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What is India DAILY ROUND-UP

Friday, 11 February 2005, 2000 hrs

TOP STORIES
Kashmir polling touches
70 pc in last phase

A day after a candidate was shot dead, voters turned up in huge numbers in the last phase of the state's municipal elections

 

BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Government will rein in
real estate sector
A significant hike in allocation to the agriculture sector is likely in this yearís budget (2005-06), with the government drawing out a comprehensive action plan to reform farm markets and post-harvest infrastructure

FEATURE PICKS


Asia Times
India, as seen by Maoists
With Nepal in turmoil after the royal coup of February 1 by King Gyanendra, the views of the Nepalese Maoists of India become pertinent, as do the reactions of the Maoists of India to Delhi's policy toward Nepal, says B RAMAN


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Outlook
King's Gambit
Initial condemnation of the coup in Nepal from India were strong and unambiguous, but of late a policy rethink seems in the works. If true, it would be the swiftest turnaround in recent memory. Exactly what the king would hope for and what supporters of democracy must prevent, says SEEMA SIROHI

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Outlook

'What Aspect Of Islam Is Supposedly Under Threat?' 
'Is it Islam as a religion of social justice or is it simply the patriarchal order that seeks legitimacy under an 'Islamic' label? This slogan is routinely deployed to silence debate and dissent within the community by those who seek to preserve and promote their own powers and privileges,' says Cassandra Balchin in an interview with YOGINDER SIKHAND


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Indian Express
We donít talk anymore
In Bihar intense social churning has neither stilled nor delivered. It goes on and on, an end in itself, unwilling to transcend its own ineffectual motion. The politics of empowerment is stillborn, says VANDITA MISHRA 

 EDITORIAL PICKS

Gas for growth (Tribune)
PM's action plan (Tribune)
Courtesy calls (Hindu)
Outrageous assault on Geelani (Hindu)
Volatile Bagladesh (Tribune)



OP-ED

What is India Exclusives
Nepal royal coup exposes American double standards on democracy
Nepal has no oil reserves, and does not play a significant role in international trade. That explains the indifference of the US to King Gyanendra's coup,
says ERIC KOO PENG KUAN


Indian style democracy in Iraq
Death from stampede avoidable

Tsunami: Tad Murthy speaks
India's Look East Policy
NRI donates $10 m for college 
Resurgent violence in J&K
What does it mean to be a Hindu in India?
Indian Elections: Verdict 2004
Meritocracy in the private sector

War on the people
United protest in New York 
Appeal from an urban middle class devotee
Pillar of Hinduism
Nov 11 turned out like Sept 11

'Nobody is above the law'
'SP has no regard for law'
Brihadiswara temple: Perfect, stately and tall
US
leaders oppose F-16 sale

ACADEMIC PAPERS

What is India Exclusives
Health education in India
Governments, media, academic institutions and NGOs, have to work in close collaboration to give India an effective health education  system, write
 Dr B P MAHESH CHANDRA GURU, SAPNA M S and
 MADHURA VEENA M L

INSCRIPTIONS

ONLY ON WHAT IS INDIA

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
from Andhra Pradesh

Volume 12

Pallava Inscriptions

Volume 14

Pandya Inscriptions

Volume 16
Telugu Inscriptions
of the Vijayanagara Dynasty

Volume 17

Inscriptions Collected
 During 1903-1904

 BUSINESS HEADLINES

India warned of fiscal deficit 
States ignore Centre’s query 
India ‘mostly unfree’

 CORPORATE HEADLINES

Booklet on tax released
Rate revision welcomed
IVRCL bags new orders
Phillips Carbon gets stamp




WORLD HEADLINES

Rice sees tough time ahead
'Columnists paid to back Bush'
Iraq votes, makes history
Annan hails historic day 
Troops pullout soon: Israel 
Alawi calls for unity 
RAF plane 'shot down'



Interesting links

Southern Asia Collection
 at the University of
Chicago Library
Photographs, digital resources, exhibitions, bibliographies, links

US-India Friendship
Online resource for friends
of India