New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): In a bid to doing away with bureaucratic hurdles and red tape from the system, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there was a need to transform from the existing culture of "ABCD', that is, Avoid, Bypass, Confuse, Delay" to a culture of "ROAD, that is, Responsibility, Ownership, Accountability, Discipline" of success. He further reiterated his call for making a globally recognized 'Brand India' with a hashtag 'Zero Defect, Zero Effect'. He advocated for such produce which has no defect and also no adverse effect in the environment. PM Modi also stressed on the fact that the growth should be balanced across the country. He also maintained that there should be maximum movement of Men, Money, Machinery, Materials and Minerals across the country.
Dec 30, 2014
Siliguri, Dec 30 (ANI): The Tribal community in West Bengal on staged protest against militant attacks in Assam that killed at least 80 people. Police believe that a faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), fighting for a separate state for ethnic Bodos, was behind coordinated attacks on tea plantation workers and their families in Assam last week, the deadliest in years. Protesters from Adivasi Socio-Educational Association (ASEA) took to streets in Siliguri city and demanded for action against the militants. Secretary of Darjeeling wing ASEA committee, Trinath Murmu, said that they were demanding immediate action by the government to maintain peace in the region. India has sought cooperation from Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh in an offensive against a tribal militant group.
Dec 30, 2014
New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): India marked the second death anniversary of Delhi gang rape victim with candlelight vigil. The gang rape victim whose assault in New Delhi triggered nationwide protests died of her injuries on December 29, 2012 in a Singapore hospital. The 23-year-old medical student, severely beaten, raped and thrown out of a moving bus in New Delhi on December 16, 2012, was flown to Singapore in a critical condition by the Indian government for specialist treatment. On Monday, people poured in streets to pay tribute to the victim, who is often referred as 'Nirbhaya'-meaning fearless. Meanwhile, victim's father said nothing had changed and laws had changed only on paper. The victim's father also said he would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and put forth his views on women safety.
Dec 30, 2014
New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs. Basit, however, refused to comment whether he was summoned by Indian foreign ministry. According to reports, Basit was summoned by the Indian foreign ministry to protest against a court order that could allow 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to leave jail. The Foreign Secretary conveyed strong concern at the lack of effective action by Pakistan's Prosecuting authorities after Lakhvi was granted bail by an Anti-Terrorism-Court. There was no comment from Ministry of External Affairs either, immediately. Lakhvi was put under house arrest immediately after the grant of bail. He remained in jail under Pakistan's Maintenance of Public Order. He had challenged his detention in the Islamabad High Court after the government rejected his plea for release.
Dec 30, 2014
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