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Kashmir - What have we lost and what have we won  Nov 23, 8:21 am
Jammu, Nov.23 (ANI): The campaign in its current form has been on for about 27 years. With so much sorrow and loss with so much heartbreak and anguish, what have we, the fighters for Kashmiriyat, given our people except endless pain? It is time to sit back and think whether we were right in our quest or were we wrong and misguided by our friends and leaders. After years of the sorrow of Pathrabal, Barakpora massacres and the Machhil episode and many others, and the ugly incidents of 2010 what have we achieved? So what can we achieve, except more losses and sorrow? What do we tell the widows, the sisters the mothers and fathers about what has happened to their sons, husbands and brothers.
Britain keen to invite PM Modi, says British High Commissioner  Nov 22, 5:56 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 22 (ANI): British High Commissioner Sir James Bevan on Saturday told senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Jolly that Britain is keen to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.
No question of BJP forming government in J-K: Rashid Alvi  Nov 22, 5:43 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 22 (ANI): Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Saturday ruled out the possibility of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forming the next government in Jammu and Kashmir.
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.
It is our duty to train new faces joining Shiv Sena: Sanjay Raut  Nov 22, 4:36 pm
Mumbai, Nov. 22 (ANI): Reacting to reports of the Shiv Sena appointing new spokespersons, Member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut said on Saturday that as a senior leader, it was his duty to train the next generation to ensure that the foundations of the party remain strong.
Al Qaeda flays ISIS for declaring expansion of Islamic caliphate  Nov 22, 2:38 pm
Washington, November 22 (ANI): Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), an affiliate of al Qaeda in Yemen has released a video condemning the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi's declaration of expanding Islamic caliphate as illegitimate.
Pellegrini feels Man City needs to win remaining PL games in 2014 to stay in title race  Nov 22, 2:20 pm
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Manchester City football team manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that the club need to win all of their remaining Premier League games in 2014 if they want to stay in the title race, as his side currently trails early leaders Chelsea by eight points after 11 league games.
Obama's visit not the first one: Congress  Nov 22, 1:31 pm
Ludhiana, Nov. 22 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday said that US President Barack Obama's visit to India is not the leader's first visit to the country, and added leaders from different countries keep making such visits so there was nothing extraordinary about it.
GVL Narasimha Rao praises PM Modi for emerging as global leader  Nov 22, 1:03 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader G.V.L Narsimha Rao on Saturday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for emerging as a global leader, and taking Indo-U.S. relations to new heights.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar discusses rehabilitation plans with Kurdistan PM  Nov 22, 12:07 pm
Erbil (Iraq), Nov. 22 (ANI): Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has met the Prime Minister of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, and discussed plans to psychologically rehabilitate war-ravaged people.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar calls for peace in Iraq  Nov 22, 12:06 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 22 (ANI): Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has called for peace in Iraq, and said communication needs to be established with those who are misguided in the name of religion.
Dominant Stenson holds two-shot lead halfway through DP World Tour Championship  Nov 22, 10:20 am
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.
BJP spreading communal poison in J-K: Ghulam Nabi Azad  Nov 21, 8:11 pm
Ramban, Nov. 21 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was spreading communal poison for electoral gains in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir.
S.African diplomat urges students to use sports to lead healthy lives  Nov 21, 8:11 pm
New Delhi, Nov.21 (ANI): A senior diplomat of the High Commission of South Africa encouraged students of a school here to use the medium of sports and other forms of physical activity to lead healthy lives and ensure a good future for themselves.
McIlroy starts on blistering note at DP World Tour Championship  Nov 21, 5:51 pm
Johannesburg, November 21(ANI): Northern Irish Professional golfer Rory McIlroy has topped the leaderboard on the opening day of the DP World Tour Championship after posting a six-under par 66 to partner his good friend Shane Lowry at the top.
AAP leaders Dhir, Harish Khanna join BJP  Nov 21, 3:52 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 21 (ANI): In a major setback to the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) before the Delhi Assembly polls, senior party leaders M.S. Dhir and Harish Khanna on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Naqvi criticizes Azam Khan's remarks regarding Taj Mahal  Nov 21, 2:11 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday criticized Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's remarks regarding the Taj Mahal, adding that the Uttar Pradesh
Abolish the term 'Shahi', petitioners plead to HC in Imam Bukhari case  Nov 21, 1:07 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 21 (ANI): Petitioners in the case against Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari have asked the Delhi High Court to abolish the term 'Shahi', adding that in a democratic country, the phrase has no significance.
Bailey backs Haddin to lead team during first Test against India  Nov 21, 12:45 pm
Melbourne, Nov 21 (ANI): George Bailey has reportedly backed right-handed batsman and Vice-captain of the Australian ODI team, Brad Haddin, to take up the reigns of the team in the first Test against India but has refused to rule out injured skipper Michael Clarke.
Missing Mexican students' families lead mass protests in capital  Nov 21, 11:29 am
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Families of 43 Mexican students, who went missing and were allegedly killed by drugs gang, have taken to streets leading mass protests in the capital.
SC's verdict will deter the future CBI directors from misusing their post: Swamy  Nov 21, 9:55 am
New Delhi, Nov. 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has welcomed the Supreme Court's decision of removing Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ranjit Sinha
Taj Mahal should not be politicized: BJP  Nov 20, 8:58 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 20 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said Samajwadi Party leader and Uttar Pradesh's Minority Affairs Minister Azam Khan should not try to create misunderstanding among the people with his comment that the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Central Waqf Board, adding that one should not politicise the 17th century mausoleum.
CBI has become 'Credibility Busted Irreparably': TMC on SC's decision in 2G case  Nov 20, 7:33 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 20 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'Brien on Thursday said the Supreme Court's decision to remove the top man of India's premier investigating agency from the 2G scam case makes it very clear that the Central Bureau of Investigation has now become 'Credibility Busted Irreparably'.
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.
Sharif adamant Pak will speak to Kashmiri leaders before entering talks with India  Nov 20, 4:05 pm
Karachi, Nov 20 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly said that he will speak to Kashmiri leaders before entering talks with India.
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