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Following the social media blitzkrieg by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK),” the expert said.“Basically there are companies which provide real or fake social media accounts by the million for a fee and these are then used to flood social media with positive or negative campaigns” he said Karthik Ayyar expert in cyber-security explained how this marketing strategy would ordinarily work “There are people in China and Thailand creating millions of Facebook and Twitter accounts and they gladly hand over the usernames and passwords to companies in other countries for a fee” he said Screenshot of the alleged email that was circulated through WhatsApp (click to expand) “Posting to multiple Facebook accounts is not a big deal Lots of people and companies use it for marketing purposes” Ayyar explained But according tothe experts the answer is in the why of it all The question is who controls how many Facebook accounts and for what purpose Prima facie it appears that the AIADMK is trying to do what the BJP did in the run-up to the 2014 elections – use multiple social media accounts to flood the space with positive chatter about a leader Jayalalithaa in this case counter negative remarks about the leader by launching a volley of positive comments likes and shares in order to drown out the negative views Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu Rajesh Lakhoni told Firstpost that he would send this email to Facebook to verify its legitimacy When queried on whether the creation/use of fake social media accounts violated election rules in any way he replied in the negative “Creation of fake accounts violates Facebook and Twitter rules but it is not illegal per se” said the expert who did not wish to be named “However it can become illegal if the intention of the act is malafide Meaning that if there is impersonation of some other person for some financial gain it would become a cyber crime and would be punishable by law” he stated The opposition DMK is exultant following this latest leak DMK’s own back-end IT team is enthusiastically sharing this email copy with all and sundry hoping to put a small dent in the larger than life image of incumbent Jayalalithaa Social media may not decide an election for any party or leader But perception of the young voters matter especially in an election which will see its largest number of first time voters to date And that crucial constituency is what all leaders are battling for in the virtual space The author tweets @sandhyaravishan By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 15 2017 1:43 am Related News Trinamool Congress and BJP workers allegedly clashed over filing of nomination for a co-operative society election at Omarpur area of Sainthia in Birbhum on Wednesday BJP workers alleged that Trinamool activists prevented them from filing their nomination allegedly using arms and sticks to create an atmosphere of terror outside the co-operative society to deter BJP workers from visiting it “Last (Tuesday) night TMC activists ransacked the house of our tribal worker Sanatan Murmu and attacked him He was our candidate in the co-operative society election Today also there was some disturbance at Sainthia” said state BJP secretary Sayantan Basu Local Trinamool leaders denied all the allegations Birbhum SP N Sudheer Kumar told The Indian Express that there was no clash between TMC and BJP workers “There was no clash but media has shown some pictures that people were holding bows and arrows and some arms The police had gone there and said there was nothing like this We are investigating the matter There was no complaint as such and there was no violence Nobody has been injured or anything” he said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Praveen Swami | Published: May 4 2016 12:01 am Ever since China’s decision to block UN sanctions against Masood Azhar many Indians have concluded their superpower neighbour’s policies are driven by moral blindness even malice Related News Last summer as fighters from the jihadist Jabhat al-Nusra swept across the Orontes river into the Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur a strange caravan followed in their wake: Thousands of women and children marching across the border from refugee camps inside Turkey to occupy the farms and homes of local residents who had fled This was their promised land: An Islamic state to rival the Islamic State (IS) For some 3500 families though their new home amidst the lush green slopes of the village of Zanbaq was just a stepping stone to a homeland more than 4500 kilometres away — a great sprawl of ice rock and prairie perched on the roof of the world They spoke languages no one around them understood: Uyghur and Chinese Ever since China’s decision to block UN sanctions against Masood Azhar many Indians have concluded their superpower neighbour’s policies are driven by moral blindness even malice For a serious understanding it’s important to see the world through China’s eyes — eyes that wear lenses coloured by the emergence of many enclaves like Zanbaq The IS has its own Chinese forces whose families have been granted lands in Abyad province Chinese nationals make up the largest cohort by far of foreign jihadists from Asia Although the world sees China as a fire-breathing dragon its leaders know their power rests