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National news of week


Digest of domestic news for week Jul 12- Jul 18, 2014


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the new leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party in both Houses of Parliament.


New Delhi: Names of five senior BJP leaders, including former Petroleum Minister Ram Naik, have been firmed up by the government for appointment as Governors in states including Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat, highly placed sources say.

New Delhi: In yet another naval mishap, a warship suffered damage while operating in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory prompting the force to order a detailed investigation into it.


New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is understood to have ruled out changes in the controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir and favoured its continuation in the present form in the state.

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Ram Naik was appointed as Governor of Uttar Pradesh and party’s veteran Delhi leader O P Kohli will move to Gujarat, in the first appointment of five Governors by the Narendra Modi government.

New Delhi: As a row erupted over his meeting with Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik, considered close to Baba Ramdev, rejected suggestions by Congress that he might have acted as government’s envoy, saying he was “nobody’s envoy but my own”.


New Delhi: With the opposition seeking to corner it, Government condemned the meeting that a journalist had with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and says it has sought a report from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad about whether they were aware of this.

New Delhi: CBI filed its chargesheet against Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh for allegedly offering a bribe of Rs 14 crore to the then Army Chief V K Singh, who is now a Union Minister, in connection with the Tatra truck deal.

New Delhi: Government is moving to water down certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act to make it investor-friendly and has initiated consultations with political parties to evolve a consensus on the changes to be made in the farmer-friendly Law


Jammu: A BSF trooper was killed and six, three of them security force personnel, were injured when Pakistan Rangers fired heavily at Indian forward positions along the International Border in Jammu district, the third ceasefire violation by Pakistan this month.

New Delhi: Another batch of 175 Indian nationals will reach here tomorrow from conflict-hit Iraq even as the number of Indians to be evacuated from that country will be 3000 in next few days.

New Delhi: Government has detected over Rs one lakh crore of undisclosed income in the last financial year, a figure more than double as compared to the search and seizure action undertaken by the Income Tax department during 2012-13 to check black money.


New Delhi: Indian carriers, Air India and Jet Airways, will avoid the airspace of war-torn eastern Ukraine following a directive issued to them by the DGCA in the wake of reported shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in which all 295 people on board were killed.

New Delhi: As electricity demand peaks due to sub-normal monsoon, state-owned NTPC has warned that power plants are running on very low coal stock of less than two days, prompting government to take steps to fix the crisis.

New Delhi: India says it remains committed to building peaceful and friendly ties with Pakistan and expects it to abide by the commitment to prevent its territory and territory under its control from being used for terrorism against India.


Air India, Jet Airways stop using Ukrainian airspace

New Delhi: Air India and Jet Airways have stopped using the Ukrainian airspace following the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that claimed 298 lives, even as the government says there were no Indian nationals on board the ill-fated aircraft.

New Delhi: Asserting that government has no qualms about being pro-business, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spelt out a roadmap for economic recovery by bringing civility in tax regime, maintaining low rates, rationalising subsidy system and boosting infrastructure and housing.

Bhubaneswar: Security forces apprehended top Maoist commander Sabysachi Panda from Berhampore in Odisha.

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