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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

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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>

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>

Environment, Health and Education

  • The Hindu Wants to Print Tobacco Ads 
    In a surprise move, nationally available English newspaper, The Hindu, has petitioned the Supreme Court (SC) to overrule a Madras High Court (MHC) ruling that disallowed the publication of tobacco advertisements (ads) in newspapers.<More>

  • Absenteeism of Teachers Affects Development 
    A World Bank survey studying absenteeism in many countries found that 25% of teachers in India miss work on an average every day, but this rate is not prevalent in all states.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • New Taliban Threatens to Consume Pak 
    The Pakistani establishment is increasingly nervous about the rise of a group calling itself the "Pakistani Taliban" and reports say that they rule large swathes of tribal land in Waziristan.<More>


  • Iranian Vice-PM Visits India 
    Visiting Iranian Vice-President Rashim Mashaee insisted that his country is not hiding any nuclear bomb program and encouraged India not to believe Western propaganda.

  • 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.


  • US, Japan, & Aussie Strategic Grouping  
    The United States, Japan, and Australia have created a new forum to discuss global security and stability and met for the first time last week to discuss Iran, North Korea, China, and India.<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
A protocol of engagement needed
Registration of marriages
Numbers don't count
‘Some parties have tried to communalise our foreign policy’
Dismantle the jihadi network
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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