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Bodhisattva Banerji

Citizen based in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. Joined on Oct 30, 2008

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No Peace in region, Reporter shot dead in Swat

Swat, in Pakistan, it seems has not seen much peace even though there was 'peace rally', today. As the reports suggest, a reporter from a leading Pakistani television channel was shot dead on Wednesday.

Flooded region in Australia now declared disaster zones

A large part in New South Wales, Australia, has been flooded and declared as disaster zones. Some of the important towns that have been flooded includes Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Kempsey.

Protests force Facebook to backtrack on 'terms of service'

A wave of protest from Facebook users around the world has compelled Facebook to undo its planned change regarding its Terms of Service and how it collects and stores users' data. The site has now made it clear that controversial changes will be reversed.

Swat, in Pakistan, sees 'Peace march'

Even as the NATO powers as well as a major section of the countries throughout the world expressed concerns over the alleged 'buying of peace' by Pakistan government in Swat valley, thousands of people carried out procession to uphold the peace.

Family of Scarlett Keeling plans to plant 100 trees

The family of killed British teenager Scarlett Keeling has plans for planting 100 trees in her memory. The investigations however, was not reportedly able to make much headway.

Indian university students introduce Nano satellite

In an important development, students of an Indian university have developed a nano satellite. The satellite is set to offer a completely new impetus in the space research.

Seven-hour rape ordeal for Australian woman

In a horrific instance, an Australian woman has reportedly been subjected to a 7-hour rape ordeal in Edinburgh. Strangely enough, the incident took place in broad daylight after snatching the woman from streets.

Indian Media, Entertainment industry set to reach $21B

Indian media and the entertainment industry is all set to reach a whopping $21B industry within four years. Some recent studies revealed the figures that is turning Indian media into a truly mammoth force.

Telstra declares having a network speed of 21Mbps

Creating a world record of sorts, the Telstra has announced a network speed of 21Mbps. The consumers will be able to avail the feature from the next month the USB modem arrives in the market.

China continues defending her Khmer Rouge ties

China considers that keeping a relationship with the Khmer Rouge was nothing other than a normal 'diplomatic relationship'. Hence, the nation continued defending her ties with the Khmer Rouge as the trial of a former commander of Khmer Rouge is underway.

Pakistan receives Qualified Support from China

Even as the fresh rumors of Pakistan setting-free some hardcore Taliban men in getting the Chinese engineer back unhurt, the China offered a qualified support to the country. The support arrives just a few days before the Pakistani president visits China.

Warning on N Korea, from US

North Korea received a stern warning from the Mrs. Hillary Clinton on her missile practices. According to the new Secretary of State of United States, the balance and harmony infuse her country's role in the world.

Trial of Khmer Rouge leader begins

First trial of a Khmer Rouge leader began in Cambodia. According to news reports the special United Nations as well as Cambodia tribunal will try the former leader.

Troops busy fighting protesters in Madagascar

In Madagascar, the troops continue fighting the anti-government protesters. The clash has been reported from various parts from the capital city.

Islamic Law invoked to pacify Swat

In a desperate bid to pacify its beleaguered Swat valley as well as take out the steam from Taliban movement in the region, the Pakistani authority invoked a stricter version of Islamic law in the region.

Study shows another Biomarker for Prostate Cancer

One more and perhaps an accurate biomarker for prostate cancer has been found by the latest study. The scientists of two premier institutes have found one more powerful indicator of prostate cancer.

Chinese engineer released by Pakistani militants

After a prolong span of 6 months the Pakistani militants have finally set free a Chinese engineer. Chinese embassy in Islamabad confirmed his release and stated that he would return home, soon.

Japanese economy shrinks in its fastest since 1974

Asian economy received another jolt with the news of Japanese economy getting shrank in its fastest since 1974. There are reports, that Japan's dependence on exports will bring further bad news to the economy.

Emergency workers Dramatically rescue Indian worker in UAE

Emergency workers dramatically rescued an Indian worker from a burning crane in Abu Dhabi. Ashok Kumar, the Indian national, aged 32, emerged from the ordeal, unhurt.

Chavez wins as Venezuela braces for his longer tenure

In a notable development Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, won the referendum that will allow him to be in the chair as long as he keeps defeating his opponents.
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