Hidden in the Taser story

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On October 14th, a newly arrived Polish immigrant died at Vancouver International Airport after being Tasered by the police. Taser is an electroshock weapon that is used by the police to fire a high-voltage electric shock at the victim in order to subdue his muscles. “Electroshock weapon technology uses a temporary high-voltage low-current electrical discharge to override the body’s muscle-triggering…

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Right opposition, or Left?

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Understanding Indian politics is not simple. Left front (CPI, CPM and other communist parties) constitutes a significant chunk of the ruling UPA alliance governing the centre. Right wing BJP led NDA is the main opposition party. The role of the opposition party is to keep the policies of the ruling government in check and question the basis of all decision…

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Tale of two airlines

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Jet Airways – Air Sahara and Congress – Samajwadi party News is officially out that the Jet – Sahara deal is off the shelf. Many reasons have been cited for the breakdown of takeover by Jet airways, including political ones. While the economic considerations could be valid reason for scrapping deal, the political games that are played behind the scenes…

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