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FA says no intentions of boycotting 2018, 2022 WCs over corruption bid allegations  Nov 26, 1:33 pm
London, Nov 26 (ANI): The Football Association has revealed that it has no intentions of boycotting the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar over corruption bid allegations.
'Wonderful' to be in Nepal again: PM Modi   Nov 25, 9:28 pm
Kathmandu, Nov. 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his happiness at the reception accorded to him on his arrival in Nepal, adding that it was 'wonderful' to visit the federal democratic republic again.
Dubai attempts to set world record with 5km long 22 carat gold chain  Nov 25, 5:14 pm
Dubai, Nov 25 (ANI): Dubai is attempting to set a Guinness World Record of the longest gold chain with a 22 carat gold chain measuring five kilometres and weighing 180 kg.
Ganderbal voters say boycotting of polls not an option  Nov 25, 2:32 pm
Ganderbal (J-K), Nov. 25 (ANI): Voters in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal District said boycotting elections is never beneficial.
Poor security provisions, 'lax culture' leave US govt agencies susceptible to hack attacks  Nov 24, 4:29 pm
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Despite a dozen mass breaches of government computer systems since 2013, many federal agencies have a "lax culture" and poor security provisions to repulse the growing threat posed by hackers and cyber attacks from states such as China, Russia and Iran, internal investigative reports said.
BJP lashes out at TMC for calling NSA Doval a `RSS sympathiser`  Nov 24, 11:12 am
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday lashed out at the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for calling National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval a 'RSS sympathizer', and said that the party is attempting to derail ongoing investigations against it.
Sitharaman objects to portrayal of women as commodity  Nov 23, 1:29 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 23 (ANI): Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman has taken exception to the portrayal of women as a 'commodity' and called for self-regulation.
Conservationist group claims Loch Ness monster sightings could be 'floating logs'  Nov 23, 12:33 pm
London, Nov 23 (ANI): A conservationist group has recently claimed that recent sightings of Loch Ness monster are just "floating logs" and not the cryptid as previously believed.
Sharif rules out polls before 2018  Nov 23, 11:59 am
Karachi, Nov 23 (ANI): Refuting demands by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for early polls, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sahrif has declared that general elections will not be held before 2018.
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.
IS releases video of British hostage John Cantlie claiming U.S. failed to rescue him   Nov 22, 4:51 pm
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Islamic State (IS) militants have released a new video that features British hostage John Cantlie who appears to claim that the United States failed to save him and other hostages form the IS captivity.
'Mamata is trying to deflect attention from Saradha scam', alleges BJP  Nov 22, 4:51 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit back at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her barbs directed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, saying the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo is now attempting to deflect attention from the Saradha chit fund scam.
Thai girl creates online sensation by turning down adoption offer by Kim K  Nov 22, 4:27 pm
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): A Thai orphanage girl has become an internet sensation after she declined Kim Kardashian's offer to get adopted.
Omar downplays PM Modi's criticism, says NC has won hearts of people  Nov 22, 3:20 pm
Sonawari, Nov. 22 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday avoided commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion that the state government was involved in corruption, saying massive support for his party was a proof of the fact that it has won the hearts of the people.
Islamic State 'selling girls within themselves', says 15 year-old who escaped IS captivity  Nov 22, 12:52 pm
Erbil, Nov 22 (ANI): A 15-year-old girl who escaped Islamic State (IS) captivity has shared her terrifying experience narrating how IS militants sell girls within themselves.
Pak special court accepts Musharraf's plea seeking trial of co-accused in treason case  Nov 21, 3:40 pm
Islamabad, Nov 21 (ANI): Pakistan's special court has ordered the federal government to re-file its complaint in the treason case against Pervez Musharraf while accepting the former military ruler's plea seeking trial of the three co-accused.
FIFA to examine WC corruption full report  Nov 21, 11:29 am
London, November 21 (ANI): In a latest development to the controversy revolving around World Cup bidding process, FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and lawyer Michael Garcia have agreed to release full copies of probing reports into the WC bidding corruption to the organisation's compliance chief.
Olivia Wilde says love has been her inspiration  Nov 20, 5:04 pm
New York, Nov 20 (ANI): Olivia Wilde has revealed that love is what has inspired her in all parts of her life to remain really optimistic as a person, as a partner and as a citizen.
FIFA boss Blatter refuses to publish report on alleged WC corruption bidding  Nov 20, 2:39 pm
Johannesburg, November 20 (ANI): FIFA president Sepp Blatter has discarded demand made by the English Football Association (FA) head Greg Dyke to publish the report into the long-standing allegations of corruption surrounding the bidding process for 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
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.
FIFA 2022 WC whistleblower claims being introduced to paranoia, fear, threats   Nov 20, 9:52 am
London, Nov 20 (ANI): FIFA whistleblower Phaedra Al-Majid has said that her accusations of corruption against Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid has introduced her to a whole new culture of paranoia, fear and threats.
Whatsapp's latest update provides 'fool-proof' security to users' conversations  Nov 19, 4:30 pm
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): The most recent update to Whatsapp's Android app includes an end-to-end encryption that is enabled by default.
The Big Fat Khan wedding bandwagon rolls into Mumbai for Finale!   Nov 19, 2:56 pm
New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): After it massive Hyderabad's session the 'Khan-daan' is now gearing up for its Big Fat Mumbai reception!
FIFA file 'criminal complaint' post two-year investigation into alleged WC corruption bid  Nov 19, 2:56 pm
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Switzerland's attorney general has received a criminal complaint from FIFA after a two-year investigation into possible World Cup corruption, individually linked to awarding hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.
High-fructose diet worsens depression in teens  Nov 19, 2:56 pm
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive- and anxiety-like behavior and alter how the brain responds to stress.
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