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India Politics

Government will try to ban cow slaughter: Rajnath

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) : The central government will try to build consensus on banning cow slaughter, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Sunday.

Cow slaughter has always been against the principles of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and that was why the BJP-led government will try to discuss the issue with all parties concerned, Rajnath Singh said during an event organised by the Shwetambar Jain Samaj.

Giving the example of Madhya Pradesh, he said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had banned cow slaughter in the state a long time back.

My sole aim is to end corruption: Khattar

Chandigarh : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said his sole aim was to end corruption and give good governance to the state's people.

Attacking the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government, he said certain people had approached him with offers to follow its "give and take" policy.

"In the very first month of formation of the new (BJP) government, many people came to me with various kinds of offers, wanting me to follow the old 'give-and-take' system," he said, while addressing a gathering after inaugurating a hospital in Sonipat town.


AAP member files police complaint

New Delhi : An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member on Sunday filed a complaint against unidentified people for manhandling and attacking him during the party's National Executive meeting held here on Saturday, police said.

Ramzan Choudhary, in a two-page written complaint, alleged that some "bouncers" of the AAP assaulted him at the meeting.

A probe has been initiated by the Kapashera police station, where Choudhary lodged the complaint.


Maneka Gandhi asks home ministry to consider women's quota in police

New Delhi : The women and child development ministry has requested the home ministry to take up with the various state governments the issue of 33 percent reservation of posts for women in police forces, official sources said on Sunday.

In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi was cited to have said: "I request you to take up the issue of 33 percent reservation for women in police forces at your level so that together we can address the problem of violence against women."

Bhushan, Yadav worked against AAP for one year: Kejriwal

New Delhi : Dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav had been conspiring against the AAP for the past one year, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said.

In a 44-minute, partly emotional speech at Saturday's National Executive meeting here, the video of which was released on Sunday, Kejriwal made several accusations against the other two co-founders of the party.

He alleged that the two men had made every leadership meeting of the Aam Aadmi Party a cantankerous affair. He had bowed to many of their demands but they never appeared to relent.


CSR funds not for BJD's election expenditure: BJP

Bhubaneswar : After the ruling BJD expressed its dissatisfaction over central PSUs backing out from the Aahar scheme, the Odisha unit of BJP on Sunday hit out at the former, stating that the PSUs' corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds were not meant for election expenditure.

The much-hyped Aahar scheme, under which the state government plans to provide lunch at Rs.5 per person in five urban centres from April 1, has hit hurdles after three central public sector companies MCL, NALCO and Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) backed out of a commitment to provide funds.


AAP to form new Lokpal, disciplinary committee

New Delhi : A day after it acted against dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, the AAP on Sunday decided to form a new internal Lokpal and a disciplinary committee.

The decision was taken at a meeting held at Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal's residence.

"We have taken four decisions. A new internal Lokpal consisting of 16 members and a disciplinary committee will be formed," party leader Pankaj Gupta told reporters.


TDP celebrates formation day with tributes to NTR

Hyderabad : The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Sunday celebrated its 34th formation day by paying rich tributes to its founder leader N.T. Rama Rao.

TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu led the celebrations by unfurling the party flag at NTR Trust Bhavan, the party headquarters here.

This is the first TDP formation day after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh to carve out a Telangana state.

Senior TDP leaders from both states participated in the celebrations. TDP units in all districts also observed the day.


Modi meets Aussie PM, Clinton

Singapore : Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott and former US president Bill Clinton here on Sunday.

Modi also exchanged greetings with Governor General of Canada David Johnston, the Prime Minister's Office said. The meetings took place on the sidelines of former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew's funeral.


Lee was among the tallest leaders of our times: Modi

Singapore : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described Singapore's founder prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as "among the tallest leaders of our times".

Modi arrived in Singapore early Sunday to join a host of world leaders for the funeral of Lee, who died at the age of 91 on Monday after a long battle with pneumonia.

"The passing away of Lee Kuan Yew marks the end of an era.He was among the tallest leaders of our times," Modi said addressing the media.