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What is India DAILY ROUND-UP

Tuesday, 1 March 2005, 2000 hrs

TOP STORIES
Vajpayee did nothing to stop Gujarat riots: Narayanan
The Gujarat riots were the result of a "conspiracy" between the state and the Centre, and led to the Army not being given powers to stem the violence, former President K R Narayanan has said

BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Job scene shining, thanks
to Chidambaram budget
After witnessing a jobless high growth, Indian youth may hope to find millions of jobs in the textile, pharmaceutical, IT and other manufacturing areas. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has announced a series of measures to boost employment in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors

FEATURE PICKS


Financial Express
Itís an election manifesto, not a Budget
The revised estimates of fiscal deficit targets given by the FM are only Ďestimatesí and we will have to look at the finer details and await final figures to make a final pronouncement, says YASHWANT SINHA

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Deccan Herald
A growth-friendly Budget
If the budget is not satisfying, itís because the government has been wary in making structural changes to the economy, says PREM SHANKAR JHA


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Asia Times
Hillary Clinton woos India
She may deny having aspirations to follow in the footsteps of her husband, but Hillary Clinton isn't fooling anyone in India, where on a recent visit the New York senator aroused much speculation that she aims to become the Democratic nominee for US president in 2008. By SIDDHARTH SRIVASTAVA


Tribune
Stage-managed by army
It could only have happened in Pakistan politics. A blazing row broke out last week inside the Cabinet of Dr. Arbab Ghulam Rahim, the Sindh Chief Minister. Dr. Ghulam Rahim has accused his Revenue Minister, Imtiaz Shaikh, of corruption and misuse of authority in allotting plots and transferring properties in various cities. The spirit of democracy is missing in Pakistan, says M B NAQVI


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Indian Express

Congress act: bully gets burnt
The biggest casualty of the recent election has been trust between the Congress and Laloo, and it is trust which is the cementing force in any coalition arrangement. By NEERJA CHOWDHURY

 EDITORIAL PICKS

A friendly budget (Tribune)
Rail budget: congenial, lack lustre (Hindu)
Expectations met in fair measure
(Hindu)
Scramble for Indian air show  (Pioneer)
Destination peace (Tribune)
Taj corridor case (Tribune)



OP-ED

What is India Exclusives

Satellite traces huge pollution pool over Bihar
A study in the US has found high pollution levels over much of India, and a concentrated pool of particles over Bihar, reports PRAKASH M SWAMY

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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