Digest for domestic stories for week Oct 31 - Nov 6, 2020

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Saturday Kevadiya (Guj): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the truth of last year's Pulwama terror attack, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed, has been accepted in Pakistan Parliament.

Jaunpur/Deoria (UP): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said his government would come out with a law to deal with ‘love jihad’ and used the Hindu funeral chant ‘Ram Naam Satya Hai’ to threaten those who don’t respect their daughters and sisters.

New Delhi: The nation on Saturday paid homage to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her 36th death anniversary, recalling her contribution.

Sunday Samastipur/Chapra/Motihari/Bagaha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday blazed through the electoral battleground in Bihar mocking RJD's Tejashwi Yadav and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as 'double yuvraj' (two crown princes) who stood for 'jungle raj' and were pitted against the NDA's 'double engine' growth which has pulled the state out of lantern age.

Bhopal/Lucknow/Ahmedabad: Campaigning ended on Sunday for by-elections to 54 assembly constituencies in 10 states including 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh where the high-stake contest that will decide the fate of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government saw the parties launching vitriolic attacks against each other.

New Delhi: India on Sunday slammed Pakistan for its attempt to accord provincial status to the 'so-called Gilgit-Baltistan”, saying it is intended to camouflage the 'illegal' occupation of the region by Islamabad.

Monday New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload crossed the 82 lakh-mark, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 75.44 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 91.68 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

Bhopal/Lucknow/Ahmedabad: Voting will be held on Tuesday for by-elections to 54 assembly constituencies in 10 states including 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh where the BJP is locked in a keenly-fought contest with the Congress to save its government.

New Delhi: The ruling NDA dispensation further consolidated its position in Rajya Sabha crossing the 100-mark after nine BJP candidates, including Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, were elected unopposed to the Upper House on Monday.

Tuesday Forbesganj/Saharsa (Bihar): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday mocked the Congress for its shrinking numbers in the two Houses of Parliament which have dropped below 100, claiming people were punishing the party for its false promises of poverty eradication and farm loan waiver.

Patna: Over 51 per cent of the total 2.85 crore electors in 94 constituencies of Bihar exercised their franchise till 5 pm in the second phase of voting on Tuesday, according to Election Commission data.

New Delhi/Patna: Critics of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav will be 'khamoshed' (silenced) when results for Bihar assembly polls are declared on November 10 as the 'Mahagathbandhan' is headed for a 'landslide' win, senior Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha said on Tuesday.

Wednesday New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload went past 83 lakh, while the number of recoveries surged to 76.56 lakh, pushing the national recovery rate to over 92 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Wednesday.

Mumbai: Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a 53-year-old interior designer in 2018, a police official said.

New Delhi: The BJP and the Congress engaged in a verbal duel on Wednesday over Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami's arrest in Mumbai, with the saffron party saying it was an 'attack on press freedom' which was reminiscent of the Emergency, and the opposition party slamming the criticism as 'selective outrage'.

Thursday Mumbai: High-profile TV journalist Arnab Goswami, arrested in a 2018 suicide abetment case, will spend another night in a school in Alibaug, while his plea seeking interim bail will be heard by the Bombay High Court on Friday.

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 83.64 lakh with 50,210 new cases in a day, while 77,11,809 people have recuperated so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 92.20 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Thursday.

New Delhi: The Indian Army is set to press for comprehensive disengagement of troops by the Chinese PLA from all the friction points in eastern Ladakh at the eighth round of Corps Commander-level talks on Friday, official sources said.

Friday New Delhi: India on Friday summoned the Charge d'Affaires (CDA) of the Pakistan High Commission here to lodge a strong protest over Islamabad's 'unilateral' decision to transfer the management of the Kartarpur Sahib gurudwara from a Sikh body to a separate trust, and demanded an immediate reversal of this 'arbitrary' move.

New Delhi: China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is facing 'unanticipated consequences' for its misadventure in eastern Ladakh because of the 'firm and strong' responses by the Indian armed forces and the possibility of transgressions and confrontations on the border spiralling into a larger conflict cannot be ruled out, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat said on Friday.

New Delhi/Boston: A new analysis of more than 3,000 counties in the US suggests that people with long-term exposure to PM 2.5 may be more likely to die from COVID-19, leading to increased concern about the trajectory of the disease and its fatality rate in parts of north India battling alarmingly high levels of air pollution. PTI TRS TRS