MSME units a boon for the rural people of Manipur

Manipur, Jan 22 (ANI): The Imphal Handloom -Work shed cum rural showroom is one among several small scale enterprises in Manipur that provides training and employment to rural artisans. The group owned by M Jibonmala Devi at present trains around 40 artisans in making handloom and handicraft products. Jan 22, 2014

S. Korean customers panic after data leaks

South Korean customers flock to banks and call centres to cancel or reissue their credit cards after the country's largest-ever leak of private financial data involving three credit card companies. Duration: 00:35 Jan 22, 2014

Jorhat hosts tourism festival to highlight indigenous culture

Assam, Jan 22 (ANI): A three-day long "Ethnique festival" was held at Bhagchung in Jorhat. On display was a slice of their rich culture which included dances, folk music and traditional food. The main attraction of the festival was Mising traditional dances performed by youth in colorful attires. Jan 22, 2014

Kejriwal should become a ruler, not an agitator: V Narayanasamy

Bangalore, Jan 22 (ANI): Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and Congress leader V Narayanasamy on Wednesday criticized Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for staging a protest demanding suspension of erring police officials, stating that Kejriwal should become a ruler and not an agitator. Jan 22, 2014

BJP, Congress slam Kejriwal, Somnath Bharti

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): The BJP and Congress on Wednesday slammed Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti after one of the African women assaulted in a midnight raid in south Delhi accused him of having led the group that barged into her house and attacked them. BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi demanded resignation by Somnath Bharti saying that he does not deserve to be the law minister, as he himself did not abide by the laws. She further said that it was a drama for Lok Sabha Elections. Meanwhile, Congress Leader Digvijay Singh slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that there is no law, court or anything for Kejriwal. Jan 22, 2014

Ukraine police storm Kiev protest

Ukrainian police on Wednesday stormed protesters' barricades in Kiev as violent clashes erupted and activists said that one person had been shot dead by the security forces. Duration: 00:43 Jan 22, 2014

All-women bank comes up in Uttarakhand to empower poor

Nainital, Jan 22 (ANI): In a bid to empower poor women, An NGO named Pahal in Nainital city of Uttarakhand started an all-women bank to help them become self-reliant and take loans to start their own businesses. The NGO formed a self help group and gave them essential training to understand the functioning of banks, how to open bank accounts, take loans and on how to save money. Jan 22, 2014

Veteran South Indian actor Nageshwara Rao passes away at 91

Hyderabad, Jan 22 (ANI): Veteran South Indian actor, A Nageswara Rao, who was diagnosed with cancer, passed away at the age of 91 on Wednesday at a private hospital in Hyderabad. Ministers as well as several eminent people from the regional Telugu film industry visited Rao’s house to pay their condolences. Jan 22, 2014

Chidambaram heads to Davos for World Economic Forum meeting

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Finance Minister P. Chidambram has left on a four-day official visit to Davos, Switzerland, to attend a meeting of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF). The meeting is being held from January 21 to 24. During his stay in Davos, Chidambaram will meet with world industry leaders, investors and entrepreneurs from around the world. He also will be attending sessions on 'The India Outlook', 'The Path to Regulatory Reform', 'Bricks in Midlife Crisis', 'Rethinking Financial Governance and the Role of Financial Services in Society and India' and 'Renewing Partnerships, delivering Growth' among others. Jan 22, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Nov 14, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is hosting the 2013-2014 Ranji matches that are being played between the host team and the team of Goa. The Ranji Match is being played in valley after a long time as the only stadium in valley was under renovation. Other side, the delay in construction of Kandi irrigation canal in district Doda irks the farmers who are living around this canal. Locals allege that the construction agency is using sub standard material in constructing this canal. Beyond this, the saffron growth this year is grim due to lack of rainfall at proper time. Jan 22, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Dec 12, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The Government of Jammu-Kashmir has launched many schemes to eliminate unemployment. In this regard an employment fair was organized in Reasi recently. Other side Pahalgam is a world famous tourist destination in Anantnag district. But tourism players of Pahalgam are unhappy as the Govt. has failed to promote it as a winter tourist destination, and very few tourists visit it during winters. Beyond this the construction of the new mini secretariat in Poonch district had made the locals happy as they felt that it would solve most of their administrative problems. But the slow pace of the work has irked the local people. Jan 22, 2014