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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.
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.
Johannesburg, Nov 22 (ANI): Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson's 11th consecutive round in the 60s that gave him a two-shot lead halfway through the 8 million dollars DP World Tour Championship on Friday helped him continue his dominance at the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Two entrepreneurs have come up with a unique shot glass that will help you to avoid those awkward facial contortions brought on by taking the first sip of alcohol.
New system may soon make sleep disorders history Nov 21, 11:39 am
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A team of researchers has come up with a system to accurately track the dynamic process of falling asleep, which may help in diagnosing sleep disorders.
'Insecure' Sharif speaking language of Pak Army: Praful Bakshi Nov 20, 7:33 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 20 (ANI): Wing Commander (Retd.) Praful Bakshi on Thursday dubbed Nawaz Sharif's remark on the Kashmir issue as a 'weak stand of a helpless Prime Minister', adding that the latter is now speaking a language which his country's army wants to hear.
Sarfraz Ahmed's ton leads Pak's fightback against Kiwis Nov 20, 4:20 pm
Dubai, Nov 20 (ANI): Pakistan's wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed hit a splendid ton to help his side get to within ten runs of New Zealand's mammoth first-innings total of 403.
Rampal arrest: Haryana CM thanks media, administration(Update) Nov 20, 3:15 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 20 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday welcomed the arrest of self-styled godman Sant Rampal, and thanked the media, administration and the people for helping his government in this endeavor.
Acupressure can help get relief from constipation Nov 20, 1:45 pm
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that perineal self-acupressure can help with the bowel movement.
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Experts have recently created a belt that can help people charge their phones even when on the move.
Michael Phelps' girl pal reveals she was born a boy Nov 20, 11:57 am
Melbourne, Nov 20 (ANI): Michael Phelps' girlfriend has come out with a shocking revelation, saying that she was born intersex and lived as a boy until her teens.
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A team of scientists are planning a lunar journey within 10 years with the help of public donations, which will carry common people's pictures, notes and even DNA.
Wellington, Nov 20 (ANI): Australia's top order batsman Aaron Finch is of the opinion that fierce competition for World Cup berths is helping their side, as they look forward to completing a series win over South Africa in Melbourne on Friday.
Stem cells may help mend 'broken hearts' Nov 20, 11:19 am
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has suggested that delivering stem cell factor directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may enhance cardiac repair and reverse injury.
Men more likely to help women wearing high heels Nov 20, 10:28 am
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has found that men are more helpful towards women in high heels than those wearing flats.
Blueberries may not provide better vision in the dark after all Nov 20, 10:28 am
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that the belief that blueberries helps healthy people see better in dark, may not true after all.
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Australian all-rounder Steve Smith knocked a brilliant 73 runs off 55 deliveries as Aaron Finch fired away a ton to help Australia record a 73-run win over South Africa in the third ODI at Manuka Oval.
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.
How high fibrous food can help you lose weight Nov 19, 4:30 pm
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk of colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases, while the two specific functional fibers may also have the potential to assist in weight loss when made part of a long-term, daily diet.
U.S., Myanmar named as world's most generous countries Nov 19, 2:56 pm
Dubai, Nov 19 (ANI): According to the 2014 World Giving Index, the United States and Myanmar have been named as the world's most generous countries where people donated money, volunteered with organizations or helped a stranger.
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.
Now `walking up walls` like geckos is possible for humans Nov 19, 1:58 pm
London, Nov 19 (ANI): A new climbing system has been designed that can help humans to scale walls, it has been revealed.
Johannesburg, Nov 19 (ANI): Legendary South African adventurer and motivational speaker Mike Horn, who has a phenomenal track record in inspiring sports teams to victory, would be used once again by close friend and consultant of the national team, Gary Kirsten, as part of the squad's Cricket World Cup preparations.
Herbs, spices may help boost heart`s health Nov 19, 12:24 pm
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has found that spices and herbs don't just add flavor to your food, but may also help boost your heart's health.
Adding just 1 gram of turmeric to breakfast can help improve memory Nov 19, 11:09 am
Melbourne, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that just one gram of turmeric added to the breakfast meal could help improve memory of people at early stages of diabetes or at risk of cognitive impairment.
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