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Saw this one browsing Rediff this morning.

Clicking on the link lead to a popup asking for username and password!  Evidently, this one must be an erroneous link, but it was quite amusing.  I couldn't help wondering if it was an article related to red tape, where  a large number of approvals required for something.  To substantiate that thought, this link was in the Business tab of rediff as well!

In any case, since this page changes by hour, if not minutes, this would have gone off in no time.