on pillars of the most fragile porcelain The armies massing in West Asia Beijing fears could bring the roof down on their half-century-long effort to build a great power Facing a serious transnational terrorism threat China’s security establishment finds itself under-resourced and ill-prepared Its intelligence services don’t have the global reach of the US Beijing moreover is sceptical of America’s expensive way of war Instead Beijing seeks to use regional clients like Pakistan to contain the threat For Beijing the emerging terror threat from West Asia is redolent with history In 1864-76 the Central Asian adventurer Yakub Beg launched a rebellion against Beijing backed by the Ottoman sultan Through the second half of the last century Istanbul was a refuge for Xinjiang exiles like Isa Yusuf Alptekin Xinjiang saw the emergence of jihadist tendencies in the wake of the anti-Soviet jihad a war in which hundreds of ethnic Uyghurs participated In 1993 jihadist leaders Hasan Mahsum and Abdukadir Yapuquam founded the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) hoping to defeat another superpower Like other regions in China the modernising impact saw enormous cultural and political dislocations after the revolution The tensions helped Xinjiang’s jihadists mobilise In February 1997 nine Uyghurs were killed when police fired on violent mobs protesting the execution of secessionist activists TIP by now operating from Kabul carried out its first major terrorist operation in retaliation bombing three buses in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi killing nine people including three children Beijing characteristically tried to do a deal In December 2000 China’s ambassador to Pakistan was promised the Taliban wouldn’t “allow any group to use its territory” In return Mullah Omar asked for Chinese help against Western sanctions The deal wasn’t quite sealed though when 9/11 changed the scenario forcing the TIP into North Waziristan In the build-up to the Beijing Olympics evidence emerged of the lethality of these new Pakistan-trained groups In March 2008 the crew on a Beijing-bound China Southern flight foiled a mid-air suicide bombing by 19-year-old Guzalinur Turdi — trained in Pakistan In August that year terrorists killed 16 police officers in Kashgar Largescale communal riots broke out in Xinjiang in 2009 claiming 197 lives — and demonstrating just how high the costs of terrorism could be for social order in China China has since sought to stamp out the problem by crushing Xinjiang’s ethnic-religious identity proscribing long beards and veils imposing restrictions on mosque attendance and even on Ramzan observance It’s also experimented with social engineering pumping in funds for development that draw in immigrants The measures have however hardened ethnic-religious tensions Last year over 50 people were reported killed in clashes between workers and police at the Aksu coal mines while Xinjiang separatists killed 29 people in a knife attack at Kunming in 2014 Islamabad’s help has proved key to making sure the problem isn’t worse Although Xinjiang jihadists are operating to China’s south the real concerns are in the anarchic states to China’s north-west Entropic Afghanistan could provide Xinjiang jihadists renewed sanctuary Then large numbers of jihadists from Kyrgyzstan Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are known to be fighting with the IS in Syria and Iraq Thus China sees the Pakistan army as a critical ally in keeping weapons and trained fighters from crossing the Karakoram mountains — and bringing home the war from Zanbaq Is Beijing’s bid to outsource its war on terror likely to succeed Experience holds out some cautionary lessons For decades the US followed counter-terrorism policies identical to those Beijing now seeks to adopt The support Washington provided to repressive regimes in West Asia ended up legitimising the violent Islamism it was meant to curb The Pakistan army’s use of jihadi proxies led to the creation of infrastructure used against the West The lesson is simple: Policies guided by tactical needs with no strategic framework lead inexorably towards defeat India’s move to host Xinjiang dissidents shows this maxim needs to be understood by China-hawks in New Delhi The move would have fuelled China’s fears with potentially grave consequences In spite of its tactical alliance with Pakistan China has been a force for regional stability The country has ended its earlier support for insurgents in India’s Northeast kept a studied distance from Kashmiri secessionists and refused to bail out Islamabad during the Kargil war or after 26/11 Frustrations sparked by Beijing’s counter-terrorism relationship with Pakistan will test China-India relations for years to come Kicking the dragon in the shin satisfying as it might seem is a profoundly risky business — and more important it won’t even the score [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe Election commission (EC) of India made a strong plea to the government last Sunday (18 December) asking for a ban on anonymous contribution to political parties above Rs 2000 The Prime Minister of India appears to have endorsed the plea in his address at a political rally at Kanpur on Monday Although no government notification has been issued yet the prime ministerial form of democracy in India today would ensure that the prime