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AAP volunteers start 300-km walk to support Kejriwal

New Delhi: Four AAP volunteers Sunday started a 300-km walk from Ludhiana in Punjab to the national capital in support of the party's chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal in the Delhi assembly election.

The Aam Aadmi Party volunteers - Sukhdev Singh, Udey Bhan, Abdul Khan and Prince Masih - began their 'padyatra' and will cover a distance of over 300 km from Ludhiana to Delhi, the party said in a statement.

AAP Ludhiana convener Ahbaab Singh Grewal flagged off the march.


Himachal progressed tremendously in 44 years: CM

Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh gave credit to the people for the achievements of the northern Indian hill state that Sunday celebrated its 45nd statehood day.

It was on this day in 1971 that Himachal Pradesh was conferred the status of a full state - the 18th in the country.

The state has progressed tremendously in the past 44 years and the credit goes to the people. The successive Congress governments also played a pivotal role in the development front, the chief minister said at a function in this town.


Bhopal survivors urge PM Modi & President Obama for course correction for ending the plight of Bhopal disaster victims

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The five organisations working for the rights of the survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama to end the ongoing disaster in Bhopal in its fourth decade.

Vande Mataram should not be imposed: Minister

Patna: Union minister of state for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said Sunday that singing 'Vande Mataram' should not be forced on any one in the country.

"Vande Mataram should not be imposed on any one to sing and no one should be forced to sing it," Kushwaha, who is president of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, an ally of the BJP in Bihar, told media here following a dispute in a village school in Gopalganj district after some villagers banned the singing of Vande Mataram.

Kushwaha said that to sing or not to sing Vande Mataram should be left to people's own decision.

Modi's talent for sound-bytes not matched by action: Tharoor's new book

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's penchant for sound-bytes is not often accompanied by matching action and his very fine speeches and liberal pronouncements appear completely disconnected from any tangible action plan, adequate funding or execution capacity, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has said in his new book.

"India Shastra - Reflections on the nation in our time"(Aleph, 473 pp, Rs.695), is a collection of 100 articles and essays that seek to convey a portrait of contemporary India.


Left parties protest Modi's invitation to Obama

Kolkata: Accusing the Narendra Modi government of compromising India's sovereignty by inviting Barack Obama for the Republic Day function, several Left parties Saturday staged a rally here opposing the US president's visit.

The rally was attended by Left Front chairperson and Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member Biman Basu, Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal assembly Surjya Kanta Mishra and CPI state secretary Manju Kumar Majumdar.


Madhya Pradesh CM to launch New York conclave to promote development

By Arul Louis,

New York: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is to launch a Friends of Madhya Pradesh Conlave here next Sunday (Feb 1) to mobilise an international talent pool to promote the state's development, according to Consul General Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay.


Bribe remark was to help EC curb bribery: Kejriwal

New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal Saturday told the Election Commission (EC) that by asking voters to accept money from political parties he was actually helping the poll panel to curb bribery incidents.

Replying to the EC's notice for allegedly inducing voters to accept bribe, the former Delhi chief minister said he could not dream of doing that.


'Informal' government formation talks on with BJP: Mufti Sayeed

Jammu : Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Saturday confirmed that "informal talks" were on with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to work out a common minimum programme (CMP) for a stable Jammu and Kashmir government.

BJP has put Advani in cold storage: Nitish Kumar

Patna : Former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar Saturday criticised the BJP for putting its senior leader L.K. Advani in "cold storage".

"The BJP in new avatar has put Advani in cold storage by placing him in 'margdarshan mandal'," Nitish Kumar said at a party meeting to celebrate the birth anniversary of socialist icon Karpoori Thakur here.

His comments came after BJP president Amit Shah blamed him for the return of "jungle raj" in the state as the Janata Dal-United leader has joined hands with RJD chief Lalu Prasad.