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Thursday, December  14, 2006

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Business and Economy
  • Global Trust Deficit on China FDI
    As China’s major allies in India, the Communist Party (M) of India (CPM) seem to have given up their campaign to gain economic access for Beijing, there is increasing evidence that India has many economic reasons not trust China yet.

  • Mining Policy to Attract FDI
    A new mining policy is being formalized aiming to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) through joint ventures which is now only USD 150 million and the new target investment value is Rs. 100,000 crore (USD 22.22 billion) in the next 2 years.

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Armed Forces Act Amendment
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visiting Manipur said that his government will amend the Armed Forces Act withdrawing extraordinary provisions such as shoot-to-kill thus complying with demands made by many politicians of the North East (NE).<More>

Environment, Health and Education

  • Reasons for HIV Propagation
    A UNAIDS and World Health Organization (WHO) study has found that “poor knowledge of HIV” especially “among homosexual groups,” male prostitution, and unsafe drug abuse practices are main drivers of HIV propagation.<More>

  • Forest Guard Recruitment Accelerated
    The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has asked all states to urgently fill existing vacancies of forest guard position especially in Tiger Sanctuaries even if they have to relax recruitment norms.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Taliban Is a Virtual Mini State in Pak
    Finally, Western media has woken up to the dangers of the peace pact between Pakistan and the local Taliban in the North West Frontier Province and the New York Times (NYT) reported about a resurgent Taliban supporting Indian concern for this development.<More>

  • BEL Weapon Locating Radars
    The Army will start testing indigenously developed weapon locating radar (WLR) for “internal evaluation” to further the “shoot and scoot” doctrine using self-propelled guns and artillery to loosen up defense before an offensive onslaught into hostile territory.<More>


  • Pak Emergent Defense Player
    With nuclear-test imposed sanctions being lifted and being conferred a major non-NATO ally status Pakistan is being viewed as a serious emergent buyer as it now has access to weapons, aircraft, and missiles. Its export in the USD 3 trillion arms market is only USD 200 million but is expected to grow.<More>

  • Bangla Army Deployed
    Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed ordered the army to aid civil administration to deal with broad based blockade of cities by a 14-party opposition led by the Awami League but also “to avert any unwarranted situation on the eve of the coming general election.<More>


  • Qualitative Jump in Indo-US Relations
    In a major show of good faith, US policy makers worked into the night to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the amendments to US law that would facilitate Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation and will be signed into law by US President George Bush.<More>

  • Iran Wants US Out of Iraq
    Even as Iran said it will help when the US pulls out of the region, the Iraqi President rejected recommendations by the Iraq Study Group because it contained “dangerous articles” undermining “the sovereignty of Iraq ” and was an “insult to the Iraqi people.”<More>

Hot Topics
  Global Trust Deficit on China FDI
  BEL Weapon Locating Radars
  Taliban Is a Virtual Mini State in Pak

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New Money Laundering Law

India has enacted the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) that would allow government agencies to track funding of terrorist activities and greatly help intelligence agencies monitor the flow of funds often indicative of terrorist strikes.


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Citizens in Crossfire


LTTE Wants “Independent” Nation


Chávez Wins a Polarized Nation


Coup in Fiji


Jordan King Visit

Featured Edits

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Visit of the rising ties

China remains a challenge

Changing Mindsets?


South Indian Inscriptions

Ancient Indian dynasties documented their administration, significant developments, grants, and milestones as inscriptions in temples. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has documented these inscriptions from 1886. These pages contain inscriptions from Pallava, Chola, Pandya, Western Chalukya, Eastern Chalukya, Rashtrakuta, Hoyasala, Vijayanagara, Vishnukundin, Kakatiya, Reddi, Vaidumba, Chinda, Eastern Ganga, Gajapathi, Kalchurya, Qutb-Shahi of Golkonda, and Moghul,  dynasties.

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