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Can't build prosperous society unless India is tolerant: Chidambaram

Kolkata: Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday cautioned against intolerance, saying it was an impediment to India's prosperity.

"We must create a more humane and tolerant society. We can't build a prosperous society unless it is tolerant, more humane, accepts diversity and adopts the philosophy of live and let live," Chidambaram said.

The senior Rajya Sabha member representing the Congress, was speaking at a session organised by IIM Calcutta in association with Observer Research Foundation on economic reforms.

No reservations about Sidhu joining Congress: Amarinder

Patiala: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Monday once again said that he has no reservations about cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and other leaders of Awaaz-e-Punjab political forum joining the party.

Amarinder said he has always maintained that Sidhu and all other leaders aligned to the Congress policies are welcome to join the party.

"I don't know why I am being asked this question repeatedly," Amarinder said, adding that his stand on the issue has been clear from the beginning.


Mulayam pulls up Akhilesh, Shivpal calls CM a liar

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party was in turmoil on Monday as party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav publicly pulled up his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at a meeting which ended on a fiery note with sacked minister Shivpal Yadav calling Akhilesh a "liar".

The Shivpal and Akhilesh factions within the once united party came to blows ahead of the meeting called by Mulayam Singh, who made it clear that he would never let go either his brother Shivpal Yadav or long-time aide Amar Singh, who the Chief Minister intensely dislikes.


बिहार के चार अल्पसंख्यक बहुल इलाक़ों में खुलेंगे चिकित्सा केन्द्र Staff Reporter

अल्पसंख्यक बहुल इलाक़ों में लोगों की सेहत सुधारने के लिए नीतिश सरकार ने जल्द ही प्राईमरी चिकित्सा केन्द्र खोलने का फ़ैसला लिया है. इस फ़ैसले के तहत राज्य के चार ज़िलों में 13 प्राईमरी चिकित्सा केन्द्र खोले जाएंगे. इन चार ज़िलों में पश्चिमी चम्पारण, भागलपुर, सीतामढ़ी और मधुबनी का नाम शामिल है.

Modi cautioned over remarks on national security

Shimla: Congress leader Anand Sharma on Sunday cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues over their remarks regarding national security.

"It's sad that both the Prime Minister and the Defence Minister have deliberately made misleading statements giving an impression that this was the first time the Indian Army had taken action against cross border terror attack in three decades," Sharma told reporters here.

He said such a claim was an insult to the Indian Army, which had firmly retaliated against all such attacks in the past.


BJP asks Akhilesh to prove majority

Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday asked Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to prove his majority in the Uttar Pradesh assembly.

The BJP's demand came amid a deepening strife within the Samajwadi Party, with Akhilesh Yadav sacking four ministers and the Samajwadi leadership retaliating by ousting Ram Gopal Yadav, a senior leader.

State BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya told the media that the government had lost its majority and the time had come for the Chief Minister to prove he had the numbers in the house.


Senior Jharkhand IAS officer questions CM's statement on religious conversion

Ranchi : Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das' statement on religious conversion of tribals at an official programme has been questioned by a senior state IAS officer Vandana Dadel in a Facebook post.

Geelani's son arrested, family barred from meeting Hurriyat hawk

Srinagar : Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's elder son, a doctor at a government hospital here, was on Saturday arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, family sources told IANS.

Naim Geelani was arrested at around 10 a.m. when he was on his way to the residence of his father, the hardline Hurriyat leader, at Hyderpora here.

"He was not allowed inside the house and police arrested him," a family source told IANS.

The arrest comes ahead of the senior Geelani's scheduled "address to the nation" over telephone on Saturday afternoon.

Rs 5 lakh for parents of martyred UP policemen: Akhilesh

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday announced Rs 5 lakh financial assistance for parents of each of the policemen who lost their lives in the past one year.

At an event here to mark the "Police Smriti Diwas", Akhilesh Yadav paid tributes to the 116 policemen who died while on duty in the past pone year.

According to an official, this amount would be other than the ex-gratia given in such cases.

Nitish Kumar may visit Gujarat at Hardik's invitation

Patna : Patidar leader Hardik Patel has invited Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to Gujarat to support the demand of reservation for Patidar community, JD-U Spokesperson K.C. Tyagi said on Friday.

"The party will soon decide about Hardik Patel's invitation to Nitish Kumar to visit Gujarat. Hardik also thanked Nitish Kumar for supporting the reservation movement," Tyagi said.

Hardik Patel, in his letter to Bihar Chief Minister, said that his community is locally known as Patidar , Maratha in Maharashtra, Gujjar in Rajasthan and Kapu Kamma Reddy in southern states.