Badalta Manzar (Oct 10, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The sports activities in the Bandipora district some 64 kms from Srinagar were badly affected by the non availability of a proper stadium despite having a historical sports stadium named Sher-e-Kashmir sports stadium. Other side the National Rural Health Mission was launched across the country, including Jammu and Kashmir, to upgrade health facilities and infrastructure in rural areas. The scheme has benefited people in the rural areas and it has brought down the infant mortality rate in Pulwama district. Beyond this a better transportation facility is still a problem in surrounding areas of Rajouri. Tredu village situated in Jammu city is such an example where people are still deprived from transportation facilities. School children are the most sufferers as they often face difficulties in going to school. Jan 24, 2014

Narendra Modi auctions gifts to educate girls

Surat, Jan 24 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, contributed to girl education by auctioning the gifts he has received from various sources on Friday. A visitor, Aarti, said that by doing this,Modi is fulfilling the purpose with which people gave him those gifts. The gifts included gold and silver artefacts, chariot, watches, mementoes, medals, metal and wooden handicraft, photo frames, swords, traditional and tribal attires. Jan 24, 2014

Gujarat running for progress of five capitalists, not five crore Gujaratis: Manish Tewari

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari while attending the fifth roundtable on broadcast organized by CII on Friday, said that the Gujarat Government has been running for the welfare of four to five capitalists since the past 10 years, and not for five crore Gujaratis, also tagging BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as a fascist. Jan 24, 2014

Gujarat NSUI protests against Salman Khans Jai Ho

Ahmedabad, Jan 24 (ANI): The student wing of Congress party, National Students' Union of India (NSUI) took to streets, shouting slogans and burning posters in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat, against Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s ‘Jai Ho’ which released Friday. A group of youths led by national secretary of NSUI, Shahnawaz Sheikh, burnt the photographs of Dabangg Khan and posters of his film to protest against the actor who met state Chief Minister Narendra Modi earlier to celebrate the International Kite Festival. Jan 24, 2014

Birbhum gang-rape case: SC issues notice to WB government

Birbhum, Jan 24 (ANI): Taking suo moto cognizance of the Birbhum gang-rape case, the Supreme Court, describing the matter as "very disturbing", issued a notice to the West Bengal government on Friday. Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam also directed the Birbhum district magistrate to inquire into the matter and submit report in one week. Meanwhile, doctors treating the 20-year-old woman who was gang-raped by 13 men on the orders of a village court said that she is stable and recovering well even as state authorities assured cooperation. Meanwhile, chairman of the state level enquiry committee into the gang rape case, Ashok Sengupta, said that the reports have been sent for examination. Jan 24, 2014

Somanth Bhartis lawyer engages in heated argument with DCW chief

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti's lawyer and Delhi Commission for Women chief Barkha Singh Shukla had a heated argument on Friday as Bharti did not appear before the panel. Chaos prevailed at DCW’s office when Bharti sent his lawyer as his representative before the panel to reply over allegations of manhandling some Ugandan women by a group led by him during a midnight raid in South Delhi. Meanwhile, Shukla expressed her anger over the heated argument. Jan 24, 2014

Rakhi Sawant thanks Uddhav, calls Kejriwal item boy

Mumbai, Jan 24 (ANI): Item girl Rakhi Sawant thanked Shiv Sena party president Uddhav Thackeray for his comment that Rakhi would have been a better administrator than Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Talking to mediapersons in Mumbai, Rakhi said that she felt bad about her name being dragged into everything but she is thankful to Uddhav for the compliment. She also called Kejriwal an item boy. Jan 24, 2014

War of words continues as Mulayam Singh Yadav slams Narendra Modi yet again

Lucknow, Jan 24 (ANI): Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav slammed BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, on Friday yet again and called him a liar after war of words began between the two a day earlier at their rallies in Uttar Pradesh. Hitting out at Modi indirectly, without naming him, Yadav called him a liar. Jan 24, 2014

