Obama lays out go-it-alone approach in State of Union speech

Washington DC, Jan 29 (ANI): US. President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address spoke of what unites the country, while laying out his strategy for getting around a divided Congress -- a plan that reflects scaled-back legislative ambitions after a tough year. He also made it clear that he would bypass lawmakers to get things done. He spoke of the growing inequality in the country. He pledged to sign an executive order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contract workers with new contracts. He called on Congress to follow suit by raising the minimum wage for all workers. The President will now embark on a two-day road trip starting on Wednesday including stops in Pennsylvania and Tennessee where he will pitch his message directly to the American people. Jan 29, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Sep 12, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

If its efforts to promote tourism in the famous tourist resort Dudh Pathri in Budgam district the tourism authorities have started a major infrastructure development drive to lure more and more tourists towards this forgotten destination. Transport Nagar, which has been developed by Jammu Development Authority for workshops and repairing of all kinds of vehicles, is facing an acute problem of broken roads. With enormous funding from the central govt. under various schemes to upgrade the infrastructure in many schools in the far flung areas of Kashmir valley a very little has been done so far. Jan 29, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Sep 05, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The construction of new Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) in Srinagar is on full swing for the benefits of tourists visiting Kashmir valley. The state govt. with enormous funding from the centre is constructing new type public health centers at different places in the rural areas. The government of Jammu and Kashmir had constructed a library for the people who have a thrust of reading. Jan 29, 2014

Badalta Manzar (July 18, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

Verinag tourist spot is built by Mughal emperor Jahangir in 1620 A.D. The state govt. has done many efforts to upgrade the health infrastructure in the far flung areas and provide all the basic health care facilities to the poor and down trodden people but still much more is need to be done. The Khoti govt. middle school which is situated in the heart of Srinagar city near Lal Chowk is lacking the basic infrastructure which has led to the suffering of the students. Jan 29, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Aug 29, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu region witnessed heavy floods. Many houses were damaged and crops were washed out in these floods. The construction of super speciality hospital is on full swing in Srinagar. With enormous funding from the central govt. under various schemes to upgrade the infrastructure in many schools in the far flung areas of Kashmir valley a very little has been done so far. Jan 29, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Aug 22, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

Nearly 20,000 population of village Juthana and nearby dozen of hamlets is so far waiting for Bridge on River Ujh which is well of terror and death in rainy and winter season for poor villagers of kathua district. Roads from Manjakote to Mangalnad in Manjakote block in Rajouri district are being built after decades under the centrally Sponsored Scheme Prime Minister Grameen Sadak Yojna (PMGSY). Many middle schools in Rajouri district have been upgraded, but students have not benefited from this. Jan 29, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Aug 08, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The Teachers of the Jammu Kashmir department have demanded that the amount being given for the Mid-Day meal scheme should be increased. The slow restoration work of historical zero bridge irks and increase the number of problems for the residents of Srinagar. The construction of Rajouri-Budhal highway has been very beneficial for people of the district Rajouri. Jan 29, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal meets LG, demands SIT probe into 1984 riots

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and requested a SIT probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Kejriwal informed that the LG was quite positive when he met him to discuss the issue. Kejriwal further informed thet his party will discuss formation and other details of the SIT in the next cabinet meet. Jan 29, 2014

Valerie Trierweiler leaves India setting new goals for a new beginning

Mumbai, Jan 29 (ANI): French former first lady Valerie Trierweiler ending her brief India trip flew back on Wednesday, after her first official appearance following her high profile split with President Francois Hollande. The 48-year-old journalist travelled to India on January 26 in honour of an anti-hunger charity - Fight Hunger Foundation. Jan 29, 2014

Troubled commuters urge India, Pak to resume cross-border bus service in Kashmir

Poonch, Jan 29 (ANI): Commuters, traders facing troubles while travelling between India and Pakistan urged the governments of both countries to resume bus service and trade along Kashmir's international border. Efforts by India and Pakistan to increase trade and ease tension in disputed Kashmir have suffered a blow with police saying they had seized more than 100 kg (220 lb) of heroin concealed in a truck full of nuts coming from the Pakistan side. Jan 29, 2014

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush Ingredients Eggplant - 1 Tahini - 1 tsp Minced Garlic - 1 tsp Lemon juice - 2 tsp Ground cumin - 1 pinch Chopped Parsley - 1 tsp Salt to taste Extra-virgin Olive oil - 2 tsp Black Olives Subscribe to YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/VentunoChefsCorner Like us on FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/VentunoChefsCorner Follow us on TWITTER -https://twitter.com/VentunoChef A Ventuno Production : http://www.ventunotech.com Jan 29, 2014

It is government's duty to protect minorities: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday reiterated that the minorities in India should feel safe and secure, and added that it is the duty of the government to protect them. Gandhi said this while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of National Waqf Development Corporation Limited. Jan 29, 2014

Mustafa Kamal on Congress-National Conference alliance

Chandigarh, Jan 29 (ANI) National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday said that the proposal to create new administrative units in Jammu and Kashmir is casting a shadow on the fate of the Congress and NC alliance in the state. Speaking to media persons in Chandigarh, he said that there are a few people in the Congress party who want the fallout. He also said that both the parties will try to get more administrative units and the issue should be cleared on 31st of January. Jan 29, 2014

cupcake decoration - the spider web

Done with a butter cream icing, the spider-web technique is one of the many simple cupcake decorations that can be done. To make your butter-cream icing you will need 100gms of unsalted butter and a 200gms of icing sugar. Mix them well to get a toothpaste like consistency. Mix a fair amount of the icing along with food colouring of your choice. Once done you can take a piping bag and fill your icing. Follow the rest of the instructions and you have your spiderweb designed cupcake. Jan 29, 2014