You are here: Home » Economy & Policy » News
Business Standard

Digest of domestic news for the week

Mumbai terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab is hanged to death at the Yerawada central prison

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 


New Delhi: Controversial liquor baron and his estranged brother Hardeep are killed when they and their guards traded gunfire after an arguement during a meeting called to resolve their property dispute at a farmhouse in south Delhi.

Mumbai: Bal Thackeray, a maverick politician who roused emotions on Marathi pride and catapulted Shiv Sena to power in Maharashtra in the 1990s, dies here after having been critically ill for the past few days.


Mumbai: The mortal remains of are consigned to flames as hundreds of thousands of mourners bid him a tearful farewell at the Shivaji Park, from where he had launched the Shiv Sena 46 years back.

New Delhi: "Deeply concerned" at escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine, India asks both sides to exercise maximum restraint and avoid taking any action that may further exacerbate the situation.


New Delhi: Trinamool Congress' plans for a no-confidence motion against UPA government on and other issues in Lok Sabha finds no takers in the Left parties while BJP keeps its cards close to the chest.

New Delhi: Not satisfied with Pakistan's efforts in fighting terrorism, the US says it wants to see more action from the country in combating the menace that is not only a threat to India and the US but also to its own self. Speaking on a range of issues concerning the South Asian region to women journalists here, American ambassador Nancy J Powell said that the US would like to see a greater play of India's "soft power" in Afghanistan.

New Delhi: Terming the rising malnutrition figures in India as a wake-up call, President Pranab Mukherjee says checking it alone can help the country achieve the target of sustained and inclusive growth.


On Board PM's Special Plane: With East Asian countries remaining locked in a tussle over mineral-rich South China Sea, India says the dispute should not override the interests of the region and favoured an "open, inclusive and rule-based" architecture to govern the maritime region.

On Board PM's Special Plane: Facing the prospect of a no-confidence motion, government says it will reach out to its sulking ally DMK to convince it about benefits of in multi-brand retail even as it accused those opposing the move of having an "agenda" or "lack of comprehension".


Pune: Ajmal Kasab, the 25-year-old-lone Pakistani gunman caught alive after the Mumbai terror attack, is hanged to death at the Yerawada central prison here in a top-secret operation, less than a week before the fourth anniversary of the carnage. He has been burried inside the Yeravadi jail premises.

New Delhi: Gujarat PCC chief Arjun Modhwadia, CLP leader Shaktisinhji Gohil, former PCC chief Siddharthbai Patel and several other sitting MLAs figure in the two lists of 98 Congress candidates announced by the AICC for the two-phase state Assembly elections.


New Delhi: India and China are back to sparring over territorial claims involving Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin. After Chinese government began showing Arunachal and entire Aksai Chin as part of its territory in maps of the country on their new e-passports, the Indian embassy in Beijing is said to be issuing visas to Chinese nationals with a map of India showing Arunachal and Aksai Chin as its territories.

New Delhi: Fissures in the Opposition over in retail came to the government's aid as the opening day of Parliament's is washed out and Trinamool Congress' move for a no-confidence motion flopped.


Mumbai: The policemen who arrested two girls for their Facebook comments against the shutdown of the city for Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's funeral have been indicted by an inquiry panel which said the action was not justified.

New Delhi: The deadlock in Parliament over in retail persisted for the second day with government giving no signs of yielding to opposition's demand for a discussion on a resolution that entails voting.

First Published: Sat, November 24 2012. 11:40 IST