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What is India DAILY ROUND-UP

Wednesday, 4 August 2004, 1700 hrs

NATION & STATES
India floods Pakistan with 50 ways
to increase people contact

The two-day session opened with Islamabad listening to Indian overtures, but saying nothing about the demand for lifting the ban on Indian movies and TV channels... 

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Indian firms on a borrowing spree

Indian companies are poised to raise massive external commercial borrowings (ECBs) in 2004, estimated in the range of $6.5 to 7 billion...

FEATURED STORIES


Asia Times
The rise and rise of an Indian dynasty
The year 2004 is shaping out to be a good one for the Tatas. Not only does it commemorate the 100th anniversary of the three legends of the Tata Group, the long-awaited initial public offering for software arm Tata Consultancy Services has taken off with unprecedented results, says T PYNE

The Hindu
An astrologer's brew
If the BJP does not recognise the obligations of the loser, it may find itself out of the middle class' affections, says HARISH KHARE

Tribune
Trial of Saddam Hussein
He did not look worn out or tattered as he had on his arrest seven months ago. Dressed up casually, he looked thinner, fitter, better groomed and confident, though a little ruffled, reports SHELLEY WALIA

The Economist
Still a long way from harvest time
The European Union and the United States have agreed to remove agricultural export subsidies and reduce farm subsidies in a deal that rescued the Doha round of world trade talks. However, the details of the deal remain to be negotiated.

Asia Times
Musharraf steps back from the US
After giving out strong signals that it would send troops to Iraq, Pakistan has now emphatically rejected such a move. This will not please the US, but President General Musharraf has extremely compelling reasons for his decision. None of which has anything to do with two dead Pakistani truck drivers. By SYED SALEEM SHAHZAD

Boston Globe
Brain device offers hope for mental disorders
With its infamous history of crude ''icepick" lobotomies, psychiatric surgery has been widely shunned for decades. Now, it appears poised to make a careful comeback using a far gentler technology: a pacemaker for the brain that, once implanted, can be adjusted or turned off, reports CAREY GOLDBERG

 TOP PICKS


OPINION
More friends than foes (Tribune)
Together in Bangkok (Tribune)
Revival of Doha round (Hindu)
Atrocities in Manipur (Hindu)
Bandh it like Bengal (Hindustan Times)


 What is India ABSTRACTS
COMING SOON!

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

 BUSINESS HEADLINES
Small ryots gain from WTO pact
India Inc on borrowing binge
Steel firms raise prices by 4%
States canít ban pan masala
Inflation to be checked: FM
No new LPG connections
Oil prices: Russian roulette
Plants free to sell surplus power
Senior Citizen Scheme sweeter
Automakers in line of fire

 CORPORATE HEADLINES
Toyota opens gearbox plant
Visa has cut competition: EU
HDFC rate loan at 7.75-8.5 %
Rivals sore over Reliance rates
P&G, CSIR tie up for innovations 
Philips arm gets projector deal
No-frills airlines to fly to Gulf
Volkswagen plans
Andhra plant

 WORLD HEADLINES
French reforms on full swing
Price of Britain's success
Missile strike on Gaza village
Jordanian, Turkish hostages free
'Abu Ghraib pics taken for fun'


 EXCHANGE
Dollar: 46.95
Pound: 85.65
Euro: 56.75
Yen: (100) 43.65

 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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