Twitter Blooper

Naveen Jindal was the victim of the latest blooper on Twitter.

Written by The Indian Express | Published: October 29, 2013 5:52 am

Naveen Jindal was the victim of the latest blooper on Twitter. The Congress MP,in his enthusiasm to comment on the Patna serial blasts,said in the micro-blogging site that he “condones” the blast and expressed sympathies to the victims’ families. His tweet went viral,with twitter celebs like Jay Panda and Gul Panag re-tweeting the mistake. Jindal quickly corrected the mistake and “condemned” the incident. Though he deleted the tweet,the world wide web still went viral.


P C Chacko,chairman of the JPC on 2G spectrum allocation,has played the role of an editor with the dissent notes submitted by Opposition members. In all,there are six dissent notes and barring that of BJD member Arjun Charan Sethi,he has made changes in all the five notes which include that of Left leaders Sitaram Yechury,Gurudas Dasgupta,DMK’s T R Baalu and BJP’s Yashwant Sinha. It is not that Chacko has any soft corner for Sethi,but the note one gets to hear is a one-liner in which Sethi has just said he does not agree with the report. Chacko believes as the chairman of the panel he has the right to edit dissent notes which contain words,phrases or expressions which are irrelevant or inappropriate. Chacko is to submit the controversial report — which has already been rejected by the Opposition — to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Tuesday.


All eyes are on an event in Ahmedabad on Tuesday where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to share the dais with BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi. The function is to inaugurate a memorial dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and the PM will also be addressing the gathering. Singh is expected to go a step ahead in his address over what National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon did earlier this month — taking a dig at Modi during a lecture on Patel in which he said that “unlike his imitators”,the leader had worked for communal harmony. It is to be seen if Modi will respond to it in his address to the gathering.


While Pakistan has not been in any mood to accept India’s position that the entire state of J&K (including PoK) is its territory,the neighbouring country’s armed forces seem to be more accommodative. In an article in the official Pakistan armed forces magazine Hilal,a map has been published that aligns with India’s version of the International Border — the only exception being that the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China has also been marked out. The entire state otherwise is shown as part of India. Ironically,the article that has been penned by a Colonel and is titled ‘India’s military threat to China’,has been tagged right at the beginning as ‘Future Maps’.

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