the Additional Protocol, a commitment given under Indo-US nuclear deal by the previous dispensation to grant greater ease to IAEA to monitor India’s civilian atomic program.
New Delhi: The row over the controversial four-year undergraduate programme took a new turn as colleges affiliated to Delhi University today deferred the admission to the academic session 2014-15.
New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has rejected the Ministry of External Affairs’s proposal to grant visa-on-arrival facility to Bangladeshi nationals and visa-free entry to citizens of that country under the age of 18 and over the age of 65.
New Delhi: As the debate on alleged black money stashed by Indians in Swiss banks continues, Switzerland says it is looking forward to working together with the new government of India in its fight against tax evasion.
New Delhi: In a significant decision, Air India was inducted into the Star Alliance, an exclusive club of 26 major global airlines, which would enable seamless travel for the airline’s passengers to over 1,300 destinations and may increase its revenues by five per cent.
New Delhi: Travel by train will be costlier from tomorrow as the hike of 14.2 per cent in passenger fares will come into effect.
New Delhi: Faced with a “challenging” economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says the time has come to take measures that will put the country on a faster pace of growth and restore investor confidence.
New Delhi: India has evacuated two nurses from the conflict zone in Iraq while 46 other nurses remained stranded in a hospital in Tikrit, taking the total number of those rescued so far to 36 as all Indian envoys in Gulf countries have been called to New Delhi on June 29 to discuss the Iraqi issue and other regional complexities.
New Delhi: Demanding withdrawal of the decision to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSP), the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) says the move was “pushed” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked him to come forward for a comprehensive review of the entire project.
Chapra/New Delhi: At least four passengers were killed and eight injured when the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed at Golden Ganj station near Chapra in suspected sabotage by Maoists.
New Delhi: In a major liberalization, the government allowed manufacturing of several hundreds of equipment and products in the defense sector without licence.
New Delhi: Satisfied with the work done by his government that completed 30 days in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi nevertheless acknowledged that there are areas where “we need to improve”, underlining that unlike the previous governments he did not have the “luxury” of a “honeymoon period”.
New Delhi: The multi-billion dollar Rafale combat aircraft deal, the Jaitapur nuclear power plant and climate change are expected to figure prominently during talks French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius’ will have with Indian leaders during his two-day visit.
New Delhi: The four-day deadlock over admission to Delhi University’s undergraduate course ended with Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh relenting under UGC’s pressure and scrapping the controversial four year program.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the strategic and global partnership with Japan is a high priority for India and he was attaching great importance to his visit there which has been put off till after the budget session of Parliament ending August 14.
New Delhi: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has ordered a high-level inquiry into the GAIL pipeline fire in Andhra Pradesh that killed at least 15 persons.