Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday welcomed the decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail trade and hit out at the critics.
Abdullah, who has been of late sparingly using twitter to express his views, posted Saturday: "I'm glad the (central) government has announced FDI in retail and left to states to decide.
"Why should (West Bengal chief minister) Mamata (Banerjee) or (Uttar Pradesh chief minister) Akhilesh (Yadav) decide what is bad or good for Kashmir?" he asked.
In another tweet, he said: "I'm amazed that the defenders of federalism want to decide what is good for my state (Jammu and Kashmir) only because they have more MPs and can shout louder."
The chief minister has been a strong advocate of free trade. He has been trying to woo investment for various industries in the state including infrastructure building, tourism and healthcare.
Police claim to have arrested a first class cricketer, Manish, and are on the look out for a former Railways player, Baburao Yadav.
The festering boundary row figured prominently in talks between visiting Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Sunday as the Chinese leader arrived in India on his maiden overseas tour since taking over in March.
The two Congress Cabinet ministers, accused in Jagan Reddy disproportionate assets case, submitted their resignations to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday night.
Teachers and students of Delhi University on Sunday marched towards the residence of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, demanding the scrapping of the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP).
A US-based Sikh group on Monday said that it will challenge the decision of an American district court last week to dismiss alleged human rights violations case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
After two years of rule, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appears to have squandered the overwhelming mandate voters gave her, but as West Bengal gears up for panchayat polls, it seems that the TMC has the advantage as the Left is yet to regroup.
The heat wave has well swept across North India with national capital Delhi simmering at 44.6 degrees celsius on Sunday.