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Alstom T and D India secures USD 8.7 m deal from Sri Lanka Nov 28, 2:09 pm
Colombo, Nov.28 (ANI): Sri Lanka's state-owned power generator Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has awarded a USD 8.7 million contract to Alstom T and D India to monitor and control Sri Lanka's electricity transmission network.
Sutherland says Abbott `holding up well` post Hughes's death Nov 28, 12:32 pm
Melbourne, Nov 28 (ANI): Sean Abbott is "holding up really well" as he is trying to deal with the trauma that followed the death of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said.
PM Modi stresses on collective effort among SAARC nations to deal with common challenges Nov 26, 5:01 pm
Kathmandu, Nov. 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought to draw the attention of SAARC member nations, asking them to introspect as to where the region stands in this world, and said that collective effort was more urgent in the case of South Asia to face common challenges.
Centre must take a clear stand on Pakistan: Yechury Nov 26, 4:40 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 26 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government at the Centre must take a clear stand on its dealings with Pakistan, without which, relations between the two countries will not improve.
Johannesburg, Nov 25 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed the failure of the world powers to conclude a nuclear deal with Iran.
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Foreign ministers trying to reach an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme in Vienna are considering extending the negotiations as the Monday deadline looms large with "serious gaps" in the dialogue.
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Arsenal is reportedly ready to offer their midfielder Jack Wilshere a new deal that would keep him at the Emirates for the next five years.
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.
Biden warns Russia would face 'greater isolation' if failed to respect Ukraine peace deal Nov 22, 2:50 pm
London, Nov 22 (ANI): United States Vice President Joe Biden has warned Russia that it would face "greater isolation" if the country fails to agree to the September peace deal in Ukraine.
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Late Robin Williams' elder son Zak Williams recently discussed about dealing with actor's death saying that they were acclimating to the new normal.
Kerry says Vienna talks focused on reaching nuclear deal with Iran Nov 21, 10:17 am
London, Nov 21 (ANI): United States Secretary of State John Kerry has said that extending the deadline to reach an agreement that will mark the closure of the 12-year-long deadlock on Iran's nuclear programme is not being discussed instead the talks will focus on "driving towards" the outline of a deal.
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Manchester United are reportedly ready to sell their new star winger Angel di Maria to Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in order to fund a transfer deal for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale.
Taylor Swift denies music deal with Google Nov 20, 11:18 am
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Taylor Swift has denied the rumors that she has signed a deal with Google in order to make her music available on its new YouTube Music Key service.
Iran says nuclear deal possible if world powers refrain from making excessive demands Nov 19, 1:22 pm
Johannesburg, Nov 19 (ANI): Iran's foreign minister has said that the final round of talks between him and the permanent members of UN Security Council could lead to a nuclear deal provided the world powers refrained from making 'excessive demands'.
Micromax phones to now come with pre-installed Cyanogen software Nov 19, 1:22 pm
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Android mod-maker Cyanogen has signed a new deal with Indian consumer electronics company Micromax following which Micromax phones will come with Cyanogen's software installed in them.
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Arsenal and Chelsea's hopes to land Sami Khedira have been dealt a blow thanks to Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric, who is expected to be out of action until at least the New Year after tearing a thigh muscle.
New Delhi, Nov. 17 (ANI): Asserting that secularism was more than just an ideal, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said it was a compelling necessity for a country as diverse as India.
Iran, West inch closer to 'historic' nuclear deal in Vienna Nov 17, 10:55 am
London, Nov 17 (ANI): With the deadline just a week away, Iran, the United States and other world powers are converging in Vienna to reach a historic, comprehensive agreement that will mark the closure of the 12-year-long deadlock on Iran's nuclear programme.
Proportions of 'perfect breasts' revealed Nov 14, 10:21 am
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Ina new study, researchers have revealed the ideal breast shape described by men and women.
New Delhi, Nov. 13 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday criticized the forces in the country for attempting to belittle the legacy of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and "destroy his ideals".
Chinese incursions not that serious, says Parrikar Nov 13, 8:38 am
Panaji, Nov. 13 (ANI): Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that intrusions by Chinese troops in Ladakh were not that serious, and added that the government was dealing with them on a daily basis.
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.
Netanyahu warns against Iran nuclear deal post Khamenei's 'Israel elimination' statement Nov 11, 1:56 pm
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the world powers against rushing into a deal on Iran's nuclear program despite a looming deadline after the nation's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called for the elimination of Israel in a newly released document.
Robin Raphel: Fatal attraction for Pakistan? Nov 11, 1:33 pm
Washington, Nov. 11 (ANI): Robin Raphel, a former US diplomat now under a counter intelligence investigation, has spent much of her professional life dealing with Pakistan and defending it against criticism as she doled out billions in aid to the "frenemy".
Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn signs short-term deal with Arsenal Nov 10, 12:45 pm
London, Nov 10 (ANI): Arsenal has reportedly signed former England football team captain David Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn on a short-term deal.
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