Badalta Manzar (June 27, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu Kashmir Corporate Premier League (JKCPL) held bidding of around 216 shortlisted cricket players in Srinagar. Union Minister of Human Resources Development, Dr M M Pallam Raju laid down the foundation stone of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in Ganderbal district. The govt. secondary school Audoora in Baramulla district, lacks all basic facilities and students here face multiple problems. Jan 30, 2014

Badalta Manzar (June 20, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The state government and a private trust ‘Pritam spiritual foundation’ have been working with people in border areas who are victims of cross firing and mine blasts. The degree college in Kangan was established in March 2011 to boost higher education in Ganderbal district, some 67 kms from Srinagar. Although the state govt. is doing its best to upgrade the health infrastructure in rural areas of Kashmir, but a lot more still needs to be done. Jan 30, 2014

Badalta Manzar (June 13, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

Over 2000 cricket enthusiasts from across the state attended trials at different venues for a local cricket league. Kulan village consists of more than 200 families and has a public health centre which is affected by the non-availability of doctors. In a bid to boost the agriculture sector the state govt. had distributed Kissan credit cards (KCC) among farmers. Jan 30, 2014

Badalta Manzar (June 06, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The Government of India has launched a scheme, MGNREGA that aims at enhancing the livelihood of people in rural areas. The construction of a new water filtration plant in Bumzoo area of Anantang district is in full swing. Although the state govt. is doing its best to upgrade the health infrastructure in rural areas but still a lot more needs to be done. Jan 30, 2014

Badalta Manzar (May 30, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

Recently, the tourism department of the state in collaboration with Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage set up a website -'' - to promote rural tourism. The Government has started many schemes for Gujjars and Bakkerawals but they exist only on paper. The boy’s high school Choora in Baramulla district was upgraded in 2012 under the centrally sponsored scheme (RAMSA). Jan 30, 2014

AP assembly resolution doesnt affect state bifurcation process: Digvijay Singh

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): After Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Thursday rejected the Telangana bill, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said that the AP assembly resolution doesn’t affect the constitutional procedures needed for bifurcation of the state. He said that the bill, as it is a sensitive issue, was sent for the comments and not for votes. Singh further assured that the political parties opposing the bill have now given in writing their support to separate state formation. Jan 30, 2014

Kalki Koechlin announces Max Fashion Icon 2014 hunt open

Mumbai, Jan 30 (ANI): Bollywood actress and fashionista announced the Max Fashion Icon 2014 hunt open at a press conference held in the showbiz capital Mumbai. In an aim to select countries finest Max Fashion Icon 2014 would travel through the countries high fashion cities to scout talent. The national pageant that promises to change the lives of many is associated with a panel of experts from a cross section of industry be it fashion, lifestyle, entertainment like Jatin Kampani, Kalki Koechlin, Gaurav Gupta, Malini Ramani amongst others. Jan 30, 2014

Telangana bill rejected by AP Assembly, TRS says will not impact President or union govt

Hyderabad, Jan 30 (ANI): After Andhra Pradesh Assembly rejected the Telangana bill on Thursday, TRS MLA KT Rama Rao said that this will not impact either the President of India or the Union government. He said that irrespective of the ‘divided’ AP assembly’s decision, the bill will go to the centre and will be introduced in the Parliament. Rao also appealed the people of Telangana not to panic. Jan 30, 2014

Sikhs protest against Rahul Gandhi's remark on 1984 riots, demand to name perpetrators

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Delhi Sikh Gurudwara committee and Shiromani Akali Dal party members are holding a protest at the headquarters of Indian National Congress party at 24 Akbar Road. The protest is against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's comment over the 1984 Anti Sikh riots recently. Rahul, had in a television interview, refused to apologize for the anti-Sikh riots in which many had lost their lives. The protestors are demanding an apology from the Congress Vice President. SAD Leader Manjinder Sirsa said that as Gandhi has accepted some Congressmen were involved in '84 riots, he should reveal their names. Jan 30, 2014

Doing my duty, not politics: Barkha Shukla

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): DCW Chairperson Barkha Shukla on Thursday said that she has only taken action on the complaints filed by the Ugandan women. Shukla also denied doing politics on the matter. Jan 30, 2014

Anti Sikh riots in Delhi was monitored by Congress: Tarlochan Singh

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Press Secretary to Former President Giani Zail Singh, Tarlochan Singh on Thursday reiterated his stand that that Gujarat riots were spontaneous and that the Anti Sikh riots in Delhi were monitored by the Congress. He further said that Gujarat cannot be compared with Delhi. Jan 30, 2014

Barkha Singh not working impartially but doing politics: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday reiterated that DCW chief Barkha Shukla Singh should be removed from her post to ensure 'unbiased' probe against Law Minister Somnath Bharti over the allegations against him in connection with a mid-night raid in south Delhi. Talking to mediapersons, he said that Bharka Singh is from the Congress and if she remains the chairperson of DCW then she will do politics. Jan 30, 2014

Delhi Govts decision to remove Barkha Singh inappropriate: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): BJP’s Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that the Delhi government’s decision to remove DCW chief Barkha Singh from her post is inappropriate. While the AAP government wants DCW Chief Barkha Singh removed from her post to ensure 'unbiased' probe against Bharti over the allegations against him in connection with a mid-night raid in south Delhi, the DCW has demanded that a FIR be lodged against the Law Minister for not heeding to repeated summons by the panel. Jan 30, 2014

Cabinet to decide on raising LPG cylinder cap, BJP slams

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): The central government is likely to increase the number of subsidized LPG gas cylinders given to consumers from 9 to 12 after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the AICC meeting on January 17 that the present allocation was not enough to fulfill the needs of the people. The move is likely to benefit 10% of consumers. This proposition from Congress has earned criticism from other parties. Prakash Javadekar, BJP leader and MP of Rajya Sabha said the public is angered and up against the Congress with this proposition as their unlimited supply of LPG cylinders had been cut down to 6 by the Congress party itself.. Jan 30, 2014