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Friday, 13 August 2010

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Following a meeting between India's home secretary, all the top pooh-bahs and mucky-mucks from India's domestic security agencies and the government's Telecom babus the Indian Govt threatened today to block BlackBerry's corporate and e-mail services in that country.

India said it needed access to user information and asked for encrypted BlackBerry communications to be made available to its intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

Following from the horrific Mumbai massacre by Pak-trained militants, the Indian Govt has been concerned that services provided by BlackBerry could be easily used by terrorists and militants inimical to India's security.

India's Minister of Too Many Portfolios, Monish Phonewalla announced in New Delhi:

"We have given BlackBerry until Aug. 31 to provide us this access failing which I might have to recommend that we block their services in India".

Indian journalists who operate like a pack of rabid dogs feasting on a rotting carcass alleged that "this corrupt Minister asked the Canadians to provide him with baskets of mangoes if they wanted to continue to do business in India"

The mango crop has suffered badly this year in India, souring many palates.

However, in a typical Bollywood twist the Minister's wife came out guns blazing. She is said to have handed a "tape" to a well-known TV anchor rebutting this allegation and making her own allegation that it was not her husband who asked for mangoes but the Canadians themselves who offered to sweeten the pot by throwing in bushels of saskatoon-berries -

"Whatever that is", she said. "We are not knowing this fruit"

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