Domestic news digest for the week
New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram, was sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Delhi court in a 1996 corruption case and arrested and sent to Tihar jail.
Jammu: Sticking to his demand for revocation of AFSPA from some areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said there is ample scope to go-ahead with the move while addressing the concerns of the Army.
New Delhi: At least 14 eunuchs were killed and over 40 others injured this evening when a major fire swept through an east Delhi community hall where a congregation of the community was taking place.
New Delhi: All difficult issues, including boundary question, came up during the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his counterpart Wen Jiabao in Bali and they said these would be worked out.
New Delhi: India objects to "gross inaccuracies" in its map on the US State Department website showing PoK as part of Pakistan following which it was taken off the portal.
Lucknow: Chief Minister Mayawati pushes through the resolution to split Uttar Pradesh into four parts in the state Assembly in less than 10 minutes ignoring stiff opposition after which the House was adjourned sine die.
Ahmedabad: In a blow to the Narendra Modi government, the Gujarat High Court-appointed SIT concludes that the controversial police encounter with college girl Ishrat Jehan and three others was fake as they were killed prior to the incident.
New Delhi: Parliament's winter session opens on a note of confrontation with the Opposition forcing adjournment of the Lok Sabha with a boycott of Home Minister P Chidambaram and on a number of issues including price rise.
Giridih (Jharkhand): A 21-year-old Australian woman and two children were among seven passengers burnt to death when a fire broke out in two AC coaches of the Howrah- Dehradun Doon Express in the district early today with authorities suspecting the hand of miscreants.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh holds consultations on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue which has seen Kerala and Tamil Nadu at loggerheads.
New Delhi: Ending a year-long search, Cyrus P Mistry, Managing Director of construction major Shapoorji Pallonji Group, was today named successor to Ratan Tata at the helm of over $80-billion conglomerate, Tata Group.
New Delhi: Five top corporate executives, accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, are granted bail by the Supreme Court raising the hopes of other accused including former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi, who have been jail for more than six months.
New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is attacked by a youth claiming to protest against price rise and corruption which the Congress blamed on a BJP statement while there was all-round condemnation of the assault by political parties.
Kolkata: In a huge setback to Maoists, its top leader Kishenji is killed in a gunbattle with security forces in a forest in West Midnapore district of West Bengal, a day after he narrowly escaped from there.
New Delhi: In a sudden development, the Border talks between India and China scheduled to commence here have been indefinitely postponed.
New Delhi: After a bold decision on FDI in multi-brand retail, the government comes under attack in Parliament from ally Trinamool Congress and the opposition, but asserted that opening the sector will create over 10 million jobs in three years and also contain inflation.
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