PM's message on unity failed to send strong message: Tarun Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's message on unity in diversity against the backdrop of incidents of growing intolerance in the country.

Sikkim sets up cell to monitor social media content

Sikkim government has set up an exclusive cell in the police department to engage with the public on social media on a regular basis, Urban Development Minister D B Thapa has said.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi highlights cross-border threat

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday highlighted the threat from across the border and sought the help from the central government to counter such forces.

Will soon bring in anti-communal violence bill: Shinde

The government would soon bring an anti-communal violence bill, Home Minister Sushulkumar Shinde said Monday.

Nip riots in the bud: Centre to states

The Centre on Monday asked the states to deal with communal disturbances with an iron fist.

Communal situation volatile: Prithviraj Chavan

Blaming "rabid" elements in the society for frequent flare-ups, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan warned that communal situation in the country remains volatile.

NIC condemns all forms of violence, sexual abuse of women

NIC on Monday condemned all forms of violence intended to disturb communal harmony and resolved to take immediate action against those involved in it.

Lalu says Modi skipped NIC meet fearing uncomfortable questions

RJD`s Lalu Prasad Yadav took on Gujarat CM and BJP`s Narendra Modi for skipping the National Integration Council (NIC) meet, claiming that the latter was avoiding some `uncomfortable questions.`

TN assails Centre`s action in revoking detention orders

Tamil Nadu on Monday assailed the Centre`s action in revoking detention orders slapped by the state under stringent laws against some individuals and termed it as "encroachment upon states powers".

Mechanism needed to control social sites during strife:Patnaik

Deploring recent communal tensions, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday demanded an oversight mechanism to "control" social networking sites in critical situations as sensitive messages posted spread like wildfire.

Parties disturbing communal harmony ahead of 2014 polls: UP CM

Charging that some main political parties are trying to "dangerously" disturb the communal harmony in Uttar Pradesh ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday warned such forces of stringent action.

Vote bank politics responsible for communal tensions: MP CM

Holding that vote bank politics was a major factor for communal frenzy, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said that a group or organisation should not be made a scapegoat and held responsible for such instances.

Communal violence cannot be allowed to spread: Nitish

Cautioning against forces who fan communal tension in order to polarise the situation in their favour, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday voiced concern over the Muzaffarnagar riots and said that such violence cannot be allowed to spread.

NIC meet: Chandrababu Naidu walks out over Telangana

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu walked out of the National Integration Council (NIC) meet being held here, Monday, after he was not allowed t raise the Telangana issue during the discussions.

NIC meet: Need to sustain communal harmony, says Shinde

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday stressed on the need to sustain communal harmony in the country.

JPC`s Monday meeting put off

The crucial sitting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee slated to be held on Monday to adopt its controversial draft report on 2G scam has been postponed in view of the National Integration Council (NIC) meeting.

Muzaffarnagar riots: Centre calls NIC meet on Sept 23

A meeting of the National Integration Council (NIC) has been called on September 23, by the Center to discuss how to combat communalism and casteism in the wake of the Muzaffarnagar riots which claimed at least 40 lives.

Discuss NCTC issue in NIC first: BJP

BJP said Manmohan Singh should discuss the NCTC issue at the National Integration Council and then take it to the Parliament.

State should consider emotions of people:Reddy

Addressing the National Integration Council here, Andhra Pradesh CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy dwelled on issue of `civil disturbances`.