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Palestinian Authority arrests two journalists for anti PA Facebook posts

The Palestinian Authority’s recent arrests of two journalists in the occupied West Bank are part of a broader pattern of monitoring and censoring social media activity, according to the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA).

Tamil Nadu’s new Chief Minister Panneerselvam: The symbol of hardcore loyalty

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Forced by circumstances to fill her shoes for a second time, O Panneerselvam has an unenviable task of heading the Tamil Nadu cabinet in the wake of conviction and jailing of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa.

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Narendra Modi ‘very good event manager’, but got ‘carried away’ in US: Congress

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Congress today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved himself a “very good event manager” but got “carried away” on his visit to the USA even as it charged that he was “diluting” the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. The party, however, at the same time praised Modi for his speech at United Nations in which he had given a strong response to Pakistan’s criticism of India on the Jammu and Kashmir issue. “When the Prime Minister of India speaks on Mahatma Gandhi on foreign soil, he must not dilute and shrink what all Gandhi stood for. It is sad that it is happening. He should remember Gandhi had also stood for simplicity. Gandhi also believed in non-violence.

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Jayalalithaa moves Karnataka High Court against conviction, seeks bail; O Panneerselvam sworn in as Chief Minister

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was on Saturday convicted under prevention of corruption act by a special court in Bangalore. She has sentenced to a jail term of 4 years by the Bangalore Special Court and has been slapped with a fine of Rs 100 crores in the judgement for an 18-year-old corruption case.

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In second inings, BJP’s target is to form government in states: Rajnath Singh

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Terming the recent Lok Sabha polls as the first innings, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said in the second knock the BJP’s target is to form governments in all states. “Lok Sabha elections were the first innings in which we received astounding success. Now, in the secong innings, the target is to form governments in all states,” he said at a function here.

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BJP Leader Lalitha Kumaramangalam takes charge as NCW chair

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BJP leader Lalitha Kumaramangalam Monday took charge as the chairperson of the National Commission for Women and said that she will work for uplift of women without politicising issues. Kumaramangalam also demanded more powers for the NCW, an official release said here.

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Ignoring anti-Modi protests, Indian media gave up all pretence of fairness and turned into cheerleaders instead of reporters

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Journalists almost always manage to get the story they want to get. Before they set out of their TV studios and offices to report, they usually have a brief prepared that covers all angles and hooks that the story must have. In that sense, much of what you get from your daily TV news and newspapers is not a report as filed by someone who just went out and reported (in the pure sense of the word) what he or she saw – because the reporter has already outlined some basic points that decide the tone and tenor of a story.

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Flood In Assam Causes Maximum Damages: Lack of flood warning system

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Guwahati: The North Eastern Space Application Center (NESAC) in Umiam (Meghalaya) failed to alert people of the region despite its claim over its success in flood warning system. The devastating flood in states of Meghalaya and Assam killed at least 106 people in last week. The satellite based Flood Early Warning Systems (FLEWS) developed by […]

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Editorial from IANS: What Mahatma Gandhi means to us today?

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What can we learn from Mahatma Gandhi as far as leadership is concerned? Was there anything new about his style of leadership? And can we put those lessons to good use now? Posing these questions, educationalist and inspirational guru Virender Kapoor comes out with an incisive analysis of the phenomenon called the Mahatma and how his deeds and words can still be relevant today.

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Alia Bhatt roped in for Chetan Bhagat’s screen adaptation of Half Girlfriend?

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Buzz is that Highway actress Alia Bhatt has been roped in for the movie adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s next novel Half Girlfriend. Even before the release of Bhagat’s book, the novel has already been picked up for a film adaptation. Renowned filmmaker Mohit Suri has joined hands with Chetan Bhagat and the two are all set to come up with the screen adaptation soon.

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