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Sep 20, 2014

Jihadi ideologue asks Islamic State to release British aid worker

A renowned jihadi ideologue has urged the Islamic State group to release British aid worker Alan Henning, saying Islam forbids harming non-Muslims who work with relief agencies. #Abu Mohammed al-Maqdisi #Alan Henning #islamic-state #Jihad #Syria #TheySaidIt #World

Sep 18, 2014

Live: Ladakh standoff ends as India and China retreat

Tracking live updates of China President Xi Jinping's visit to India, the third by any Chinese President to India. #Ahmedabad #Arunachal #Border dispute #China #Gujarat #India #India-China trade #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Xi Jinping

Sep 17, 2014

No more wizard of UP: Will by-poll verdict spell end of Amit Shah’s BJP Raj?

The architect of BJP's thumping Lok Sabha victory was widely credited for his clever electoral engineering -- particularly in Uttar Pradesh -- but the bypoll verdict reveals that the magic formula is far from, well, magic. #Amit Shah #assembly bypolls #BJP #Congress #India #Narendra Modi #Politics #S&P #Uttar Pradesh

Sep 16, 2014

By-poll results: Sorry, Akhilesh, SP’s victory is not a win for secularism

The by-poll assembly results in Uttar Pradesh have given the Samajwadi Party ample reason to celebrate at the expense of the BJP. The SP won nine of the 11 seats that went to polls, with the BJP only managing to hold on to two. #Akhilesh #Akhilesh Yadav #BSP #Communal #InMyOpinion #Mayawati #S&P #Samajwadi Party #Secularism

Sep 10, 2014

iPhone 6 who? Samsung trolls Apple, promotes Galaxy Note 4 on Twitter

Samsung tried to steal some of the spotlight away from Apple by promoting the Galaxy Note 4 on Twitter India. #Apple #India #IPhone #iPhone 6 #Samsung #Samsung Galaxy Note 4 #SocialMedia #Top trends #Twitter #Twitter India

Sep 9, 2014

Modi and Sharif play nice: Will flood diplomacy lead to full blown talks?

Given that Kashmir is going to the polls later this year, it is also in Modi's interest to be seen to be reaching out to Pakistan. #diplomacy #India #J&K floods #Narendra Modi #Nawaz Sharif #Pakistan #sushma swaraj #WhyNow #World

Sep 9, 2014

Kei Nishikori may have lost the US Open, but he’s still Japan’s hero

Nishikori's first coach, Masaki Kashiwai, watched along with the other locals at the Matsue convention hall. #Japan #Kei Nishikori #Marin Cilic #Matsue #Sports #Tennis #US Open #US Open 2014

Aug 25, 2014

Bihar bypolls: Jitters for Nitish, Lalu as early results show BJP ahead in six constituencies

Dubbed as a semi-final to the Bihar assembly polls next year, these polls are expected to give all political stakeholders a sense of the people’s mood in the state. #Amit Shah #Assembly Elections 2014 #bIhar #Bihar Assembly bypolls #BJP #Congress #Dalits #JD-U #Kurmis #Lalu Prasad #Muslims #Narendra Modi #Nitish Kumar #OBCs #RJD #Yadavs

Aug 25, 2014

The politics of ‘love jihad’: Tara Shadeo allegation adds fuel to communal fires

The latest lighted match to fall into this already simmering cauldron of communal tensions and love jihad, is an account by national level shooter Tara Shadeo of being duped and tortured by her Muslim husband. #Akhilesh Yadav #BJP in Uttar Pradesh #communalism #conversions in India #love #Love jihad #Raqibul Hasan Khan #Tara Shadeo #ThisisNext #Uttar Pradesh #VHP

Aug 22, 2014

One small rape remark: Sorry Mr Arun Jaitley, your apology does not cut it

It looks as though Jaitley has learned no lessons from the 16 December gangrape and he is just lucky that it was not the BJP that was in power at the time the incident happened. #16 december gangrape #Arun Jaitley #Badaun #India #Lok Sabha #Politicians #Politics #S&P #ThatsJustWrong