The News Scroll 22 September 2018  Last Updated at 1:53 pm | Source: PTI

Digest for domestic stories for week Sept 15 - Sept 21, 2018

Digest for domestic stories for week Sept 15 - Sept 21, 2018


Srinagar: Urban local bodies elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be conducted in four phases starting October 8, state election commission has said.

Srinagar: Five Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants, including the one involved in last year's deadly attack on a cash van in which five policemen and two bank guards lost their lives, were killed in an encounter in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

New Delhi: Launching the "Swachhata Hi Seva" campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said all sections of society and every part of the country have joined the cleanliness drive as he noted few would have thought that nine crore toilets would be built and 4.5 lakh villages declared open defecation free in four years.


New Delhi: A united front of Left student groups won Sunday all four central panel posts in the JNU Students' Union defeating the ABVP by considerable margins in an election marred by allegations of "bias" against the poll committee, violence and suspension of counting for nearly 14 hours.

Sriharikota (AP): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today launched the NovaSAR and S1-4 earth observation satellites of U.K from the spaceport here and placed them in the designated orbit.

Chandigarh: Haryana Police arrested Sunday three men, including one of the prime accused, in connection with the alleged gang rape of a young woman from Rewari.


Bhopal: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday said people involved in Vyapam scam - an admission and recruitment racket - and e-tendering scam in Madhya Pradesh will not be allowed to flee the country like liquor baron Vijay Mallya.

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Pratap Singh Bajwa Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate talks with Pakistan to transfer the Dera Baba Nanak-Kartarpur Sahib corridor to India in return for an alternate piece of land.

Mumbai: Petrol price continued its upward spiral in the megapolis--where the fuel is the costliest among the major metros--with Monday's retail price pegged at Rs 89.44 a liter, up from 89.29 Sunday, and diesel selling at Rs 78.33, up 17 paise.


Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday launched development projects worth over Rs 550 crore in his Lok Sabha constituency, as he gave a detailed account of work done as an MP from this holy city, telling its people they are his "master" and "high command."

Srinagar: Major Leetul Gogoi, who was at the centre of the 'human shield' controversy, has been shifted out of his unit and attached to local formation headquarters after being indicted by an Army Court of Inquiry(CoI) for "fraternising" with a local woman in Srinagar, officials said Tuesday.

Jaipur: In a first, polling in all 200 constituencies in the upcoming Rajasthan assembly elections would be conducted through Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and EVM M-3 machines, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat said Tuesday.


New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday night signed an ordinance banning the practice of instant triple talaq, a top law ministry functionary said.

Gandhinagar: The Gujarat Assembly passed seven bills on the second and concluding day of the monsoon session Wednesday, including a bill raising salaries of the lawmakers.

Chandigarh: Polling to the zila parishads and panchayat samitis took place in Punjab Thursday amid stray reports of clashes between Congress and SAD workers.


Bhopal: Dealing a blow to the Congress's plans to sew up an alliance, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday announced 22 candidates for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections and said it will contest all 230 seats.

Balasore (Odisha): India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile 'Prahaar' from the Odisha coast Thursday amid heavy rains.

Dungarpur (Rajasthan): In a no-holds-barred attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday said people are now heard saying the country’s "watchman” is a “thief”.


New Delhi: The French government Friday said it was in no manner involved in the choice of Indian industrial partners for the Rafale fighter jet deal, asserting that French companies have the full freedom to select Indian firms for the contract.

New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi led a blistering opposition attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday over the Rafale deal, accusing him of betraying India and dishonouring its soldiers, after former French president Francois Hollande's reported remarks contradicting the Indian government's stand.

New Delhi: Barely 24 hours after agreeing to the engagement, the government Friday called off a meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in New York, citing the brutal killings of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad releasing postage stamps "glorifying" Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani.


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