minister’s wishes would be actualised sooner than later Many political commentators especially the BJP spokespersons have gone to town hailing the EC recommendation and the PM’s endorsement of it as a major step for political reform in India It is being seen as a continuation of the effort of the current government to unearth the unaccounted-for money But the appearances are often deceptive The current move may clearly be seen as a sop to hoodwink the masses The Election Commission with its vast reservoir of practical experience and raw data ought to know that the very provision of anonymous donation – be it Rs 20000 or Rs 2000 – is a ploy of the political class to keep itself beyond the pale of law; it is a loophole that political parties of all ideological persuasions —left right and centre —have used to legitimately launder black money Representational image PTI Under the current law political parties are required to declare all the donations above Rs 20000 under section 29C of the Representation of the People (RP) Act 1951 This has resulted in a queer situation: whichever corporate bodies or wealthy individuals wish to contribute Rs 20000 or above to the coffers of a political party on record are mentioned by name in the submissions of the political parties to the Election Commission and the income tax department Those who wish to part with some of their ill-gotten wealth to curry favour with a political party conveniently remain anonymous under this provision The data compiled by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) tells us that donor identification is made for just about 25 per cent of the annual income of the two major national parties in Indian politics: the BJP and the Congress About 75 percent of their respective income comes from anonymous sources The percentage of anonymous contribution to the treasury of most other national and regional parties is even higher Take for instance the case of the Bahujan Samaj Party; it has declared year after year an annual income of about Rs 300 crore but it has been claiming that all of it has been a summation of small contributions of less than Rs 20000 So all the contributors to the BSP’s kitty remain anonymous This has been more or less the practice adopted by most other parties This situation will hardly change if the Election Commission’s new fiat is enforced by reducing the scope of anonymous contribution to Rs 2000 Regional parties like BSP will continue to claim that all their earnings come from donations of less than Rs 2000 Major national parties like the Congress and the BJP would continue to claim that apart from the on-record big contributions from the business houses the majority of their earnings came from small contributions of less than Rs 2000 The Congress government while it was in power had deliberately kept this loophole to facilitate the receipt of large amount of black money that came its way as the ruling party The smaller parties then did not protest as they were also the beneficiary of the ill-gotten wealth however small in comparison When the BJP-led government came to power at the Centre in 1999 it no wonder did not do away with the Section 29C of the PR Act; rather it vigorously resisted all attempts to make the electoral process more transparent When the Supreme Court of India while adjudicating upon the petition filed by the ADR made it mandatory for all candidates to declare their income and assets along with other relevant personal information (2 May 2002) the ruling BJP joined hands with the Congress and every other party in Parliament to pass an amendment to the PR Act so as to override the Supreme Court’s decision Credit must be given to the tenacity of the SC bench which declared such an amendment ultra vires of the Constitution If Atal Behari Vajpayee as prime minister sought to reinforce rather than negate the Congress legacy of a opaque political and electoral process can and will Narendra Modi be any different There is a clear difference between the two BJP prime ministers – Modi speaks about corruption-free India more often than Vajpayee did But will those words ever turn into meaningful action The demonetisation of high denomination currency notes (8 November) was initially touted as a ‘surgical strike’ against black money But within a few weeks the goalpost changed; it is now being seen more as a move to usher in a ‘cashless India’ If Prime Minister Modi genuinely wants to see a corruption-free India then he has to strike at the root of all corruption – political funding In order to do so he has to go beyond supporting the rather limited recommendation of the EC; he must take the big step to ban all anonymous donations to political parties The Narendra Modi government just needs to make one amendment to the People’s Representation Act: that all political parties — to be eligible to contest elections and field candidates — will have to declare all their earnings and all their expenditure to the Election Commission on a monthly basis By doing so the Modi government would have struck a lethal blow to the mother of all corruption Will Narendra Modi do it Well that would depend how does he want to go down in history – as a great saviour of Indian democracy or as its false icon On Thursday the Shiv Sena emerged as the Number One party in the city albeit narrowly The party picked up 84 seats which is two more than the