Peace Trumped

Trending-Image04.02.16A mystery patron has nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize according to an AFP Report. The patron in his/her letter has praised Trump for “his vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, ISIS, nuclear Iran and Communist China.” Whereas, the world has famously seen Trump vowing to “bomb the shit out of ISIS” and threatened to impose a protective tariff on trade with the Chinese. » Bollywood actor Kajol and former editor of RSS’ mouthpiece ‘Organiser’ Seshadri Chari’s names have been drawn up by the MIB for filling the vacant posts of two part-time members of the Prasar Bharati Board. The final selection between the 7-8 nominated names will be made by a three-member committee headed by Vice President M Hamid Ansari. » Genesis Burson-Marsteller’s Step Up India initiative has extended to China as well.  Launched together with Chinese PR agency Flyfinger, Step Up China, headquartered in Beijing will target startups, providing them the comms capabilities to grow their brands. Similar to the Indian version, the venture will provide two service offerings ‘custom packages’ and ‘partnering for growth services’.

Lesson Not Learnt

Trending-Image28.01.16General V.K Singh has lashed out at the Media ‘presstitutes’ again for incorrect reportage. This comes in after a video surfaced on the internet showing Vijay Pal Tomar touching the feet of Amit Shah while felicitating him after he was re-elected as BJP President on Sunday. The media however, mistook the individual for V.K Singh to which the latter responded by saying that it was a case of “mischief by presstitutes.” » Donald Trump will “most likely” not participate in Thursday night’s FOX News-Google debate. Citing the participation of “lightweight” Megyn Kelly, Trump went on to poke fun at FOX news and said “Let’s see how much money FOX is going to make on the debate without me.” » A teacher of Mulluvaady Government Primary School in Pennagaram, Tamil Nadu has been suspended for defamatory posts on Facebook against the CM and local officials. The teacher posted a snap shot of an alleged interview of the 1980s, supposedly given by Ms. Jayalalithaa to a Tamil magazine, on his Facebook page.

Trump Approved

TrendingRepublican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has commented on India for the first time since he entered the presidential race. In an interview with CNN, Trump said “India is doing great and no one is talking about it”. However, talking about the USA he said, “Just look at this country. We have gone from this tremendous power that was respected all over the world to somewhat of a laughing stock.” » Never said India is intolerant, claimed Aamir Khan at the 10th Anniversary celebrations of Rang De Basanti in Mumbai. Speaking at the event he went on to say that he loves India and is never going to leave, adding that there is no truth to his intolerant remarks at all. However, his U-turn was widely criticized on Twitter as #BoycottDangal, Khan’s latest movie became a part of the trending list on Monday & Tuesday. » Wrecked by political turmoil; President’s Rule has been imposed in Arunachal Pradesh. The decision slammed by the opposition as “murder of democracy” will be taken up by the Supreme Court today as the Congress challenges the Centre’s decision. » Have a look at the full list of Padma awardees announced by the NDA government on the eve of Republic Day. This year’s list includes names of 10 Padma Vibhushans, 19 Padma Bhushans, and 83 Padma Shris. Also view the media related awardees here.

Game – Set (up) – Match

^FEA915C35866CE3C6A7A3F342BECA51BFE2F64CAE642630E7E^pimgpsh_fullsize_distrWorld tennis was rocked on Monday as allegations were made stating that authorities have failed to deal with widespread match fixing. Reports from BBC and Buzzfeed News claimed that 16 of the top 50 players were flagged by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) for suspicious game play and 8 of them are taking part in the ongoing Australian Open in Melbourne. While the tennis authorities rejected the claims, the obtained documents have a different story to tell. » Popular Pakistani columnist Mehr Tarar alerted the Mumbai police about a disturbing tweet. Causing uproar, the tweet by @Ganeshnoa threatened Mehr that many Hindu’s were waiting to rape her in India. The Mumbai police escalated the matter with the concerned department while Mehr thanked them for their swift response. » Looks like even the Britons are fed up with Donald Trump. The British Parliament is holding a debate calling the US businessman turned politician to be banned from the country for ‘hate speech’. While there will be no voting, it is being seen more as an opportunity to air views under parliamentary privilege.

Fear Monger Trump

Trending-Image13.1.16.jpgAccording to US President Obama, Donald Trump is waging a White House campaign based on “simplistic solutions and scapegoating”. Stating that the real estate mogul has been appealing to people’s fears and uncertainty about the future, Obama added that the message being put out has had adherents through history. » Another lapse in security at the Pathankot Air Base is gaining light. According to media reports, NIA sources have claimed that the security outside the air base allowed villagers entry with their cattle for a price of Rs 50. This is how the terrorists might have possibly entered too. However, the NIA was quick to deny such reports. » Two Iraqi journalists were shot dead in war ridden Iraq. Journalist Saif Tallal and his cameraman Hassan al-Anbaki were killed as they returned from a reporting trip with the head of security command responsible for the province, according to a Sharqiya news presenter. Reporters Without Borders said 11 journalists were killed in Iraq during 2015, the most in any country.

New Face of Incredible India

Trending-Image08.01.16.jpgAmitabh Bachchan is all set to replace Aamir Khan as the brand ambassador of the ‘Incredible India’ campaign. The contract between the Tourism Ministry of India and McCann Worldwide Agency who hired Aamir for the job has ended; hence all rumours about him getting fired are false. Quick to respond to the decision, Mr. Khan said that it was an honor for him to be of service to his country, adding that “Whether I am brand ambassador or not, India will remain Incredible, and that’s the way it should be”. » Donald Trump has stepped up his personal attack on Democratic rival Hilary Clinton. In a 15 second video montage showing a succession of pictures, he included Bill Clinton standing beside Monica Lewinsky, with the voiceover of Hilary Clinton proclaiming “Women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights, once and for all. The clip concludes with a screen of text ironically declaring Clinton a “true defender of women’s rights.” » The Government will soon launch new software to enable e-connectivity of Agricultural markets in the country. This development will break the connectivity barriers and will benefit farmers by getting them fair prices for their produce. Read more.» Former journalist S. Balakrishnan who won Dawood Ibrahim’s property in an auction forfeited his bid on Thursday. Unable to pay the amount of Rs 4.28 crore for the Delhi Zaika (formerly Raunak Afroz) restaurant, Balakrishnan said that “I tried my best to gather the money but couldn’t… I expected people to come forward and contribute for the cause but that didn’t happen.”

The Paris Agreement

Trending-Image14.12Nearly 200 nations have adopted the first ever global pact to fight climate change. The “Paris Agreement” commits countries to keeping the rise in global temperatures by the year 2100 compared with pre-industrial times “well below” 2 degrees Celsius along with getting greenhouse emissions to start falling “as soon as possible”. » Hacktivist group – Anonymous on an ISIS mocking spree has now targeted Donald Trump. Calling their campaign #OPTrump, the group took down the presidential candidate’s online footprint for suggesting a ban on Muslims traveling to USA. “This is what ISIS wants. The more Muslims feel sad, the more ISIS feels that they can recruit them — the more United States appears to be targeting Muslims, not just radical Muslims,” said a masked Anonymous representative in a video. » After Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has penned down an open letter supporting Muslims. Pichai made a reference, albeit indirectly, to the Donald Trump controversy, stating that it is “disheartening to see intolerant discourses on the news”. » The Hamburg office for Facebook was vandalized overnight by an unidentified group. Smashed glass, paint thrown on the walls and a graffiti of “Facebook dislike” was found on a wall by the police with the possible motive of the vandalistic act still unknown.