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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.
Women with sexy voices likelier to be more physically attractive  Nov 24, 10:49 am
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women with sexy voices really are more likely to have attractive facial qualities such as higher cheekbones, softer jaw lines and fuller lips.
Govt. more willing to work on suggestions of opposition parties: Venkaiah Naidu  Nov 23, 8:00 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 23 (ANI): Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday that the Government is more willing to work on the suggestions of the opposition parties.
Bangalore: LGBT pride parade demands repeal of Section 377  Nov 23, 6:02 pm
Bangalore, Nov. 23 (ANI): Members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community took to the streets here on Sunday and demanded that all the laws against sexual minorities must be repealed.
WB Governor Tripathi given additional charge of Bihar   Nov 23, 5:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 23 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to discharge the functions of Governor of Bihar in addition to his own duties.
Terror activities rise in India by 70 percent: Global Terrorism Index  Nov 23, 1:43 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 23 (ANI): The terror activities in India have increased by 70 percent during 2012-2013, according to the Global Terrorism Index 2014.
Ex-Oz rugby star Carter says 'determined' Haddin almost quit international cricket   Nov 23, 1:12 pm
Sydney, November 23 (ANI): Former NSW Waratahs rugby star Tom Carter has revealed that Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin was on the cusp of quitting international cricket earlier this year as he had doubts regarding his physical abilities to continue playing at the top level.
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.
Uranium sales key to taking Indo-Canada ties forward, says Saskatchewan Premier  Nov 22, 5:24 pm
New Delhi, Nov.22 (ANI): The sale of uranium from Canada to India can be the key to enhancing bilateral ties between the two countries, said the premier of Saskatchewan, one of Canada's provinces, during his visit to India this week.
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.
Russell Crowe says extreme 'sensitivity' brings out some of his 'less attractive' qualities  Nov 22, 1:42 pm
Wellington, Nov 22 (ANI): Russell Crowe has recently admitted that he is extremely sensitive and that probably the reason which brings out some of his "less attractive" qualities.
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.
Samajwadi Party defends Mulayam's birthday celebrations  Nov 21, 5:51 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 21 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party on Friday hit back at the opposition parties for politicizing the birthday celebrations of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, saying it only reveals their frustration because they do not enjoy the confidence and support of the common man the way he does.
Female bosses likelier to be more depressed than male counterparts   Nov 21, 2:11 pm
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Women who have authoritative responsibilities at job have more symptoms of depression than men, says a new study.
BHU students clash with UP police  Nov 21, 10:51 am
Varanasi, Nov. 21 (ANI): Students of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on Thursday clashed with the Uttar Pradesh Police, leaving a number of people in both parties injured. The students were reportedly demanding the restoration of the students union instead of fresh elections being held for the students' council.
Sheffield United withdraws Evans' training facilities   Nov 21, 10:13 am
London, November 21 (ANI): Sheffield United declared that the decision to allow former player and convicted rapist Ched Evans to use their training facilities has been withdrawn.
Five member international jury to pick best films at 45th IFFI  Nov 20, 4:04 pm
Panaji (Goa), Nov.20 (ANI): The international jury of the 45th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) comprises celebrated film personalities from all over the world.
Australian High Commission cautions Indian nationals on visa scam  Nov 20, 12:21 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 20 (ANI): The Australian High Commission is urging Indian nationals to be cautious of scams while applying for Australian visas, and to report any frauds to the authorities immediately.
Intelligence agencies warn of terror threat to Rawalpindi, Islamabad during upcoming PTI rally  Nov 20, 11:58 am
Karachi, Nov 20 (ANI): Intelligence agencies have reportedly warned the law enforcement agencies in Rawalpindi and Islamabad to step-up security as truckloads of explosive material are being transported to the cities from Karachi to target sensitive locations, sources said.
Supporters of regional parties clash in poll-bound Kashmir  Nov 20, 9:22 am
Srinagar, Nov.20 (ANI): Clashes broke out between the workers of the ruling regional National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Forum (PDF) in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam District on Wednesday, as candidates filed their nominations for the upcoming assembly elections.
Heart-warming to hear that Sri Lanka released fishermen, says BJP  Nov 19, 7:02 pm
New Delhi/Chennai, Nov. 19 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday termed the release of five fishermen on death row in Sri Lanka as 'heart-warming', adding that the action will help improve the ties between the two countries.
Lara urges 'beleaguered' Clarke to consider dumping ODIs to prolong Test career  Nov 19, 4:03 pm
Sydney, Nov 19 (ANI): West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has urged 'injured' Australian skipper Michael Clarke to shape his career and figure out where his cricketing priorities lie.
Unseen photos of Churchill, Astaire, Garbo among others unearthed in New York  Nov 19, 2:56 pm
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): An 80-year-old stash of unseen photographs has been discovered in Conde Nast archives, New York including portraits of Winston Churchill, Katharine Hepburn, HG Wells, George Gershwin, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, WB Yeats, Fred Astaire, and countless other well-known personalities of the 1920s and 1930s.
Stanton parties with 20k-dollar champagne bottle post becoming sport's richest athlete  Nov 19, 12:24 pm
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): American baseball outfielder Giancarlo Stanton reportedly celebrated with a 20,000 dollars bottle of champagne after signing his brand new 325 million dollars contract with his team to become the richest athlete in sports.
We can help in 'digital Fiji', says PM Modi  Nov 19, 6:33 am
Suva, Nov. 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday showed his keen interest on further deepening India's ties with the island nation as he offered New Delhi's help in building a 'digital Fiji'.
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