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Renee Zellweger sells $4.45 m Hamptons pad for more than asking price  Nov 23, 4:44 pm
New York, Nov 23 (ANI): Renee Zellweger has sold her East Hampton beach mansion for well over its 4.45 million dollars asking price.
Can stem cells in nails 'guide' other body parts to re-grow?  Nov 23, 11:59 am
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that stem cells in nails, which can perform dual roles, normally grow both skin and nails, but can focus solely on nail repair when a nail is lost or injured.
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.
Congress welcomes SC's order to CBI chief Sinha on 2G scam probe  Nov 20, 6:53 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 20 (ANI): The Congress party on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court's direction of asking the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ranjit Sinha to recuse himself from overseeing the 2G scam case probe.
Lara calls for 'injured' Clarke to focus on Test and prolong career  Nov 18, 2:11 pm
Wellington, Nov 18 (ANI): West Indies legend Brian Lara has backed beleaguered Australian captain Michael Clark, asking him to focus on Test cricket and prolong his career in the face of a hamstring injury threatening to sideline him this summer.
How to take care of your skin when you're old  Nov 17, 4:21 pm
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Studies have showed that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning damages the DNA in our skin cells and it also leads to premature skin aging in the form of wrinkles and sun spots.
On Children's Day, President Mukherjee urges kids to put best efforts for a clean India  Nov 14, 9:18 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 14 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday urged children to put in their best efforts to contribute to the creation of a clean India, asking them to help keep their schools, classrooms, houses and surroundings clean.
Dame Judi Dench has no intention to retire despite failing eyesight  Nov 13, 5:33 pm
London, November 13 (ANI): Judi Dench has revealed that is driven "spare" by people asking when she will retire because she has no intention of leaving the stage.
Try 'photo-facial' this wedding season to get the perfect glow  Nov 13, 10:16 am
New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): If you are getting married and looking for suggestions and ways to look your radiant best this wedding season, here is a non surgical beauty solution to get the perfect glow on your big day!
Cancer struck Richie Benaud not ready to give up `mike` yet  Nov 11, 2:29 pm
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Former Australian cricketer and legendary commentator Richie Benaud has revealed that he is ready to call again, despite his ongoing battle with skin cancer.
Cricket commentating legend Richie Benaud reveals battle with skin cancer   Nov 10, 12:45 pm
Sydney, Nov 10 (ANI): Former Australian cricketer and legendary commentator Richie Benaud has revealed that he has skin cancer and is undergoing radiation therapy for the same.
DRDO scientists develop Ayurveda-based drug for leucoderma  Nov 9, 11:55 am
New Delhi, Nov. 9 (ANI): Defence scientists have developed a drug from medicinal plants that is proving to be effective for leucoderma (white patches on skin), considered an incurable disease.
Emojis may soon impersonate you more accurately with different skin tones  Nov 5, 1:33 pm
New York, Nov 05 (ANI): Unicode Consortium, the group responsible for coordinating emoji design, has proposed a plan wherein five skin tones would be added to emojis, the little faces and characters used to express emotions in electronic messaging.
Lupita Nyong'o grew up believing 'darker skin was not beautiful' stereotype   Nov 4, 2:02 pm
New York, Nov 4 (ANI): Lupita Nyong'o, who features on the cover of a fashion magazine for December issue, has said that she was grew up hearing that darker skin is not beautiful.
Not surprised by SC directive on black money, says Subramanian Swamy  Oct 28, 8:53 pm
New Delhi, Oct. 28 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said that he was not surprised by the directive by the Supreme Court, asking the government to disclose all the names of the black money account holders, adding that these cases do not fall under any statute of confidentiality.
Attempts being made to hide names of black money holders, says Ram Jethmalani  Oct 28, 7:37 pm
New Delhi, Oct. 28 (ANI): Veteran lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday welcomed the instructions by the Supreme Court to the Centre, asking it to reveal all names of black money account holders. Jethmalani also expressed his displeasure over what he felt were steadied attempts being made to not disclose the names.
Hugh Jackman 'all good ' now post third skin cancer scare   Oct 28, 10:35 am
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Hugh Jackman has suffered from skin cancer for the third time in less than a year, however the actor is "all good" now, it has been revealed.
Indonesia put on alert for possible MH370 debris  Oct 23, 5:12 pm
Melbourne, Oct 23 (ANI): An alert has been sent out to residents in Indonesia asking them to be on the lookout for any floating or washed-up debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Skin patches may soon succeed syringes to diagnose diseases  Oct 23, 12:41 pm
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Scientists have been working on creating skin patches, which would be less painful alternative for disease diagnosis and could one day replace the syringes.
Designer organs come closer to reality  Oct 20, 3:25 pm
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): In a new surgical experiment, researchers had transplanted growing human intestinal 'organoids' into mice that could be useful one day for designing and producing organ parts for repairing diseased tissues using a patient's own skin cells.
Van Gaal says telling people to judge him on first three months at Man U was 'stupid'  Oct 20, 12:57 pm
London, Oct 20 (ANI): Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal has said that asking people to judge him on his first three months in charge of the club was stupid.
Microsoft CEO takes another step to amend 'sexist' comment against women  Oct 18, 12:20 pm
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is still trying to amend his sexist comment that women should not be asking for raise, but should be having faith in the system.
Congress must give report of 60-year rule: PM Modi  Oct 5, 3:45 pm
Kolhapur (Maharashtra) Oct. 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at the Congress, saying those who had ruled the nation for 60 years must give the accountability before asking for his government's 60-day report card.
Is feeling of wetness real?  Oct 5, 3:45 pm
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new study has explored how human sensitivity to wetness plays a role in many aspects of daily life and feeling that something is wet is quite a feat because our skin does not have receptors that sense wetness.
Kate Winslet could never diet to look 'skinny'  Oct 3, 4:40 pm
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Kate Winslet has admitted that it was difficult for her to fit in the skinny Hollywood norm as she could never follow crazy diets to slim down.
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