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Digest of domestic news, Nov 10-16

Violence in Assam, Kejriwal to drop IAC name, Suu Kyi visits India

Press Trust of India 

Saturday, November 10    

Guwahati: In a fresh outbreak of ethnic violence in Assam's Bodoland, two persons are killed in Kokrajhar district.

Mumbai: Prime Minister says the government has dispelled the atmosphere of 'gloom and doom' and will soon announce steps to stave off investors' fears ensuing from taxations measures like anti-tax avoidance rule and retrospective tax amendments.

Sunday, November 11

New Delhi: BSP supremo fires a salvo at the government saying law and order had failed completely in Uttar Pradesh reducing it to "crime pradesh", charge rubbished by the chief minister.

New Delhi: says his group will not use 'India Against Corruption' (IAC) as its name after the formation of his political party on November 26, a day after the veteran activist's group insisted that they would like to retain the name.

New Delhi: Government is considering a proposal to make Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) into a multi-member body, a move that came under sharp criticism from the opposition and civil society.

Monday, November 12

Nagpur/ New Delhi: Senior ideologue M G Vaidya triggers a major controversy by giving voice to  Murmurs that Gujarat Chief Minister was behind Ram Jethmalani's demand for Nitin Gadkari's resignation but the chief and the sangh came out with denials snubbing him.

Barasat (WB): Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik, who was embroiled in a controversy surrounding her gender, is charged with rape and cheating by the police after medical tests established that the athlete is a male.

Tuesday, November 13

New Delhi: Myanmar's opposition leader Aung  San Suu Kyi arrives here on a visit to India after a gap of nearly four decades as part of New Delhi's ongoing engagement with democratic and multi-party polity in that country.

Lucknow: Eight persons, including seven  Members of a family, are killed and eight others injured in an explosion in two houses in Auraiya district where fire-crackers were stored for Diwali festival.

Wednesday, November 14

New Delhi: The much-talked about 2G mobile phone spectrum auction virtually flops with just Rs 9,407 crore being garnered in the process contrary to the high valuation estimated by the CAG in its damning report of the  Government two years ago.

New Delhi: India has sent a 'Note Verbale' to the United Kingdom on the issue of sending back former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi from London as he is facing allegations of financial irregularities here.    

Thursday, November 15

New Delhi: Concerned over the circumstances in which an Indian woman dentist died in Ireland, India says it is awaiting the results of two probes ordered by Irish authorities in the matter and will "take it from there".

New Delhi: Within days of reports that Mumbai terror attackers were trained in Lashkar-e-Taiba training camps in Karachi, Pakistan says it was seriously pursuing 26/11 case and "no stone will be left unturned" to ensure justice.

Friday, November 16

New Delhi: India tops in global pneumonia deaths of children under five years of age with 3.97 lakh reported in 2010, says a UNICEF study.

New Delhi: Concerned over the "continuing political instability" in Maldives, India says there was an urgent need for dialogue and reconciliation among all political parties and also sought safety and security of Indians and its interests in that country.

New Delhi: The Centre has asked Assam government to immediately arrest those involved in ethnic clashes between Bodos and immigrant Muslims and seize illegal weapons by deploying enough forces, including Army, in strife-torn areas.

First Published: Sat, November 17 2012. 13:12 IST