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New York, Nov 23 (ANI): Renee Zellweger has sold her East Hampton beach mansion for well over its 4.45 million dollars asking price.
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.
Wills-Kat order press to be 'dressed up' for covering US visit Nov 21, 5:07 pm
New York, Nov 21 (ANI): The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have told the reporters, who have applied to cover their visit, to follow a proper dress code.
Brazilian sensation Oscar pens new Chelsea deal till 2019 Nov 11, 4:01 pm
London, November 11(ANI): Confirming his stay at Chelsea, the Brazilian attacking midfielder Oscar has signed an accord with the club that would keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2019.
Johannesburg, Nov 04 (ANI): Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero believes that his side would be ready to pounce when runaway leaders Chelsea drop points in their quest for the Premier League title.
Army constructs bridge in Kashmir damaged by floods Nov 2, 4:14 pm
Poonch, (Jammu and Kashmir) Nov. 2 (ANI): The army started construction of a major connecting bridge in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday which was damaged during the devastating floods in the valley in September.
Chelsea boss criticizes fans' support, says Stamford Bridge felt like 'empty stadium' Nov 2, 11:36 am
London, Nov 02 (ANI): Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has criticized the club's support saying that it was difficult to play at home because Stamford Bridge felt like an "empty stadium" during yesterday's 2-1 win over QPR.
Why JK Rowling hates Harry Potter`s `Dolores Umbridge` Nov 1, 2:38 pm
Wellington, Nov 1 (ANI): J.K. Rowling has revealed that she actually based the disliked 'Harry Potter' character Dolores Umbridge on a teacher, who she really hated.
Indian traders keen to invest in Afghanistan Oct 30, 4:48 pm
New Delhi, Oct. 30 (ANI): Indian traders are looking to foray into Afghanistan and bridge the trading gap between India and Afghanistan.
New Delhi, Oct.27 (ANI): Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Robin K. Dhowan, on Monday expressed hope that the visit of his Sri Lankan counterpart Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera would further strengthen and bridge the friendship that exists between the two Asian neighbours and open-up avenues of co-operation between both sides.
London, Oct 22 (ANI): The Duchess of Cambridge has recently made her first public appearance after announcing her second pregnancy.
Drogba scores first goal since rejoining Chelsea during 6-0 Maribor thrashing in CL clash Oct 22, 12:20 pm
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Former Ivory Coast national football team skipper Didier Drogba scored his first goal since rejoining Chelsea as the club romped Maribor 6-0 to record their biggest Champions League win at Stamford Bridge.
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): In a recent case, doctors performed transplantation of olfactory ensheathing cells isolated from a paralyzed patient's own olfactory bulb and built a nerve bridge between stumps of damaged spinal cord, which may have helped the patient recover some function.
Turkish art exhibition aims to bridge India-Turkey heritage Oct 18, 6:16 pm
New Delhi, Oct 18 (ANI): Art lovers can now head towards an art exhibition, titled 'On The Edge of The City,' organized by the Turkish Embassy in New Delhi, where they can take part in the commemoration of Turkey's National Day and the 100th birth anniversary renowned Turkish novelist Orhan Kemal.
London, Oct 16 (ANI): Jeremy Clarkson's effigy could be burned at the stakes during world-famous Guy Fawkes party by the Edenbridge Bonfire Society.
Tata planning to sell Europe-based Long Products Division Oct 16, 1:17 pm
London, Oct 16 (ANI): A report has revealed that Tata Steel is planning to sell its Long Products Division that employs 6,500 people in the United Kingdom and Europe and includes operations in Scunthorpe and Teesside in England, and Dalzell and Clydebridge in Scotland.
Students risk lives to reach school in Rajouri Oct 14, 3:09 pm
Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct. 14 (ANI): Students in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district are putting their lives at risk daily to reach school by crossing a precarious foot overbridge that had collapsed in the recent floods which ravaged the state.
Grace Kelly beats Kate Middleton at 'most stylish bride' title Oct 12, 12:07 pm
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Princess Grace Kelly claimed the title of most stylish bride of all time, beating the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.
Hugh Grant walks out of 'Bridget Jones 3' Oct 11, 10:21 am
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Hugh Grant, who starred in the first two films as Daniel Cleaver, has walked out of 'Bridget Jones 3'.
Terry delighted with Chelsea's winning start to PL campaign Oct 7, 1:57 pm
Johannesburg, Oct 07 (ANI): Chelsea football team captain John Terry has said that he is delighted by the way his team had started their campaign to regain the Premier League title, but insisted that there was plenty of work to be done before the trophy is back at Stamford Bridge.
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Japanese tyre giants Bridgestone has come up with its second-generation prototype of 'Air-free tyres' which do not need to be inflated ever.
Wills-Kat warn photographer for harassing Prince George Oct 3, 12:54 pm
London, Oct 3 (ANI): The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given warning to a photographer, Niraj Tanna, who was taking pictures of the royal baby Prince George and his nanny in Central London Park.
Flash flood damaged fourth bridge on River Tawi restored Sep 29, 5:13 pm
Jammu, Sept.29 (ANI): The fourth bridge on the River Tawi, which was washed away by a flash flood on September 6, has been restored for use by vehicular traffic. The repair work was undertaken by the Jammu Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC).
John Cleese lost virginity at age 24 Sep 29, 12:45 pm
Wellington, Sept 29 (ANI): John Cleese's autobiography has revealed that he lost his virginity at the age of 24 while touring New Zealand with the Cambridge Circus.
Feminist Germaine Greer slams Kate Middleton's personality Sep 28, 1:02 pm
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Feminist Germaine Greer has slammed Kate Middleton's personality saying that the Duchess of Cambridge is "too thin" and should have no more children.
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