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Top 10 news of the Week: Narendra Modi’s new mantra, OROP face-off worsens, Kashmir killings, more

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    13 cities from Uttar Pradesh, 12 from Tamil Nadu, 10 from Maharashtra, 7 from Madhya Pradesh ,3 each from Bihar & Andhra Pradesh have been included in smart citieslist, as formally announced by the Urban Development Ministry (Reuters)

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    Last week, over the weekend, the government gave up to mounting pressure from ex-servicemen and approved the OROP scheme for the armed forces. (PTI)

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    3. India protests Pakistan killings in Kashmir

    India summons Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and conveys its strong protest and anger over "unprovoked" firing by Pakistani troops and "systematic targeting" of civilian population along the LoC as shelling has left six persons dead in two days. (Sunday) (Representative image: AP)

  • 4. Journalist Chandrika Rai murder

    CBI has charge sheeted a local don of Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh Dharnish Singh and two others in connection with gruesome murder of journalist Chandrika Rai and his three family members including two teenaged children. (Monday)

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    Narendra Modi recalled that the issue was pending for the last 42 years and so many governments came but none found a way out. (PTI)

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    6. Gujarat riots row: IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt who took on Narendra Modi sacked

    Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on then Chief Minister Narendra Modi over the 2002 Gujarat riots, was today sacked on the ground of "unauthorised absence" from service, an action which he says follows a "sham inquiry" on "completely fabricated charges". (Wednesday) (PTI)

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    7. Centre in Kashmir 'arrest' drama

    Top Kashmiri separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, were put under house arrest only to be released within hours in actions that were linked to their proposed meeting with Pakistani National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz in Delhi on Sunday. (Thursday) (File Photo: Express archive)

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    8. Red Corner Notice against Lalit Modi in offing

    The CBI sends documents related to former IPL boss Lalit Modi, being probed for alleged money laundering in conduct of the T-20 cricket tournament, to Interpol for issuance of a Red Corner Notice against him. (Thursday) (PTI)

  • 9. India-Pakistan NSA talks flounder after separatist row

    A deadlock over Kashmiri separatist leaders casts a cloud of uncertainty over the upcoming Indo-Pak NSA-level meeting after the two countries engaged in strong exchanges but neither side was willing to blink. (Friday) (PTI)

  • 10. India extends controversial Bangladesh writer Taslima Nasreen's visa

    Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's visa was today extended for a year by the Home Ministry. The decision has been taken following an intervention of Home Minister Rajnath Singh as Taslima has been requesting the Indian government to further extend her visa. (Friday) (Express photo)

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