Bengal Global Industrial Summit: Centre will stand by West Bengal, says Jaitley - Part 1

Kolkata, Jan 07 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while addressing 'Bengal Global Business Summit, 2015' in Kolkata on Wednesday said that the Central government will stand by West Bengal government as far as its industrial climate is concerned. Jaitley said that Bengal has several strengths like its strategic positions, its intellectual capital and rich mineral resources, but unfortunately many big industries have shifted out from the state. So, the biggest challenge is to establish them once again. Jaitley said that like Prime Minister Narendra Modi had once said he also believed that eastern India should grow faster than the country's western parts. Jan 7, 2015

Minor girl allegedly sexually assaulted at school in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Jan 07 (ANI): A minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted at school in Bengaluru on Wednesday after which agitated locals protested and destroyed school property. Bengaluru Police Commissioner MN Reddi said that the girl was allegedly assaulted by the physical education teacher in the school. He assured that police will take the necessary action in the case and appealed to the locals not to spread disharmony in the area or cause violence. Jan 7, 2015

Vinay Katiyar says 'ghar wapsi' won't succeed if Hindus don't change their mindset, Politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday react as BJP Rajya Sabha member from UP, Vinay Katiyar said that 'ghar wapsi' won't succeed if Hindus don't change their mindset. BJP Spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said that BJP is not involved in such programmes and distanced the party from the same. He also said that the central government had proposed a law against the same which still remains pending. Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar condemned the programme and said that such programmes should be avoided. Jan 7, 2015

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