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PM Modi announces longer business visas for SAARC nations  Nov 26, 3:57 pm
Kathmandu, Nov. 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced longer business visas for citizens of the member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), adding that a special funding vehicle will be created to finance infrastructure projects in the South Asia region.
'Breaking Bad' director Michelle MacLaren to helm 'Wonder Woman'  Nov 25, 3:31 pm
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Michelle MacLaren will be developing and directing Warner Bros' upcoming female superhero project 'Wonder Woman.'
World Bank agrees to give USD 46m for Nepal's Kabeli hydro project  Nov 25, 12:49 pm
Kathmandu, Nov.25 (ANI): The Government of Nepal and the World Bank (WB) have signed a USD 46 million loan and grant agreement for the Kabeli Hydroelectric Project despite the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) ordering termination of its licence.
Samsung Galaxy S5 sales were 40 percent less than projected in 3 months since launch  Nov 25, 12:26 pm
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Samsung has sold 12 million units of Galaxy S5 in its first three months on sale, almost 40 percent less than projected.
J K Rowling pens script for Harry Potter spin-off project `Fantastic Beasts`  Nov 25, 9:51 am
London, Nov 25 (ANI): J K Rowling has finished the script for 'Harry Potter' spin-off film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'
Fighter Tony Bellew to star in Rocky spin-off 'Creed'   Nov 24, 2:04 pm
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Fighter Tony Bellew has been offered a role in upcoming Rocky spin-off project 'Creed.'
'Food crops' to be grown in space  Nov 23, 12:33 pm
London, Nov 23 (ANI): A new EU-funded research project is set to attempt to grow food in space, which may lead to crops being cultivated on the Moon and Mars.
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.
Katy Perry, Nicole Scherzinger join hands with celebs for Lennon's Imagine project  Nov 22, 10:20 am
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Katy Perry, Nicole Scherzinger and will.i.am among other renowned singers have joined their hands with actors namely Idris Elba and Courteney Cox for John Lennon's Imagine charity project.
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).
Jaitley asks banks to take proactive steps in funding projects  Nov 20, 3:15 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 20 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday asked public sector banks to be proactive in funding various projects.
Fire breaks out at Uri-II power project in Baramulla  Nov 20, 2:20 pm
Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov. 20 (ANI): A major fire broke out at Uri-II power project in Baramulla, North Kashmir on Thursday.
Himachal Pradesh's E-Vidhan project creates national impact  Nov 19, 3:46 am
Shimla, Nov. 19 (ANI): The Himachal Pradesh government's initiative of going paperless while conducting the proceedings in its Legislative Assembly has created ripples far and wide with states from the northeast and other parts of the country showing interest to gain knowledge about this project.
US announces health strengthening project for Tibetan refugees  Nov 18, 8:25 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 18 (ANI): The United States on Tuesday announced a health system strengthening project for Tibetan Refugees in India and Nepal, with view to increase of access to quality preventive, primary, and secondary health care.
Japan encourages eating of healthy and nutritious food in Vietnam schools  Nov 18, 4:39 pm
Tokyo/ Hanoi, Nov. 18 (ANI): At the Trung Trac Primary School in Vietnam's capital Ho Chi Minh City, a "School Meal Project" was launched with an aim to standardize school meal in primary schools.
PM Modi credits people of Australia for its prosperity  Nov 18, 7:46 am
Canberra, Nov. 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed the people of Australia for being the reason for its growth and prosperity, and for projecting their nation as one setting an example before others.
Chilean engineers create bicycle that's 'impossible' to steal  Nov 17, 12:09 pm
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A new 'unstealable' bicycle has been created by 3 Chilean engineers, which can be robbed only if a person breaks it.
Venkaiah Naidu to visit Barcelona to study aspects of 'Smart Cities' project  Nov 16, 8:44 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 16 (ANI): Union Urban Development Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu will travel to Barcelona on Monday to study aspects of the 'Smart cities' project, which is being attended by many countries including Japan, Germany, Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom. During his three-day trip to Spain, Naidu is scheduled to hold talks discussions on various aspects of the project.
`Steve Jobs` biopic makers trying to keep script a `secret`   Nov 16, 11:26 am
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): The makers of upcoming 'Steve Jobs' biopic are taking all the necessary measures in order to guard the project's screenplay, it has been revealed.
Robert De Niro may star with J Law again in Joy Mangano film  Nov 12, 11:54 am
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Robert De Niro may reteam with Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell in upcoming Fox 2000 project 'Joy.'
Sushma invites UAE to participate in 'Smart Cities' project  Nov 11, 10:26 pm
Abu Dhabi, Nov. 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday invited the United Arab Emirates to participate in the 'Smart Cities' project, which aims to rejuvenate Indian cities as urban centres, adding that the policies of the government are transparent and stable.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone flick  Nov 11, 1:47 pm
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be portraying Edward Snowden in the upcoming Oliver Stone project.
Boxing champs Tony Bellew, Andre Ward may star in 'Rocky' spinoff 'Creed'   Nov 11, 1:33 pm
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Boxing Champions Tony Bellew and Andre Ward are in talks to star in the upcoming MGM project 'Creed.'
Google to rent historic airfield from NASA for 'ambitious' space exploration, aviation projects  Nov 11, 12:12 pm
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has reportedly revealed that it is renting its historic Moffett Federal Airfield, located 4 miles from Google's Mountain View, California, to Google's Planetary Ventures subsidiary.
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