What benefit a state gets by appointing some celebrity or sports person as brand ambassador. If it's a step toward honoring a successful person, no issues in it. India's newest state Telangana has decided to appoint Indian tennis star Sania Mirza who belongs to Hyderabad as its brand ambassador.
Former Supreme Court judge and presently the Chairman of Press Council of India Markandey Katju in his blog posted on social networking website Facebook had alleged that the former Supreme Court Chief Justice R.C. Lahoti, sent a letter to the Government of India to give one year extension to a corrupt judge as additional Judge at the Madras High Court on the recommendation of UPA government led by Dr. Manmohan Singh.
After HAMAS rejected ceasefire brokered by Egypt, Israel after a brief halt continued its assault in Gaza strip which killed hundreds of innocent people. The assault is continuing and many more civilians are set to die. This is unfortunate that innocent people are being killed, at the same time it's not uncommon particularly in the long standing dispute between Israel and Palestine.