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Kashmir - What have we lost and what have we won Nov 23, 8:21 am
Jammu, Nov.23 (ANI): The campaign in its current form has been on for about 27 years. With so much sorrow and loss with so much heartbreak and anguish, what have we, the fighters for Kashmiriyat, given our people except endless pain? It is time to sit back and think whether we were right in our quest or were we wrong and misguided by our friends and leaders. After years of the sorrow of Pathrabal, Barakpora massacres and the Machhil episode and many others, and the ugly incidents of 2010 what have we achieved? So what can we achieve, except more losses and sorrow? What do we tell the widows, the sisters the mothers and fathers about what has happened to their sons, husbands and brothers.
US watching Kashmir election process, no major complaints Nov 22, 5:05 pm
Washington, Nov. 22 (ANI): American officials are keenly watching the political drama unfolding in Jammu and Kashmir, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party is running to claim the coveted prize of winning India's only Muslim-majority state. They are aware that if the BJP successfully completes its most ambitious and audacious project or comes close to the prize, the signal that it is the new national party would be unmistakable. US diplomats have learnt a quick lesson after the national elections where their analysis was a little behind the curve. But Kashmir also arouses worry in Washington -- it is seen as a "flash point" between India and Pakistan, an ever-simmering flame that can spark a confrontation. Pakistani visitors never fail to whip up exactly those sentiments among Americans with exaggerated accounts of alleged Indian army excesses and the desire among Kashmiris for "azadi." It so happens that Gen. Raheel Sharif, Pakistan's army chief, is currently on a six-day visit to the US, meeting officials at the Pentagon and the State Department. He has blamed India for the current spate of LOC firings, saying that his attention is being forcibly diverted from fighting terrorists on his eastern border. But blaming India for Pakistan's self-inflicted wounds doesn't sell as well in Washington as it used to. The constant misinformation campaign on Kashmir - best exemplified by the unmasking of ISI-fronted Kashmiri American Council and ISI-funded Ghulam Nabi Fai in 2011 - has taken a heavy toll on the credibility of Pakistani claims. US officials can see that the BJP is looming large on Kashmir this time with an effective strategy of making inroads over the past two years. But they are worried about BJP's stated desire to "debate," if not abolish Article 370, which gives the state a special status. Even though BJP leaders are trying hard to keep the 370 issue away from headlines this campaign season, the pot has been stirred. The first phase of voting for the 87-member State Assembly begins Nov. 25 and political dynamics are fluid to pin down. Only two things are sure: that the BJP won't join the Congress in a coalition and that the two main regional rivals, the National Conference and the PDP won't join each other. All other combinations are possible, especially with smaller parties, many of which were created recently, playing an important. They will be crucial in BJP's attempt to get the magic number of 44 since no matter how hard it tries; its appeal among Muslims in the valley is low. US analysts say that parties like the Kashmir Development Front, which has several former bureaucrats and academics, may be appealing to voters. KDF was created by Farooq Renzu Shah, who left the Congress Party saying he was disillusioned. Renzu, a bureaucrat who helped rebuild damaged shrines and big bridges when he was in government, is popular among the people. US officials say they see no major problems in the execution of the elections and the theme of development in Kashmir is just what the doctor ordered. They don't see the streets erupting if the BJP forms the government. The meeting between Modi and former separatist leader, Sajjad Lone, was seen as an especially interesting development. Vijay Sazawal, a Kashmir expert who is consulted widely by Washington opinion makers, said the mood in the valley and elsewhere has noticeably changed, mostly in favor of the BJP. He cited two factors - the apology by the Indian army for the shooting of a teenager and a young man on Nov. 3 and the sentencing by a military court of five soldiers, including two officers, to life imprisonment for the staged killing of three Kashmiri civilians in the Machil sector in 2010. The rare developments have been welcomed by Kashmiris whose wounds are deep and feelings raw. "It has helped greatly and the apology came after direct orders of the PMO not to fudge the issue. The people are happy that the army has been punished. People tell me that none of Modi's posters has been torn or defaced in the valley," says Sazawal, who regularly talks to people on the ground. He marveled at the strategic insights of BJP managers - Amit Shah and Ram Madhav - in making the right moves and saying the right things. He cited BJP's state unit vice-president, Ramesh Arora's declaration that Sufi Islam would prosper under BJP. This is clever messaging to those Muslims who are tired of terrorism and want the peaceful version of their religion to return home. The US government, struggling to contain the extreme strains of Islam as exemplified by ISIS, can hardly quarrel with promotion of Sufi Islam. Pakistan, the other player in the "dispute" doesn't raise confidence levels when it comes to dealing with or "managing" Wahabism, which it and Saudis have injected into India.
