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Caste narrative in Bihar

[By Narendra Kaushik] New Delhi: Let me come straight to the point. To say that Bihar election results are a resounding negation of Political forces which are out to monger hate in the society and thus, create communal divisions is, to put it succinctly, only a half truth. I agree Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit ...

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Two years ago in November about 50 Burmese – largely women – celebrated the release of Aung San Suu Kyi at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar by holding placards and raising the cry, “Long live Aung San Suu Kyi”. (Credit: Ninglun Hanghal\WFS)

Displaced Burmese in India: Life As a Refugee

By Ninglun Hanghal Delhi (WFS) – Moving images and stories of tired and anxious families, crossing over from Hungary into Austria and Germany, have occupied the front page of newspapers, hogged air time and gone viral online over the last few days. In fact, according to media reports, the world is facing the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, ...

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I paid a bribe: how some citizens are fighting corruption from the bottom up

[Daniel Hough] How can policy-makers most effectively tackle corruption? The question is hardly new and over the years it’s one that many have given plenty of thought to. Building up a consensus on what works and why it works has proven difficult, and this has perhaps contributed to the enthusiasm for a novel, and democratic, frontline in an ancient fight. ...

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Why is Pankaja Munde trending today?

Maharashtra’s rural development minister Pankaja Munde, now famous for the #ChikkiScam and #BiscuitScam, has fallen into further trouble. Media has gone into an overdrive reporting that one of the BJP minister’s aide was seen carrying her footwear during a recent visit to Sonpeth, Parbhani district. While Munde promptly explained “that person was my private employee and not government servant,” and ...

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A Hanging in India

[By Shashi Tharoor] NEW DELHI – On July 30, Yakub Memon, a chartered accountant and the brother of a notorious gangster now living in self-imposed exile, was hanged for complicity in the planning and execution of serial bomb blasts that killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993. The hanging, India’s first in three years, has prompted reactions ranging from dismay ...

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What is Twitterati saying about #CongressMPs?

With no doubt in the public’s mind that the present monsoon session will be a complete washout with zero productivity, Twittterati has taken to tweeting their displeasure about Congress MPs whom they blame for stalling Parliamentary activities. Pointblank7 presents a few choice rant tweets on #CongressMPs. This is what Congress MPs have done all monsoon : EAT. SLEEP. DISRUPT. REPEAT ! ...

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It is Nitish Kumar Vs Modi going by #NKLetterToModi trend

Our PM found fault with Nitish Kumar’s DNA during a rally in Bihar and the Bihar CM wrote an open letter to Modi ji, requesting him to ‘take back’ his words. This issue has been trending non stop on Twitter on Wednesday and Pointblank7 presents a collection of tweets on #NKLetterToModi. @NitishKumar Don't insult bihari people by comparing yourself with ...

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Twitter trolls Azam Khan and his buffaloes again

Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan has built up a reputation for making news for all the wrong reasons. While he will forever be remembered for sending police in search of his lost buffaloes, on Thursday he made a statement that sent ripples of reactions across India, especially on Twitter. He said BJP is trying to orchestrate riots in every district ...

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Swati Maliwal row: It’s AAP Vs Jung on Twitter

Delhi’s lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung rejected the appointment of Swati Maliwal as the chief of Delhi Commission for Women on Wednesday. Lt Governor Jung demanded an explanation as to why his approval was not sought before Maliwal’s appointment. Maliwal was earlier Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s adviser (grievances). This incident saw a lot of reaction on Twitter. Pointblank7 brings select tweets ...

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The 12-member all-women Gram Panchayat of Sisva village in Gujarat’s Anand district has been efficiently chalking out and implementing a sound development agenda for their village since four years.

Counting On Girl Power For Good Governance

[By Anuradha Shukla] Anand (WFS) – Hinal Patel is a nursing graduate, Radha Patel is an engineer, Nisha Patel works as a manager at a motorbike showroom while Viralben Sarvaiya is a Pharma student. Busy with their jobs and studies during the week, the young women make it a point to meet each other every Sunday at Hinal’s home.Eight other ...

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