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Astonishing Tales of How the United States and India Are Intertwined

India Inside: Astonishing Tales of How the United States and India Are Intertwined Posted: 09/11/2014 5:28 pm EDT Updated: 09/11/2014 5:59 pm EDT      As Washington prepares for a historic visit by India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, many are unaware of the histories of these two free econom... View on www.huffingtonpost...     First of a three part series highlighting how the ties between the world two largest democracies are rooted in history. As Washington prepares for a historic visit by India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, many in America think that interaction between America and India, separated by nine to twelve time zones, must have been enabled by jet travel. While the Boeing Company is the largest American exporter to India today, selling Dreamliners and defense aircraft, trade between the countries had maritime beginnings. In reality, the histories of these two free economies have been delicately intertwined for more than 5

ISIS Sanctuary Map

Source: Institute for the Study of War Iraq Updates ISW has updated its ISIS Sanctuary map in advance of President Obama’s speech on a strategy to confront ISIS. This map, covering both Iraq and Syria, shows the extent of ISIS zones of control, attack, and support throughout both countries. Click

Full text of Vinod Rai's interview with Arnab Goswami

Sep 11, 2014, 08.44 PM IST    Arnab Goswami: Mr Vinod Rai thank you very much for joining us. I looked forward to meeting you and talking to you for a very long time. I wanted to talk to you when all the scams were breaking out. And you avoided us. Vinod Rai: No I did not avoid you. But I was doing a job which did not require me to speak to the media every other day. Arnab Goswami: And when you spoke to the media people got very upset. Vinod Rai: Well not really. I hardly spoke to the media when I was on the job. Later on, after I retired I did speak to the media more extensively. Arnab Goswami: Are you ready to speak to us? Vinod Rai: Sure Arnab Goswami: I have put down a lot of things which I felt the people need to know and the nation needs to know in writing. So I can certainly talk about them now. Arnab Goswami: First of all Congratulations on your book, here it is, the first cover, 'Not just an account, the diary of a nation's conscience' Vinod Rai: Yes, well, I don&#

Scottish independence vote: Unionists claw back lost ground

Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a 4 percentage point lead over separatists   Scottish independence vote: Unionists claw back lost ground (© Reuters) Reuters Edinburgh: Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a 4 percentage point lead over separatists, a YouGov poll showed on Friday with just a week to go before Scots vote in a referendum on independence. The YouGov survey for The Times and Sun newspapers put Scottish support for the union at 52 percent versus support for independence at 48 percent, excluding those who said they did not know how they would vote. YouGov's last poll showed support for independence at 51 percent. "The 'no' campaign has moved back into the lead in Scotland's referendum campaign," YouGov President Peter Kellner said in a commentary on the survey. "This is the first time 'no' has gained ground since early August." Pollsters YouGov and TNS have shown

Google denies breach after hackers leak millions of user logins

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240230387/Google-denies-breach-after-hackers-leak-millions-of-user-logins Thursday 11 September 2014 09:30   Google has denied that its computer systems were breached and downplayed the threat after hackers claimed to have leaked 4.9 million Gmail logins. Hackers posted what they claimed were the email addresses, usernames and passwords of nearly five million Gmail customers, exposing them to identity theft.   The data was first posted on a Bitcoin security forum called btcsec.com by a hacker using the name of "tvskit", who claimed that 60% of the entries were valid. But Google said the data is probably a collection of credentials from different sources, and that only 2% of the credentials were correct and an even smaller proportion could be used to access accounts. "Our automated anti-hijacking systems would have blocked many of those login attempts," the company's spam and abuse team said. The team added that the affected a

Rodney Martin: 9/11, ISIL, Al-Qaeda, Taliban Follow Same US Intelligence Playbook

  TEHRAN (FNA)- Rodney Martin, Chairman of the American Nationalist Association and a former US Congressional Staffer, from Los Angeles, maintains that 9/11, ISIL, Al-Qaeda, and the Taliban all seem to follow the same US Intelligence Playbook to either create a boogeyman or an incident in order to create the mood or environment required to implement the desired policy objective. "However after nearly 13 years (after the 9/11) that has begun to wear off, Americans no longer buy a war with an unknown or undefined enemy, so now we see the US, via the CIA and Hollywood, beginning to rebrand Russia and Putin as the new Soviet Threat, i.e. a boogeyman that low information Americans can easily wrap their minds around because Putin is a person and Russia is a huge Nation with Nukes," Martin said in an interview with Fars News Agency. Martin is of the opinion that there is no doubt there was a strategic objective by the George W. Bush Administration, led by Dick Cheney, to implement t