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    February 20, 2004

    Politics & Religion

    The International Religious Freedom Report for 2003 accuses the Indian government of discrimination against or persecution of minority or nonapproved religions. It talks about anti-conversion laws and the lack of convictions related to the Gujarat riots. There is a mention of the fact that the NDA is made up of the BJP, which has links to Hindu extremist groups as well as the ineffective investigation and prosecution of communal violence related incidents. Surprisingly I haven't seen any official government reaction to this report.

    Good sense has prevailed and the UP government has withdrawn its order to close teaching in government educational institutions by noon on Fridays.

    Link of the day

    Soople is a one-stop interface that softens all the fantastic advanced functions Google offers.

    The Onion interviews Arthur C Clarke on a wide variety of topics, ranging from religion to life on Mars etc.

    Stat of the day: There was a mild decrease in the serious trouser business of "zip-related mishaps" amongst British men. These eye-watering injuries fell to 700 in 2002 from 800 in 1998.

    The longest domain name not associated with any prank?

    Science & Technology

    A few X-ray observatories have collected direct evidence for the catastrophic destruction of a star that wandered too close to a supermassive black hole.


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