second largest party the BJP managed However to achieve the magic figure of 114 seats that is required for a majority in the BMC the party needs 30 more seats BMC Polls Seats won in 2017 Seats won in 2012 Difference Percentage change BJP 82 31 +51 +1645% Shiv Sena 84 75 +9 +12% Congress 31 52 -21 -404% NCP 9 13 -4 -308% MNS 7 28 -21 -75% Others 14 13 +1 +77% Just like the Assembly and Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation elections both parties came together to form post-poll alliances The other option is to take the support of the Congress Adding the Sena’s 84 seats to the 31 won by the Congress takes the tally to 115 which is one seat more than Uddhav Thackeray’s party needs to have a majority As unimaginable as this scenario might seem in the present context it wouldn’t be the first time that the Sena reached out to India’s Grand Old Party In the past theShiv Sena has taken support from the Muslim League and Congress And when the late Congress leader Murli Deora won the mayoral post in Mumbai he did so with the help of the Shiv Sena Shiv Sena supporters celebrate their party’s performance in the BMC election Firstpost/Akshay Jagtap The Sena can also poach the elected corporators of the Samajwadi Party (six) and AIMIM (two) In addition there are four Independent corporators two of whom have already pledged support to the Sena But it would be impossible to even make up the numbers with only the smaller parties and Independents It would be logical to take Congress support and win the mayoral post No alliances or feuds are for life in politics so it could be very interesting to see if the new Mumbai Congress president and Marathi face Bhai Jagtap can convince the party high command about a potential Shiv Sena-Congress alliance It would be a massive gain for the Congress that has been out of power in the BMC for the past two decades This is a golden opportunity to wrest power in the BMC Uddhav is reluctant to join hands with the BJP once again In fact on Thursday the Sena supremo has hinted that the next mayor will be from the Shiv Sena as will the next chief minister There’s a strong sense that Uddhav is unwilling to attempt a patch-up with the BJP That said the party’s strategy will be worked out over the next two days afterstrategists Anil Desai Sanjay Raut Anil Parab and Milind Narvekar put together a plan It is believed that they will also act as the party’s negotiators when it comes to trying to forge alliances with other parties One school of thought is that given the fractured mandate given by Mumbaikars joining forces with the BJP is the most obvious thing for the Shiv Sena to do After all the parties are allies in the state and at the Centre so why not in the BMC Click here for the full results By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: September 12 2015 11:45 am Actress Katie Holmes reportedly wore a disguise for a secret meet-up with her rumoured boyfriend actor Jamie Foxx (Source: Reuters) Related News Actress Katie Holmes reportedly wore a disguise for a secret meet-up with her rumoured boyfriend actor Jamie Foxx The 36-year-old “Batman Begins” actress wore a wig and a hat to meet the “Annie” star although they persistently denied their dating rumours reported Us Weekly “She put on a wig and hat to meet him at a hotel” a source said The pair who reportedly have been dating for two years were on separate coasts all summer Holmes who has been filming “All We Had” in NYC headed to Las Vegas to support his gig on August 22 while Suri had to return to El Lay in order to start school Share This Article Related Article Suri took a trip with her friends to Disneyland on September 7 without her mother who was spending time with the 47-year-old “Django Unchained” actor in his Thousand Oaks California mansion Rumours of Holmes and Foxx dating first emerged in 2013 In March this year a picture of the two holding hands in a studio surfaced online Nevertheless the two kept denying that there’s anything romantic between them For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: September 29 2016 12:30 am Top News With just four months to go before the election code of conduct for the 2017 civic polls comes into force elected representatives of all political parties in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) are making a last effort to get more funds for carrying out development work in their respective electoral panels Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Vasant More had managed to get the civic body to make the budgetary allocation for infrastructure development in his electoral panel of Katraj The projects include installing the tallest flagpost of the state at Katraj lake to develop it as a tourist destination in addition to the routine development works in the area Watch What Else in Making News “The budgetary allocation made for some proposed projects is unlikely to be spent this financial year due to various reasons Thus I have asked to divert the funds that are going to be unspent for some new projects” said More in a letter to the standing committee chairperson Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator Vikas Dangat has sought diversion of funds to complete the civic projects that are getting delayed due to shortage of funds “I had proposed civic projects that required large funds They were started a few years ago and work proceeded