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Washington: Two American companies have been "Twitter-jacked" this week, taken over by hackers posting crass messages to corporate Twitter pages and replacing corporate logos with those of competitors, further illustrating the often daunting tasks companies face as they strive to manage their social media feeds.

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"Aaron dead. World Wanderer, we have lost a wise elder. Hackers for right, we are one down .Parents all, we have lost a child. Let us weep", tweeted Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of World Wide Web on the death of Aaron Swartz. The question of how Aaron Swartz shouldbe remembered in the annals of history remains equally before the intelligentsia- the keepers of information and the people he stood for- and "the commons"; the knows and know-nots. Eulogists haven’t failed to mention the credentials of this computer prodigy.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Two cases, the Kozhikode ice cream sex case and the Suryanelli sex case have been frequently in the headlines in the state over the past decade and a half.

Incidentally, in both cases, the Left Democratic Front led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist has had occasion to use controversies as a whip against the Congress-led United Democratic Front.

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A Mona Lisa wall hanging, measuring 60x90 cm, made out of coir is the cynosure of all eyes at the ongoing Coir Kerala 2013 event being held here.

Designed and developed by a local company, Fiber World, the replication of Mona Lisa on a coir mat tries to retain most of the charm and grandeur of the original painting - the sensuous curves of the woman's hair, the indefinable smile lingering on her face and the different colours.

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Radio is making a comeback! In an age of FM radio stations, the quote is a reality. But, it does not mean that the golden age of radio is back. In the earlier days, Akashavani or AM radios had played an instrumental role in creating awareness among rural people through its rural network coverage. It was like a blood relationship among them. There was a time when people used to wake up hearing the Akasavani stations.  

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Kottayam: Kerala might be amongst the most literate states in the country, but when it comes to empathy, it is far from being a leader. The fate of the family of the victim of the infamous Suryanelli sex case mirrors the callousness of society here.

The victim and her family have waited 17 years for justice, and has fought long and hard. Thursday, the apex court annulled the verdict of the Kerala High Court and ordered retrial of the case.

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Gandhi, the Mahatma, was truly a citizen of the world though he worked for the freedom of the Indian nation from foreign yoke. Though a Brahmin by birth, humanity was his religion.

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Chicago: In his light grey prison issue tracksuit and sneakers, David Coleman Headley looked like an elderly man back from his morning jog. An air of casual self-assuredness that had characterized his nearly week-long testimony in May, 2011, against his childhood friend Tahawwur Hussain Rana, was on display yet again as a 35-year-long sentence was handed down to him.

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There is a problem with the way people walk now, says British newspaper Daily Mail: most people don’t hold their head high.Look at the street-you see a lot of peoplewalk that way.  Thegadget called mobile phone keeps our head bent.

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We can be proud that the Right to Information, Right to Education and of late even Right of a Government Service are becoming realities than concepts ... There have been perceptible positive changes due to all such rights being made mandatory... But, what about the Right to Healthcare? For the common man, especially the economically marginalised, it is much more important than many of the rights mentioned above.

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