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Top 7 news of the week: PM Modi on religion, Govt OK’s OROP, rape case hits Saudi diplomat, Chandigarh shutdown, more

Sat September 12 2015, 7:06 pm
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    1. Narendra Modi on religious freedom and radical elements

    Saturday: Bodh Gaya: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says while there is no problem in practising one's religion, the potential for conflict arises when radical elements try to force their own ideologies on others. (AP)

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    2. Agitating ex-servicemen called off OROP strike

    Sunday: Agitating ex-servicemen called off indefinite hunger strike after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement that One Rank-One Pension (OROP)will cover all those who took premature retirement but decided to continue their protest till all their demands were met. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made it clear that the armed forces jawans who have had to give up their jobs prematurely would be covered by OROP benefits announced by the government yesterday, a statement welcomed by the agitating ex-servicemen who decided to call off their hunger strike but would continue their stir. (PTI)

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    3. Kashmir observes flood anniversary

    Monday: Kashmir today observes the first anniversary of its worst floods with a shutdown called by opposition National Conference, separatist groups and trade bodies to protest inadequate rehabilitation in the aftermath of the deluge that caused massive destruction besides leaving nearly 300 dead.(PTI)

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    4. Rape case hits Saudi diplomat

    Tuesday: A Saudi diplomat has been booked for allegedly raping two Nepali women, police says. The women, aged around 30, have alleged that they were abducted and raped by the diplomat repeatedly in a flat here, on the outskirts of Delhi. (PTI)

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    Budget 2016 session: Besides the general discussion on Railway Budget in Rajya Sabha, the government plans to take up the Whistle Blower Protection (Amendment) Bill, the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill 2016 and the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012. (AP)

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    6. Uncertainty clouds Sheena Bora murder case probe

    Thursday: Two days after he was shunted from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner, Rakesh Maria's supervisory role in the Sheena Bora murder case remained clouded in uncertainty and the Maharashtra government was working on legal procedures to soon give him statutory powers. (PTI)

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    7. PM Narendra Modi visit causes Chandigarh shutdown

    Friday: Schools were ordered to be closed and families faced difficulties in cremating their dead during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Chandigarh today, prompting him to express regrets for the "inconvenience" caused to its residents and order a probe. (PTI)

  1. M
    Sep 13, 2015 at 6:43 pm
    If it was soniaji's gift what stops modiji after more than a year. If manmohanji was currupt where are the investigations? where are the list of swiss bank holding gujarati's? (ignore my ignorance but i thought they were among the most rich in india who are good at saving taxs) giving them time to shift their accounts elsewhere? Congress couldn't handle alliance partners and suffered because of their scams and now BJP cannot handle as modiji says the radical elements of RSS/VHP.

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