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India lost 18 soldiers--the highest in a single strike in 20 years--to a raid by militants in Manipur. Disparate groups along the Myanmar and Nagaland borders are believed to have formed a coalition to mount the attack that employed sophisticated rocket-propelled grenades. The Indian army has announced plans for a powerful counter offensive.
Off The Front PageBollywood superstar Amitabh Bachhan says he has not heard of the beef ban in Maharashtra, where he lives. While Doordarshan can barely hold the attention span of the average Indian news-consumer, it has launched serious discussions to ape BBC World and relaunch DD India--its international news channel--to project the external affairs ministry's line. The education ministry has reprimanded the chairperson of the University Grants Commission for complaining about the ministry to a Parliament committee, for not streamlining funds adequately to be used for a rural colleges programme. For a change, an Air India flight left ahead of its schedule and thus managed to deliver a beating heart to a critically-ill person in Chennai and save his life.
Swapan Dasgupta, in The Telegraph, says that conspiracy theorists who believe the government is floundering must brace for disappointment. Khaled Ahmed, in The Indian Express, says that Islamic ideology in Pakistan only appears to have hardened over time. Sriram Panchu, in The Hindu, says that retired Supreme Court chief justices who have taken government assignments, cannot head bodies such as the human rights commission, as it compromises the independence of the chair. Suggest a correction