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A Bangladeshi hacker group has claimed credit for hacking into 20,000 Indian Web sites, including that of the Border Security Force (BSF), in retaliation for the alleged atrocities committed by India's border guards. According to a report by Chinese news site Xinhua on Tuesday , the group's name is called "Bangladesh Black Hat Hackers" and it has been engaged in a "cyber war" with groups in India since last month, which led to some 20,000 Web sites in India being hacked. It said its action was in response to the killings by the BSF personnel along the Indo-Bangladesh border. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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Indian authorities are considering the possibility of developing a high-security telecom and Internet network dedicated to the government usage across the country, according to a report from NDTV . The proposal, which is estimated to cost 4.5 billion INR (which is around $85 million), is currently being reviewed as the government considers a more secure alternative to host its data and provide support for other Web-based communication and activity. A Department of Telecom (DoT) report, cited by NDTV, explains more details of how the network would be used: To develop and deploy a pan-India secure network and network-based services such as e-mail, voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP), mobile communication through a survivable and available network architecture for secured communication for government use with a government funding of Rs 450 crore.
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"The impossible men of India shall rise and liberate their Motherland" Mahatma Gandhi, after the Amritsar Massacre. "The incident in Jallian Wala Bagh was 'an extraordinary event, a monstrous event, an event which stands in singular and sinister isolation" ...Winston Churchill
Sanjay Sharma, TNN Dec 19, 2011, 05.54AM IST CHANDIGARH: A local version of 'Occupy Wall Street' movement - a protest against social and economic inequality that started in New York but has now spread across 83 countries, is now also shaping up in India, and has in fact already incubated a 'community-owns-resources' experiment at Hazaribagh in Bihar. The experiment questioning the new global economic order that led to the collapse of European and American economies, leaving people unemployed across the globe, has emboldened those Indians who oppose the "World Bank-piloted economic models designed to satiate appetite of big corporations and re-colonizers".
NEW DELHI | Fri Dec 9, 2011 1:11pm IST NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Hackers broke into the Congress party website and replaced Sonia Gandhi's profile page with sexual innuendo, apparently timing the attack with the party president's 65th birthday on Friday. It was not clear when the attack took place and Congress party leaders were not available for comment.
By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI | Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:56am IST NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India threw open its $450 billion retail market to global supermarket giants on Thursday, approving its biggest reform in years that may boost sorely needed investment in Asia's third-largest economy.
Endosulfan is an off- patent organochlorine insecticide and acaricide that is being phased out globally. The two isomers, endo and exo, are known popularly as I and II. Endosulfan sulfate is a product of oxidation containing one extra O atom attached to the S atom.
A 40-year long civil war has been raging in the jungles of central and eastern India. It is one of the world's largest armed conflicts but it remains largely ignored outside of India. Caught in the crossfire of it are the Adivasis, who are believed to be India's earliest inhabitants.
By Imran Garda (with thanks to Nandena Saxena, Kamal Kumar, Kavita Bahl and Yasir Khan) The eye of the world has been focused on India's meteoric rise as a future superpower - the billion people, the Bollywood blockbusters, the inimitable IPL cricket - but, as with everything, India has its more troublesome aspects. We have some knowledge of the conflicts on the borders - the almost intractable tension over Kashmir and a nuclear standoff with Pakistan in an epic neighbourly story.
At least 15 people have been killed by a fire that swept through a venue in New Delhi where nearly 1,000 members of the marginalised eunuch community had gathered for a national convention, police said. The fire broke out around 7pm (13:30 GMT) on Sunday and quickly spread through the community hall in the Nandnagary neighborhood of east Delhi, where the meeting was taking place, as well as in tents erected in the grounds of the venue. Police officials at the site said 12 bodies had been recovered and another two people were reported to have died of their burns in hospital. More than 36 people were injured in the blaze. A group of attendees at the planned 20-day event, protested against the police statement, saying that the reported casualty number was too low. The fire erupted on the final evening of a three-day all-India convention of the country's eunuch community.
Manpreet Romana for The New York Times Bikas Roy lives in Fallanapur, one of 50 Bangladeshi enclaves situated in India. Leaders have signed a pact to resolve the enclave situation in both countries.
The events of the past will always impact upon the politics of the present. However, developments in India over the coming weeks and months will push this truism to the extreme; for it was announced last Friday that on 9th September three men will be hanged for their part in the murder of Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi twenty years ago. The fall-out from the executions, should they go ahead, will inevitably be vast- after all this has been an utterly sordid saga from the start.