Defence Analyst reacts on Pak statement over Kashmir

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Defence Analyst Uday Bhaskar on Friday reacted over Pakistan’s statement rejecting Kashmir to be a part of India. Bhaskar said that Pakistan keeps issuing such statements which hold no meaning because Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. Jul 11, 2014

Pak rejects Kashmir to be a part of India, Politicos react

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday reacted over Pakistan Foreign Minister’s remark saying that Pak does not accept Kashmir as a part of India. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Pakistan’s statements do not matter because it is a part of India. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also stated that Pakistan’s statements need not to be taken seriously. NCP leader Tariq Anwar also supported the remark saying that Pakistan’s statement should not bother us in any way. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that those who say Kashmir is not a part of India are unaware of history. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that Pakistan’s such remarks should not trouble Indian government much. Jul 11, 2014

Zohra Sehgals mortal remains burnt at Lodhi Road crematorium

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): The mortal remains of Bollywood legendary actress Zohra Sehgal was given fire on Friday at the Lodhi Road crematorium in the presence of family and friends. Sehgal was brought to the crematorium in a hospital ambulance at 11:00 AM following her death at the Max Hospital due to cardiac arrest. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the passing away of veteran actress. He tweeted, "Prolific and full of life, Zohra Sehgal made a mark through her acting, which is admired across generations. Saddened on her demise.” The last remains of the legendary actress were carried till her pyre by grand daughters Sujata, in the presence of daughter Kiran and great granddaughter Madhyama. Jul 11, 2014

Health Minister takes part in Walkathon on World Population Day

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Health Minister Dr Hrash Vardhan along with Bollywood Actor and Social Activist Shabana Azmi participated in a Walkathon organized in New Delhi on World Population Day. On the occasion Harsh Vardhan congratulated the entire nation's citizens and very especially the youth. He also sent a message to all family heads to keep their families small so that proper attention can be given to every child in terms of health and education. Jul 11, 2014

Southern Israel residents steel against mounting violence

As rockets from nearby Gaza rain down on southern Israel, the residents of Sderot are hoping the spiralling confrontation with Hamas will be the last, even if the Palestinian enclave has to be reoccupied. Duration:01:26 Jul 11, 2014

UN military observers lost its relevance, decision to close down office in Delhi positive: Defence A

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): After India asked the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to vacate its government bungalow in Delhi, Defence Expert Uday Bhaskar said that the UN Military Observers has lost their relevance in the nation. He said that the decision by the government is positive and was long overdue. The UN has said that it will have implications on the Kashmir dispute. While India's stand is that UNMOGIP's role has been overtaken by the Simla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control. Jul 11, 2014

Uruguay's Luis Suarez loses appeal against biting ban by FIFA

Brazil, July 11 (ANI): Uruguay forward Luis Suarez lost his appeal against a nine-match ban from competitive internationals and a four-month suspension from all soccer activities for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match, FIFA said. FIFA head of media, Delia Fischer confirmed that Suarez and the Uruguayan FA (AUF) had been informed of the decision. Fischer said that Suarez can still appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Meanwhile, Ray Whelan, the chief executive of the hospitality firm Match, has been questioned by Brazilian police in connection with VIP ticket 'scalping' at the World Cup. Jul 11, 2014

FIFA World Cup inspires Kashmiri girls to prove their mettle in Soccer

Srinagar, July 11 (ANI): Taking a plunge, Kashmiri girls are all set to prove their mettle in the game of soccer as the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil has gripped the youth across the globe. Girls under 19 in Srinagar participated in the open soccer tournament, organised by football association of the region. This is for the very first time that a football tournament is being organised exclusively for college girls of the region in a bid to expose them to the international standards of playing the game. Girl players said they have been working hard during the practice sessions to break the supremacy of boys in the sport of football. Jul 11, 2014

N Chandrababu Naidu discuss business relations with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister

Hyderabad, July 11 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu met the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister GL Peiris to improve ties and discuss business relations between the two. Peiris is on a three-day visit to India to hold high-level bilateral discussions. Talking to the media persons, Naidu said that the neighbouring country has shown willingness to invest in the state. Peiris is also scheduled to hold parleys with Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj during his visit. Jul 11, 2014

US President Obama looking forward to meeting PM Modi: US Deputy Secretary of State

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): After his meeting with India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi, US Deputy Secretary of State, William J. Burns said that US President Barack Obama looks forward to PM Narendra Modi's visit to the White House in September for a spur in economic growth. Burns met Jaitley, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Home Minister Rajnath Singh to enhance trade, energy and security cooperation between New Delhi and Washington. Burns said Washington would professionally deal with the ruling BJP's concern on snooping. Jul 11, 2014