slowly as per the availability of funds … so I have asked the mayor to provide funds for the project” he said Shiv Sena leader Ashok Harnaval has been lobbying civic offices to get funds for carrying out the work of the newly-constructed hospital and an art gallery “The funds not being used for proposed civic work can be used for the purpose” he said For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Sriram Veera | Mumbai | Updated: June 29 2016 1:33 pm Sourav Ganguly (R) was at the CAB office when Ravi Shastri’s interview was being conducted Top News Sourav Ganguly wasn’t present in the selection meeting when Ravi Shastri gave his interview to become India’s head coach “Ganguly wasn’t there when I was interviewed” Ravi Shastri told The Indian Express Ganguly was a key member of the four-man team – Sachin Tendulkar VVS Laxman and BCCI convenor Sanjay Jagdale were the other members of the BCCI’s high profile committee to pick India’s new coach Team is higher than individuals: Anil Kumble to RaviShastri Shastri’s interview was conducted between 5 to 6 pm Laxman and Jagdale were at the Taj Bengal hotel Tendulkar joined in from London via Skype and Shastri was video linked from Bangkok During that time Ganguly was away at the office of the cricket association of Bengal (CAB)in Kolkata He was attending a working committee meeting of CAB Ganguly came out of that meeting at CAB at about 630 pm and he told the waiting media that Kumble Pravin Amre and Lalchand Rajput were interviewed in person while Shastri was spoken to on Skype Despite repeated attempts Ganguly didn’t respond to calls Convenor Jagdale too wasn’t available for comment WATCHVIDEO:Was Kumble the best choice Here are the excerpts Were you disappointed and hurt when you came to know you didn’t get the coaching job I was very disappointed Disappointment because the hard work entire unit had put in in the last 18 months To see where they were when the support staff and I took over and to where they reached in 18 months makes me feel proud They got up threw punches and ended up where they were No 1 in Test cricket No 1 in T20 No 2 in ODI You can’t ask for more Even I didn’t’ expect such a transformation in 18 months with this young team I feel really proud I was honest worked hard along with the support staff and the players were fantastic You look during those months with the BCCI being hammered in the court and media for various reasons cricket was the shining light People really took to watching the way Indian team was playing Also Read:Yesterday once more How did your presentation to the selection panel go Meeting was great Some great questions from VVS Sachin and Sanjay I put my way forward for the team They wanted to know how do I plan to do well in all formats how we should look at fast bowlers and things of that sort You mention Sachin Laxman and Sanjay Jagdale No questions from Ganguly Well actually he wasn’t there Did you ask the others in the panel about his absence That I can’t ask na I responded to the questions asked and as I told you there was some good questions from the three and it was a great meeting How do you see Kumble working with this team What’s your take on the players I think Anil inherited a damn good team a fantastic team in all formats And his job would be to take it forward I am proud of the boys and I would miss their company because I will treasure the joy and enjoyment they gave me in those 18 months I am always there for them That’s how I was even in the 23 years of broadcasting career They know that So what now for Shastri How are you moving on from the disappointment I have been in the field for a long enough That was yesterday There is bright sunshine in Thailand today So get up hit the beach and just chill For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: December 5 2016 7:33 pm Eriksen said that goal was worth more than the one he whipped home from outside the penalty area during the 2-1 loss at Chelsea last month (Source: Reuters) Top News Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen said his “closed-eye” goal against Swansea City was among his best for the club and that it was more pleasing than the one he scored against Chelsea The first of Eriksen’s two goals in Spurs’ 5-0 Premier League drubbing of Swansea City on Saturday came in the 70th minute when he jumped to reach the ball that looped up off goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski “I think it’s straight in to the top three of the best goals I’ve scored for Spurs” Eriksen told the club website (wwwtottenhamhotspurcom) “It was a smart jump I closed my eyes and luckily it went in I put my head to the side to make sure I didn’t get kicked in the head and made sure he (Jordi Amat) hit me with the ball” The Danish midfielder who has five goals in six games against Swansea said that goal was worth more than the one he whipped home from outside the penalty area during the 2-1 loss at Chelsea last month “Chelsea was a nice goal but you don’t get any feeling out of it This time we get the three points and two goals for me so we’re all happy” Eriksen said Fifth-placed Spurs travel to sixth-placed Manchester United on Sunday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News lasted just six balls before he was out to a false stroke to leg-spinner Yasir Shah. 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said Anandini Thakoor.