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Nicolas Sarkozy seeks French presidency: Corruption, legal scandals marked his last tenure

Aug 23, 2016

Nicolas Sarkozy seeks French presidency: Corruption, legal scandals marked his last tenure

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced in his book Tout pour la France (All for France) that he has decided to be a candidate in the 2017 presidential election. #Nicolas Sarkozy #Libya #France #ConnectTheDots #Muammar Gaddafi #L'Oréal #François Hollande #French president #islamic-state #Elysee Palace #Nice Attack #Union for a popular Movement #Bygmalion scandal
Extortion, a major cause for youth alienation in Kashmir, rears its ugly head again

Aug 23, 2016

Extortion, a major cause for youth alienation in Kashmir, rears its ugly head again

Conversations with a range of political activists, lawyers, journalists and others in some of the more remote parts of the Kashmir Valley indicate that some elements in the police are extorting money from those whom they suspect or accuse of pelting stones. The rate, according to grassroots activists, has gone up to Rs 30,000. #Jammu and Kashmir #ConnectTheDots #Kashmir police #Kashmir unrest #Burhan Wani #Kashmiri youths
Despite Rio Olympics 2016 success, Indian women are routinely denied opportunities

Aug 23, 2016

Despite Rio Olympics 2016 success, Indian women are routinely denied opportunities

Women saved the day for India at Rio, but data reveals that Indian women are routinely denied opportunities at education, work and even being born #child sex ratio #ConnectTheDots #Indian women #PV Sindhu #Rio Olympics #Sakshi Malik #Dipa Karmarkar #female literacy #Aditi Ashok #maternal mortality rate
Kuldeep Moran kidnapping: Ransom isn't Ulfa (I)'s motive and the BJP can't overlook this

Aug 23, 2016

Kuldeep Moran kidnapping: Ransom isn't Ulfa (I)'s motive and the BJP can't overlook this

The faction of Ulfa led by commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah — which is averse to talks without sovereignty as the core issue — renamed itself the Ulfa (Independent) and stayed back in the dense forests of Myanmar. #ConnectTheDots #Assam #RSS #Paresh Barua #Ulfa (I) #United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) #BJP in Assam #Kuldeep Moran #Ratneshwar Moran
Why Donald Trump hired his biggest cheerleader Stephen Bannon as campaign CEO

Aug 22, 2016

Why Donald Trump hired his biggest cheerleader Stephen Bannon as campaign CEO

On 17 August, amid sinking poll numbers Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced a shake-up in his senior campaign staff and appointed right-wing news executive Stephen Bannon as campaign CEO and promoted pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager. #Donald Trump #ConnectTheDots #H-1B visa #immigrants #Republican candidate #Kunal Bahl #2016 US Presidential election #Stephen Bannon
Delhi Assembly's four-day session is most likely a futile exercise

Aug 22, 2016

Delhi Assembly's four-day session is most likely a futile exercise

Constitutional experts feel that nothing worth will come out of this four-day session, as it'll be a futile exercise. #BJP #ConnectTheDots #Arvind Kejriwal #Centre #MLA #Delhi Assembly #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Najeeb Jung #Statehood for Delhi
MJ Akbar's visit to Karbala signals India's commitment to a stable, unified Iraq

Aug 22, 2016

MJ Akbar's visit to Karbala signals India's commitment to a stable, unified Iraq

The issue of Indians who had been taken hostage by IS in Iraq in 2014 will also find a mention in Akbar's talk with Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Eshaiqer Al-Jafari #Syria #ConnectTheDots #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #Karbala #Shia Muslims #Sunni Muslims #islamic-state #MJ Akbar #MJ Akbar West Asia tour #India oil imports
Whether Islamic State or Boko Haram, children in conflict zones are easy prey for extremists

Aug 22, 2016

Whether Islamic State or Boko Haram, children in conflict zones are easy prey for extremists

In the conflict zones of Syria, Iraq, Israel-Palestine, Nigeria, Sudan extremist groups have a history of using children as weapons and suicide bombers. #Al-Qaeda #Taliban #Hamas #ConnectTheDots #Boko Haram #islamic-state #child suicide bomber #Turkey wedding blast #children suicide bombers #Israel-Palentine
Tweeting jihadism: The online onslaught of Islamic State and why Twitter fails to tackle it

Aug 22, 2016

Tweeting jihadism: The online onslaught of Islamic State and why Twitter fails to tackle it

Terrorism experts and researchers explore that the Islamic State (IS) terrorists use almost all social media platforms, practically Twitter, Facebook and more #Twitter #Jihad #ConnectTheDots #Mark Zuckerberg #Jack Dorsey #islamic-state #IS #digital jihad
After Raghuram Rajan's rap, it's Urjit Patel's raaga: Industry have high hopes from new RBI Governor

Aug 21, 2016

After Raghuram Rajan's rap, it's Urjit Patel's raaga: Industry have high hopes from new RBI Governor

Figuratively and symbolically, the change in personality that Patel brings in to the top job at RBI appears to be very comforting to the industry and bankers who were often at the receiving end of the barbs, mostly in form of policy actions, from Rajan. #Inflation #RBI #Reserve Bank of India #ConnectTheDots #Industry #Raghuram Rajan #Indian Markets #Urjit Patel