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Jul 9, 2014

Parliament live: GDP to grow at 5.4-5.9% in Financial Year ’15

The Budget session of Parliament gets underway today. Tracking all the live updates and action from both houses of Parliament. #BJP #Budget #Budget 2014 #Budget Session #Congress #India #Lok Sabha #Narendra Modi #parliament #PoliticalPlay #Politics #Rajya Sabha #Sumitra Mahajan

Jul 1, 2014

Multilingual Mr Modi: Speaking English in Sriharikota is smart politics

So what prompted Modi to make the effort? He has after all, been patently unapologetic about his linguistic preferences. The answer, as it turns out, is political. #ConnectTheDots #English #Hindi #India #ISRO #Jayalalithaa #Modi #Narendra Modi #Politics #PSLV #Tamil Nadu

Jun 17, 2014

Aluthgama riots: Social media breaks SL media’s shameful silence

There has been little to no mention of deadly communal clashes in Sri Lanka in any of its mainstream media. #Aluthgama #Bodu Bala Sena #facebook #Mahinda Rajapaksa #social media #Sri Lanka #ThatsJustWrong #Twitter #World

Jun 10, 2014

Karachi live: Taliban attacks again, no casualties

Tracking the latest updates from the shocking attack on Pakistan's busiest airport, the Jinnah international airport in Karachi. #airport #Airport Security Force #Bitai Abad #Indian made guns #Jinnah international airport #Karachi #Karachi airport attack #NewsTracker #Pakistan #Pehlwan Goth #Taliban #World

Jun 4, 2014

Lighting her father’s pyre: Pankaja Munde makes history

Traditionally the last rites of a deceased person are always performed by a male member of the family. And as multiple Bollywood movies will testify, this masculine obligation is the oldest reason to valourise the son in the traditional Hindu family, prompting a weeping filmi parent to wail, 'Who will perform my antim sanskaar (last rites)? Who will be my budhape ka sahara (support in my old age)?' #Cremation #death #Funeral #Gopinath Munde #Hindu culture #Hindu rites #HowThisWorks #India #last rites #Pankaja Munde

Jun 2, 2014

Badaun rape shows Akhilesh a bigger puppet than Manmohan

The beleaguered Chief Minister has once again found himself in the harsh glare of the media spotlight, following the horrific lynching and gangrape of two Dalit teenagers in Badaun #Akhilesh Yadav #Badaun #Corruption #Etawah #Goonda #HowThisWorks #Manmohan Singh #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Rape #Samajwadi Party #Uttar Pradesh