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#31 Apr 10th, 2018, 13:45
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Originally Posted by snotty View Post There are lots of news articles that often don't make it to the local or national media, but you can pick them up in the western media.
Few such articles have already been posted around here.
This thread could probably provide a place where we could post such articles.

Why the local media doesn't focus on it could be a topic for discussion itself!

One from BBC here.

A routine abduction
One can conclude that the quality of local journalism is of poor quality just as that of the policing work. The police to population ratio in India is 130, while the United Nations norm is 222.

The local or national media too may not have the manpower and resources to cover or investigate all such incidents thoroughly just like the policing system. And this is why such incidents rise up in the first place due to lack of an adequate preventive mechanism.
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Taj Mahal Damaged!!

Again it seems to be in the western media than Indian.

Thunderstorm knocks off minarets at Taj Mahal.
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Today's Hindustan Times has a story about what the foreign press (including the BBC) has to say about the rape and murder of an eight year old child :

Kathua rape, murder exposes ‘India’s religious friction’, says foreign media
India’s terrible record in crimes against women is once again international headlines after the gang-rape, torture and death of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district.


For once the story is hitting headlines everywhere.
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I have seen so many sick cows - often with wounds. I wish people actually took care.

"I have seen so many sick cows - often with wounds. I wish people actually took care of cows rather than troubling us."

I guess this is not news in India, it is how the society functions, but in the west it seems noteworthy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-43710957


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CNN on the commonwealth games future

Not exactly India coverage, but about the recently concluded CWG.
And something that I suspect you will never read on BBC, for the past glory is still pretty highly valued by the state.

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World's largest cave found in Meghalaya

Move aside Venezuela. India and specifically Meghalaya lays claim to have the largest cave in the world now.

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Commonwealth: Seven things you might not know

One for snotty from the BBC today:

The Commonwealth has been criticised for being a post-colonial club and for having little influence. The Gambia announced its withdrawal in 2013 describing it as a "neo-colonial institution".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43715079
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Originally Posted by OldandRambling View Post The Gambia announced its withdrawal in 2013 describing it as a "neo-colonial institution".
They always drove on the right, didn't they?
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Sorry, I have missed your point here?

My comment was mainly in response to snotty's item where he seemed to suggest the BBC would not trash the Commonwealth, for historical reasons.

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The antics and adventures of the previous Commonwealth Games in India were not treated any better by the Indian media than they were by that of other countries.

In the 1950s of our youth, Ed, I would say that there was still some pride taken in the large amount of pink on the out-of-date maps on the school wall. It wasn't our empire any longer, but, damn-it, it had been. The Jewel in the Crown became independent only five years before my birth; empire was a thing of the recent past.

If you would permit me a quick posit... Ah, that's better.

If you would permit me a quick posit, it would be that the BBC, being somewhat liberal, if not a bit leftie, paved the way in leaving behind those proud-empire days. It's not all bad. Or hasn't always been, at any rate.
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You don't have to take me seriously. In fact the other countries of former "British West Africa", i.e. Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone switched to driving on the right somewhat later. I had gone into this on the Stamps, Coins and Banknotes thread as they had all seen fit to mark this occasion with commemorative postage stamps.*

As early as 1968 (The Wilson government had just withdrawn from "East of Suez") Her Majesty's Government stopped taking the Commonwealth seriously:

https://api.parliament.uk/historic-h...today-magazine

*Unfortunately the links to the illustrations of the postage stamps in question are no longer working.
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In other news... (On the BBC)

Funny-looking Bluetooth devices.

Some sort of wearables, I suppose? And, perhaps, the coins needed to buy them.
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You did have me there Nick, but then the article did give me information that I had no idea about.

Bluetooth!


The next article is on the plight if the elephants in India.
The elephant god is worshiped with a lot of fervour, but the elephant seems to be milked for commercial benefits!

Link.http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43862182
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