Category South Asia

Pak terror boat: Intel agencies had tip off about sea attack by men having marine commando training

According to reports available,  NTRO had also been able to pick up satellite phone conversation on December 30 which hinted that a boat which started its journey from Pakistan was on its way to India. A Pakistani fishing trawler with a suspicious cargo blew itself up on January 1 off Gujarat after being pursued by […]

Just as we predicted, India’s new leader is about to make Pierre Omidyar a lot richer | PandoDaily

Today, Reuters is reporting that Modi is planning to open India up to global e-commerce firms like eBay next month, and that Modi’s industry minister has been drawing up the new guidelines with input from top eBay officials, along with their e-commerce counterparts from Google, Amazon, Wal-Mart and others.Calling the move to allow foreign e-commerce […]

Research in India suggests Google search results can influence an election

Psychologist Robert Epstein has been researching this question and says he is alarmed at what he has discovered. His most recent experiment, whose findings were released Monday, found that search engines have the potential to profoundly influence voters without them noticing the impact. Epstein has coined a term for this power: Search Engine Manipulation Effect, […]

Is USAID the New CIA? Agency Secretly Built Cuban Twitter Program to Fuel Anti-Castro Protests | Democracy Now!

“U.S. Secretly Created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to Stir Unrest.” That is the name of an explosive new article by the Associated Press detailing how the U.S. Agency for International Development USAID created a fake Twitter program to undermine the Cuban government. The communications network was called “ZunZuneo” — slang for a Cuban hummingbird’s tweet. It was […]

Arms deals worth Rs 15,000 crore cleared – The Times of India

The projects were cleared in a meeting of the Defence Acquisitions Council DAC — chaired by defence minister A K Antony and included the three Service chiefs and the defence secretary — just four days before US deputy secretary of defence Ashton B Carter arrives here next week.As first reported by TOI in its Friday […]

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