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What is India DAILY ROUND-UP

Wednesday, 15 December 2004, 1800 hrs

TOP STORIES
India, Pakistan continue
talks on nuclear safety
The neighbours took their composite dialogue forward with another round of talks in Islamabad on nuclear confidence-building measures (CBMs) 
 

BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Fortnightly review of oil
prices on the way out 

Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar has hinted the government may switch over to monthly or quarterly reviews

UPDATE
Congressional leaders oppose
sale of F-16 planes to Pakistan

Two prominent Congressional leaders have warned Bush against selling F-16s to Pakistan saying it can seriously undermine US-India relations. They are running a campaign to drive home that a sale can squander opportunities to strengthen strategic US-India ties 



EDITORIAL
Now for meritocracy
in the private sector

Politicians have not succeeded in stifling India's spirit of enterprise, but they just might succeed if they insist on caste-based reservation in the private sector, says ARAVIND SITARAMAN

HERITAGE
Perfect, stately and tall
If a temple were ever built to make a statement, this is it. USHA KRIS describes the grandeur of the Rajarajeswaram temple in Tamil Nadu

FEATURE PICKS


The Hindu
Bhopal and beyond
Major disasters rarely occur due to a single failure. Most accidents share certain common patterns of failures, which point to the lessons to be learnt by the corporations, governments and communities.
By VENKATA SUBRAMANIAM


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Indian Express
Listening to Sufi music as
thousands are murdered

India's national security is gravely threatened and we are being governed by a wilfully blind government. Because of the compulsions of vote-banks and Left-wing ideology, the government brands anyone who spells out this truth as ‘communal’, says ARUN SHOURIE

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The Hindu

In a buffalo economy 
A few simple habitat improvements and technological innovations could make life much more palatable for Haryana’s women, the most important being the provision of sanitation. But piped water and prosperity have added to Haryanvi women’s drudgery, writes RAVINDER KAUR

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Pioneer

Needed, politics of moderation
There are few holidays in coalition governments and as the United Progressive Alliance completes six months in office, we would do well to look at the formations both within the ruling coalition and the Opposition. An analysis by ARUN NEHRU 


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Tribune
Suraj Parkash, a magnum opus
Kavi Chooramani Bhai Santokh Singh produced the best work of his life Sri Gur Partap Suraj Granth, also known as Suraj Parkash, at the fag end of his life. It is a history of the Sikh Gurus along with Banda Singh Bahadur in a chronological order. By HARBANS SINGH VIRDI

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Indian Express

Singer of the ages 
Mamurai Shanmuka Vadivu Subbulakshmi was no ordinary person; she was a phenomenon of the 20th century. Her voice thrilled the greater of this globe, regardless of the language in which she sang

A great musician passes into history: M.S Subbulakshmi Photo Gallery
 

Subbulakshmi bestseller for Saregama:
Her first full-length album for the Gramophone Company of India (GCI), recorded over 40 years ago, still manages to sell over 2 lakh copies every year.

TOP PICKS

OPINION


Lanka: violent reminder (Hindu)
Kyoto: Ethics and shortcuts (Hindu)
Train of accidents (Tribune)
IAF promotion muddle (Tribune)
 More tax, less revenue (Tribune)
Mid-year review: sombre notes (Pioneer)



What is India Editorials

SEER'S CALL
“Nobody is above the law of our country. Let truth prevail,  and the guilty be punished”
The Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam has clarified the mutt's position on charges levelled against the seer, and urged devotees not to despair

SP HAS NO REGARD FOR LAW OR TRUTH: HIGH COURT
The policeman running the case against the Kanchi Shankaracharya was once denounced by the High Court as a barbarian. His track record is full of dark deeds that would put hardcore criminals to shame

What does it mean to be 
a Hindu in India?

Unease grows in the hearts of common Indians as they watch a revered saint being arrested and humiliated, writes
SOUMYA SITARAMAN

More Kanchi stories

United protest in New York 

Appeal from an urban
middle class devotee


Pillar of Hinduism


Nov 11 turned out
 like Sept 11



Other editorials

War on the PEoPLE
Andhra Pradesh's talks with Naxalite groups is fraught with danger not just for the state but for all of India, writes ARAVIND SITARAMAN


No eulogy for Veerappan

No tears will be shed
 for the dead bandit, but we must address the causes that created such a monster, says
ARAVIND SITARAMAN


More edits
 

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South Indian Inscriptions 

Original texts from four states, transcribed from a definitive work published by the Archaeological Survey of India

Volume 8
Chola Inscriptions

Volume 10
Telugu Inscriptions
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Volume 14

Pandya Inscriptions

Volume 16
Telugu Inscriptions
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Volume 17

Inscriptions Collected During 1903 - 1904

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 BUSINESS HEADLINES

Pak favours India investments
Indo-Iran LNG deal hits hurdle 
Banks get more teeth  
EU backs Lamy for WTO post

 CORPORATE HEADLINES

BBC set to slash 10% jobs 
United Airlines to cut up jobs
Indian deficit on tight leash
Ambanis begin talks


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China backs German bid at UN
Test explosives lost on flight
To the next level on the Net
Saddam trial after Iraq elections 
Soldiers sue army 
Americans get a cover deal 
Al-Qaeda claims Jeddah attack 
Sexism in U.K. Parliament 
Philippines bans logging

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