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14 Feb 2012 11:01


World: Was Tuesday’s Bangkok explosion tied to Iran, too? Israel says yes.

  • monday Israel blames the bombings of their embassy vehicles, in both India (successful) and Georgia (foiled), on Iran. Despite this, Iran denied responsibility for the attacks.
  • tuesday In Bangkok, an Iranian man carrying grenades managed to blow his own legs off and wound four others. Israel also blamed this attack on Iran. source

06 Feb 2012 10:33


Tech, World: Google, Facebook forced to block content by Indian high court

  • last month Facing legal complaints that their sites “create enmity, hatred, and communal violence” and “will corrupt minds,” Facebook and Google told an Indian court that they could not block content, and that it would be difficult to pre-screen. The complaint was filed by a journalist, Vinay Rai, who has been on a crusade over this issue.
  • this month Facing an order from the Delhi High Court to block said content from their services, Google and Facebook say they’ve already removed objectionable content, and Facebook has submitted a compliance report to the court on Monday, but not without joining Yahoo and Microsoft in having misgivings on the case. source

28 Aug 2011 11:34


World: Indian anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare’s starvation plan succeeds

It took twelve days of starvation, but he won his demands for an independent anti-corruption agency. His first post-strike nourishment? A cup of juice from a five-year-old girl. source

14 Jul 2011 14:25


World: Mumbai bombings: Authorities don’t know who’s responsible

  • 130 people wounded during yesterday’s bombings in Mumbai, the deadliest terror attack there since 2008
  • 17 people killed in the apparent terrorist attack; no suspect has been discovered yet source
  • » Following the trail: Authorities are looking over video tapes to see if they can identify who planted the bombs — made in part from ammonium nitrate, a compound found in fertilizer. Indian authorities are looking hard at Pakistan, as they were responsible for a deadly attack in 2008. Let’s just hope that Pakistan isn’t responsible. The two countries are participating in peace talks at the moment, the last thing they need is an incident like this to turn them more against each other.

13 Jul 2011 14:16


World: Mumbai is on high alert, explosions may be terrorism

  • The entire city of Mumbai has been placed on high alert. I would appeal to the people of Mumbai to remain calm and maintain the peace.
  • Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram • Talking about the state of Mumbai after three explosions rocked the city. Chidambaram is saying this is an act of terrorism, but it’s unclear if that’s really the case – no organization has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack. It’s also unclear how many have been killed/wounded from the explosions — CNN is reporting over 20 dead and hundreds injured, while the LA Times says only 13 are dead and dozens more – we’ll continue to keep an eye on this for you. source

13 Jul 2011 11:11


World: Deadly Mumbai blasts: Were they an act of terrorism?

  • three blasts went off in Mumbai late Wednesday
  • 8+ people reportedly died in the attacks
  • 70+ people were reportedly injured source
  • » The worst terror attack in three years? Mumbai is no stranger to wide-scale terror attacks, having suffered an extremely violent one in 2008 where 10 militants left the city in a state of terror for nearly three solid days. Also, there is a photo running on the wires, but it is extremely violent. Please use caution when clicking here.

05 Jul 2011 16:50


World: Indian official makes anti-gay remark, then steps it back

  • Unfortunately, this disease, where a man has sex with a man, which is absolutely unnatural and shouldn’t happen but it is happening, is spreading around the world and has also come to India. Even in our country the numbers of men having sex with men is significant.
  • Indian Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad • Making comments about the AIDS virus. He later tried to clarify that he didn’t mean gay people, but it’s kinda hard to prove that when he’s quoted saying this. He claims that it only sounded like this because of the way he said it in Hindi, but there’s no way of telling if that’s true. Let’s hope not, because placing a stigma on an entire group of people is wrong, but especially when it comes from government official, simply because it has more impact. source

25 Apr 2011 10:29


World: Thousands pay homage to Indian spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba

  • A controversial but widely-admired spiritual figure: As many as 200,000 people have gone to visit Sathya Sai Baba since he died yesterday, and numerous prominent figures appear to be on the guest list — including Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and star Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar. This is a man who inspired such strong feelings that the co-founder of the Hard Rock Cafe recently donated $108 million dollars for a hospital in Sai Baba’s name. But as he would not undergo scientific tests to prove his miracles were real, he scored many critics. Either way, he was widely revered. (photo via PTI) source

09 Dec 2010 21:33


U.S., World: Smart idea: TSA pats down India’s American ambassador

  • We are going to take it up with the government of United States, and I hope that things could be resolved so that such unpleasant incidents do not recur.
  • Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna • Reacting to the shoddy treatment that the Indian ambassador to the U.S., Meera Shankar, got recently. That’s right, an ambassador got chosen for a pat down. But here’s the thing. Foreign leaders have the clout to make them stop. Regular people? They don’t. source

08 Nov 2010 09:40


World: Does Obama want India on the UN’s Security Council permanently?

  • YES he said the U.S. would offer its support to India source