Digest of domestic news for the week Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2011

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Saturday

New Delhi: India reacts sharply to the action of theUS authorities to tie a tracker on Indian students duped by aCalifornia-based "sham" university, terming it as"unwarranted" and demanded its removal.

Shimla/Dharamsala: Widening the ambit of the probe inconnection with the recovery of huge foreign currency in theKarmapa''s transit home, police and security agencies quiz hissecretary for hours and searched the aide''s residence andoffice besides that of a local businessman.

Sunday

New Delhi: Ending days of suspense, DMK President MKarunanidhi announces that Paatali Makkal Katchi (PMK) will bepart of the party-led alliance for the Assembly elections inTamil Nadu in May and that he will hold consultations withCongress top brass on seat-sharing arrangement.

Bangalore: India terms as "unacceptable" radio-taggingby US authorities of scores of Indian students duped by a"sham" university in California and demanded severe actionagainst those responsible for this "inhuman act".

Monday

New Delhi: The DMK and the Congress decide to continuetheir seven-year-old alliance to contest the forthcomingAssembly polls in Tamil Nadu amid indications that thenational party may do some hard bargaining for getting moreseats for itself.

New Delhi: Setting 60 additional conditions,Environment Ministry grant conditional clearance for SouthKorean major Posco''s USD 12 billion steel mill and captiveport project in Orissa after putting it on hold.

Tuesday

Shahjahanur/Bareilly: 15 youths are killed and severalothers injured when they fell from the roof of two speedingtrains crammed with job aspirants returning from an ITBPrecruitment camp in Bareilly in UP. The incidents triggeredviolent protests as angry youths torched a train.

Hyderabad/New Delhi: A US diplomat court controversycalling ankle monitors tagged on some Indian students inCalifornia as "very hip and happening", evoking a strongprotest from the Government after which she was forced toapologise.

Wednesday

New Delhi: A Raja, who as Telecom Minister hadallegedly manipulated procedures in allocation of 2G Spectrumthat has dented UPA government''s image, is arrested along withtwo officials by CBI, a week before it has to file its finalinvestigation report in the Supreme Court.

Mumbai: CBI, which has registered a case againstformer Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and 12 othersin the Adarsh Housing Society scam, approached the stategovernment seeking logistical support for the investigation.

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Thursday

New Delhi/Bareilly: Government has ordered a highlevel probe into circumstances that led to violence andchaos at the recruitment drive in Bareilly by ITBP, whichadmitted it failed to estimate the massive turnout.

New Delhi: Against the backdrop of EnvironmentMinister Jairam Ramesh''s green activism, Prime MinisterManmohan Singh cautions against return to the license permitraj system while favouring enforcement of the regulatorystandards to prevent green damage.

Friday

Shimla/Dharamsala: Bank accounts of a Trust backed byKarmapa Ugyen Trinley Dorje and its trustees have been frozenin connection with the probe into the seizure of a huge amountof foreign currency from a transit home of the Tibetanspiritual leader.

Gwalior (MP): An IAF MiG-21 ''Bison'' fighter aircraftcrashes apparently due to an engine problem while on a routinesortie in Madhya Pradesh''s Sheopur district but the pilotejected safely. PTI

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