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What is India DAILY ROUND-UP

Tuesday, 20 July 2004, 2200 hrs

NATION & STATES
Saarc meet relaxed and optimistic, thanks
to thaw in India-Pakistan
relations 
Foreign ministers of South Asian nations are meeting in Islamabad with optimism and a never-before sense of purpose...



BUSINESS &
ECONOMY
Good agro prospects: credit agency
raises growth estimates

Thanks to the government's lending initiative, the Investment Credit and Rating Agency (ICRA) has marginally raised India's growth estimates for the year...


FEATURED STORIES



Asia Times
India, Sikkim, China and a vexing lama
India's Supreme Court has blocked Tibet's second-best-known Buddhist lama from his exile monastery in the strategic Indian state of Sikkim. The move has major implications for India, China and the Dalai Lama, writes JULIAN GEARING

New York Times
Learning to think, and live
Plenty of professors have dissertations under their belts, but few inspire their students to write biographies, says DAVID BROOKS

Gulf News
Hutton to Butler: cover-up haunts powers
What was at stake when Lord Butler of Brockwell accepted British Prime Minister Tony Blair's request to look into events in the run up to the war was not Blair's integrity, but the British establishment's standing, writes MUSTAFA ARIF

Rediff
Sir Timothy, inventor of the www
Two decades after the incredible invention, Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

Asia Times
Free market frees China's press
As China adopts a market economy, its proliferating news media are increasingly privatised, commercial, combative and fiercely competitive. This gives rise to some of the best investigative journalism, and some of the worst sensationalism, writes JAMES BORTON



 TOP PICKS


OPINION

Reviving Good Practice (Hindu)
Budget & Financial Reform (Hindu) 
Revitalising Panchsheel (Hindu)
Great metamorphosis  (Deccan Herald)
Fake killing (Deccan Herald)



 What is India ABSTRACTS
COMING SOON!

This column will feature annotated abstracts of editorials and opinions published in newspapers across India

 BUSINESS HEADLINES
Rupee loses 13 paise
Small exporters to get benefits
Selling limits gains in Sensex
Centre oks oil pricing package
Rethinking development
Stalemate at CBT yet again
PSU insurers relook services
SBI to push farm sector lending

 CORPORATE HEADLINES
BMW beams in on Hyderabad
Govt plans to hike equity base
TCS- Opting for a cheaper float
Registered will aids Lodha's case
ONGC employess opt for VRS
L&T wins $53mn UAE contract 
Central Bank plans redesign
HDFC first quarter profit rises
New scheme from Air Sahara
Bajaj Hindustan ramping up

 WORLD HEADLINES
More Warner cinemas in China
China frees SARS doc 
Cotton market still sliding
China admits rise in poverty
Emirates to purchase four jets
Iraqi official in Basra killed
Malaysia: Abdullah No 1 leader 

 EXCHANGE
Dollar: Rs 46.40
Pound: Rs 87.00
Euro: Rs 57.85
Yen:  (100) Rs 44.05
 INSCRIPTIONS
From South India 
Original texts from four states, transcribed from a definitive volume  published by the Archaeological Survey of India
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 SOURCES
Deccan Herald
Indian Express
Hindustan Times
The Hindu
Pioneer
Economic Times
Times of India
Statesman
Tribune
Business Standard
Business Line

 

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