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What is India DAILY ROUND-UP

Thursday, 3 March 2005, 1400 hrs

TOP STORIES
Soren is Jharkhand
CM, BJP cries foul
A seven-member UPA ministry headed by JMM chief Shibu Soren was sworn in as the Jharkhand Chief Minister following Governor Sibtey Raziís controversial decision to invite him to form the government
 
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
India's crude oil basket
hits all-time high
Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar says the international oil prices were expected to ease with the winter demand subsiding

FEATURE PICKS


Indian Express
The Budget and the blind men
The defence budget and peopleís assessment of it brings to mind the old story of the elephant and the blind men: each perception depends upon its peculiar location, says JASJIT SINGH

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India Together
Citizens' forum to support whistleblowers 
When Executive Engineer S K Nagarwal reported corruption in railway track laying in West Bengal, his saga with colluding officials and contractors began. Now, supported by the S K Dubey foundation, a citizens' forum has sprung up to protect Nagarwal and other whistleblowers. VARUPI JAIN reports.


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Asia Times
India pays a high price 
for cricket with Pakistan

All play and no work will leave India poorer by an estimated US$30 billion. When Pakistan's 50-day cricket tour of India begins on Thursday, the subcontinent will come to a standstill, all eyes glued to television screens, and the biggest victim will be the economy.  By RAJA M


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Indian Express

L
et our comrades listen to Comrade Giap 
Communist countries have indeed learned plenty, not only China but also Vietnam and even Laos. One group that has stubbornly refused to learn anything are our Indian comrades, says T J S GEORGE

 EDITORIAL PICKS

Budget: Cash flows (Indian Express)
Fringe damages (Indian Express)
Tightening the screws on Nepal
(Hindu)
Behind the resistance to VAT (Hindu)



OP-ED

What is India Exclusives

The logic in having a nuclear missile
Pakistan has just test-fired another nuclear missile. No one doubts that country's nuclear capability. The only question is whether other countries aspiring to join the nuclear club will take the silence of the world as a quiet go-ahead
 for nuclear testing. 
By ERIC KOO PENG KUAN


Coorg for coffee?
USHA KRIS visits an estate-turned-resort, and is charmed by the sights and sounds of Karnataka's coffee district 

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

Why the scoffing at Hinduism?
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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