Thousands of South African miners down tools over wages

Tens of thousands of angry South African platinum miners downed tools on Thursday demanding that their entry-level pay be doubled to $1,150 a month. Union leaders have now agreed to government-brokered talks aimed at resolving the dispute. Jan 23, 2014

Protesters turn central Kiev into a virtual war zone

Protesters and police were locked in a standoff Thursday after ferocious clashes that turned an area of Kiev into a virtual war zone, with police using tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets on protesters hurling stones and Molotov cocktails. Jan 23, 2014

Narendra Modi bloated figure, cannot contribute to nation: Veerappa Moily

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Commenting on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Union oil minister M Veerappa Moily said that Modi is a bloated figure and that he cannot contribute to the nation in any way. He further said that Modi can only disintegrate and the disintegration will continue from Gujarat to the whole nation if he comes in front as a national leader. He also said that Modi or his party cannot be part of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' principle. Jan 23, 2014

AAP won Delhi polls not India, UPA 3 will come to power: Veerappa Moily

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Negating the chances of AAP coming to the fore in the 2014 general elections, Unions Minister for oil M Veerappa Moily said that AAP may win Delhi polls, but Delhi is not the whole India. He also asserted that UPA 3 will come to power and that Congress never ran for power but always opted for a stable government. 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

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

Badalta Manzar (Oct 31, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The Mid Day Meal Scheme is running successfully in all schools except in the govt. boy’s middle school at Hundi in Baramulla district. Other side after the Panchayat elections was held in Jammu and Kashmir, developmental work in rural areas has gained momentum. Beyond this people living in far-flung area of Rayar in Budgam district are affected by the lack of healthcare facilities and shortage of doctor at the PHC. Jan 23, 2014

Delhi CP assured case against Somnath Bharti cognizable and non-bailable: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): After meeting Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi over AAP's misconduct, BJP leader Vijay Goel said that they are assured of case against Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti as cognizable and non-bailable and that action will be taken in the front. He said that AAP has become arrogant and are misusing their power against the welfare of the people. Jan 23, 2014

Marathon for peace organised in Siliguri

Siliguri, Jan 23 (ANI): The North Bengal Festival Committee in Siliguri district of West Bengal organised a 42-kilometre-marathon on Thursday to spread the message of peace and brotherhood. The event was flagged off by the North Bengal Development Minister, Gautam Deb. As per the organizers, the All India run saw a participation of over 7000 people from various parts of the country. The participants said that though their focus was to win the marathon, what they actually wanted was peace in the region. Jan 23, 2014