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Business and Economy
  • India & GCC in new Partnership 
    India and 6 Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) entered a new era of partnership with a free trade agreement (FTA) and framework agreement for economic cooperation.<More>

  • Cut Back in "Target Plus" Scheme   
    The Government's plan to cut back on its Target Plus program for iron ore, sugar, and rice exporters is raising the anger levels of these exporters.<

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Islamic Court Review in 4 weeks 
    The Supreme Court (SC) granted four extra weeks to the Government to collect data on the presence of Islamic and Shariat courts, their roles, and implications on the judicial system.<More>

  • No Consensus on "Office of Profit"  
    The Government finally buried its misgivings on the developments leading to the resignation of Sonia Gandhi and led conversations with political parties to seek amendments to relevant laws so it can avoid nasty jolts to the democracy.<More>

Environment, Health and Education

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Indo-French Defense Exercise 
    India and France will kick off their eighth round of Varuna joint exercises off Goa with India fielding a contingent of Jaguars strike aircraft and Canberra surveillance jets against French
    Atlantique II.<More>
    War on the People


  • Renewed Bugti-Pakistan Baloachistan clash 
    Pakistan’s Bugti clan clashed with Pakistani 23,000 strong armed force in Baloachistan at least four times over the weekend destroying all road transport and gas supply from the Sui Valley.

  • Caution on Escalating Violence in Lanka 
    The Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission (SLMM) cautioned both the Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) against gradually worsening confrontations.


  • Pro-Russian Party to Win in Ukraine
    A pro-Russian Opposition Party of Regions led by former Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich was leading in initial counting and is expected to trounce a pro-Western party that failed to improve living standards or the economy.<More>

Hot Topics
Featured Analyses
National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme : Making Panchayat Raj Institutions Effective
The Bill on National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme seeks to provide guaranteed employment to one member of every rural household for at least 100 days a year for a minimum wage of Rs.60 per day. Out of 260 million poor people in the country, about 200 million poor people are in rural areas. People in 45% rural India do not get work for six months in a year. 
The Saga of the Jemaah Islamiah
Will Kashmir go the way of Aceh?
A Cry for Help
Watch the Dragon
Cage This "Tiger"
Dalits in India
Was Jinnah a Secularist?
Burying the Howitzer?
Smoking Out Smoking
Featured Edits
Conflict, cash, and the search for peace
R & D going global in a big way
Mortgaging India's sovereignty
‘Those terming Sonia’s resignation a drama should take resignations from their own partymen’
New manoeuvres in Pak
South Indian Inscriptions
Ancient Indian dynasties documented their administration, significant developments, grants, and milestones as inscriptions in temples. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has documented these inscriptions from 1886. These pages contain inscriptions from Pallava, Chola, Pandya, Western Chalukya, Eastern Chalukya, Rashtrakuta, Hoyasala, Vijayanagara, Vishnukundin, Kakatiya, Reddi, Vaidumba, Chinda, Eastern Ganga, Gajapathi, Kalchurya, Qutb-Shahi of Golkonda, and Moghul,  dynasties.

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