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What is India DAILY ROUND-UP

Tuesday, 5 April 2005, 1900 hrs

TOP STORIES
Orientation, grading for
Central bureaucrats
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is devising ways of streamlining the bureaucracy. He plans to grade them on their work, and train them at a central institute


BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Centre, States to discuss
ways to curb piracy 
Information Minister Jaipal Reddy announced the Government would add a further 17 free-to-air channels to its Direct-to-Home (DTH) offerings, taking the total to 50. He has also called a meeting to discuss ways to eradicate audio and video piracy

FEATURE PICKS


Official Transcript
A relationship transformed
Condoleezza Rice had many warm things to say about India during her recent visit.  "This is a relationship that has transformed in recent years from one that had great potential into one that is really now realizing that potential," she said at a meeting with Foreign Minsiter Natwar Singh. "This is a vibrant and wonderful democracy. Itís remarkable that this large country with all of its ethnic and religious and heritage differences could be such a vibrant and functioning democracy".

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Washington Post

US misled allies about N-export to Libya
In an effort to increase pressure on North Korea, the Bush administration told its Asian allies in briefings earlier this year that Pyongyang had exported nuclear material to Libya. That was a significant new charge, the first allegation that North Korea was helping to create a new nuclear weapons state. But the truth is that
Pakistan, a key U.S. ally with its own nuclear arsenal, sold the material to Libya. Pakistan's role as both buyer and seller was concealed to cover up the part played by Washington's partner in the hunt for al Qaeda leaders, reports DAFNA LINZER


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Wall Street Journal

A new deal for New Delhi 
Condoleezza Rice's visit to New Delhi last week boosted the U.S.-India relationship and demonstrated that she and her new colleagues at the top of the State Department view India as a rising great power. The concept of democratic India , a heterogeneous, multilingual, secular society with its vibrant press and respect for the rule of law, has a particular appeal for President Bush, writes ROBERT D BLACKWELL


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Deccan Herald
Spreading the benefits of BPO growth
Indiaís BPO industry has grown at phenomenal rates in the past few years. BPO exports grew from a mere $565 million in 1999-2000 to $3.6 billion in 2003-04. By RUPA CHANDA 


 EDITORIAL PICKS

A complex papacy (Hindu)
Myanmar: Dialogue on course? (Hindu)
Pope's death leaves a void
(Tribune)
Kolkata's anti-Left combine
(Pioneer)
Arms and the ally (Pioneer)

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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 2New
Tamil Inscriptions

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

 



OP-ED

What is India Exclusives

F-16 sale to Pakistan in
US national interest

The US is arming Pakistan with 1F-16 planes to fight its own anti-terror battles in our neighbourhood, but it could well ignite trouble
between India and Pakistan, writes ERIC KOO PENG KUAN


On the tiger trail
USHA KRIS drives deep into the Kanha forest and falls in love with royalty of the striped variety

The communist threat is forgotten, not gone
History tells us that at least 53 million people have died of communist atrocities the world over. A bloodbath is inevitable if Nepal is left to its own struggles between the monarchists and the Maoists, warns
ERIC KOO PENG KUAN

Special for Shivaratri
Perceptions of Shiva 
in ancient India

Ancient Indian literature and iconography
represent Shiva both as a malevolent and a benevolent god. Shiva is both giver and destroyer, explains ROHITHA EASWER

Time to stare
USHA KRIS introduces young readers to the joys of star gazing

The logic in having an N-missile
Pakistan has just test-fired another nuclear missile. 
An analysis 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 

Bihar a major pollution zone
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

Impact of Karnataka government advertisements
A study spread over several districts revealed a surprising variety in media taste and advertisement impact, says
Dr B P MAHESH CHANDRA GURU


Training for careers 
in journalism

India needs a national council of professionals to study the problems and prospects of media training, say Dr B P MAHESH CHANDRA GURU
and M S SAPNA


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, write Dr B P MAHESH CHANDRA GURU and MADHURA VEENA M L

Philosophy of 
Bhaja Govindam

 Hinduism: Universal religion
Health education in India

 

Interesting links

Southern Asia Collection
 at the University of
Chicago Library
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of India


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