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Business and Economy
  • ONGC Reveals Major Expansion Plans 
    The State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) announced plans to create a mammoth 45.5 million tons (mt) refining capacity at a cost of USD 12.5 billion that will spur it closer to its vision of being a global player by 2009-10.<More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • SC Says Narmada Work to Continue 
    The Supreme Court (SC) ordered that the Narmada Dam project to continue as planned but asked the federal Government to institute mechanisms in parallel that will manage proper rehabilitation of affected people.<More>

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
  • Naxals Assume Kashmiri Tactics 
    In typical Kashmiri terrorist style operation, Naxalites dressed in police uniform arrived in a bus at a refugee camp in Chhattisgarh and opened fire indiscriminately with their AK-47s killing several officers and looting weapons and ammunition from the facility.<More>

  • Sukhoi to Carry BrahMos
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) said that it is finalizing a design with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and BrahMos Aerospace Limited to fit the supersonic BrahMos to the Sukhoi strike aircraft.<More>


  • LTTE Withdraws from Geneva Talks 
    Accusing the Sri Lankan Government (SLG) of creating many “hurdles” and a lack of “conducive environment,” the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has withdrawn from the ongoing Geneva talks scheduled to restart April 19.<More>

  • Iran Expands Nuclear Facilities
    A US think tank said that new satellite images show that Iran has expanded its facilities at Isfahan and reinforced its Natanz underground facility in preparation for a possible US-led air raid.


  • 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
Where is the justice after never-ending trials?
Social networking through the web
A new kind of history textbook
Development smokescreen in Kerala elections
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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