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Replace Mamata as Bengal CM: Saradha accused Kunal Ghosh

Kolkata : Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh Wednesday said he will not get justice unless all those involved in the Saradha scam are arrested, and called for replacing Mamata Banerjee as the West Bengal chief minister.

Behind bars since November 2013 for his alleged complicity in the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam, Ghosh, who has repeatedly alleged the involvement of his party leaders, called for their interrogation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which is probing the scandal.

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Delhi needs woman chief minister: Meenakshi Lekhi

New Delhi : BJP parliamentarian Meenakshi Lekhi Wednesday said that only a "woman chief minister with administrative experience" can ensure the safety of women in the national capital.

Urging people, especially the women, to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who has declared former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate for the Feb 7 assembly polls, Lekhi said the party had numerous plans that could be implemented only if it came to power.

Opposition will plant false stories against AAP: Kejriwal

New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday said the opposition parties would make "a last ditch attempt" to malign his party by planting false stories in the media.

He appealed to the people not to believe any false story ahead of the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls.

"We have got information that opposition parties will level false allegations against some candidates of the AAP in the next few days," the former chief minister told reporters here.

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Congressman Gurudas Kamat hits back at the BJP

Mumbai : A day after the BJP attacked senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat for his comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's marital status, he hit back saying "Modi is not god" who can't be questioned, here Wednesday.

He also condemned statements by some BJP leaders who he said were trying to spread misinformation about his comments on union Minister Smriti Irani and Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel vis-vis the plight of Jashodaben, estranged wife of Modi.

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Sunanda Pushkar murder: Amar Singh questioned

New Delhi : Delhi Police Wednesday questioned former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh as part of its ongoing probe into the murder of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

Amar Singh was questioned at south Delhi's Vasant Vihar police station for about two hours.

Amar Singh told media that he was questioned by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) of Delhi Police for about two hours following his earlier statement.

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NCC displays unity in diversity: Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said NCC was a "mini India" and it displays the unity in diversity that is the country's strength.

Speaking at the NCC rally here, the prime minister said it brought back memories of his childhood when he was a cadet of the National Cadet Corps (NCC).

The prime minister revealed that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, BJP's Delhi chief minister candidate Kiran Bedi and actor-turned-parliamentarian Jaya Bachchan were all NCC cadets.

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Bengal woman tortured by cops threatens stir

Kolkata : With no arrest yet made for the alleged torturing of a woman by a police team in West Bengal, the victim Wednesday threatened to launch a stir if the perpetrators were not nabbed soon.

The woman has alleged that a police team accompanied by local Trinamool Congress leaders Jan 17 forcibly took her away to a jungle and tortured her to extract information about her nephew, a local BJP leader, wanted for clashes in Parui in Birbhum district.

Will appear for CBI questioning Jan 30: Mukul Roy

Kolkata : Trinamool Congress general secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy, who has been summoned by the CBI in the Saradha scam, Wednesday said he will appear for questioning before the agency Jan 30.

Roy has been visiting Delhi frequently following the CBI summons. Upon his arrival in Kolkata, he assured of his cooperation with the probe agency against which the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government as well as the ruling Trinamool have moved the Supreme Court alleging it was an instrument of the BJP-led central government.

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Sushma Swaraj to travel to China Feb 1

New Delhi : After an intensive engagement with the US during the visit of President Barack Obama, India is now set to engage with China with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to pay an official visit to Beijing Feb 1-3.

Sushma Swaraj's visit, on the invitation of her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, is also expected to lay the ground for the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this year.

The two ministers will discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of concern to both sides.

NCC displays unity in diversity: Modi

New Delhi : The National Cadet Corps (NCC) was a "mini India" and it displays the unity in diversity that is the country's strength, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday.

Speaking at the NCC rally here, the prime minister said it brought back memories of his childhood when he was an NCC cadet.

"I am standing in front of a mini India, a miniature of India's future. Our country is full of diversities, and unity in diversity is the beauty and strength of our nation. And this is what keeps inspiring us," he said.

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