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Bangalore: LGBT pride parade demands repeal of Section 377  Nov 23, 6:02 pm
Bangalore, Nov. 23 (ANI): Members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community took to the streets here on Sunday and demanded that all the laws against sexual minorities must be repealed.
Conservationist group claims Loch Ness monster sightings could be 'floating logs'  Nov 23, 12:33 pm
London, Nov 23 (ANI): A conservationist group has recently claimed that recent sightings of Loch Ness monster are just "floating logs" and not the cryptid as previously believed.
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.
Kelly Brook now dating model James Crabtree post split with David McIntosh  Nov 22, 10:20 am
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Kelly Brook, who recently parted her ways with fitness model fiance David McIntosh, is now reportedly dating hot model James Crabtree, it has been revealed.
Missing Mexican students' families lead mass protests in capital  Nov 21, 11:29 am
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Families of 43 Mexican students, who went missing and were allegedly killed by drugs gang, have taken to streets leading mass protests in the capital.
'Hell-raiser' Bieber goes religious!  Nov 19, 11:09 am
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Justin Bieber is taking a break from music to spread the word of God.
Autumn season draws tourists to Jammu and Kashmir  Nov 17, 7:11 am
Srinagar, Nov. 17 (ANI): Tourists flocked Jammu and Kashmir state to enjoy autumn season in the valley as fallen crimson Chinar leaves covered streets.
Obama's 'doppelganger' looms large in 'Beast' at Brisbane  Nov 16, 3:43 pm
Melbourne, Nov 16 (ANI): When the US President Barack Obama was driven through the streets of Brisbane in his heavily guarded limousine dubbed 'The Beast,' his doppelganger was snapped apparently in a decoy Beast.
PM Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Brisbane   Nov 16, 1:12 pm
Brisbane, (Australia), Nov. 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a statue of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on Brisbane's Roma Street Parkland on Sunday.
Indian supporters in Brisbane chant 'Modi' slogans as he arrives to unveil Gandhi statue  Nov 16, 1:12 pm
Brisbane, Nov. 16 (ANI): Supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi gathered today at Brisbane's Roma Park Street to greet him as soon he arrived to unveil a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
G20 delegates making beeline for Brisbane's pubs and strip clubs  Nov 15, 3:27 pm
Brisbane, Nov 15 (ANI): According to hoteliers in Brisbane, G20 delegates are making the most of the city's bars and strip clubs and fitting in well with the Australian drinking culture.
Sesame Street's Cookie Monster teaches preschoolers self-control  Nov 14, 4:48 pm
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists discovered that video starring the Sesame Street character Cookie Monster could teach preschoolers self-control.
Sex workers press for equal rights, social status in Kolkata rally  Nov 9, 10:20 am
Kolkata, Nov. 9 (ANI): Sex workers in Kolkata took to the streets on Saturday pressing their demands of security and social status for their community.
Whispers from the Verges of Kargil mountains !  Nov 7, 12:31 pm
Kargil, November 7 (ANI): The drive is picture perfect, the smooth tarred road curving between the gentle Indus River on one side and the stark brown mountains dotted with apricot trees laden with scrumptious fruit on the other. It brings life to the term "heaven on earth". With the occasional sight of cheerful faces on the roadside, it is easy to envisage a perfect life in this distant region of Kargil in Ladakh, close to the international border.
Mourning son sees 'Jesus' image on tree post visit to dad's grave  Oct 31, 1:26 pm
London, Oct 31 (ANI): A stunned mourner has admitted to seeing the likeness of Christ on a silver maple in his front yard, after visiting his father's grave.
Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar to voice street dog in 'A Bollywood Tale'  Oct 31, 12:07 pm
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): 'The Big Bang Theory's actor Kunal Nayyar has been roped in to voice a street dog called Santoosh in 'A Bollywoof Tale', it has been revealed.
PM Modi pays floral tribute at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue in Delhi  Oct 31, 8:22 am
New Delhi, Oct. 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tribute at the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel near Parliament Street here on Friday morning.
Protest in Kashmir over arrest of JKLF chief Yasin Malik  Oct 30, 5:53 pm
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct. 30 (ANI): Supporters of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik took to streets here on Thursday to protest against his arrest.
BJP demand arrest of AIUDF chief, allege militant links  Oct 30, 3:39 pm
Guwahati, Oct. 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters in Assam on Wednesday took to the streets, demanding the immediate arrest of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badaruddin Ajmal, accusing him of having links with militant outfits.
All efforts will be made to restore pristine glory of Visakhapatnam: Navy Chief  Oct 29, 8:01 pm
Visakhapatnam, Oct. 29 (ANI): Navy Chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan, who reviewed the cyclone affected naval areas here in the aftermath of Hudhud, on Wednesday reiterated the Indian Navy's commitment of restoring the pristine green cover of Visakhapatnam in the shortest possible time.
Protests held in Bangalore on second death anniversary of Savita Halappanavar  Oct 29, 12:40 pm
Bangalore, Oct. 29 (ANI): Scores of protesters took to the streets in Bangalore to mark the second death anniversary of Savita Halappanavar, who was denied an abortion in Ireland in 2012.
Nine out of 10 protesters ready to occupy streets for a year to oppose Beijing's control over Hong Kong: Survey  Oct 29, 11:04 am
Johannesburg, Oct 29 (ANI): A survey has revealed that about nine out of 10 Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have said that they are prepared to stay on the streets for more than a year to oppose Beijing's tightening control over the city.
Green Berets narrate incidents of Afghan National Army's 'ineptness' during US central command investigation  Oct 27, 3:51 pm
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): The United States Army Special Forces, the Green Berets, has reportedly termed the Afghan National Army (ANA) inept and has narrated tales of its soldiers hiding behind trees, rocks and quitting the fight, during an investigation.
Fox's Boulevard gets Mel Brooks' moniker   Oct 26, 11:16 am
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Fox Television Studios has recently honored Mel Brooks by renaming a street after him on its lot dubbed as "Mel Brooks Boulevard."
Backstreet Boys win legal battle, get hold of their recordings  Oct 25, 5:31 pm
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): Backstreet Boys have finally won the long going legal battle and have successfully claimed the rights to the master recording of one of their biggest songs.
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