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Guns, jungle and insanity


The blast at Pandon in the Minuthong area in Imphal this evening which has taken such a ghastly toll of 15 dead (and possibly rising) and 24 injured, should leave no doubt that insurgency in the state is entering a new and ugly phase. Maybe it had entered this phase a lot earlier, but the general longing that the unrest in the land has not stirred too far away from the logic of its genesis, made many reluctant to admit that such is the nature of the degeneration. For the logic of the genesis is shared by a great section of the population, and under the circumstance, disowning insurgency unconditionally, would have meant denying that this reality of a shared angst too is illusory. But now the story is turning a new and bitter chapter, and who can ever deny this. Any remnant of the belief that insurgency still is a manifestation of this shared sense of a tragic destiny is now being erased and discredited as wishful …

Legal case against God dismissed

The plaintiff argued an omniscient God would know of the lawsuit A US judge has thrown out a case against God, ruling that because the defendant has no address, legal papers cannot be served.The suit was launched by Nebraska state senator Ernie Chambers, who said he might appeal against the ruling. He sought a permanent injunction to prevent the "death, destruction and terrorisation" caused by God. Judge Marlon Polk said in his ruling that a plaintiff must have access to the defendant for a case to proceed. "Given that this court finds that there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant this action will be dismissed with prejudice," Judge Polk wrote in his ruling. Mr Chambers cannot refile the suit but may appeal. 'God knows everything'Mr Chambers sued God last year. He said God had threatened him and the people of Nebraska and had inflicted "widespread death, destruction and terrorisation of millions upon millions of the Earth's inha…


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