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Mamata orders probe into assault on journalists

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday ordered an inquiry into the assault on journalists who were covering the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation polls, a senior state minister said.

"We condemn the incidents of violence against media. The chief minister has ordered an inquiry," Education and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee said at a media meet.

Kejriwal meets Akhlaq's family, calls lynching 'unfortunate'

Greater Noida : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday met the bereaved family of Mohammad Akhlaq who was lynched here following rumours that he ate beef, and described as "unfortunate" the brutal murder. Police, meanwhile, arrested two more suspects, taking the total arrests to eight.

The Aam Aadmi Party leader was allowed to meet the 50-year-old man's widow and mother after he waited patiently for about four hours at a guest house after being initially barred by police from reaching Bisara village.

Dozen media persons injured in Bengal poll violence

Kolkata : At least a dozen journalists, photojournalists and TV channel camerapersons sustained various degrees of injuries after being assaulted while covering polls to the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation in the city's posh satellite township on Saturday.

Calling the attacks as "preplanned" news channels, Zee 24 Ghanta and ABP Ananda, claimed that "miscreants harboured by the state's ruling Trinamool Congress" carried out the assaults.

Jharkhand opposition mocks Modi's 'developing' comment

Ranchi: Jharkhand's opposition parties on Saturday mocked Prime Minster Narendra Modi's comment that the state was developing and said the remark was made keeping in mind the upcoming Bihar assembly polls.

Modi, while launching the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) programme in Jharkhand's Dumka city and also addressing a rally in Bihar's Banka district on Friday, said: "Jharkhand is developing after the BJP government was formed."


Wrong to kill anyone for eating beef: Lalu

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday said that it was wrong to kill anyone for eating beef and created a fresh controversy by saying that some Hindus also eat beef.

"It was wrong to kill a man for eating beef in Dadri (Uttar Pradesh). Everyone is free to consume food items of his choice, "Lalu told the media here.

"What happened in Dadri was a communal violence.The BJP is responsible for such violence," the former Bihar chief minister said.

People have no faith in Modi's empty promises: Sonia Gandhi

Patna: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said the people of the country have no faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's empty promises.

Addressing her first election rally in Bihar in Kahalgaon assembly constituency in Bhagalpur district since the dates of the assembly polls were announced last month, she said: "People have no faith in Modi's hollow promises."


Kejriwal meets family, calls lynching 'unfortunate'

Greater Noida: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday met the family of a Muslim man lynched following rumours that he ate beef and called the murder "unfortunate".

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader was allowed to meet the distraight family of Mohammad Akhlaq, 50, after being restrained for about four hours in a guest house by the administration.

Police meanwhile arrested two more people, taking the total number of arrests in the case to eight. Two other accused are on the run.

India will talk only if BJP goes: Pakistani daily

Islamabad: India-Pakistan peace talks will be possible only when the BJP is voted out in India, a Pakistani newspaper said on Saturday.

The Nation said in an editorial that despite Islamabad's attempts, New Delhi was not ready for reconciliation.

"The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) might hopefully lose power soon, and maybe we can start (peace talks) again with a more level-headed government," it said.

'Swach Bharat drives draws inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi'

Jakarta : Mahatma gave high priority to cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene and the Indian government had thus launched its Swachch Bharat nationwide cleanliness drive on his 145th birth anniversary last year, Indian ambassador to Indonesia Gurjit Singh has said.

He was addressing the 800-odd guests who attended the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture at the Gandhi Memorial International School here on Friday, Gandhi's 146th birth anniversary.

गोमांस के साथ भैंसों की नयी प्रजाति का आगमन

By सिद्धांत मोहन,,

एक गणराज्य है, जहां तारीखें प्रतिबंधों और नए-नए किस्म के फैसलों के नाम से जानी जाती हैं. जहां कभी-कभी किसी हफ्ते का हरेक दिन किसी न किसी किस्म के प्रतिबंध को समर्पित होता है. प्रतिबंधों की चली आ रही इस अंतहीन कतार को हम अक्सर ‘विकास’ का नाम देते हैं. ऐसा विकास जो लोकतंत्र द्वारा परिभाषित और पोषित है. यहां न असहमति की गुंजाइश है, न प्रोटेस्ट की और कई हद तक ज़िंदा न रहने की.