Hit List — 18 February 2012
Hit List – 18 Feb 2012

More trouble for the UPA, Sena scores fourth win, Indian hockey’s Olympic hope and some hate from The Economist.

1. NCTC runs into a wall

The National Counter Terrorism Centre, a new body that is billed as crucial to fighting terrorism has come under strong scrutiny from seven chief chief ministers including Nitish Kumar, Narendra Modi and (you guessed it) Mamata Banerjee. The CMs claim the new bodies powers infringe upon theirs and they were not consulted when the NCTC was being set up.

The details at The Times of India and Chidambaram’s defense at The Indian Express.


2. Sena makes in four in a row in Mumbai

The Shiv Sena – BJP alliance won their fourth term in Mumbai BMC elections. While the Sena won eight seats less than its tally in 2007, the Congress’ share dipped from 71 to 50 this time. The MNS managed just 28 seats.

The whole story at The Hindu.



3. Indian hockey team begins fight for Olympic spot

The Indian Hockey team will begin its campaign for an Olympic spot today. Having failed to qualify for Beijing 2008, India have a better chance with a team that has been doing well and the fact that the qualification tournament is being held in India adds to our chances.

Read more at IBNLive.com.


4. ‘Linsanity’ halted by Hornets

Jeremy Lin and the Knicks’ winning streak was snapped by the Hornets. The Knicks lost 89-85. Lin scored 26 points but also turned the ball over 9 times. Meanwhile, you can catch Lin on the cover of Time and Sports Illustrated.

The whole story at The New York Times.


5. The bully that is us

Apparently, we (India) are not very nice to our oh-so-sweet neighbors. At least that is what the Economist feels. We’re bossy, high-handed and often meddle in the affairs of our neighbors. Sad to see such biased writing from such a respectable magazine.

Read the piece at The Economist.


Yesterday’s Hit List here

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