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Naga militant outfit blamed for tension on Assam-Nagaland border  Nov 22, 5:39 pm
Golaghat, (Assam), Nov. 22 (ANI): Suspected militants from Nagaland are being blamed for the tense atmosphere prevailing in Assam's border Golaghat District.
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.
Pak army chief blames India's 'ceasefire violations' for hurting counter-terrorism operations   Nov 19, 2:56 pm
Karachi, Nov 19 (ANI): Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that the country's operation against terrorists in the tribal area was affected by Indian troops' ceasefire violation at the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary (WB), said reports.
Bill Cosby faces new rape allegations   Nov 18, 11:59 am
New York, Nov 18 (ANI): Bill Cosby's problem doesn't seem to end as another rape accuser has come forward to blame the actor for drugging and raping her on two occasions decades ago.
Mulayam blames distribution of laptops for Lok Sabha loss  Nov 17, 8:53 pm
Lucknow/New Delhi, Nov. 17 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday blamed the laptops that his party had distributed as the reason why his party suffered losses in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
McEnroe blames Federer's locker-room row with Wawrinka for quitting Tour Finals  Nov 17, 11:57 am
London, Nov 17 (ANI): American tennis legend John McEnroe has claimed that 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer had a locker-room row with compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka the night before the Swiss pulled out of the final of the ATP World Tour Finals.
Bilaspur incident: Spurious medicines have caused deaths, says suspended BMO  Nov 13, 7:25 pm
Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), Nov. 13 (ANI): Takhatpur Block Medical Officer Dr. Pramod Tiwari, who is one of the four officers suspended in the aftermath of the Bilaspur tragedy, on Thursday blamed spurious medicines supplied to them as the root cause of the incident.
NOAA accuses China of hacking into US weather system: Report  Nov 13, 2:00 pm
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) official has blamed the September hack attack that targeted American weather system on China, a report said.
Dutch legend Cruyff blames clubs for 'bad boy' Balotelli's behavior   Nov 12, 2:37 pm
London, November 12 (ANI): Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff has stated that Italy striker Mario Balotelli should not be blamed for his poor disciplinary records on the field as clubs failed to impart better education to him.
Blame certain proteins in your body for piling on the pounds   Nov 12, 12:55 pm
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that weight maintenance is more complicated than the old "calories in, calories out" adage and connections between known regulators of body mass may be the key to treat obesity and metabolic disorders.
Syrian opposition group leader blames US-led airstrikes against IS for weakening anti-Assad forces  Nov 11, 1:05 pm
London, Nov 11 (ANI): A leader of Syria's main western-backed opposition group has reportedly termed the United States-led coalition attacks on the Islamic State (IS) a "product of a confused policy that is turning a blind eye" towards the crimes committed by Syrian President Bashar al Assad.
Border blames CA's silence post Bhajji's 'Monkeygate' spat for ruining Symonds' career  Nov 9, 11:18 am
Sydney, Nov 09 (ANI): Former Australia cricket team captain Allan Border has revealed that ex-all-rounder Andrew Symonds' cricket suffered from the time Cricket Australia (CA) had to step back from taking action in the famous 'Monkeygate' controversy.
Cheryl Versini blames 'full of s***' bandmate Coyle for Girls Aloud split  Nov 8, 2:14 pm
London, Nov 8 (ANI): Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has said that her former Girls Aloud bandmate Nadine Coyle, who claims that she never wanted the band to split, is "full of s***."
Academic blames Malaysia Airlines tragedies on neglect of Islamic ways, alcohol policy  Nov 5, 1:33 pm
Melbourne, Nov 05 (ANI): The dual air tragedies that Malaysian Airlines witnessed this year are reportedly being blamed on the national airline's neglect of Islamic ways.
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.
Lovely targets BJP, says Delhi poll process is being handled 'shamefully'  Nov 3, 2:34 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 3 (ANI): Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Monday lashed out at the BJP-led government at the Centre for not handling the issue of government formation in the state properly, and blamed them for creating a mockery of democracy.
BJP blames Kejriwal for dividing politics of Delhi  Nov 3, 1:42 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 3 (ANI): Holding Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal responsible for creating politicised divisions in Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday alleged that the former chief minister's comments on tensions in the national capital should not be taken seriously.
Digvijay Singh blames media for blowing up Vadra episode  Nov 2, 6:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 2 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday attempted to downplay the ongoing political storm over businessman Robert Vadra angrily pushing away the mic of a reporter when asked about his land deals in Haryana, and asked as to why the media was making an issue over such a small incident.
Blame your sleep apnea for forgetting where you parked your car  Oct 30, 1:50 pm
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that sleep apnea may affect people's ability to form new spatial memories, such as remembering where they have parked their car.
Clarke shoulders responsibility for Oz's poor show in first Test against Pak  Oct 26, 11:16 am
Sydney, Oct 26 (ANI): Australia cricket team captain Michael Clarke has taken the blame for his side's first Test meltdown on his shoulders, which has been gutted by a failure to fire or review an uncertain dismissal against Pakistan in Dubai.
Bob Geldof blames family courts for daughters' pain   Oct 25, 11:18 am
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Bob Geldof has lashed out at family courts for the "pain" suffered by two of his daughters' Peaches Geldof and Fifi Geldof.
Sonepat official blames betel leaf seller's Rs.132 crore power bill on computerised error  Oct 24, 5:43 pm
Sonepat, Oct. 24 (ANI): With a betel-leaf seller in Haryana getting a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali, Sonepat's ADC Shiv Prasad on Friday blamed it on computerised clerical error, and assured that a correct bill would be given to the consumer after an investigation was carried out.
Piers Morgan says Lewinsky is 'not blameless' in Clinton sex scandal   Oct 22, 1:24 pm
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Piers Morgan has slammed Monica Lewinsky for saying that she was "Patient Zero," as in, the first person to have her reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet.
German intelligence blames pro-Russian separatists for downing of MH17 over Ukraine  Oct 20, 4:43 pm
Sydney, Oct 20 (ANI): German Intelligence authorities have blamed pro-Russian separatists for the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine due to the use of missiles captured from government forces, said reports.
I 'clearly failed' as a father, says Bob Geldolf  Oct 16, 4:24 pm
Wellington, Oct 16 (ANI): Bob Geldolf has said that he ''clearly failed'' as a father and blamed himself for the death of his daughter, Peaches.
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