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London, Nov 28 (ANI): Katy Perry's rumored DJ boyfriend, Diplo, recently welcomed his second child with ex-girlfriend
New Delhi, Nov. 27 (ANI): Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict against the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings and former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan, claiming that only his 'dedicated perseverance' has seen the case reach so far.
IPL spot-fixing: CSK should be disqualified, observes SC Nov 27, 2:03 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that Indian Premier League (IPL) team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) should be disqualified without any further enquiry.
Jamshedpur, Nov. 26 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that New Delhi will build up diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to ensure that the latter brings the perpetrators of the 26-11 attacks in Mumbai are brought to justice and handed over to India.
IPL spot fixing case: It's time for SC to convert observations into directions, says sports activist Nov 24, 8:42 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): With the Supreme Court lashing out at suspended Board Of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) chief N. Srinivasan for conflict of interest and questioning whether he could own a team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), sports activist Rahul Mehra on Monday said its time that the apex court should now convert its observations into directions.
Kirti Azad welcomes SC's remarks in IPL spot fixing case Nov 24, 6:08 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): Former cricketer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirti Azad on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court's remarks in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing case and said that he is surprised at Board of Cricket Control in India 's (BCCI) claim that BCCI and IPL are separate entities.
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned its hearing of the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing case till tomorrow 2 p.m.
SC to resume hearing on Mudgal's IPL scam report today Nov 24, 5:55 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court will resume hearing on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scam on Monday based on the report submitted to it by the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee.
Ethiopian emerges winner in Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Nov 23, 12:32 pm
New Delhi, Nov.23 (ANI): Ethiopian runner Guye Adola emerged the winner in the international elite men's category, while Kenyan Florence Kiplagat won the women's event of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon that was held here on Sunday.
Senior US diplomat to visit Delhi to firm up agenda for President Obama's January visit Nov 23, 12:32 pm
Washington, Nov.23 (ANI): The State Department has announced that it will send a top diplomat to India next week to firm up the agenda for President Barack Obama's second visit in the last four years.
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's invitation to Obama is diplomatic breakthrough: BJP Nov 22, 12:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party said here on Saturday that the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited U.S. President Obama for the 26th January celebration is a diplomatic breakthrough as far the Indo- U.S. ties are concerned.
New Delhi, Nov.21 (ANI): A senior diplomat of the High Commission of South Africa encouraged students of a school here to use the medium of sports and other forms of physical activity to lead healthy lives and ensure a good future for themselves.
Recollections of a Communicator:Robin Raphel played patron's role during Pakistan's proxy war against India Nov 21, 2:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov.21 (ANI) Twenty years ago this month, I spent a fortnight in the United States as a delegate to the United Nations trying to convince as many diplomats and media persons as possible that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir was near normal, and the state would participate in the national and assembly elections.
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).
Suva, Nov. 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday offered India's cooperation to the leaders and representatives of Pacific Island nations on several issues including space, telemedicine and training of diplomats.
N Srinivasan is not a tainted person: BCCI Nov 18, 7:05 pm
Chennai, Nov. 18 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) deliberated and exonerated its former president N Srinivasan of all charges in a meeting on Tuesday, adding that it will support Indian Premier League (IPL) chief operating officer (COO) Sundar Raman in court.
New Delhi, Nov. 18 (ANI): Emphasizing the role of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in the development and protection of the democratic principles of India, Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that his great grandfather's ideas and politics occupy an important position even today, adding that he had been a beacon not only to Indians but also to the world.
IPL fixing: Rajeev Shukla appeals to wait till Nov. 24 Nov 17, 4:50 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 17 (ANI): Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice president Rajeev Shukla said here on Monday that we should wait for the Supreme Court's order that will be out on November 24, after Justice Mudgal Committee report gave a clean chit to him.
IPL fixing: Mudgal Committee clears Srinivasan Nov 17, 4:04 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 17 (ANI): The Justice Mudgal Committee report has given a clean chit to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan, although Chennai Super Kings team principal Gurunath Meiyappan was found involved in illegal betting.
Sydney, Nov. 17 (ANI): Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-awaited speech at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday termed the former's exhaustive engagements in Australia a part of multi-layered diplomacy.
Dhaka, Nov.16 (ANI): Former Bangladesh and Indian diplomats have called on their respective governments to train their focus on economic engagement and intensify security cooperation.
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Former England batsman Owais Shah has said that he is "very distressed" after he was implicated in the corruption probe for alleged links to the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scam.
SC names of few IPL scamsters as mentioned in Mudgal report Nov 14, 3:54 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 14 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday disclosed the names of a few personalities who were probed by the Justice Mudgal Committee for alleged links to the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scam.
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Singer Lorde came to the rescue of Taylor Swift after electronic DJ Diplo poked fun at her good friend Swift's butt.
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