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'Congress had damaged national economy': Jaitley Nov 23, 4:07 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 23 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley alleged that the Congress had damaged the national economy while in power and wants to pursue the same destructive direction while in opposition.
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.
Here`s how much kids cost their folks before they turn 10 Nov 20, 12:22 pm
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that Brit kids cause more than 2,000 pounds worth of damage around the house by the time they reach the age of ten.
Stem cells may help mend 'broken hearts' Nov 20, 11:19 am
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A new study has suggested that delivering stem cell factor directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may enhance cardiac repair and reverse injury.
How to take care of your skin when you're old Nov 17, 4:21 pm
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Studies have showed that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning damages the DNA in our skin cells and it also leads to premature skin aging in the form of wrinkles and sun spots.
Washington, Nov.17 (ANI): Computers at the U.S. State Department have reportedly been hacked, and its technicians have taken the unprecedented step of shutting down the entire unclassified e-mail system to repair possible damage caused by the hacker attack.
Now, self-repairing software that fights back against malware Nov 16, 12:05 pm
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): New software has been recently developed that not only eradicates viruses and other malware but also automatically repair the damages caused by them.
Role reversal! Justin Bieber may pay for apartment trashed by dad Nov 15, 11:48 am
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Justin Bieber has taken over the fatherly duties for his dad, and has not only been paying the his rent, but may have to pay damages done by his father to his apartment.
Amanda Bynes' roomies demand money for apartment carnage Nov 14, 10:04 am
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Amanda Bynes and her parents have been asked to pay for the damages after actress' roommates alleged that they "trashed" the apartment.
Lalit Modi starts legal proceedings against Cairns to win 2.4 mln pounds in damages Nov 12, 12:29 pm
Wellington, Nov 12 (ANI): Lalit Modi's lawyers have confirmed that the disgraced former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner has started legal proceedings against ex-New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns in a bid to regain about 2.4 million pounds in damages and costs needed in their 2012 court battle.
Parapet walls around Dal Lake in Kashmir to be restored Nov 11, 5:36 pm
Srinagar, Nov. 11 (ANI): Authorities have beefed up restoration work of parapet walls around Dal Lake, which were damaged during the recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir.
Anxiety can seriously hurt brain health Nov 11, 11:20 am
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study has indicted that Alzheimer's disease can get worse if one suffers from anxiety especially for those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
Scientists transform human scar cells into blood vessel cells Nov 8, 11:52 am
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): Scientists may have discovered a new way to repair damaged tissue by transforming human scar cells into blood vessel cells.
London, Nov 04 (ANI): West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara is expecting his country's cricket to survive a potential 26.2 million pounds lawsuit threatened by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Army constructs bridge in Kashmir damaged by floods Nov 2, 4:14 pm
Poonch, (Jammu and Kashmir) Nov. 2 (ANI): The army started construction of a major connecting bridge in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday which was damaged during the devastating floods in the valley in September.
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen has won the battle against the firm that wanted to build 15 homes near her mansion in Prestbury and damage the character of the village.
Fire damages BSEC building in Dhaka Oct 31, 12:31 pm
Dhaka, Oct.31 (ANI): A fire broke out in the Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (BSEC) building in Dhaka's Kawran Bazar this morning.
Shops charred by fire in Jalandhar Oct 24, 5:00 pm
Jalandhar (Punjab), Oct.24 (ANI): Several shops in a market were damaged by a fire in Jalandhar late on Thursday night.
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Astronomers have recently observed a star escaping, with only a small part of its mass torn off, after almost being captured by a black hole.
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): In a recent case, doctors performed transplantation of olfactory ensheathing cells isolated from a paralyzed patient's own olfactory bulb and built a nerve bridge between stumps of damaged spinal cord, which may have helped the patient recover some function.
Amritanandamayi Math offers help to J-K Govt. in reconstruction of flood-devastated houses Oct 18, 1:08 pm
Srinagar, Oct.18 (ANI): The Kerala-based Mata Amritanandamayi Math has offered help to the Jammu and Kashmir Government in the reconstruction of fully damaged houses of poor in the recent floods.
Cyclone Hudhud: Centre to give assistance to Andhra, Odisha for restoration of tourist spots Oct 17, 6:35 pm
New Delhi, Oct. 17 (ANI): The Centre on Friday announced that it would provide special assistance to the cyclone-hit states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha for the restoration of Government tourist facilities after the two states suffered extensive damage in the storm.
Damaged infrastructure in cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam will be restored to its best: Andhra CM Naidu Oct 17, 4:36 pm
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Oct.17 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said Friday that cyclone-ravaged Visakhapatnam would experience normalcy soon and added that its battered infrastructure would be restored.
Now, 'photodynamic therapy' to kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo Oct 16, 12:35 pm
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new research has revealed about an FDA-approved photodynamic therapy that on being combined with a new type of nanoparticle effectively kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo with minimal damage to surrounding tissue and fewer side effects than chemotherapy.
Vishakhapatnam, Oct.14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and senior other officials to take stock of the damage inflicted by Cyclone Hudhud.
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