BJP takes on AAP, demands resignation of Somnath Bharti

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): BJP leader Harsh Vardhan, took on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday saying that the party, which won Delhi assembly election on the basis of clean politics, should ask Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti to step down. Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti is involved in a controversy over a midnight raid that he led where four Ugandan women were allegedly mistreated. Meanwhile, Harsh Vardhan slammed Delhi state chief, Arvind Kejriwal, and said if people have chosen the party for clean politics, he should ask Bharti to resign on moral grounds. Jan 24, 2014

It happens: Theatre Festival

Manipur, Jan 24 (ANI): People in Imphal city of India's northeastern Manipur province got a glimpse of their traditional art and culture as they thronged a nine-day theatre festival in the region. The rich history and culture of the province is being shown through different plays during the 'Khundongbam Brojendro Theatre Festival', attracting prominent artists and theatre groups from across the country. The festival is an initiative of the Khundongbam Brojendro Cultural Trust in collaboration with Department of Arts and Culture, provincial government of Manipur. This is the third edition of festival based on the theme-'Theatre for peace and Friendship'. Besides local theatre groups, the festival also registered the participation of theatre groups from India's IT hub, Bangalore city. A play 'Bor Interview' written by Khundongbam Brojendro and directed by O Joykumar was staged by the Rupmahal Theatre group on the inaugural day of the festival. The festival will conclude on January 28. Jan 24, 2014

It happens: Music Festival

Odisha, Jan 24 (ANI): With the commencement of spring, music lovers thronged the century- old famous Rajarani Temple in India's eastern Odisha state as it reverberated with the rhythm of Indian classical music by eminent classicists. Every year the Department of Tourism organises this festival beginning from January 18 to 20 in the grounds of the magnificent Rajarani Temple. The evening started with the Odissi vocal recital programme by an eminent singer. The music lovers present were deeply engrossed in the superb and impeccable elaboration of different Ragas and musical patterns, clear tonal quality and musical renderings. Each presentation was highly applauded by the people present in the festival. The atmosphere inside the temple premises was musical and thrilled the music lovers. The Rajarani Music festival is organised by Odisha Tourism and Development Corporation (OTDC) in association with Odisha Sangeet Natak Academy (OSNA). The objective of organising the festival is to showcase the cultural heritage of Odisha state and attract more tourists. Jan 24, 2014

It happens: Dog Show

Rajkot/Patna, Jan 24 (ANI): Pet lovers were infused with enthusiasm and thronged a dog show with their respective canines. A dog show was organised in Rajkot city of India's western Gujarat province in which around 550 dogs of 26 different breeds took part. The main aim of the dog show was to inform people about different breeds of dogs and which ones can be kept as pet. Various breeds such as Labrador, Golden retriever, Saint Bernard, Pugs, Lhasa Apso, bullmastiff, etc competed with each other during the show. There were several stalls set up to provide information about the medicines given to dogs. Meanwhile, a dog show was held in eastern Patna city where canines participated and displayed their strength and agility. Jan 24, 2014

Congress on court notice to Delhi Government

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Congress leader Haroon Yusuf on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision issuing notice to Delhi government over Arvind Kejriwal's protest. Yusuf said AAP tried to instigate anarchism violating the law. Jan 24, 2014

Uddhav Thackerays remark came in backdrop of AAPs misgovernance: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): BJP Spokesperson Capt Abhimanyu on Friday said that Uddhav Thackeray’s remark on AAP comparing Arvind Kejriwal to Rakhi Sawant came in the backdrop of the party’s misgovernance. He said that AAP has formed a government which is like people of Delhi have no government yet. He said that whenever a question is raised on AAP leaders, Kejriwal try to nullify the same. Jan 24, 2014

TMC has given patronage to hoodlums & criminals: Brinda Karat on Birbhum gangrape case

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Reacting on Birbhum gangrape case in West Bengal, CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat said that the TMC has given patronage to hoodlums & criminals in the state which makes such incidents possible. Karat said that West Bengal is a naked display of political patronage to the criminals which is thereby affecting the security of women. Jan 24, 2014