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The Facebook Jihadis

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They use stones and Facebook in their battle against Indian State

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Another Global Investor Drops Vedanta

A Dutch investment firm, PGGM Investment, which manages pensions in the Netherlands, has sold its $16 million stake in mining company Vedanta Resources. The latter intends to dig an open-pit bauxite…

A Karat Shot in the Dark

Call it a belated admission of error by CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat or his desperate move to assuage the sentiments of West Bengal party leaders. They consider this mistake a fatal error by…

Deluge of Inaction

The floods in Punjab and Haryana are probably the worst since 1988. That does not, however, mean that there have been no floods since 1988. Every year, the Ghaggar river swells up and the waters…

EVM for Us, Paper for Them

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has hit upon an ingenious way to force the Election Commission (EC) to use ballot papers instead of electronic voting machines (EVMs) for the upcoming bypolls in…

By Book or by Crook

Sensing a political opportunity, the Congress has joined Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in demanding a permanent ban on the controversial book Shivaji: A Hindu King in Islamic India.…

The Money Illusion

The attention that the country’s still-emerging cricketer endorsement business gets is disproportionately greater than the monies involved. The opacity of the deals involved ensures that it is…

Vote for Indian Chili

This young Indian American could be the next desi success story in US politics after Bobby Jindal. Surya Yalamanchili is a 28-year-old youth belonging to a family from Andhra Pradesh which is settled…

The Price of Friendship

Friendship has been added to the list of commodities you can purchase. Newly started North American company Rent a Friend now permits someone to hire a friend or rent out their friendship, starting…

Brand New Bats

They’re cryptic forest creatures of the night. Yet, despite their distinct pink nose-leaf structure, rufous horseshoe bats have lived a ‘shrouded from science’ existence in old world tropics.…

Mamata’s Daily Mantra

This is Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee’s prescription for a perfect start to a day: chant ‘Maa, Mati, Manush’ six times after getting out of bed every morning! Addressing the 18th Karmachari Sabha (…