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Women legislators’ conference resolves to build ‘Resurgent India’

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan after paying tributes to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his birth anniversary at Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla (PTI7_23_2014_000052B)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan after paying tributes to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his birth anniversary at Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla (PTI7_23_2014_000052B)

New Delhi:The National Conference of Women Legislators on Sunday adopted a resolution to work for transparent, accountable and inclusive governance and to contribute the task of building a ‘Resurgent India’.

The resolution was adopted by conference participants in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and former president Pratibha Patil.

The resolution, adopted at the valedictory function of the two-day conference, also said that the participants would strive for social and financial inclusion to ensure equal opportunities to all.

The resolution further said: “…will promote grass-root entrepreneurship, and improve the skill levels of the workforce, promote increased role of women in financial decision-making and fostering financial literacy among the masses.”

“Engage with elected women representatives at the municipal and panchayat levels regularly as bridges of constructive dialogue between and among the people, the states and the Union,” the resolution added.

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Hindu Mahasabha chief Kamlesh Tiwari shot dead in Lucknow

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Lucknow: The president of a little known Hindu Samaj Party was murdered at his home in Khurshed Bagh under the Naka Hindola area here, police said on Friday.

Eyewitnesses say two men, one of whom was wearing a saffron scarf, met with him on the pretext of gifting Diwali sweets and, once inside his home, allegedly slit his throat and shot him multiple times with a firearm before escaping. Mr Tiwari died as he was being rushed to hospital. The police have not yet made arrests in the case but have recovered a pistol from the scene of the crime.

Kamlesh Tiwari founded the Hindu Samaj Party two years ago. In 2015 he allegedly made derogatory remarks against the Prophet Muhammad, which created huge controversy and massive protests. He was arrested in connection with the case and charged under the National Security Act (NSA), which the Allahabad High Court recently revoked.

Ten police teams have been constituted to investigate the case and leads have reportedly been obtained from CCTV cameras in the region.

Tiwari was one of the appellants in the Ayodhya title dispute case in the Supreme Court. It is not known whether this association is responsible for his murder.

Police say that this was a case of personal enmity. Two men, one of whom was in a saffron scarf, allegedly met Tiwari at his Lucknow house at around 11 am. According to OP Singh, the Director-General of Police, the killers met with the victim for 36 minutes.

Angered over his death, a group of people staged protest following which many shops in Fatehganj and Aminabad area were closed down. Security forces have been deployed in the area to avoid any clash.

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