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Oct 29, 2012
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Counterparties: The Sandy economy

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If you live on the East Coast, we trust you are reading this safe and dry – and from home. New York shut down the largest mass transit system in North America last night, ordered mandatory evacuations in the lowest parts of the city, and is preparing to pre-emptively shut down power in lower Manhattan. Millions more are likely to lose power across the region.

Jul 14, 2012
via India Insight

Woman attacked in Assam: what should the press have done?


On the night of July 9, a group of about 20 men groped and stripped a teenaged girl attending a birthday party at a pub in Guwahati.

A local news channel, News Live, whose studio is nearby, recorded the incident and broadcast it. The video went viral on the Internet after the channel posted it on YouTube, shocking the nation. (The original video has been removed from You Tube)

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      "Raktim Hazarika is a producer on the Reuters.com desk and reports from Bangalore, India. He tries to understand and write on the socio-political scenario of India, especially of the northeast region."
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