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Homeland Security says '9/11-style attack threat' on US theatres screening 'The Interview' not credible  Dec 17, 1:09 pm
London, Dec 17 (ANI): The United States Department of Homeland Security has said that the latest threat issued by Sony Pictures hackers to launch a 9/11-style attack on American theatres showing the studio's film, The Interview, based on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is "not credible."
Govt.invites suggestions on making India a sports superpower   Dec 12, 5:34 pm
New Delhi, Dec.12 (ANI): The Department of Sports has invited suggestions and comments on the topic 'Making India a Sports Superpower' on the MyGov website.
Department of Posts to extend eIPO facility for Indian citizens  Dec 11, 1:11 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 11 (ANI): The Department of Posts has accepted the proposal for acceptance of RTI fee from Indian citizens living abroad and residing in India through e-Post office portal.
New IS circular offers 27 tips on raping, punishing sex slaves  Dec 11, 12:19 pm
Johannesburg, Dec 11 (ANI): The Islamic State (IS) has reportedly issued a list of 27 tips on raping and punishing sex slaves.
'Overly broad' US racial profiling guidelines criticized for 'huge loopholes'  Dec 9, 6:17 pm
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Civil rights advocates have slammed the US Justice Department for new anti-racial profiling policies that exclude the local police departments.
Uber Cab rape case: Shazia Ilmi calls for public transport system overhaul  Dec 9, 3:51 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 9 (ANI): Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Shazia Ilmi on Tuesday said that merely imposing a ban on certain taxi services in the light of the recent Uber Cab rape case would not achieve the desired result, and instead suggested a complete overhaul of the entire public transport system to ensure the safety of women.
LAPD to search Hefner's Playboy estate during Bill Cosby's investigation   Dec 7, 11:36 am
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Hugh Hefner's Playboy estate is reportedly under the scanner of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) after a Playboy bunny alleged that Bill Cosby had sexually assaulted her.
US says up to India, Pak to determine pace of dialogue over Kashmir issue  Dec 6, 10:35 am
Washington, Dec. 6 (ANI): Deputy Spokesperson for the US Department of State Marie Harf said on Saturday that her country still believes that it is for India and Pakistan to determine the pace of dialogue over the Kashmir issue.
Naxals abduct four mines dept. officials in Jharkhand  Dec 5, 11:10 am
Chaibasa (Jharkhand), Dec. 5 (ANI): Four Jharkhand Mines Department officials were reportedly kidnapped on Thursday from the Naxal-affected area of Roro near Chaibasa.
Reports of US military sexual assault rise by 8 pc over past year, finds Pentagon study  Dec 4, 2:16 pm
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A pentagon study has revealed that the number of American troops who filed reports of sexual assault rose by 8 percent over the past year.
PM Modi consults NDA Ministers over continued Parliament logjam, say reports  Dec 4, 11:21 am
New Delhi, Dec.4 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly met with key NDA Ministers to discuss the ongoing logjam in the Winter Session of Parliament over the controversial remarks of Union Food Processing Industries Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, and is expected to appear in the Rajya Sabha during Question Hour to answer questions related to departments under his charge.
Probe ordered into NY chokehold case following mass protests after cops' acquittal  Dec 4, 10:32 am
New York, Dec 04 (ANI): Following widespread protests in New York, United States Attorney General Eric Holder has said that the Justice Department will launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man who died after being placed in a choke hold by a white New York police officer last summer.
Jayalalithaa, Sasikala pay Rs 2 crores fine for closure of 18-year-old IT cases  Dec 2, 9:29 am
Chennai, Dec. 2 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala have paid nearly Rs 2 crore as compounding fee to the income tax department to ensure closure of four cases filed against them 18 years ago for not filing returns.
Bombay HC condemns police dept for filing incomplete charge sheets   Nov 30, 10:33 am
Mumbai, Nov. 30 (ANI): The Bombay High Court condemned the police department for filing incomplete charge sheets in criminal cases.
Sangai festival promotes Manipur's cultural heritage  Nov 29, 1:50 pm
Imphal, Nov. 29 (ANI): The Manipur Tourism Department organizes the Sangai festival in Imphal every year to showcase the state's rich cultural heritage, bio-diversity and ethnicity.
Ferguson shooting: Brown's mother says hearing jury's decision felt like 'getting shot'  Nov 27, 10:21 am
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): Michael Brown's mother has said that hearing the grand jury refusing to indict the police officer who killed her son felt like getting shot.
IS used Hungarian porn film stills to show abuse of Muslim women by Western soldiers  Nov 25, 2:59 pm
London, Nov 25 (ANI): The US State Department has said that online images released by Islamic State militant group showing abuse of Sunni Muslims at the hands of Western soldiers have been taken from a Hungarian porn film.
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.
Senior US diplomat to visit Delhi to firm up agenda for President Obama's January visit  Nov 23, 12:32 pm
Washington, Nov.23 (ANI): The State Department has announced that it will send a top diplomat to India next week to firm up the agenda for President Barack Obama's second visit in the last four 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.
Government conducts search and rescue training in Uttarakhand  Nov 20, 4:05 pm
Nainital (Uttarakhand), Nov. 20 (ANI): The disaster management department of Uttarakhand on Wednesday trained firemen for search and rescue operations with Uttarakhand having witnessed one of the worst natural disasters last year.
US says Haqqani network, Pak Taliban as much threat to security as any other terror group  Nov 19, 2:31 pm
Karachi, Nov 19 (ANI): A day after Pakistan's National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz said that they should not target militant groups that do not pose "a direct threat" to the nation, the United States Department sought to remind Pakistan that all militant outfits including, the Haqqani network and the Taliban, were as much a threat to regional and international security as any other terror outfit.
U.S. State Department shuts down e-mail system after hackers attack its computers  Nov 17, 9:32 am
Washington, Nov.17 (ANI): Computers at the U.S. State Department have reportedly been hacked, and its technicians have taken the unprecedented step of shutting down the entire unclassified e-mail system to repair possible damage caused by the hacker attack.
US spurns Russian TV reports that accuse Ukraine of downing MH17  Nov 16, 3:43 pm
London, Nov 16 (ANI): The U.S. state department has snubbed Russian TV reports that claimed that a Ukrainian fighter jet downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as "preposterous" while describing the images backing the claim as "crude fakes."
Pak army spurns Pentagon's `baseless, malicious` report accusing Islamabad of waging `proxy wars`  Nov 16, 11:56 am
Karachi, Nov 16 (ANI): The Pakistan army has reportedly termed a report released by the U.S. Defence Department, accusing Pakistan of using "proxy forces to hedge against the loss of influence in Afghanistan and to counter India's superior military," as "baseless, malicious, demoralising and contrary to ground realities."
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