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Business and Economy
  • India 4th World GDP Growth Engine 
    In continuing euphoria, the Indian economy was fourth largest contributor to incremental global GDP growth at 3.2% after the US, China, and Japan; it raced past Germany, France, and the UK in this key indicator.<More>

  • Major Gains in Food Processing 
    Indian food processing industry is now valued at USD 92 billion and the Government says that more money from the 8-10% growth is reaching the farmers directly because of production innovations such as contract farming.<More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Landmark SC Labor Judgments 
    The Supreme Court (SC) made three landmark judgments that together would vastly change how labor is viewed and used by the Government.<More>

Environment, Health and Education

  • Two Doctors Testing Fetal Sex Convicted  
    For the first time, two doctors who tested the sex of the child in the fetus of the mother have been convicted for violating the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique Regulation & Prevention of Misuse Act, 1994.<More>

  • Novel HIV-AIDS Train To Educate Villages
    India will soon host a novel project that will allow artists, doctors, and counselors will travel by a special train that will make 40,000 stops to educate villages about the dangers of HIV-AIDS. <More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Did Salem name Bollywood Actors? 
    Unnamed sources present at the laboratory tests performed on Portugal-extradited gangster Abu Salem said that the names or issues relating to Bollywood actors did not even feature in their questioning.<More>

  • Pinaka Successful, Mig-29K next year 
    The indigenously designed and built multi-barrel rocket launcher code named Pinaka was successfully test fired twice from India's integrated test range at Chandipur. <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 
    Pakistanís 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.


  • Saran on Selling Trip to US
    Ahead of first briefings, Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran is travelling to the United States with a group of senior Government officials to drum up support for the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal among key Congressmen and Senators.<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
Blossoming mutinies in Kashmir
The countdown in Kathmandu has begun
N-ayatollahs ranged against Indo-US deal
Rhetoric divorced from reality
Blow to Congress
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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