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Avinash Chander to continue as DRDO chief post retirement  Nov 28, 8:37 pm
New Delhi Nov. 28 (ANI): Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Avinash Chander will continue in his capacity as head of the organisation after reaching age of retirement, albeit on a contract basis.
German legend Franz Beckenbauer facing probe by ethics chief   Nov 28, 2:19 pm
London, November 28 (ANI): In a latest development to the controversy revolving around World Cup bidding process, Germany's World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer is being probed by the independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia over his part in picking Russia and Qatar as World Cup hosts.
Urban planning needs to be guided by 'children's perspectives': Venkaiah Naidu  Nov 28, 1:56 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 28 (ANI): Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expressed concern over 'harsh urban realities' adversely affecting 'brain development and perspectives' of young children, particularly of the poor during their early childhood.
'Have received no such letter from AMU VC,' says Smriti Irani  Nov 28, 12:21 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 28 (ANI): Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday denied receiving any letter from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. (Retired) Zameer Uddin Shah regarding his concerns about holding the birth anniversary celebrations of freedom fighter Raja Mahendra Pratap within the Muslim-dominant university complex.
SAARC welcomes declaration of July 15 as World Youth Skills Day  Nov 27, 9:12 pm
Kathmandu, Nov. 27 (ANI): Emphasizing on the need for adopting appropriate national policies and programmes for utilizing the youth force and their skills for economic and social development, the SAARC leaders welcomed declaration of July 15 as the World Youth Skills Day at the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly.
SAARC welcomes India's offer to launch satellite dedicated to member states  Nov 27, 9:12 pm
Kathmandu, Nov. 27 (ANI): Stressing on the need to apply space technology for socio-economic development and public welfare, SAARC leaders on Thursday welcomed India's offer to develop and launch a satellite dedicated to SAARC Countries.
BJP and Shiv Sena should work together in Maharashtra, says Fadnavis  Nov 27, 4:44 pm
Mumbai, Nov. 27 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday hinted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may soon patch up with the Shiv Sena, and work together for the state's development.
Soon, rockets to moon and back to be powered by 'human poo'!  Nov 27, 1:14 pm
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): A new research has revealed about the development of the process that turns human waste into rocket fuel.
M.M. Ansari calls for better relations between HRD, UGC  Nov 27, 12:40 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 27 (ANI): University Grants Commission (UGC) member M.M. Ansari on Thursday called for better relations between the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry and national bodies and universities.
Venkaiah Naidu approves enhancement of Ground Coverage and FAR in Delhi  Nov 26, 5:01 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 26 (ANI): Urban Development Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu has approved the enhancement of Ground Coverage and FAR (Floor Area Ratio) in Delhi.
PM Modi urges SAARC nations to do away with bottlenecks  Nov 26, 3:14 pm
Kathmandu, Nov. 26 (ANI): Urging SAARC nations to leave behind their past differences Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday stressed on greater connectivity and doing away with unnecessary hurdles that impede development of the region.
Mamata takes on Centre, says conspiracies can't halt development of WB  Nov 24, 6:55 pm
Bongaon (West Bengal), Nov. 24 (ANI): Launching a frontal attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC chief) Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that the Centre was hatching conspiracies to derail the good work done by her government in the state.
Irani upset with media for bringing her personal life under scanner  Nov 24, 4:58 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani, who stoked a controversy following her meeting with an astrologer, lashed out at the media on Monday for bringing her personal life under the scanner.
Excess protein during brain development may cause schizophrenia   Nov 24, 12:21 pm
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that excess protein during brain development may trigger schizophrenia later in life.
Sonia targets BJP, promises development in Jharkhand  Nov 23, 2:10 pm
Daltonganj, Nov. 23 (ANI): Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of encouraging communal elements and developing hatred within the people, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said that her party which has an ideology to taking everyone along will continue to work for development of Jharkhand.
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.
PM Modi urges Jharkhand voters to ensure clear majority for BJP   Nov 21, 3:52 pm
Chandwa (Jharkhand), Nov. 21 (ANI): Promising to work for the development of Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his second election rally on Friday, asked voters of the poll-bound state to ensure that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sweeps to power in the state with a clear majority.
J-K polls: Sonia targets BJP, promises slew of development measures  Nov 21, 2:42 pm
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 21 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday took on the BJP-led NDA government ahead of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections, stating that the Centre had made big promises to the people after last month's floods but failed to live up to it.
Diets rich in vitamin B3 prevent liver cancer in mice  Nov 21, 12:38 pm
London, Nov 21 (ANI): A new research has revealed that diets rich in nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin B3, prevent the development of liver tumors and induce tumor regression in mice.
FIFA to examine WC corruption full report  Nov 21, 11:29 am
London, November 21 (ANI): In a latest development to the controversy revolving around World Cup bidding process, FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and lawyer Michael Garcia have agreed to release full copies of probing reports into the WC bidding corruption to the organisation's compliance chief.
Union Cabinet clears 3 projects to end power outages  Nov 21, 10:13 am
New Delhi, Nov. 21 (ANI): The Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved three projects worth Rs 81,000 crore to strengthen the power distribution and transmission in the urban and rural areas in the country.
Urban Development Ministry accords 'In-principle' approval for Chennai monorail project   Nov 20, 4:04 pm
New Delhi, Nov.20 (ANI): The Urban Development Ministry has accorded 'In-principle' approval to the Tamil Nadu Government to take up phase one of the Chennai Monorail Project (CMP).
India committed to the empowerment of women: Maneka Gandhi  Nov 20, 3:35 pm
Bangkok (Thailand), Nov.20 (ANI): Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has re-affirmed India's commitment to gender equality, empowerment of women and eradication of poverty among them.
Rudy welcomes Lanka's move to release five Indian fishermen, lauds PM Modi  Nov 20, 1:12 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 20 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday welcomed Colombo's move to release five Tamil Nadu fishermen who were sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking, describing the decision as arising out of the great positioning of India internationally under the pioneering leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
ISRO to be conferred with Indira Gandhi prize for peace, disarmament  Nov 20, 9:52 am
New Delhi, Nov. 20 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be conferred with the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014, for its contribution in strengthening international cooperation in peaceful use of outer space.
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