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Kerala issues red alert in three districts after bird flu scare  Nov 25, 10:53 am
New Delhi, Nov. 25 (ANI): A red alert has been declared in Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts of Kerala following an outbreak of avian influenza in the Kuttanadu area.
Govt. more willing to work on suggestions of opposition parties: Venkaiah Naidu  Nov 23, 8:00 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 23 (ANI): Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday that the Government is more willing to work on the suggestions of the opposition parties.
Is Kourtney K parting ways with beau Scott Disick?   Nov 23, 5:09 pm
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Kourtney Kardashian recently posted a quote from 'Lilo and Stitch movie on Instagram that has given a hint to everyone that she might part her ways with beau Scott Disick.
J-K: PDP leader's son opens fire at Congress candidate   Nov 23, 3:02 pm
Kathua, Nov. 23 (ANI): People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Subhash Sharma's son Sharu opened fire at Babu Singh, a former minister and Congress candidate from Kathua, last night.
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.
Ex-Man U skipper Ince says club should not have let Welbeck leave  Nov 22, 1:55 pm
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Former Manchester United football team captain Paul Ince believes that the club should not have let their home grown talent Danny Welbeck leave.
BHU students clash with UP police  Nov 21, 10:51 am
Varanasi, Nov. 21 (ANI): Students of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on Thursday clashed with the Uttar Pradesh Police, leaving a number of people in both parties injured. The students were reportedly demanding the restoration of the students union instead of fresh elections being held for the students' council.
Real boss accidently reveals iconic Bernabeu stadium's new name  Nov 20, 4:39 pm
London, November 20 (ANI): Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has accidently revealed the potential new name of the club's iconic Bernabeu stadium as either IPIC Bernabeu or CEPSA Bernabeu.
Your bra size determines how much you spend!  Nov 17, 12:09 pm
Melbourne, Nov 17 (ANI): A Chinese e-commerce Company has recently linked women's bra size to their online shopping habits, determining that bigger bra cup size means they tend to spend more.
Jung motivates DTU students to serve nation  Nov 12, 6:48 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 12 (ANI): Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday motivated the students to serve the country in order to take the nation to further heights.
IT Dept slaps Rs 57 crore penalty on Abhishek Manu Singhvi   Nov 12, 8:35 am
New Delhi, Nov. 12 (ANI): A penalty of over Rs 57 crore has been imposed on Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi by the Income Tax Settlement Commission (ITSC).
BJP terms Singhvi's claim of termite attack 'highly ridiculous'  Nov 11, 4:21 pm
New Delhi, Nov.11 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday condemned Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi for alleged tax evasion, adding that his claim of documents being destroyed by a termite attack is 'highly ridiculous' and was a matter of grave concern.
Gujarat Mandatory Voting Bill: Will see how it's implemented on ground, says Congress   Nov 10, 12:21 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 10 (ANI): The Congress Party on Monday said it would wait to see how the newly passed Gujarat Local Authorities Laws Bill, which makes voting in the local body elections in the state compulsory, is implemented on the ground.
Will work towards achieving 'mission 44', says Ajatshatru Singh(Ajatshatru/Update)  Nov 9, 6:10 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 9 (ANI): Former National Conference (NC) leader Ajatshatru Singh, who officially joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday, thanked the party for inducting him into its fold, adding that he will work towards achieving 'mission 44' in the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
Karan Singh's son Ajatshatru Singh joins BJP  Nov 9, 6:10 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 9 (ANI): Ajatshatru Singh, son of senior Congress leader Dr. Karan Singh on Sunday officially joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of party chief Amit Shah and other senior BJP leaders. This move comes ahead of the upcoming assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir.
'Swachh Bharat' nominees pledge to take campaign forward  Nov 8, 4:54 pm
Mumbai/ Varanasi, Nov. 8 (ANI): Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari, singer Kailash Kher and comedian Raju Srivastav pledged here on Saturday to promote the Clean India campaign throughout the country.
Rayadu sparkles as India beat Sri Lanka in second ODI  Nov 6, 9:18 pm
Ahmedabad, Nov. 6 (ANI): Ambati Rayadu scored his maiden century and Shikhar Dhawan scored a half century as India made short work of the 275-run target set by Sri Lanka in the second one-day international (ODI) of the five match series.
Sonia meets senior Tamil Nadu Congressmen after Vasan's exit  Nov 6, 8:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 6 (ANI): Days after Tamil Nadu strongman G. K. Vasan's exit from the party, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday held a meeting with senior Congressmen from the state, including former finance minister P. Chidambaram.
Karti Chidambaram admits Vasan's exit has hit Congress  Nov 5, 6:16 pm
Chennai, Nov. 5 (ANI): Former union minister P Chidambaram's son Karti on Wednesday candidly admitted that Tamil Nadu strongman G. K. Vasan's departure from the party is a blow for the Congress.
Asian star Jay Chou signed for 'Now You See Me 2'  Nov 5, 12:24 pm
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Actor Jay Chou is set to star in Jon M Chu's upcoming sequel film 'Now You See Me 2.'
BJP govt. in Haryana will probe every issues, assures Capt. Abhimanyu  Nov 4, 9:20 pm
Chandigarh, Nov. 4 (ANI): Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu Singh Sindhu on Tuesday stated that the Manohar Lal Khattar-led state government will probe every single issue, also hinting at investigation of land deals involving Robert Vadra.
Nehru-Gandhi family's grip is suffocating everyone in Congress, says Swamy  Nov 4, 5:26 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 4 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday blamed the Congress party leadership for Tamil Nadu strongman G. K. Vasan's departure from the party, adding that the Nehru-Gandhi family has got a suffocating grip on everyone.
Congress deplores suicide attack in Pakistan  Nov 3, 2:34 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 3 (ANI): Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Monday condemned the suicide attack at the Wagah border in Pakistan, and said that Islamabad should have been cautious not to have indirectly lent its support to terrorism.
Vasan quits Congress, launches new party (Update:G K Vasan)  Nov 3, 2:10 pm
Chennai, Nov. 3 (ANI): Tamil Nadu strongman G.K. Vasan launched a new party on Monday shortly after quitting the Congress.
Man U stopper De Gea `nets` Spanish pop star Edurne  Nov 3, 1:12 pm
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Manchester United goalie David de Gea is dating a Spanish pop star Edurne Garcia Almagro, it has been revealed.