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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.
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has fired back at Michael Jordan saying that he should worry about his "crappy" NBA team after the legendary basketball player called him a "sh**ty golfer".
Worried about Ebola risk, EU clubs wonder whether Africa Cup of Nations should go ahead Oct 17, 1:29 pm
Berlin, Oct.17 (ANI): A growing number of European clubs have expressed concerns about their African players being exposed to the risk of Ebola contamination while on international duty.
Women who worry at greater risk of Alzheimer's Oct 15, 11:30 am
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A study has revealed recently that women, who worry, cope poorly with stress and/or experience mood swings in middle age run a higher risk of developing Alzheimer disease later in life.
Andersen says England has more important things to worry about than KP's 'sad book' Oct 10, 12:16 pm
London, Oct 10 (ANI): England cricketer James Andersen has hit back at ousted batsman Kevin Pietersen's autobiography, branding the whole affair as 'sad', and saying that they have got more important things to worry about than 'someone's book'.
Pakistan Rangers refuse BSF's Eid sweetmeats at Wagah Oct 6, 4:31 pm
Amritsar, Oct. 6 (ANI): In what is being seen as another worrying development in deteriorating ties between India and Pakistan, sweets offered by the Border Security Force (BSF) stationed at the Wagah Border on the occasion of Eid al-Adha on Monday were refused by the Pakistan Rangers.
Anxious, jealous women likelier to suffer from Alzheimer's Oct 3, 1:29 pm
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): A new study has suggested that anxious, jealous, or moody women are likelier to suffer from Alzheimer later in life.
Women fret most about 'body appearance' at 39 Sep 13, 11:44 am
London, Sept 13 (ANI): A new study has found that women fret most about their body appearance at the age of 39.
Charlton believes Van Gaal has 'world at his feet' at Man U Sep 10, 2:19 pm
Johannesburg, Sep 10 (ANI): Manchester United legend and current director Sir Bobby Charlton is of the opinion that the club's manager Louis van Gaal has the 'world at his feet' and insisted that the club has got nothing to worry about despite a shaky start to their new Premier League season.
Lt. Gen. Raj Kadyan calls new Al-Qaeda video a sign of worry Sep 4, 4:23 pm
New Delhi, Sept.4 (ANI): Former Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Raj Kadyan (Retired)said that the new video released by the Al-Qaeda's media arm, which shows terrorist leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announcing the creation of a new branch of the organi
Lucknow/Raipur, Sep 3 (ANI): Former Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh, K L Gupta, on Wednesday seemed to be not in tune with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's comment that police officials initiating action against Maoists should not worry about reactions from human rights bodies, saying it is easy to make remarks but the ground reality is very different.
Rajnath's backing of police tackling Maoists without fear of rights bodies' wrong: Swami Agnivesh Sep 3, 6:14 pm
New Delhi, Sept.3 (ANI): Taking serious note of Rajnath Singh's remark that police officials initiating action against Maoists should not worry about reactions from human rights bodies, social activist Swami Agnivesh on Wednesday said the former's statement will send out wrong signals to the lower police ranks.
Political leaders express worry about turmoil in Pakistan Aug 31, 5:26 pm
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Even as the confrontation between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party chief Imran Khan led protesters and the Pakistani government continues, political leaders across India expressed their worry about the crisis and hoped that democracy would bring peace in the neighbouring country.
Talks with Kashmiri separatist leaders should not hinder Indo-Pak dialogue : Mufti Mukarram Aug 18, 1:21 pm
New Delhi, Aug. 18 (ANI) : Maulana Mufti Mukarram Ahmed, the Shahi Imam of the Fatehpuri Masjid in Old Delhi said Monday that Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's invitation to Kashmiri separatist leaders for a meeting on Tuesday should not be a cause for worry.
Moores took shackles off senior England players before third Test against India: Broad Jul 30, 11:45 am
London, July 30 (ANI): England all rounder Stuart Broad has revealed that their head coach Peter Moores had come and talked to them before the third Test against India and had asked the senior players to just go and express themselves without worrying about taking responsibility.
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new study has found that fear and worry about skin cancer has a bigger influence on people's use of sunscreen than information about the statistical likelihood of developing the disease.
Indian ambassador to Afghanistan hopes for peace, security Jun 17, 9:58 am
Kabul, June 17 (ANI): Stating that India's policy towards Afghanistan transcends political differences, India's ambassador to Afghanistan, Amar Sinha has said that India must worry about the security situation there.
CII DG expresses worry about rising WPI inflation Jun 16, 4:33 pm
New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), on Monday expressed concern over the sharp increase in Wholesale price index (WPI) leading to inflation.
England fans facing 'selfie' worry ahead of Brazil World Cup Jun 2, 3:02 pm
London, June 02 (ANI): England fans heading to Brazil for the World Cup reportedly face a new worry of not being able to post selfies online apart from other concerns like disease, crime and ticket touts, due to host country's ill-equipped mobile network.
Tulisa reveals new 'life mantra' in 'don't worry, be sexy' tee May 26, 11:25 am
London, May 26 (ANI): Tulisa Contostavlos, who was recently spotted for the first time since her last court appearance stepped out wearing a tee with the slogan "Don't worry be sexy", emblazoned on it, according to reports.
England venues facing 'worrying' number of empty seats for ODI series against Lanka May 25, 11:14 am
London, May 25 (ANI): A number of venues for England's one-day series against Sri Lanka is reportedly facing a worrying number of empty seats as tickets have been a hard-sell with the exception of Lord's.
New York, May 17 (ANI): Shailene Woodley has revealed that her minimalist lifestyle has left her with fewer chores to worry about.
Coleen Rooney doesn't worry about her 'weight' anymore Apr 30, 3:42 pm
London, April 30 (ANI): Coleen Rooney has admitted that she used to worry about her weight when she was younger but is comfortable with her curvy silhouette now.
Ambikapur, (Chhattisgarh), Apr. 18 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it is worrying to see the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) crossing all boundaries to nab the prime ministerial seat after the parliamentary polls.
London, Apr.11 (ANI): Artists and intelectuals based in the United Kingdom and the United States, including "Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie and sculptor and artist Anish Kapoor have sent an open letter to The Guardian to express their 'acute worry' over a Hindu nationalist like Narendra Modi winning this year's general election in India.
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