From Twitter This Week: Chinese news reader reads out ‘Sent from Samsung device’ and a lot more

A selection from Twitter of the amusing, the outrageous and the informative besides comments, jokes, rants and reaction

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Dear Govt of Tamil Nadu, when you run out of water in your reservoirs and ground water table, you don’t dig more ‘deep’ borewells, you save your existing water bodies, wetlands, remove encroachments, recharge your water table.

It’s rumored, in parts of India, villagers have seen so many researchers that when they see a new one with a questionnaire, they ask if it’s for a Master’s or a PhD thesis & accordingly make the answers short or long.”

Reading “Mrs” as ‘M.R.S.’ or “Xi” as ‘Eleven’ on the teleprompter is so yesterday. An Egyptian TV airhead parrots a WhatsApp message from a government official on the death of #MohammedMorsi and ends the report with: “Sent from a Samsung device.”

“Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday said that Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy has become a joke by stating that Hyderabad is a “safe zone for terrorists”. “People are laughing..

The alleged murder of Rajesh Sondharva is 14th instance of murder in Gujarat with an RTI connection since Oct 2005. Media reports have linked at least 13 murders to citizens’ RTI interventions aimed at exposing corruption & wrongdoing in the administration.

“One nation, one election” is absurd: what if mandate is hung; or state gov collapses then do you have long presidential rule. To overcome yearly campaigning state polls should be held bi-yearly, like for US Congress, limiting terms of Parliament/state legislatures to 4 yrs.

I strongly condemn raising of “Jai Sri Ram” slogans when #AsaduddinOwaisi was about to take oath in Parliament. It’s an insult to ... India; Indian Muslims; Indian Constitution; Indian Democracy; Indian Secularism; Bhagwan Ram himself.

If Vande Mataram is really against the Islam then how can daily newspaper ‘Vande Mataram’ was published in the Lahore in 1931? Here is the frontpage of daily newspaper.

Lala Lajpat Rai started Vande Mataram as an Urdu daily from Lahore

Urdu has nothing to do with Islam. Pre-partition Punjab, Perso-Arabic Urdu was script of schools 2. Paper Vande Mataram started by Lala Lajpatrai who was an Arya Samaji & whose father was an Urdu teacher 3. Lahore was a mixed city in 1931, with Hindus+Sikh majority v Muslims

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