Digest of domestic news for the week Jan 22-28, 2011


Bangalore: A combative B S Yeddyurappa rules out hisresignation over the grant of sanction for his prosecution byGovernor H R Bhardwaj, as BJP enforces a bandh in Karnatakaagainst his action following which a criminal complaint wasfiled against the Chief Minister.

Shillong: Lt Gen P K Rath, the senior-most servingofficer to be convicted for corruption,has been given asentence of severe reprimand and two-year loss of seniority byan Army Court Martial before which he broke down while theverdict was being pronounced.


New Delhi/Colombo: India strongly and unequivocallycondemnes the killing of another fisherman allegedly by SriLanka Navy, saying that use of force must be "eschewed" in allsuch situations even as Colombo rejected as "baseless" thecharge that its personnel were involved.

New Delhi/Srinagar: Determined to hoist the tricolourat Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Republic Day, BJP accuses PrimeMinister Manmohan Singh and the Omar Abdullah government of"surrendering" to separatists and displaying "disproportionateand panic reaction".


Pune: Legendary Hindustani vocalist Pandit BhimsenJoshi, whose powerful and penetrating voice transcended themundane and transported his audience into the sublime, dies ina city hospital after a prolonged illness.

Jammu/New Delhi: On a day of high drama, senior BJPleaders Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Ananth Kumar werestopped at Jammu airport ahead of the party''s march toSrinagar to hoist the tricolour on Republic Day and latertaken out of the state to Punjab by road.


Ghaziabad: Rajesh Talwar, father of murdered teenagerAarushi,has been attacked and injured outside a court by a 30-year-old man, who had earlier allegedly stabbed formerHaryana DGP SPS Rathore, a convict in the Ruchika molestationcase.

New Delhi: Unfazed by opposition attacks and questionsfrom Supreme Court, Government maintaines that it cannotdisclose information received from foreign entities on blackmoney held by Indians abroad because of absence of legalframework.


Nashik/Mumbai: Eleven persons have been arrested inthe murder of Additional District Collector Yashwant Sonawanewho was burnt alive by suspected members of local oil mafia,as the official''s family and BJP demand a CBI probe into theincident. .

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