Thai Democrats call for reform in Thailand

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says the Thai opposition would consider taking part in a delayed election while calling for a "roadmap" for reform. Duration: 01:14 Jan 27, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Oct 03, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

A deadly accident in the month of August, which claimed eight lives, awoke the authorities in district Baramulla as they started massive widening of the Boniyar-Burnet road. The authorities have launched its widening and are planning to macadamize it before the winters set in. The roads and building agency has been assigned the job of this crucial road. Beyond this after earthquake and fire, government high school banderna in kishtwar district is running in open. Due to the damaged building the students of this school are facing many problems. Other side, People of Panchari village of Udhampur district specially youths are facing problem for their work. They have to go to district headquarter Udhampur for every small work so they are demanding to give Panchari a Tehsil status. Jan 27, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Sep 19, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

People of 25-30 villages eagerly waiting for the completion of Tarnah Bridge at Mangloor village in kathua district. Nearly 10,000 population would be benefited by this bridge. Other side, government is spending rupees 120 crore for the beautification of largest fresh water lake Wular which is on the verge of extinction as the pollution is gripping it fast. The lake was once known as “essence of beauty”. Despite enormous funding from the central govt. under various schemes to upgrade the infrastructure in many schools in the far flung areas of Kashmir valley, very little has been done so far. One such example is govt. middle school at Narian in Rajouri district. Jan 27, 2014

Annual urs of Mohammad Salalaho Alleh draws devotees from all faiths

Bareilly, Jan 27 (ANI): The city of Bareilly is located in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh. It is known for its rich culture and heritage, especially the Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb or the culture of religious harmony. And presenting a perfect example of this ethos is the mausoleum of Mohammad Salalaho Alleh. The mausoleum is respected by one and all, as it is believed that all prayers and wishes are answered here. All devotees who visit the shrine participate equally in various activities here. Jan 27, 2014

Communal harmony at work place

Coorg, Jan 27 (ANI): There are many small and big establishments flourishing across the country that contribute to its amazing growth story. One such example is a coffee estate in Coorg. Here Hindus and Muslims work together in perfect harmony. The estate has grown over the years and its success is credited to good relations between Hindu and Muslim workers. Indians have a unique ability to keep their individualities intact and yet they embrace each other's differences with open arms, and this is the speciality of Indian culture. Jan 27, 2014

Argentine Peso collapse will not affect rupee: Economic Affairs Secretary

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): India's economic affairs secretary, Arvind Mayaram, said on Monday in New Delhi that the falling value of the Argentine Peso was not casting any influence over the Indian rupee's movement, pertaining to strong economic fundamentals of the country. While talking to media persons in New Delhi, Mayaram said that the rupee has been the best since October, as far as emerging markets are concerned and that they were not overtly concerned about the currency. Jan 27, 2014

Delhi government to challenge CNG price hike in SC

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government has decided to appeal in the Supreme Court against the Centre's increase in the price of Compressed Natural Gas or CNG, which fuels autos in Delhi. Jan 27, 2014

Delhi government giving high priority to homeless: AAP on HC's rap

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): After the Delhi High Court on Monday slammed the Arvind Kejriwal government over lack of arrangements to prevent cold related deaths in the national capital, the government claimed that it is giving high priority to the homeless. The AAP government also said that they will file their reply within four weeks. Jan 27, 2014

Valerie Trierweiler visits hospital in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 27 (ANI): The former first lady of France, Valerie Trierweiler visited a hospital in Mumbai on Monday as part of the charity to support the fight against child malnutrition. This is her first public appearance after her separation from French President Francois Hollande. Jan 27, 2014

First phase of global Islamic congregation ends in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Jan 27 (ANI): The first phase of Biswa Ijtema has concluded following the final prayer on the banks of the river Turag in Tongi, 20 kilometres off the capital city Dhaka in Bangladesh. Devout Muslims across the globe assembled in Bangladesh to participate in the Biswa Ijtema -- the world Islamic congregation -- billed as the second largest annual gathering of Muslims after the Hajj. Jan 27, 2014

Binny calls off hunger strike, gives 'more time' to Kejriwal govt

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Expelled AAP leader Vinod Kumar Binny on Monday called off his hunger strike for 10 days and said that the purpose is to give Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal more time to implement his policies. He said that Anna Hazare advised him that such hunger strikes won't work and that spreading awareness against AAP is what is needed. Binny started his hunger strike demanding expulsion of Somnath Bharti as the law minister of Delhi. Jan 27, 2014