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German language row: Steiner hopeful about practical solution  Nov 22, 7:51 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 22 (ANI): Amidst controversy over the HRD Ministry's decision to replace German with Sanskrit as the third language in the Kendriya Vidyalayas, German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner on Saturday said he is confident that New Delhi would soon find a practical solution to the issue.
Game changer of programming- Coding Blocks  Nov 22, 7:03 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 22 (ANI): The software industry in India is touted as one growing by leaps and bounds, and one providing the highest number of jobs and decent to upscale salary packages.
India offers training in solar energy to foreign professionals  Nov 22, 6:30 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 22 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs is facilitating a programme to train professionals from Nepal, Afghanistan and many other African countries in solar energy system under the ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation) fellowship programme.
Ground Inspection for FIFA world cup under 17 in Guwahati  Nov 22, 5:56 pm
Guwahati, Nov. 22 (ANI): A two member team of All India Football Federation recently visited the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati for an inspection for its preparations for the upcoming Under 17 World Cup.
Assam's agriculture sector benefitting from scientific practices  Nov 22, 5:39 pm
Jorhat, (Assam), Nov. 22 (ANI): Science is being used to benefit the agriculture sector of Assam, and in other parts of North East India, given its sizeable population.
Uranium sales key to taking Indo-Canada ties forward, says Saskatchewan Premier  Nov 22, 5:24 pm
New Delhi, Nov.22 (ANI): The sale of uranium from Canada to India can be the key to enhancing bilateral ties between the two countries, said the premier of Saskatchewan, one of Canada's provinces, during his visit to India this week.
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.
India gets off to stuttering start on Oz tour   Nov 22, 4:04 pm
Sydney, Nov 22 (ANI): Even before India's tour of Australia has gotten under way, the superstar cricket team seems to have taken a stuttering start as they kept the police, fans, media and a Cricket Australia official waiting in Adelaide.
Pak ready to welcome India's involvement in Afghan if they become 'friendly neighbours'  Nov 22, 2:39 pm
Karachi, Nov 22 (ANI): Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri has said that the country does not see any problem with India's involvement in Afghanistan if Pakistan and India became "friendly neighbours".
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.
Canadian province keen to contribute to PM Modi's' Make in India' initiatives  Nov 22, 12:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov.22 (ANI): Canada's Saskatchewan Province, whose exports to India stood at over a billion Canadian dollars in 2013, has said that it is very keen to be a part of and to contribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" initiatives.
Prez Obama's visit to India will bring more of feel good factor: Defence Expert  Nov 22, 12:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 22 (ANI): Defence expert K M Chenoy said on Saturday that U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to India in the thrird week of January would bring more of a feel good factor, rather than the taking of any major policy decisions.
African students adding new dimension to Indian university sports  Nov 22, 12:22 pm
New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Although African students are very few in number on all Indian campuses, they are powering a silent change in Indian sport.
First GPS-collar study reveals how leopards co-exist with humans in India  Nov 22, 12:07 pm
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): A new first-of-its-kind GPS-collar study has recently revealed how leopards in India live with people.
16 Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh  Nov 22, 12:06 pm
Bastar (Chhattisgarh), Nov. 22 (ANI): Sixteen Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-M) cadres have surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Bastar District.
Kim K apologizes to Indian fans for canceling 'Bigg Boss' appearance   Nov 22, 10:47 am
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Kim Kardashian recently apologized to Indian fans for canceling her trip to India where she was to have made a guest appearance in the TV show 'Bigg Boss.'
Obama set to be first U.S President to attend India's Republic Day  Nov 21, 9:34 pm
Washington, Nov. 21 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has accepted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to participate in the Republic Day function in New Delhi next year.
Waugh takes U-turn on picking 'Brisbane Test Squad' deadline statement   Nov 21, 5:06 pm
Sydney, November 21(ANI): Former Australia cricketer and National selector Mark Waugh has withdrawn his statement that a deadline has been fixed for picking the first- Test squad against India for 'marketing purpose'.
Neha Dhupia unveils PETA's V-Card in Mumbai  Nov 21, 4:45 pm
New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): Neha Dhupia recently unveiled PETA's V-Card in Mumbai which is said to be India's first vegan discount card.
Recollections of a Communicator:Robin Raphel played patron's role during Pakistan's proxy war against India  Nov 21, 2:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov.21 (ANI) Twenty years ago this month, I spent a fortnight in the United States as a delegate to the United Nations trying to convince as many diplomats and media persons as possible that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir was near normal, and the state would participate in the national and assembly elections.
PM Modi 'touched' by affection of expatriate Indian community  Nov 21, 2:20 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he had been touched by the affection accorded to him by the expatriate Indian community during his recently concluded 10-day trip to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji, adding that he will leave no stone unturned in creating the India of their dreams.
India placed the issue of existence and repatriation of black money at G-20, says PM Modi  Nov 21, 2:19 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stated that India placed the issue of existence and repatriation of black money at the recently concluded G-20 Summit, expressing his satisfaction over the official communique of the summit reflecting the same.
No bond stronger than that between two democracies, says PM Modi  Nov 21, 1:47 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stated that there is no bond that is stronger than that which is between two democracies, adding that the honour of his addressing the Parliaments of Australia and Fiji, a first for any Indian Prime Minister, was accorded to him to due to the respect that the nation has in the world.
The world is looking at India with renewed respect and immense enthusiasm, says PM Modi  Nov 21, 1:47 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stated that during his recently concluded 10-day trip to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji, he noticed that the world is looking at India with renewed respect and immense enthusiasm.
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.
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