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Top domestic news for week ended Jan 4, 2013

The Delhi gang rape dominated the headlines last week

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Saturday

New Delhi: Thousands of people cutting across ages and social strata took to the streets in peaceful marches and protests across the country to mourn the death of the 23-year-old gangrape victim whose fate triggered an outpouring of pent-up grief and anger.

New Delhi: Supreme Court lawyer Dayan Krishnan has been appointed as the special public prosecutor by city police to conduct trial in of a paramedical student who succumbed to injuries during wee hours today at a Singapore hospital.    

Sunday

New Delhi: The peaceful protest at demanding speedy punishment for the rapists of the 23-year-old girl was marred by violence when a group allegedly belonging to BJP's student wing clashed with police on being denied permission to take out a march.

New Delhi: Faced with a growing number of financial frauds, the is setting up a new intelligence unit that will delve into 'data mining' from all possible sources to detect any wrong doings by the companies and their promoters at the earliest possible stage.

Monday

New Delhi: Delhi Police registered a case against an English daily for publishing material which could lead to the identification of the 23-year-old gangrape victim who died two days ago.

Lucknow/New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh and Delhi governments announced financial assistance totalling of Rs 35 lakh and a job to the family of the Delhi gangrape victim.

Tuesday

New Delhi: The government launched its scaled down (CBT) in 20 districts, including two in the national capital, with a view to provide cash benefits to needy people.

New Delhi: Justice Usha Mehra Commission, set up to inquire into various aspects of the gangrape of a girl in Delhi, has invited complaints and suggestions on the shocking incident.

New Delhi: For the twenty-second consecutive time, India and Pakistan exchanged the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installations agreement between the two countries.

Wednesday

New Delhi: In a big blow to the Narendra Modi government, the Supreme Court upheld the appointment of Justice (retd) R A Mehta as Gujarat Lokayukta by Governor Kamla Beniwal, while noting that the post lying vacant for nine years reflected a "very sorry state of affairs".

New Delhi: Days after she was forced to beat a hasty retreat from Jantar Mantar, Chief Minister participated in a silent march demanding justice for the 23-year-old girl who died after being brutally gangraped, an incident that sparked a nationwide outrage.

New Delhi: Iran said it hopes to start the next round of negotiations with P5+1 soon and stressed that every member-country of IAEA has the right to pursue peaceful nuclear programme.

Thursday

New Delhi: Editor Samir Ahluwalia, who along with his colleague Sudhir Chaudhary is accused in an extortion case, filed in a Delhi court a criminal defamation complaint against Naveen Jindal, his firm Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and its 14 officials.

New Delhi: Several charges, including that of murder which carries death penalty, were filed against all the five adult accused in the gangrape case in which a 23-year-old Delhi girl lost her life, prompting nationwide protests recently.

Kolkata: India today unveiled a new science policy that lays greater thrust on innovation, establishing research institutes and encourage women scientists with an aim to position itself among the top five scientific powers in the world by 2020.

Friday

Kochi: After celebrating Christmas with their families, the two Italian Marines, facing murder charges in Kerala, arrived by special charter plane,officials said.

New Delhi: Breaking his silence, the male friend of the Delhi gangrape victim severely criticised the Delhi Police for its tardy response and bemoaned public apathy after both of them had been badly injured and thrown out of the bus after she was gangraped by six men.

New Delhi: After over 2,242 deaths during clinical drug trials in last five years, government plans to regulate the $500 million sector by bringing changes in drug laws to make lapses by pharma MNCs a punishable offence and enhance compensation among other steps.

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