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What is India DAILY ROUND-UP

Monday, 28 February 2005, 1400 hrs

TOP STORIES
Congress wins Haryana,
Bihar verdict hung

Assembly elections in three states sprang surprises on all major parties, including a pleasant one for the Congress in Haryana and a nasty one for Lalu Yadav

BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Budget raises IT limit,
health, education
The UPA government unveiled a Budget that it said was aimed at fighting poverty and helping the common man in Asia's fourth-largest economy

FEATURE PICKS


Indian Express
Finding the money for 
a social conscience

Chidambaramís responsibility as the countryís FM does not end with this yearís budget. If the political system is going to raise demands on the exchequer for increased social sector expenditure, his response should be to do it in a manner that is least harmful, writes ILA PATNAIK

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Asia Times
FDI open house in India
India has finally liberalized its housing sector, with 100% foreign direct investment in real estate development now allowed. And the best part is that such investment won't even have to be approved by the bureaucratic Foreign Investment Promotion Board. By KUNAL KUMAR KUNDU


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Financial Express

In sync with tempered expectations

Over $1.8 billion in foreign institutional investment in one week and the leading stock market indices are stagnant or marginally down, says SUCHETA DALAL

 EDITORIAL PICKS

UPA scores own goals (Hindu)
Rail budget: congenial, lack lustre (Hindu)
From the barrel of a gun
(Pioneer)
Scramble for Indian air show  (Pioneer)
Destination peace (Tribune)
Taj corridor case (Tribune)



OP-ED

What is India Exclusives

The US, China and India
A partnership with India, by whatever name, could provide America a way to offset the surge in China's geo-political and economic power, 
writes RAM NARAYANAN

(Washington Post) 

Why are they scoffing
 at Hinduism?

Why is Sri Jayendra Saraswati being persecuted? Is it because his disciples don't take out violent marches and destroy public property? USHA KRIS asks President Abdul Kalam why the innocent are being tormented 

PIL against seer: Court's ire
CIA task on Pak anti-terror drive 
Nepal coup shows US hypocrisy
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 
Middle class devotee's appeal
Pillar of Hinduism
Nov 11 turned out like Sept 11
'Nobody is above the law'
'SP has no regard for law'
Temple: Perfect, stately and tall
US leaders oppose F-16 sale

ACADEMIC PAPERS

What is India Exclusives

Media intervention in dairy development in Karnataka

Rural broadcasting is critical for dairy development. District radio stations and low power TV centres can play a significant role in encouraging proper dairying practices, write Dr B P MAHESH CHANDRA GURU 
and E NARAYANAPPA


Journalism education: 
A quality perspective

India brings out 45,000 newspapers, journals and periodicals in 105 languages and dialects. Yet journalism education is neglected. Experts must produce quality learning material and orient training to media needs, write Dr B P MAHESH CHANDRA GURU and MADHURA VEENA M L

Philosophy of 
Bhaja Govindam

 Hinduism: Universal religion
Health education in India

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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
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

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Southern Asia Collection
 at the University of
Chicago Library
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US-India Friendship
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