Narendra Modi calls for boost in tourism in Somnath

Somnath, Feb 1 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday called for promotion of tourism along the boundary of western Gujarat region as he paid a visit to the famous Somnath Mahadev Temple. He said that Somnath is a new district and had been formed for the better progress of the state of Gujarat. He further thanked saying that if there was no Sardar Patel there would be no Somnath. Feb 1, 2014

Atique Ahmed calls Muzaffarnagar riot victims professional beggars, draws ire

Shravasti/ New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Atique Ahmed on Satuirday called Muzaffarnagar riot victims languishing in the relief camps as professional beggars. The riot-hit victims languish in some 40 schools and mosques which have been converted into relief camps across Muzaffarnagar and neighbouring areas. However, Ahmed’s remarks evoked strong criticism from other politicians. BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that such remarks further the wounds of the riot victims and the statement symbolizes the ideology of the Samajwadi Party Feb 1, 2014

Militant killed in overnight gun battle in Kashmir

Pulwama, Feb 01 (ANI): A militant was killed in an overnight gun battle between the ultras and security forces in Pulwama district of Kashmir, as the personnel blasted off the hideout. Security forces encircled a residential house in Pulwama district of Kashmir where the militants were hiding, the militants opened fire, which was retaliated by the Indian security forces. The militants and the security forces exchanged rounds of gunfire, forcing the personnel later to use explosives to destroy the rebel's hideout. Feb 1, 2014

Magician Amey Vinaykumar Sarang creates fastest handcuff escape record

Mumbai, Feb 01 (ANI): Renowned magician Amey Vinaykumar Sarang performed thrilling illusion acts and created records in the presence of the team of Limca Book of Records at a press club in Mumbai. Sarang performed the jaw dropping act of opening his hands handcuffed behind the back in mere 2.65 seconds, creating a world record. As part of other two records, he made sunglasses move without touching his hands and turned water into ice. Sarang said the acts were a trailer of the various acts that he will be performing in the year 2014. He also stated that he doesn't like to break records but rather create new ones. Feb 1, 2014

Will simplify VAT so that common man can easily pay tax: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that they want to simplify taxation and administration and added that they will simplify VAT to an extent that a common man can easily pay tax. He further said that VAT and Taxation systems have become complicated as the government implements policies that make doing business difficult. Feb 1, 2014

'CAG audit will tell where the money went': Kejriwal on power tariff hike

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): Reacting to the hike in power rates, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on discoms would ascertain the lack of funds as stated by power distribution companies. Earlier on Friday, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) announced a hike in the power tariff ranging from 6 to 8 percent applicable from February 1 onwards. Feb 1, 2014

How to store, select & prepare ladysfinger

Lady's finger also know as okra is very common in Indian cooking. If you want to know the right way to select, store & prepare okra, check out this video. Facebook - Twitter - Youtube - A Ventuno Production Feb 1, 2014

Steep hike in diesel price pinches common man across India

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Feb 01 (ANI): The sudden hike in the diesel price by Indian Oil Corporation came as a serious blow to the pockets of the common man who is already reeling under the spiraling inflation in the country. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOC), the country's biggest refiner, said that it would raise retail prices for diesel by one per cent, or 0.57 rupees, from Saturday in line with a plan to gradually align them with international prices. Considering the hike as burden, the residents of Mumbai expressed their ire over ruling Congress government's decision. Feb 1, 2014

Arunachal student's death: Northeast students hold protest, delegation meets Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): Students from the Northeast are holding protests in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar on Saturday, against the death of a 19-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh. Nido Taniam, the son of an Arunachal Pradesh Congress MLA, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, a day after being beaten up by two shopkeepers at Lajpat Nagar-1 market. Meanwhile, a delegation of people from the Northeast community met BJP leader Harsh Vardhan, who said that he would write a letter to the Prime Minister and the Home Minister asking for better security for students from the Northeast. Feb 1, 2014

Pro-cannabis campaigners turn to baby-boomers in Florida

The US state of Florida could become the latest place in America to allow marijuana to go on sale. The Florida Supreme Court this week decided to allow a medical pot proposal to be put before voters in November. Duration: 02:00 Feb 1, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Jan 30, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

In order to impart skill oriented training among the youths the state govt. has started the construction of a new polytechnic college in Baramulla district. The main aim of constructing this college is to impart trainings like civil engineering, architecture, computer operator and electric engineering among the unemployed youths of Baramulla district. Construction work of the college started in March 2013 and is likely to be completed in 2015.Snowfall in Kashmir valley although is a blessing for many but for some it brings miseries and hardships. The most sufferers by this snowfall are the people living in far-flung areas where the normal life gets shattered by the snowfall. The recent snowfall in district Ganderbal has led to the roads disconectivity, power failure and dearth of essential commodities like gas, kerosene and water supply.During the harsh winter, the residents of Barthana area have a tough time, as the electricity in this area is equal to nothing. Barthana is one of the connected areas of Qamerwari in Srinagar and maximum people are belonging to poor community that is earning their two times bread and butter with hard work. But unfortunately government neglected this area totally. People suffer a lot due to the non-availability of basic facilities especially electr Feb 1, 2014

Kejriwal will not apologize to Gadkari: AAP

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari served a legal notice to Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for calling him corrupt. Gadkari has asked Kejriwal to apologize for his remark within three days. He has also threatened to sue the AAP chief if there is no apology from him within three days. Reacting over this AAP spokesperson Ashutosh said that there is no question of apologizing to Nitin Gadkari. Feb 1, 2014