Badalta Manzar (Nov 07, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The 27th edition of the All India Postal Cricket Tournament was held in Srinagar recently for the first time ever. Beyond this Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan is a centrally sponsored scheme in the education sector, which aims at providing basic infrastructure like buildings and maintenance of schools in the rural areas. Other side work on the OPD has been suspended for some unknown reason for many years at SDH Tral in Pulwama district. Jan 23, 2014

US east coast hit by heavy snow, bitter cold

Millions of American commuters brave miserable conditions across the east coast after a fierce storm dumped almost a foot of snow from the Mid-Atlantic to New England. Jan 23, 2014

Amid controversy, Roma TV broadcasts in France

Amid deep controversy surrounding the identity of Roma and regular deportations in France and Europe, a young entrepreneur has launched Sutka TV, the first Roma TV channel in Europe. Jan 23, 2014

Kangaroo court in Birbhum allegedly orders gang rape of woman

Birbhum/ New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): A 20 year old tribal woman was allegedly gang-raped in West Bengal's Birbhum district on the order of the village court presided by village head, who decided to punish the girl for having an affair with a boy from a different community. Media reports state that the woman was ordered to be raped by 'Salishi Sabha', a self-styled group that dispenses justice. The victim was brought for examination to a hospital when she told reporters that the men gang raped her repeatedly. Police made several arrests in the case after the woman's family lodged an official complaint. Jan 23, 2014

Sanjay Nirupam begins indefinite hunger strike for Mumbai power tariff reduction

Mumbai, Jan 23 (ANI): Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday began an indefinite hunger strike over his demand for a reduction in power tariff in Mumbai. Nirupam demanded the Reliance to remove three surcharges on its bill which are absolutely useless and to loot the people. He said that he will continue his strike till death and challenged the Reliance on its inaction in the direction. Earlier on Monday, the Maharashtra Government announced a 20 percent cut in power tariff for the industrial and agriculture classes of consumers. Jan 23, 2014

Somnath Bharti raid case: Congress seeks impartial probe, LG assures action

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): A delegation of Congress party on Thursday met Delhi's Lieutenant Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung, and demanded impartial probe in a case involving Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti. Four women from Uganda, in a complaint to Delhi Police, had alleged that they were molested by a group of supporters of Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti. DPCC Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely said that LG has assured impartial probe in the case. Jan 23, 2014

Mamata Banerjee calling herself CM is shameful, says WB Congress chief

Kolkata, Jan 23 (ANI): West Bengal Congress president Pradip Bhattacharya on Thursday aggressively criticized Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for sitting idle and not reacting to the gang rape of a tribal woman in the state's Birbhum District. He further questioned the state government's attitude in dealing promptly with such heinous crimes. Jan 23, 2014

Congress worships poor for votes, cannot tolerate tea-seller becoming PM: Narendra Modi - Part - 1

Gorakhpur, Jan 23 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, Narendra Modi said that Congress worships poor people for vote bank. He said that they cannot tolerate a tea-seller' becoming the prime minister of the nation. Modi further said that Congress never desired to eradicate poverty from the nation or else there would not be such condition of the people of the nation. He pleaded the people to give BJP just 60 months unlike Congress 60 years of rule and feel the changes coming in society. Jan 23, 2014

Congress worships poor for votes, cannot tolerate tea-seller becoming PM: Narendra Modi - Part - 2

Gorakhpur, Jan 23 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, Narendra Modi said that Congress worships poor people for vote bank. He said that they cannot tolerate a ‘tea-seller’ becoming the prime minister of the nation. Modi further said that Congress never desired to eradicate poverty from the nation or else there would not be such condition of the people of the nation. He pleaded the people to give BJP just 60 months unlike Congress’ 60 years of rule and feel the changes coming in society. Jan 23, 2014

Narendra Modi mocks SP Chief, says not in your capacity to make UP like Gujarat

Gorakhpur, Jan 23 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, Narendra Modi mocked SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and said that it is not in his capacity to make UP like Gujarat. He said that on the sidelines of Yadav's remark that he won't let Modi turn his state into Gujarat. Further, mocking Mulayam Singh Yadav and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Modi also said that now-a-days, wherever he goes, the son and father follow him. He also said that the leaders have destroyed the state for their selfish interests. Jan 23, 2014

BSP slams Narendra Modi and Mulayam, says they divide nation

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): BSP Leader Sudhindra Bhadoria on Thursday slammed BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav saying that they both try to divide the nation. He further said that victims from the riots are still suffering in the camps both in Gujarat and Muzzafarnagar. Jan 23, 2014

JD (U) slams Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): JD (U) Leader KC Tyagi on Thursday slammed BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his comment over the increasing crowd in his rallies. Tyagi said that he has not heard any big leader talking like this before. He further said that the crowd will give him the post of leader of opposition instead of PM of the nation. Jan 23, 2014

Mulayam attacks BJP for choosing Narendra Modi as PM candidate

Varanasi, Jan 23 (ANI): Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday addressed a rally in Varanasi. Speaking at the rally Mulayam attacked the BJP for choosing Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the party's top choice for prime minister's post in the next General Elections. The Varanasi rally, which was a massive show of strength by the SP, was attended by a large number of supporters from nearby areas. Jan 23, 2014

Snowfall in parts of India cheers tourists

Srinagar/Shimla, Jan 23 (ANI): A fresh spell of snow that enveloped the hills of north India brought joy to tourists as well as a boost to the tourism business in the region. In Srinagar, a white sheet of snow covered areas around the picturesque Dal Lake, mesmerizing tourists. Meanwhile, a tourist from Ranchi, Ajay Singh, said that they were ecstatic to see the scenic view in Shimla. A large number of locals, too, wrapped in woolens, enjoyed the snowfall in the valley along with the tourists. Jan 23, 2014