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

Badalta Manzar (Dec 5, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The people of Kashmir valley especially in Srinagar city demands proper home delivery gas service system. Other side, the centrally sponsored Mid-Day meal Scheme is attracting a large numbers of students to govt. schools in lowang village in district Kathua. Beyond this the residents of village Kotdhara in district Rajouri have alleged that they are not getting the proper health care facilities as promised by the govt. According to the locals the local sub centre does not provide all the basic facilities that are needed by them. Jan 22, 2014

Women activists slam Kumar Vishwas for sexist jibe on Kerala nurses

New Delhi/Bangalore, Jan 22 (ANI): Women activists on Wednesday denounced AAP leader, Kumar Vishwas, for his remark on nurses from Kerala which he made during a show in 2008 calling them dark skinned and indirectly implying that they were ugly, after the video resurfaced and has gone viral on Internet. The sexist diatribe has led to a chain of reactions from women activists and politicians who also lashed at AAP for supporting Vishwas who has claimed the remark was in jest and not his personal or party views. Jan 22, 2014

It was a script for 'Kavi sammelan', nothing to do with politics: Kumar Vishwas on his quip on Keral

Amethi, Jan 22 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Wednesday said that he is willing to apologize for his comments about Kerala nurses, made in 2008 if they were hurtful, provided the Congress also apologize for having its party workers vandalize the AAP office in Kochi. Talking to mediapersons in Amethi, he also said that it was a script for 'Kavi sammelan', nothing to do with politics. Jan 22, 2014

Women rights activists slam Somnath Bharti, demand resignation

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Women rights activists on Wednesday slammed Delhi Law Minister and AAP member Somnath Bharti for his midnight raid at the house of a Ugandan woman. President of Women Congress Shobha Oza on Wednesday demanded proper investigation against Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti and his followers. National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Mamta Sharma also said that they will take up this issue after the report from the State Commission is out. Meanwhile, women rights activist Annie Raja said that Somnath Bharti continuing as the Delhi law minister is not justified. Jan 22, 2014

Somnath Bharti should resign immediately: Vinod Kumar Binny

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Rebel AAP leader Vinod Kumar Binny on Wednesday criticized Aam Aadmi Party and its member Somnath Bharti saying that AAP is trying to save their ministers by not taking any step against them. He accused AAP of following double standards as they send police officers on leave but do not take any step against Bharti. He also added that Bharti should resign immediately as the law is same for everyone. Jan 22, 2014

Kejriwal's anarchism better than Congress, BJP's status quo: K C Tyagi

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Janata Dal-United ( JD-U) leader K C Tyagi on Wednesday defended the protest held by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to suspend the erring police officials, and said that he preferred Kejriwal's anarchism to Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) status quo. Jan 22, 2014

Arun Jaitley says Ram Mandir always their agenda, politicos slam

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): BJP's rival parties attacked Arun Jaitley on Wednesday who claimed that Ram Mandir has always been their agenda. Reacting on the same, the JD (U) stated that the BJP has always played divisive politics. Rajya Sabha MP Mohammad Adeeb also said that the party divides people on the basis of community. Jan 22, 2014

Fresh coat of snow covers Kashmir, enhances beauty of picturesque valley

Srinagar, Jan 22 (ANI): Fresh coat of snow covered Kashmir and enhanced the beauty of the picturesque valley, giving a new life to the sagging tourism business which brought respite to the residents. Snow clad mountains and trees in the valley provided a visual treat to the locals as well as tourists. Large number of locals wrapped in woolens enjoyed the snowfall in the valley. Jan 22, 2014

AAP Dharna: Delhi Police register FIR against protestors

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): The Delhi Police have registered an FIR against the Aam Aadmi Party protesters who staged a 33-hour demonstration near Rail Bhavan in New Delhi. The protest was led by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who on Tuesday called it off after the two SHOs of Malviya Nagar and Pahar Ganj proceeded on leave. Kejriwal and AAP members launched the sit-in protest on January 20 after the central government rejected their demand to suspend police officers for dereliction of duties in an alleged drugs and sex racket case. Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti had got involved in a public spat with the cops at Khirki extension over the case. Jan 22, 2014

MEA on India- Pak cross-border trade halt

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Wednesday said that the acting High Commissioner of Pakistan was summoned by MEA in connection with the recent stoppage of trans-LOC trade and travel. Akbaruddin said that officials are working towards resolving the matter through diplomatic channels. Jan 22, 2014

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Abid used to work as a photographer and video journalist in Syria, until work became too dangerous. According to Reporters Without Borders, 27 journalists have been killed in Syria since the conflict began. Duration:02:28 Jan 22, 2014

Politicos hit at Arvind Kejriwal over anti-police protest

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday called off the sit-in protest for inaction by the city's police force against an alleged sex trafficking case, the Congress took a dig at Kejriwal and held him responsible for creating chaos in the city. Kejriwal said that good governance cannot be sought in a vigilante manner. However, BJP leader Vijay Goel blamed both the Congress and the Aam Aadmi party for the disorder in the city saying that such practices were aimed at conspiring against BJP to fail in the general elections. Jan 22, 2014