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Russian foreign minister warns western sanctions aimed at forcing 'regime change' in Moscow Nov 23, 10:23 am
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has warned that western sanctions against Russia are aimed at bringing a regime change in Moscow.
Game changer of programming- Coding Blocks Nov 22, 7:03 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 22 (ANI): The software industry in India is touted as one growing by leaps and bounds, and one providing the highest number of jobs and decent to upscale salary packages.
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.
African students adding new dimension to Indian university sports Nov 22, 12:22 pm
New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Although African students are very few in number on all Indian campuses, they are powering a silent change in Indian sport.
Daltonganj, Nov. 21 (ANI): Launching a frontal attack on the ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the people to eliminate dynastic politics and vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to change the state's destiny.
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Almost five million people living illegally in the United States can avoid deportation under extensive changes to the American immigration system.
'Mission 44' in J-K will soon be a reality, says Amit Shah Nov 20, 5:21 pm
Jammu, Nov. 20 (ANI): Asserting that Jammu and Kashmir will witness a major change this time, BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday said that his party's 'Mission 44' would soon become a reality in the poll-bound state.
Can these elections be a game changer for the Kashmiris Nov 20, 9:32 am
Jammu, Nov.20 (ANI): The five-stage election in Jammu and Kashmir will commence next week and the entire process will last nearly a month.
Suva, Nov. 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday observed that climate change posed as a common challenge before Fiji and India and pledged to tackle this issue by working together with the island nation in areas of clean energy such as solar and wind.
Only PDP can bring change in J-K, says Mufti Nov 18, 9:59 pm
Srinagar, Nov. 18 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that the people of the state were vying for change, adding that the 2014 Lok Sabha election results showed that the people favour her party.
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Scotland football team boss Gordon Strachan has reportedly been forced to change his team to play against England, after his leading players begged not to be rested.
Climate change didn't cause Europe's Bronze Age population collapse Nov 18, 11:59 am
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A team of scientists has refuted the theory of climate change being the cause behind the huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age.
New energy of 800 million youth will change India: PM Modi Nov 18, 8:55 am
Canberra (Australia), Nov.18 (ANI): Describing the Asia-Pacific and South Asian regions as dynamic and as holding the key to the modern world's future; and mentioning Australia is being at its cross-currents, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday welcomed Australia's growing role in driving the region's prosperity and shaping its security.
How rotten eggs could help smokers kick the butt Nov 17, 4:04 pm
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that certain kinds of conditioning applied during sleep could induce us to change our behavior.
'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.
Mumbai, Nov. 16 (ANI): The Bombay Stock Exchange has announced its support for the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Loomba Foundation, in the latter's efforts to empower poor widows in India.
Brisbane, Nov. 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Sherpa' at the G-20 Summit, Suresh Prabhu, on Sunday said India's concerns on issues like climate change and food security were discussed at the event.
Citizens need to reconnect with their spiritual dimensions: President Mukherjee(/Update/President Mukherjee) Nov 16, 2:56 pm
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), Nov.16 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday described India as one of the oldest and culturally rich civilizations in the world, and given the transformative change from being a developing to a developed economy, there were bound to be pressures and changes.
Brisbane. Nov. 16 (ANI): The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Ashish Kumar Chauhan, on Sunday observed that India's stature in the global order is growing, with New Delhi emerging as a leader that can handle the interests of diverse nations on issues such as black money.
PM Modi raises issue of black money in G-20 Summit Nov 16, 7:32 am
Brisbane, Nov.16 (ANI): Raising the issue of black money during the G-20 Summit meeting here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stated that India supports all initiatives which facilitates automatic exchange of information among nations that ultimately helps in tracing unaccounted money and its eventual repatriation.
UP farmers protest against unchanged sugarcane prices Nov 15, 2:38 pm
Lucknow, Nov. 15 (ANI): The farmers burnt sugarcane here on Saturday as they staged a protest against the state government for keeping the prices of unchanged for the third year in a row.
Obama 'optimistic' about Myanmar's political transition process Nov 14, 4:48 pm
London, Nov 14 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama said during a visit to Myanmar that he is "optimistic" about the country's political transition process but stressed that "change is hard".
World's view on India has changed, says PM Modi Nov 13, 9:06 pm
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), Nov. 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that the world's perception about India has changed, and that they were looking at ways to connect with New Delhi.
Learning new languages boosts brain health Nov 13, 12:52 pm
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that learning a new language is a workout for the brain as it changes the brain's network both structurally and functionally.
`Hack victim` J-Law says people need to stop being such `a**holes` Nov 12, 12:55 pm
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Jennifer Lawrence, who had recently become a of internet hackers who posted hundreds of nude pictures of her onto the web, said that she doesn't want to change but people need to stop being such "a**holes".
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