New campaign seeks new word for 'female masturbation' Nov 22, 12:07 pm
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A new campaign has been recently launched in order to find a term for "female masturbation," it has been revealed.
Ranchi, Nov. 20 (ANI): Campaigning for the first phase of elections in Jharkhand is reportedly gaining momentum.
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) will be honoring Shonda Rhimes with Ally For Equality Award at its Los Angeles event to be held in March 2015.
J- Law goes for 'minimal make-up' in new Dior campaign Nov 18, 9:59 am
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Jennifer Lawrence recently went "bare-faced" for her latest photoshoot of Dior campaign.
London, Nov 16 (ANI): England captain Wayne Rooney, who played his 100th game for the national team, helped his side survive a scare against underdogs Slovenia as they came from behind to record their fourth win from four matches in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
Development, good governance to be BJP campaign agenda for Kashmir Assembly polls: Jitendra Singh Nov 15, 6:17 am
Jammu, Nov. 15 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to start campaigning for the upcoming Kashmir polls with the agenda of development and good governance for the state.
Heidi Klum 'bares it all' for new Sharper Image Campaign Nov 13, 1:03 pm
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Heidi Klum recently posed completely nude for the new Sharper Image Campaign, it has been revealed.
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych reignited his ATP World Tour Finals campaign with a straight sets win over out-of-sorts US Open champion Marin Cilic in London.
Sushma invites UAE to participate in 'Make in India' Nov 11, 10:26 pm
Abu Dhabi, Nov. 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday invited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to participate in the 'Make in India' campaign, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has clearly stated that the government's utmost priority of making India an investment and manufacturing destination.
Abbey Clancy flaunts hot bod in lacy lingerie for Ultimo shoot Nov 11, 4:53 pm
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Abbey Clancy recently posed in lacy black lingerie for lingerie brand Ultimo's campaign shoot.
Bill Cosby's `meme campaign` backfires post social media `rape allegations` targeting Nov 11, 12:50 pm
New York, Nov 11 (ANI): Bill Cosby social media team attempted to create a fun meme-generator, but unfortunately it backfired when the users of social media took the challenge to focus on the comedian's "rape allegations".
London, Nov 11 (ANI): David Beckham's 12-year-old son Romeo Beckham cashed-in 45,000pounds for one day's work after modeling for high-end fashion brand Burberry, it has been revealed.
London, Nov 10 (ANI): Fake accounts on the dating application Tinder have been set up using pictures of models with cuts and bruises as part of a campaign against sex trafficking.
'Swachh Bharat' nominees pledge to take campaign forward Nov 8, 4:54 pm
Mumbai/ Varanasi, Nov. 8 (ANI): Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari, singer Kailash Kher and comedian Raju Srivastav pledged here on Saturday to promote the Clean India campaign throughout the country.
New Delhi, Nov. 8 (ANI): Congress leader P.C. Chacko on Saturday dismissed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India mission as a means of political propaganda, centered only around publicity and photo-ops.
Facebook launches fundraising campaign to fight Ebola Nov 7, 12:31 pm
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): Facebook has launched a fundraising campaign to help groups fighting Ebola.
Man City's CL dreams suffer major blow post 2-1 CSKA loss Nov 6, 9:45 am
London, Nov 06 (ANI): Manchester City's Champions League campaign dreams suffered a major blow as they lost 2-1 to CSKA Moscow at Etihad Stadium and now have to win the next to games to stand any chance of advancing to the knockout stages.
New Delhi, Nov. 5 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday criticized Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for including two party leaders accused of inciting the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in his team to monitor the campaigning for polls in the national capital.
"To be a part of the 'Tag Heuer' is like a dream come true for me," says Ranbir Kapoor Nov 5, 1:44 pm
New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): B-Town heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is the latest to join luxury Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer as a brand ambassador for their 'don't crack under pressure' campaign, which is also endorsed by Hindi cinema's ultimate lover boy Shahrukh Khan.
Tribal women in Gujarat launch anti-liquor campaign Nov 4, 9:10 pm
Vadodara, Nov. 4 (ANI): Tribal women launched an anti-liquor campaign on Tuesday to make their village in the Chhota Udaipur district in Gujarat hooch free.
New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): Vivek Oberoi was recently spotted at Juhu Beach, Mumbai, along with the volunteers of Cancer Patient Aid Association (CPAA) as part of the 'Swachh Bharat Campaign'.
Sushma invites Mauritius to participate in 'Make in India' Nov 3, 2:34 pm
Port Louis (Mauritius), Nov. 3 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday invited Mauritius to participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign, encouraging the island nation to be part of India's growth story.
Haryana CM launches Swacch campaign Nov 1, 9:20 pm
Faridabad, Nov.1 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday launched 'Swachh Haryana-Swachh Bharat' campaign as he swept roads and urged people to make cleanliness a part of themselves.
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