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Oct 30, 2014

Mini-ISIS in West Bengal: New jihad strategy is to hold territory and recruit globally

The new jihadi groups are not just planning terrorist strikes, but hold territory and recruit globally. The idea is to create mini-ISISes everywhere. #Al-Qaeda #Bangladeshi Jihadis #Burdwan Terror Module #CriticalPoint #global jihad #ISIS #Islamist terror

Oct 29, 2014

In pursuit of black money, Supreme Court is biting off more than it can chew

It is difficult to escape the impression that SC is playing to public gallery, given high emotions aroused in public about hoards of black money held abroad #Arun Jaitley #Attorney Generat #BJP #Black money #Black Money holer #black money list #Congress #ConnectTheDots #Mukul Rohatgi #SC #SIT #Supreme Court

Oct 29, 2014

Entire black money list out today: Modi Sarkar may have got what it wanted

By playing coy in the initial stages and forcing SC to order it to reveal the names on black money list, BJP can claim that they were forced by the court. #Arun Jaitley #black money list #Black Money SIT #CJI HL Dattu #SC Order

Oct 28, 2014

Memo to Modi: Aadhaar will leave us naked before a Frankenstein state

The Aadhaar unique ID, which is being forced down citizens' throats without even a law backing it, is likely to become a Frankenstein if not reined in. #Aadhaar Number #Modi #Nandan Nilekani #National ID Card #NPR

Oct 28, 2014

Even disclosing all names won’t bring back black money to India

700 names of Indians with Swiss accounts were given to India in 2008. Chances are the black money is not coming back even if the list is disclosed fully. #Black money #Black money holders #black money list #Chimanlal Lodhiya #Government #HSBC Swiss Accounts #India #Pradip Burman #Radha Timblo #Swiss Banks

Oct 27, 2014

Burdwan blast: CM Mamata may now be captive of her radical minority support base

The terror cases emerging from Bengal pose a challenge both to Mamata Banerjee and the centre. Her party draws heavily from this support minority base, while the rise of BJP in Bengal will drive her further towards this constituency #Ajit Doval #Al-Qaeda #Bangladesh #Jamait ul-Islami Bangladesh #Mamata Banerjee #NIA #Trinamool Congress

Oct 26, 2014

Behind Pankaj Mishra’s rants: A pathology of Hindu-phobia and self hate

What makes a NYT always choose writers like Pankaj Mishra, who seem to have nothing positive ever to say about any Indian aspiration? The Mishras and the rabid Hindutva fanatic are two sides of the same coin of self-hate and denial #Amarty Sen #Arundhati Roy #Hindu-Phobia #Hindutva #India #InMyOpinion #Martha Nussbaum #New York Times #NYT #Pankaj Mishra #Self-hate #US #West

Oct 22, 2014

The new Modi-Doval doctrine on Pakistan is more robust than Manmohan’s

The new NDA policy of hitting Pakistan back hard when provoked is a much-needed corrective to the old policy of not doing anything to escalate tensions. #Ajit Doval #diplomacy #India-Pakistan Ties #LoC firing #Narendra Modi #Nuclear Doctrine #The Neighbourhood

Oct 21, 2014

AIMIM’s Maharashtra debut shows Muslims turning away from secular parties

The two victories of the AIMIM in Maharashtra shows yet again that Muslims are looking for alternatives beyond the traditional "secular" parties who, they feel, have let them down by treating them only as vote banks #AIMIM #AUDF #IUML #Maharashtra Assembly polls #Minority votes #Muslim Vote Bank #PoliticsDecoder #Secular Parties

Oct 20, 2014

Ms Nota beats 9 parties in Maharashtra; would have got 1-3 seats as a party

Nearly one percent of the voters pressed the "none of the above" - or Nota - button in the Maharashtra assembly elections. Nota had enough votes to elect 1-3 MLAs in this election. #Ballot #Election Commission #EVMs #Gadchiroli #Maharashtra elections #Maharashtra Results #none of the above #NOTA #PoliticsDecoder #Voting
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