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
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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
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Why Nirbhaya had to watch a movie at 11 oclock in the night, asks NCPs Asha Mirje

Maharshtra, Jan 29 (ANI): Member of Maharashtra women’s panel and leader of regional National Communist Party (NCP) Asha Mirje made an insensitive remark on Wednesday blaming women for spate of rapes in the country. Mirge stated that rapes take place also because of a woman's clothes, her behaviour and her being at inappropriate places. Jan 29, 2014
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Asha Mirje gives clarification on her rape remark about women

Nagpur, Jan 29 (ANI): Maharashtra State Women Commission member and NCP member Asha Mirje on Wednesday apologized for her comment that women are also to be blamed for rapes. Talking to mediapersons, she clarified that she was only giving her opinion and advice to women. She said that she was of the view that women are always equal to men and that rapes are condemnable but the responsibility to be careful and alert also lies with women themselves. Mirje had asked why was the 23-year-old medical student, who was gang-raped on a moving bus in Delhi in December, 2012, out with her friend late at night. She also commented on the photojournalist who was gang-raped at the abandoned Shakti Mills complex in Mumbai last year. Jan 29, 2014
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Praful Patel wants 2002 riots matter put to rest

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): NCP leader Praful Patel on Wednesday demanded that the 2002 Gujarat riots issue be laid to rest after a clean chit by SIT. Patel opined that the judicial system is the final recourse to getting justice on any issue or to bring finality to any controversy. Jan 29, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Delhi Govt wants to remove me for acting against Somnath Bharti: DCW chief

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh on Wednesday said that Delhi Government wants to remove her from the post because she acted against Law Minister Somnath Bharti. She further said that said only Lieutenant Governor has power to remove her from the post but the AAP Government is pressurizing her to leave the post. She also questioned AAP’s stand on safety of women saying that being the Chairperson of DCW, if she is facing harassment, the plight of the other women can be easily imagined. Jan 29, 2014
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Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan to appear before Jodhpur court today

Jodhpur, Jan 29 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan has reached Jodhpur to appear for the trial at the court on Wednesday on account of the Blackbuck poaching case. Salman was summoned by the Chief Judicial Magistrate after being exempted from appearing in court till now. Salman has been charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, while others under Section 52 of the Act and Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the IPC. Jan 29, 2014
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Bus collides with oil tanker in Mumbai, 7 charred to death

Mumbai, Jan 29 (ANI): Seven people were killed and fourteen injured after a luxury bus collided with a diesel tanker and caught fire on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway. The accident took place late on Tuesday night near Manor. The bus is said to be travelling from Pune to Ahmedabad. Traffic was halted for four hours on the highway. Jan 29, 2014