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State level body building championship held in Manipur  Nov 22, 5:56 pm
Imphal, Nov. 22 (ANI): In a big to promote health awareness among the youth, the first State Level Best Physique Body Building Championship was organized at the Indoor Hall of GP Women's College in Imphal city.
Arunachal hosts festival to promote adventure tourism  Nov 22, 5:43 pm
Mechuka, (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov. 22 (ANI): In a bid to promote adventure tourism in Arunachal Pradesh, the state government recently organized a three-day festival in Mechuka Valley.
Indo-Bangladesh tourism promotion proves beneficial for northeast  Nov 22, 5:39 pm
Agartala, Nov. 22 (ANI): Natural beauty, wildlife, handicraft, culture and food - the northeast region boasts abundant vibrancy and diversity to attract domestic and foreign tourists. With the decline in insurgent activities, the region is witnessing a rise in tourist inflows.
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.
Emraan Hashmi promotes 'Ungli' in Mumbai  Nov 22, 4:36 pm
New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Emraan Hashmi was recently spotted promoting his upcoming movie 'Ungli' in Mumbai.
PM Modi promises to bring film industry back to Kashmir Valley  Nov 22, 3:20 pm
Kishtwar, Nov. 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday promised to bring the film industry back to the Kashmir Valley, which he said would help in solving the problem of unemployment in the state.
OPCW accuses Syria of using chlorine gas despite promising to trash chemical stockpile  Nov 21, 4:45 pm
London, Nov 21 (ANI): An international monitoring group has accused the Assad government of using Chlorine gas "in a systematic manner" this year despite promising to destroy its chemical stockpile.
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.
Now, 'all-natural' Barbie doll that has acne, cellulite and tattoos  Nov 20, 1:12 pm
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A designer has come up with a so-called "realistic" fashion doll, which promotes a healthy body image with accessories that give her acne, cellulite, freckles, stretch marks, broken bones and much more.
India committed to labour reforms without compromising working class: Dattatreya  Nov 20, 9:23 am
New Delhi, Nov.20 (ANI): Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya hassaid that the NDA Government is committed to labour reforms, but these reforms will not be initiated or introduced at the expense of the interests of the nation's working class.
In Afghanistan's new foreign policy, India's position prominent: Hamid Karzai   Nov 19, 9:12 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 19 (ANI): Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai on Wednesday stated that Kabul's new policy, which was formulated after the 2001 terror attacks in New York, have placed India in a very prominent position.
British School principal presented with OBE  Nov 19, 7:19 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 19 (ANI): The British School principal Vanita Uppal has been presented with the distinguished civilian honour the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her promotion of British educational values.
How employers can benefit from promoting health programs in office  Nov 19, 2:31 pm
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that by adopting health programs in the office, employers can help improve their worker's health.
Delhi Archbishop endorses 'inclusiveness' and calls for 'holistic education'  Nov 19, 1:22 pm
New Delhi, Nov.19 (ANI): Reverend Anil Joseph Thomas Couto, the Archbishop of Delhi, has endorsed 'inclusiveness' and called for the promotion of a 'holistic form of education' as important elements of academic pursuit.
Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D'Cruz promote 'Happy Ending' in Mumbai  Nov 18, 5:07 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 17 (ANI): Saif Ali Khan and Ileana D'Cruz were recently spotted promoting their upcoming movie 'Happy Ending' in Mumbai.
Setting rules encourages healthier behavior in kids  Nov 18, 1:17 pm
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that family rules food and manners set by parents promote healthier behavior in children.
Billy Joel defends Taylor Swift as New York's first Global Welcome Ambassador   Nov 18, 12:37 pm
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Billy Joel has come to the rescue of Taylor Swift by defending the singer after she was named as New York's first Global Welcome Ambassador.
Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 to speed up old devices  Nov 18, 9:59 am
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Apple has reportedly rolled out iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod users with the promise that it will speed up its ageing devices iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.
PM Modi promises to provide lifetime visa for PIO, OCI by Jan 2015  Nov 17, 4:04 pm
Sydney, Nov. 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reaffirmed the decision by his government that all persons of Indian origin (PIO) and overseas citizens of India (OCI) card holders will be given lifetime visas to India, promising to implement it by January 2015
How neighborhoods can help elders ward off dementia   Nov 17, 3:49 pm
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new research has demonstrated that older adults can ward off cognitive decline if they live in a neighborhood that promotes walking as a regular habit.
Three killed as female Afghan MP survives suicide attack  Nov 17, 9:16 am
Kabul, Nov.17 (ANI): A prominent female Afghan MP survived an attack by a suicide bomber near the parliament in Kabul on Sunday.
Amit Shah promises development for tribals in Jharkhand  Nov 17, 7:01 am
Lohardaga, (Jharkhand), Nov. 17 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah promised development for the tribals of Jharkhand and warned them to be wary of opposition parties who would plunder the state if they came to power.
Raise global growth for better living standards, say G-20 leaders   Nov 16, 3:43 pm
Brisbane, Nov. 16 (ANI): Asserting that the grouping of nations will promote economic growth, the leaders attending the 2014 G-20 Summit on Sunday said that raising global growth must raise the standard of living and quality of jobs for people across the world.
Railways likely to have separate environment division  Nov 16, 2:56 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 16 (ANI): The Railways Ministry is reportedly planning to create a new environment management directorate to promote environment-friendly activities.
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