National news of week
Digest of domestic news for week Aug 2- Aug 8, 2014
New Delhi: Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen meets Home Minister Rajnath Singh and later she said he has assured her of one-year visa.
Mumbai: Shiv Sena stokes a fresh controversy by coming out in support of senior IPS officer Sunil Paraskar accused of rape by a 26-year-old model, claiming that it has become a “fashion” to charge men with rape to seek personal revenge.
New Delhi: The IRCTC is fined Rs one lakh after a cockroach was found in food served in Kolkata Rajdhani, as Railways crack the whip slapping heavy fines totalling Rs 11.50 lakh on nine caterers including its subsidiary for serving “bad quality” food in trains.
New Delhi: The Centre assures all help and assistance to Bihar for rescue and relief in the wake of emerging situation due to overflow in Kosi following a landslide in Nepal creating an artificial dam on the river and triggering possibility of floods.
New Delhi: Suspense mounts over passage of the Insurance Bill with Opposition parties stepping up their demand for its in-depth consideration by a Select Committee even as government hinted at a joint session of Parliament to ensure it is passed.
New Delhi: Buckling under pressure of street protests, government announces that English marks in CSAT-II will not be included for gradation or merit in the civil services preliminary examination but the protesters were still not satisfied and demanded scrapping of the aptitude test.
Meerut/Lucknow: ” Two more people are arrested in connection with the alleged rape and forced religious conversion of a young woman in Meerut taking to five the total number of arrests in the incident even as the situation in the district is tense but under control.
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee says while there may be need for new institutions to fight corruption, the solution lies not merely in creating more institutions but in strengthening and reforming the existing ones to deliver results.
New Delhi: Moving ahead with the economic reforms, the Cabinet clears the long-delayed proposal for raising FDI limit in defence to 49 per cent and fully opened up the railway infrastructure segment, like high-speed trains, for foreign investment.
New Delhi: In a major twist in the Badaun rape and murder case, the statements of the five arrested accused claiming innocence have been found to be correct in the psychological tests conducted by forensic experts.
New Delhi: India announces a grant grant of USD 50,000 each to some Ebola-affected countries, including Liberia, apart from putting in place various steps in the light of the outbreak of the virus in West African countries, including screening and tracking of passengers coming or transiting from there.
New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi storms the well in the Lok Sabha raking up the issue of “rising” communal violence and questioned the impartiality of Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, drawing heavy fire from the government which accused him of “contrived aggression” because of a “palace coup” in Congress.
New Delhi: One of the two eminent persons to be included in the National Judicial Appointments Commission will have to hail from communities belonging to SC, ST, OBC, minorities or be a woman under a provision in the bill being prepared in this regard.
Kolkata/New Delhi: West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra and Ratan Tata get into a verbal spat with the former saying the iconic industrialist may be suffering from “delusion”, drawing a sharp response that the politician may be having a “fertile imagination.”
New Delhi: The NDA government comes under attack over the sacking of Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal with the Opposition calling it “political vendetta”, a charge it rejected by saying the action followed “serious allegations” against her and insisted there was no politics.
New Delhi: Pakistan seeks to link the grant of MFN issue with market access saying it wants level playing field to promote trade ties with India, which maintains that it has already taken the first step to enhance the commerce and now it was Islamabad’s turn to reciprocate.
New Delhi: As World Health Organisation issues a global health emergency due to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, the government opens a 24-hour emergency helpline and said it has put in place the “most advanced surveillance and tracking system”.
Jammu/Islamabad: After spending over 48 hours in the custody of Pakistan Rangers, a BSF jawan who is captured when he was swept into their territory by strong currents of Chenab river, was today handed over to India.