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Business and Economy
  • Taiwan to Expand Ties, Investment in India 
    Taiwan , locked in a political fight with China , is exploring alternatives to its investment and trade portfolio that is uncomfortably tied to China and is seeing India as the choice destination for further investment, trade, and partnership.<More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

Environment, Health and Education

  • Increased Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Addiction 
    A recent study found that peer pressure; surrogate advertisements of cigarette and alcohol companies, and movies are influencing high school and pre-university youth in the 15-18 age group to abuse tobacco, drugs, and alcohol.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Government Finally Wakes Up to Naxal Reality 
    The Government finally woke up to the Naxal menace in India and said that their superior army style operations, coordination, trained cadres, and planned frontal attacks on large installations, and external links must be fought under a unified command.<More>

  • Boeing Invites India as Dev Partner 
    For the first time, Boeing responded directly to an Indian Naval Request for Proposal (RFP) to deliver 8 P-8A long-range maritime anti-submarine aircraft and invited India to be a “development partner” for the aircraft. Other than Boeing, another US Defense major Lockheed Martin had already responded to the Indian RFP.<More>


  • Tension on Indo-Bangla Border 
    The Indo-Bangladesh border saw action as the Border Security Force (BSF) fired on Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) positions when they repeatedly opposed the construction of a camp within 150 yards of the Indian border.<More>


  • India Backs US as Observer in SAARC
    Much to the chagrin of its communist allies, the Indian Government is enthusiastically supporting the inclusion of the US as an observer of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SSARC) in the 14th session to be hosted in 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
Office of profit and disqualification
Gyanendra’s time is up 
There are more ifs than answers
Courting economic disaster
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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