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What is India DAILY ROUND-UP

Monday, 12 July 2004, 1700 hrs

NATION & STATES
Peace talks will make progress if Kashmiris are in, says Pakistan
Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri has said early involvement of Kashmiris in the current talks between Pakistan and India will be better for all parties concerned...


BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Manmohan Singh-led government woos agricultural community
All eyes are set on Montek Singh Ahluwalia's Planning Commission from where the budget allocation to the various ministries will be granted...

FEATURED STORIES


The Hindu
Taking cities to the people

In the first four decades of freedom, the assumption was that the economic benefit of investments in big irrigation projects and heavy industries, and of the State controlling the `commanding heights of the economy', would trickle down...

Asia Times
A Star-Spengler'd apology
An American masterwork puts to shame SPENGLER's previous gibes at US "hand me down culture", and that is none other than
the national anthem. Belonging to the genre of great poems by awful poets, the central question of "The Star-Spangled Banner" remains relevant to this day: Do America's national colors wave over a brave and free
people?


Gulf News
Force spies to work together

The American Senate Intelligence Committee has released its report on the pre-war intelligence on Iraq. It says America's intelligence network, particularly the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, badly needs repair.

Asia Times

The screaming 'idiot' in the middle of Iraq

Hashida Shinsuke, a veteran Japanese combat reporter who survived Vietnam, Cambodia and imprisonment by the Khmer Rouge, then Burma, Bosnia, Israel-Palestine and Afghanistan, died in Iraq in late May when 
insurgents attacked his car. ADAM LEIBOWITZ describes him, citing excerpts from his book on covering the Iraq war.

Business Line

Private sector smugness

Off and on, observers come up with disturbing comments on the cursory nature of checks and controls exercised over private sector firms. The private sector has failed the test of public accountability, writes B S Raghavan.  

 TOP PICKS


OPINION

Uncommon Budget (Daily Pioneer)
Military out of nuclear CBM loop (DP) 
Crusader who rattled the neo-rich (TH)
Bush's AIDS plan criticised (The Hindu)
Tel Aviv hit by blast (Telegraph)
BBC chairman may sue spin doc (Telegraph)
'Heresy' rules rejected (Telegraph)
Madonna blamed (Telegraph)
Population and the little girl problem (HT)
A nation worried sick (HT)
US Security: Beyond partisanship (HT)

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 BUSINESS HEADLINES
Left to oppose FDI cap hikes
Bill to amend tax act
Brokers slash Sensex targets
Budget gives PSUs a fillip
Drug prices likely to go up
New biotech policy in 6 months
 CORPORATE HEADLINES
Ashok Leyland to step up R&D
Oil: price hike on hold
ACC plans three power units
Chauhan to take Bisleri to US
IT pros gear up for China jobs
Report Rs 50,000+ shopping
Tatas may exit plantations
 EXCHANGE
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 INSCRIPTIONS
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Original texts from four states, transcribed from a definitive volume  published by the Archaeological Survey of India
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The Hindu
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Times of India
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