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'We must jointly fight poverty, illiteracy; not each other': Nawaz Sharif at SAARC Summit Nov 26, 11:02 am
Kathmandu, Nov. 26 (ANI): Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his inaugural speech at the 18th annual SAARC Summit on Wednesday, said all South Asian countries must collectively fight poverty and malnutrition instead of fighting with each other.
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.
Melbourne, Nov 21 (ANI): Brittany Maynard, who chose to end her life while fighting a terrible disease, has hit back at her critics from beyond the grave.
Wellington, Nov 20 (ANI): Australia's top order batsman Aaron Finch is of the opinion that fierce competition for World Cup berths is helping their side, as they look forward to completing a series win over South Africa in Melbourne on Friday.
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Colin Farrell has asked Ireland to support gay rights for one very personal reason, which is his brother.
Parineeti Chopra will not be seen fighting, jumping buildings in upcoming film 'Kill Dil' Nov 10, 12:21 pm
Karachi, Nov 10 (ANI): Parineeti Chopra has recently revealed that she would not be seen doing any action sequences in the upcoming Shaad Ali's movie 'Kill Dil.'
Facebook launches fundraising campaign to fight Ebola Nov 7, 12:31 pm
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): Facebook has launched a fundraising campaign to help groups fighting Ebola.
Obama talks about 'shared interest' in fighting IS in 'secret letter' to Iran's Supreme Leader Nov 7, 11:11 am
London, Nov 07 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has reportedly sent a "secret letter" to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei describing a shared interest in combating the Islamic State (IS).
Don't see us like militants: Irom Sharmila Oct 31, 6:14 pm
New Delhi, Oct. 31 (ANI): Human rights activist and anti-AFSPA crusader Irom Sharmila, who is on a hunger strike for past 14 years protesting against alleged army atrocities, on Friday said that she was not a militant and only fighting for the right to live.
London, Oct 31 (ANI): Hundreds of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen, reportedly massacred by Islamic State militants, have been found in mass graves in Western Iraq.
Johannesburg, Oct 27 (ANI): A monitoring group has said that almost 815 people have been killed in 40 days of fighting between the Kurdish troops and the Islamic State (IS) in the Syrian town of Kobane.
Pellegrini says Man City will continue fighting for PL title post 2-1 West Ham loss Oct 26, 12:56 pm
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Manchester City football team boss Manuel Pellegrini has said that his side would continue fighting as there is no title being handed out at the moment, following the defending champions' 2-1 loss at West Ham United in their Premier League clash.
Johannesburg, Oct 27 (ANI): A group of women peace activists in civil war-torn South Sudan have suggested that women deny sex to their husbands until they stopped fighting.
U.S. military airdrops arms, medical supplies to Kurds battling against IS in Kobani Oct 20, 11:34 am
New York, Oct 20 (ANI): The United States military claimed on Sunday that it has dropped medical supplies, arms and ammunition to Kurdish fighters who are fighting against Islamic State (IS) militants to hold the Syrian border town of Kobani.
Jules Bianchi's mother finally breaks silence, accuses people of dodging 'responsibility' Oct 18, 11:44 am
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's mother has accused people of shirking responsibility in light of her son's horror crash at the Japanese Grand Prix that left the Frenchman fighting for his life.
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Members of a Dutch motorcycle gang known as "No Surrender" have joined Kurdish forces fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq.
IS retreating from Syrian town of Kobane: Kurdish official Oct 16, 10:21 am
London, Oct 16 (ANI): A Kurdish official has reportedly said that the Islamic State (IS) militants are finally retreating from the Syrian town of Kobane following weeks of fighting.
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): While touting Iran's "good experience" in fighting terrorism, Iranian Parliament head has reportedly said that air strikes alone would not be enough to destroy the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.
Kobani survivors reveal horrific details of IS savagery, recall seeing headless corpses, faces with eyes cut out Oct 14, 12:47 pm
London, Oct 14, (ANI): Horrific accounts of savagery committed by the Islamic State (IS) militants have been revealed by survivors of the ongoing fighting in Kobani.
Hamilton admits F1 championship-win still long way off despite gaining biggest lead Oct 14, 12:09 pm
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that despite moving into his biggest lead so far this season, nothing has changed and he admitted that he has to keep fighting and pushing as hard as he has been until now.
Archie gang to battle Predator in upcoming comic series Oct 12, 11:01 am
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): Archie's upcoming comic will see Archie's gang fighting against a predator, it has been revealed.
Kobane death toll crosses 500 mark Oct 12, 9:35 am
London, Oct 12 (ANI): At least 553 people have died in a month of fighting in Kobane, a Syrian town under attack by the Islamic State (IS).
British 'fish n chips' can help you fight against winter bugs Oct 11, 10:30 am
London, Oct 11 (ANI): A research has revealed that an enzyme found in Atlantic cod is good for fighting against the cold and flu viruses.
IS enters strategic Syrian city of Kobane on Turkish border Oct 7, 11:19 am
London, Oct 07 (ANI): the Islamic State (IS) militants have entered the town of Kobane, located on the border of Turkey and Syria, and have seized control of three districts following street-to-street fighting with Syrian Kurd defenders.
Prefer caffeinated beverages over music to combat driver fatigue Sep 30, 1:33 pm
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A new research has revealed that drinking caffeinated beverages is better driver fatigue-fighting measure than listening to music.
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