Bengal Global Industrial Summit: Political differences won't block development, says Mamata

Kolkata, Jan 07 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday invited industrialists from across the world to invest in the state and assured them all help in establishing their businesses. While addressing business heads from all around the world after inaugurating the two-day Bengal Global Business Summit along with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley promised a business-friendly environment in the state. She assured that political differences will not block the road for development. Jan 7, 2015

Punjab CM demands release of Sikh terrorists, Reactions flow

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has written in a letter to many states demanding the release of 13 Sikh terrorists involved in Khalistan activities. This drew reactions on Wednesday from political and anti-terrorist organizations. NCP leader Majid Memon said that this is a matter which should be treated or released under law. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that political parties should not use terror to hold votes. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that it was a matter to be dealt between law and government. Meanwhile, AIATF Chairman Maninderjeet Singh Bitta said that terrorists should never be freed from jail. Jan 7, 2015

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015: Sushma Swaraj invites 'young pravasis' to contribute to India's growth

Gandhinagar, Jan 07 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Gandhinagar on Wednesday by lighting the ceremonial lamp. Swaraj while speaking at the event invited the 'young pravasis' to come and contribute to India's growth. Swaraj also talked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies of 'Make in India', 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' among others. She also applauded Indian economy 'showing new dynamism under the new government'. More than 4,000 delegates have arrived for the 13th PBD, the world's largest annual gathering of people of Indian origin, aimed at enhancing networking and reinforcing commercial linkages. The three-day diaspora conclave is being held at the Mahatma Mandir complex in Gandhinagar. Jan 7, 2015

SAD clarifies Punjab CM's demand on terrorists' release, commemoration of death anniversary of Indir

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): President of SAD unit in Delhi and President of DSGMC, Manjit Singh GK on Wednesday clarified the demand made by Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal regarding the release of 13 terrorists jailed in connection with Khalistan activities. Manjit Singh GK said that the terrorists have completed even more than 10 years beyond their jail sentence which is why they have all the right to be released. He added that it was a case of human rights and the legal procedure shall be followed. He further clarified the misconception regarding the commemoration of death anniversary of Indira Gandhi's assassins by Akal Takht saying that it was a custom at gurudwara to honour anybody who keeps a 'path'. Jan 7, 2015

SIT set up to investigate Sunanda Pushkar murder case: BS Bassi

New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi said on Wednesday that a special investigation team has been set up which will be closely monitored by DCP South, Additional DCP South, an inspector and a SHO in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case. On Tuesday reports emerged that a medical report on Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar's death says that she was poisoned. Bassi also said on Tuesday that a murder case has been registered in the matter and proper investigation shall be conducted. Jan 7, 2015

Fourteen killed, 10 injured after bus fell into gorge in Andhra Pradesh

Ananthapur, Jan 07 (ANI): At least 14 people were killed and 10 others injured after a passenger bus fell into a gorge in Ananthpur district of Penukonda in Andhra Pradesh. It was going from Madakasira to Penukonda on Wednesday when the accident took place. Police reached the spot and took the bodies out from the gorge. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. Most of the victims are students. Further details are awaited. Jan 7, 2015

Politicos welcome 'delayed but new finding' in Sunanda Pushkar's death case, smells political influe

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Politicos welcomed the 'delayed but new findings' in Sunanda Pushkar's death case although they smelled some political influence in the probe. The Delhi Police on Tuesday confirmed that Pushkar was murdered by poisoning. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao welcomed the same and hoped that Delhi Police will further the investigation and brought the culprit to the book. NCP leader Majid Memon said that this took a very long time and thus the investigation and evidences may have been hampered by now. JD (U) also followed suit and welcomed the findings of the investigation. Jan 7, 2015

Reactions pour in as Sakshi Maharaj says every Hindu woman must produce at least 4 kids

Meerut/ New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Reactions pour in on Wednesday as BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj said that every Hindu woman should produce at least four kids. The BJP MP again stirred a hornet's nest by saying this and also mocking Muslim men for having four wives and 40 children. AIDWA General Secretary Jagmati Sangwan said that the BJP MP's remarks are against national population policy and that action must be initiated against him. JD (U) leaders Ali Anwar and KC Tyagi also condemned the statement and said that leaders like Maharaj should first produce 5 children and then tell other to do the same. Jan 7, 2015

Akal Takht commemorates death anniversary of Indira Gandhi's assassins, politicos condemn

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Sikh religious organization Akal Takht commemorated the death anniversary of Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassins. NCP leader Majid Memon said that it is up to the organizations whom to pay homage but it is not an issue the country should be concerned about. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that it was unfortunate as Indira Gandhi was one of the nation's leaders and her assassins were punished by law. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar also condemned the incident. Jan 7, 2015