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National news of week


Digest of domestic news for week Jul 19- Jul 25, 2014


New Delhi: A high pressure, highly inflammable gas leak was reported at a well state-owned ONGC was drilling at its prime Mumbai High oil and gas fields, off Mumbai coast.

New Delhi: Pressing ahead with its policy to promote domestic military industry, the government cleared procurement proposals worth over Rs 21,000 crore and also okayed a project for the production of transport aircraft which is open only to Indian private sector companies.

New Delhi: Major changes are in the offing in the way the PM’s National Relief Fund is managed as Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed that the Gujarat model should be emulated in selection of beneficiaries, giving priority to the poor and children.


Bangalore: A 31-year-old skating instructor at a public school here, hailing from Bihar, was arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a six-year-old student, six days after the incident came to light triggering public outrage.

Jammu: In a major ceasefire violation, Pakistan Rangers indulged in heavy firing and shelling on 15 border outposts and several villages along the International Border in Jammu district, damaging houses and livestock.

New Delhi: Alarmed by the spate of derailment incidents, Indian Railways is acquiring derailment detector devices to prevent mishaps which cause loss of lives and damage coaches.


New Delhi: A controversy broke out over an allegation by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, now Chairman of Press Council of India, that three ex-Chief Justices of India made “improper compromises” during UPA rule in allowing a judge in Tamil Nadu under corruption cloud to continue in office.

New Delhi: Having failed to exhume the bodies of Badaun rape victims for a fresh autopsy, CBI will be sending their personal belongings and vaginal swabs for DNA analysis at a laboratory in Hyderabad.

New Delhi: More than 180 Indians returned from Basrah on a special flight of Iraqi Airways, taking the number of people who have come back from conflict-hit Iraq to over 3,500.


New Delhi: The PMO during Manmohan Singh’s tenure had asked why the Supreme Court collegium had not recommended extension for a Madras High Court judge who was facing corruption charges after the collegium expressed its hesitation, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says in Parliament.

New Delhi: CBI has not been able to establish any link between Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh and manufacturer of Tatra trucks on whose behalf he has been accused of offering bribe to the then Army Chief Gen (retd) V K Singh.

New Delhi: The Centre says it has no plans to amend or repeal Section 377 of the IPC, criminalising sex among homosexuals, till the issue is settled by the Supreme Court.


New Delhi: A day after informing Parliament that the PMO under Manmohan Singh had pushed for extension to a judge facing corruption charges, the government demanded that the former Prime Minister should make a “categorical” statement on the controversial matter.

New Delhi: A Shiv Sena MP was caught on a video footage apparently force-feeding a fasting Muslim employee in the New Maharashtra Sadan here sparking outrage and a huge uproar in Parliament amid demands for action against its MPs involved in the incident and calls to avoid giving communal tinge.

New Delhi: India figures third among top 10 countries where highest number of rape have taken place in 2010 while in cases of murder, the country comes second in 2012, Rajya Sabha was informed.


Hyderabad/New Delhi: A Telangana BJP leader stoked a controversy over Sania Mirza being made the new state’s brand ambassador, calling her Pakistan’s “daughter-in-law”, sparking outrage and drawing a fierce response from the tennis ace who said she will remain an Indian until the “end of her life”.

New Delhi: The navies of India, the US and Japan kickstarted their Malabar series of naval wargames in the Pacific Ocean, ignoring Chinese objections.

New Delhi: Pushing for clean politics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to work out a mechanism to settle criminal and other court cases against politicians within a year.


New Delhi: India’s own version of Madame Tussauds museum was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee, with fibre-glass statues of former Presidents and eye-catching gifts received by them from abroad on display.

NewDelhi/Islamabad: India summoned Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a strong protest against the frequent adjournments of the ongoing Mumbai terror attacks case trial in Pakistan.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on India becoming history-conscious saying only such countries have a potential to create history.

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