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Everything is not available for a price?
The arrest of AIADMK leader Dinakaran for attempted bribing of Election Commission officials underscores a crucial point.

Not everything can be purchased for a price always.

In Indian conditions, in a majority of instances, corruption rules the roost.

You grease the palm and you get away with what you want.
At least this time, the attemp
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Now comes Australia first; Indian workers to be hit
Australia abolished a visa programme used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers, majority of them Indians, to tackle the growing unemployment in the country.

The programme, known as 457 visa, allows business to employ foreign workers for a period up to four years in skilled jobs where there is
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Trump wants to ride in Queen's gold-plated carriage
US President Donald Trump wants to ride in the Queen’s gold-plated royal carriage when he travels to London on a state visit — an insistence that has thrown British security forces into a tizzy, a media report has said.

The White House has made clear it regards the carriage procession as an essen
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Fears of World War 3 erupting strengthen as US, North Korea shout war cry
Donald Trump is preparing to stirke North Korea which has warned that it would retaliate.

Some analysts fear that World War 3 is about to erupt.


As North Korea warns foreigners to evacuate Seoul, the Trump administration is threatening to hit North Korea the way it hit Syria earlier this mo
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US drops high profile bomb killing 36 militants in Afghanistan
The United States has dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, otherwise known as the ‘Mother of All Bombs’, on an Islamic State stronghold in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province. It is the first time the bomb, developed in the early days of the Iraq war, has been used in comb
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21 killed, dozens injured in attack in church in Egypt
A bomb blast at a church north of Cairo killed at least 21 people and wounded dozens who had gathered for Palm Sunday mass, state media reported, in the latest apparent attack on Egypt's Coptic Christians.

Some 59 people were wounded in the blast, which struck at a Coptic Church in the Nile Delta
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US missiles fired against Syria after chemical attack there
The U.S. military launched approximately 50 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield late on Thursday, in the first direct American assault on the government of President Bashar Assad since that country's civil war began six years ago.

The operation, which the Trump administration authorized
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