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WB Governor Tripathi given additional charge of Bihar Nov 23, 5:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 23 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to discharge the functions of Governor of Bihar in addition to his own duties.
Johannesburg, Nov 23 (ANI): New Zealand cricket team coach Mike Hesson has warned that his side is improving and have proved they can take on top nations away from home and claimed that the tense draw in the second Test against Pakistan that finished Friday in Dubai had proved the point.
Iran nuclear talks: Western nations say key 'sticking points' remain ahead of looming deadline Nov 23, 11:45 am
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Western negotiators have said that key "sticking points" still remain even as negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme enter their final stages in Vienna.
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Manchester City kept the gap between themselves and Premier League leaders Chelsea at eight points as they came from behind to beat Swansea City 2-1.
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Chelsea continued their dominance in the Premier League as they opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the table with a 2-0 win over 10-man West Bromwich Albion.
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.
It is our duty to train new faces joining Shiv Sena: Sanjay Raut Nov 22, 4:36 pm
Mumbai, Nov. 22 (ANI): Reacting to reports of the Shiv Sena appointing new spokespersons, Member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut said on Saturday that as a senior leader, it was his duty to train the next generation to ensure that the foundations of the party remain strong.
Pellegrini feels Man City needs to win remaining PL games in 2014 to stay in title race Nov 22, 2:20 pm
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Manchester City football team manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that the club need to win all of their remaining Premier League games in 2014 if they want to stay in the title race, as his side currently trails early leaders Chelsea by eight points after 11 league games.
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Chelsea football team manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that although the club might lose points and matches this season, they won't be in a crisis of results.
Johannesburg, Nov 22 (ANI): A disappointed Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has admitted that had they taken their chances his side could have had a better result, following their draw in the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai on Friday.
What excuses Brits make to get out of sex Nov 21, 3:16 pm
London, Nov 21 (ANI): A new survey has listed down points of Britons' worst excuses when they want to avoid going between the sheets.
Zoe Saldana points out 'gender nudity' inequality in Hollywood Nov 21, 3:05 pm
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Zoe Saldana, who opines that more women are needed in the strong superhero roles, has pointed out the double standard existing in Hollywood when it comes to male and female nudity.
Imam Bukhari's appointment challenged in Delhi High Court Nov 21, 12:45 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 21 (ANI): Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari's decision to appoint his son Shaban Bukhari as his successor has been challenged in the Delhi High Court, with the petitioners seeking the immediate removal of both functionaries from India's largest mosque.
Wellington, November 20 (ANI): French racing car driver legend Alain Prost has expressed his disapproval of offering the double points at Abu Dhabi title showdown for being artificial, which is scheduled to be held this weekend.
Napoleon's hat fetches 1.5m pounds at auction Nov 17, 10:17 am
London, Nov 17 (ANI): Napoleon Bonaparte's two-pointed hat has fetched 1.5 million pounds at an auction of the French Emperor's belongings by the Monaco royal family.
'Good governance is starting point of change': PM Modi Nov 17, 6:41 am
Brisbane, Nov. 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that good governance is the starting point of change and added that reforms launched by his government is aimed at boosting economic growth and improve quality of life.
Spain beat Belarus 3-0 to stay three points behind group leaders Slovakia in Euro 2016 qualifiers Nov 16, 10:55 am
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Real Madrid midfielder Isco helped his national side Spain open the scoring against Belarus as they stayed three points behind leaders Slovakia in Group C of Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Federer admits 'got lucky' post defeating Wawrinka in gripping Tour Finals' semifinal Nov 16, 10:29 am
London, Nov 16 (ANI): 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has admitted that he got lucky after he battled on and saved four match points before defeating compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka in the semifinals at the ATP World Tour Finals.
New Delhi, Nov. 16 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced a five-point programme, including creating 800,000 jobs, opening 20 new colleges and providing education loans, for the youth of the state ahead of Delhi Assembly polls.
Wellington, Nov 15 (ANI): Italian club Inter Milan has reportedly reappointed Roberto Martinez as coach on Friday in a bid to rediscover their glory days when they won three successive Serie A titles under the Italian.
London, November 15 (ANI): Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One (F1) chief executive, has stated that he would no longer back a repeat of his controversial double points format at the last race of the season.
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): The multibillionaire energy tycoon Harold Hamm's ex-wife has planned to appeal a court ruling that awarded her nearly 1 billion dollars in a divorce settlement.
Dubai, Nov 15 (ANI): Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar is honored to have been appointed as UN's Women South Asia Goodwill Ambassador.
SU-30 jet defect located and will be fixed: Air Force chief Nov 15, 6:17 am
New Delhi, Nov. 15 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said that the Indian Air Force have been able to pinpoint technical defects in the Sukhoi-30 aircraft which they say resulted in a crash of one aircraft and the grounding of the fleet.
New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Farhan Akhtar has been appointed as the first ever male Goodwill Ambassador by UN Women, it has been revealed.
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