Badalta Manzar (June 13, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

Over 2000 cricket enthusiasts from across the state attended trials at different venues for a local cricket league. Kulan village consists of more than 200 families and has a public health centre which is affected by the non-availability of doctors. In a bid to boost the agriculture sector the state govt. had distributed Kissan credit cards (KCC) among farmers. Jan 30, 2014

Badalta Manzar (June 20, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The state government and a private trust ‘Pritam spiritual foundation’ have been working with people in border areas who are victims of cross firing and mine blasts. The degree college in Kangan was established in March 2011 to boost higher education in Ganderbal district, some 67 kms from Srinagar. Although the state govt. is doing its best to upgrade the health infrastructure in rural areas of Kashmir, but a lot more still needs to be done. Jan 30, 2014

Badalta Manzar (June 27, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu Kashmir Corporate Premier League (JKCPL) held bidding of around 216 shortlisted cricket players in Srinagar. Union Minister of Human Resources Development, Dr M M Pallam Raju laid down the foundation stone of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in Ganderbal district. The govt. secondary school Audoora in Baramulla district, lacks all basic facilities and students here face multiple problems. Jan 30, 2014

Rajiv Gandhi wanted anti-Sikh riots to happen: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Former president Giani Zail Singh’s press secretary Tarlochan Singh has contradicted Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi's claim that the Congress government had tried to stop the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Singh in a statement said that the 1984 riots were in fact “orchestrated and sponsored”. He also said that Rajiv Gandhi who took over as PM following the death of Indira Gandhi, even refused to take calls from the Giani Zail Singh when the latter tried to speak to him to discuss the situation. Speaking over this, BJP vice-president Vinay Katiyar on Thursday said that Rajiv Gandhi wanted that riots should happen. He also added that government did not take steps which were needed to stop the riots. Jan 30, 2014

Dense fog disrupts normal life in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): A heavy blanket of fog enveloped the national capital on Thursday morning, hitting air, rail and road services badly. According to the MeT department, the general visibility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport dropped to below 50 metre and because of poor visibility operations of more than dozen of flights were affected. Train services were also affected due to fog. Road traffic was equally chaotic as the motorists tried to navigate through the dense fog. Jan 30, 2014

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 66th death anniversary

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): The Nation on Thursday paid homage to Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on his 66th death anniversary. Prominent leaders from various political parties and other dignitaries paid floral tributes at his Samadhi at Rajghat in the national capital. A series of functions are being organized throughout the country to mark the occasion. Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar. A lawyer by profession, Gandhi led the struggle for India's independence from British rule by following the path of non-violence. Ironically, Gandhi was shot dead by a Hindu fanatic, Nathuram Godse, at a prayer meeting in Delhi on January 30, 1948, less than a year after India became independent. Jan 30, 2014

Cabinet to decide on raising LPG cylinder cap, BJP slams

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): The central government is likely to increase the number of subsidized LPG gas cylinders given to consumers from 9 to 12 after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the AICC meeting on January 17 that the present allocation was not enough to fulfill the needs of the people. The move is likely to benefit 10% of consumers. This proposition from Congress has earned criticism from other parties. Prakash Javadekar, BJP leader and MP of Rajya Sabha said the public is angered and up against the Congress with this proposition as their unlimited supply of LPG cylinders had been cut down to 6 by the Congress party itself.. Jan 30, 2014

Delhi Govts decision to remove Barkha Singh inappropriate: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): BJP’s Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that the Delhi government’s decision to remove DCW chief Barkha Singh from her post is inappropriate. While the AAP government wants DCW Chief Barkha Singh removed from her post to ensure 'unbiased' probe against Bharti over the allegations against him in connection with a mid-night raid in south Delhi, the DCW has demanded that a FIR be lodged against the Law Minister for not heeding to repeated summons by the panel. Jan 30, 2014

Barkha Singh not working impartially but doing politics: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday reiterated that DCW chief Barkha Shukla Singh should be removed from her post to ensure 'unbiased' probe against Law Minister Somnath Bharti over the allegations against him in connection with a mid-night raid in south Delhi. Talking to mediapersons, he said that Bharka Singh is from the Congress and if she remains the chairperson of DCW then she will do politics. Jan 30, 2014

Anti Sikh riots in Delhi was monitored by Congress: Tarlochan Singh

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Press Secretary to Former President Giani Zail Singh, Tarlochan Singh on Thursday reiterated his stand that that Gujarat riots were spontaneous and that the Anti Sikh riots in Delhi were monitored by the Congress. He further said that Gujarat cannot be compared with Delhi. Jan 30, 2014

Rahul Gandhi bats for labour class during rally for 2014 polls

Raipur, Jan 30 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi vowed to uplift the condition of labourers, promising a better life to this section on given an opportunity to form the government after the national polls due before May. While addressing a rally in Raipur, Gandhi said that his party has worked towards the betterment of people living in extreme poverty and now, wishes to shift the focus to the working class. Jan 30, 2014

Asha Mirje faces flak for her comment on rapes in India

Maharshtra/ Uttar Pradesh/New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Women activists and politicians on Tuesday slammed Maharashtra Women Commission Member Asha Mirje for blaming women for rapes in the country. They also demanded for Mirje's resignation. Jan 29, 2014

Bru families from Mizoram take refuge in Tripura

Tripura, Jan 29 (ANI): Over 2 thousand tribals, including women and children, belonging to the Bru community from Mizoram have taken shelter in refugee camps in Dhancherra area of North Tripura. The migration has taken place following a fear psychosis that their houses might be attacked by the ethnic mazority Mizos. Jan 29, 2014