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 - https://www.facebook.com/VentunoKitchenTips?fref=ts Twitter - https://twitter.com/kitchentips1 Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/VentunoKitchenTips A Ventuno Production http://www.ventunotech.com 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

Delhi govt faces ire over hike in power tariff, diesel & milk prices

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): After the discoms companies in Delhi hiked power tariff in the national capital accompanied by a considerable hike in the diesel prices and milk prices, the Delhi government faced ire from politicos. Former SP leader Shahid Siddiqui slammed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the same and said that the misgovernance by the government is responsible for the same. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said that the UPA and the AAP-Congress alliance is responsible for the bad economic policy in the national capital. Feb 1, 2014

BJP protests against hike in power tariff, milk prices and diesel prices in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): Reacting to the increase in power tariff, milk prices and a considerable hike in diesel prices, BJP leaders on Saturday started a protest in the national capital against the Delhi government. Earlier, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) announced a hike in the power tariff ranging from 6-8 percent applicable from February 1 onwards. According to press statement issued by the DERC, rates of BSES Yamuna were hiked by 8 percent, of NDPL by 7 percent and of BSES Rajdhani by 6 percent. Feb 1, 2014

Atique Ahmed terms victims in Muzaffarnagar relief camps as professional beggars, receives flak

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): Samajwadi party has sparked off a new controversy by terming the victims in Muzaffarnagar relief camps as "professional beggars". SP leader Atique Ahmed, termed the victims in Muzaffarnagar relief camps as "professional beggars" and said that unnecessary fuss has been created over the issue. Reacting over this, political leaders condemned the comment and termed it as insensitive. Feb 1, 2014