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India under watch? Govt 'sets up' system to tap phone calls, e-mail
India has launched a wide-ranging surveillance programme that will give its security agencies and even income tax officials the ability to tap directly into e-mails and phone calls without oversight by courts or parliament, several sources said. Read more

The Sopranos' star James Gandolfini dies at 51 in Italy
James Gandolfini, the burly actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the acclaimed HBO cable television series The Sopranos, died on Wednesday while vacationing in Rome, the network said. Read more

Mamata alleges Left, Maoist and Cong out to kill her
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Wednesday that the Centre and its agencies, along with the CPI(M), Congress, Maoists and a section of the media have joined hands to murder her. Read more

Dolce and Gabbana sentenced to jail for tax evasion, fined €500,000
An Italian court on Wednesday sentenced celebrated fashion house duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to one year and eight months in prison for avoiding taxes totalling 200 million euros ($268 million). Read more


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