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Top Stories

Business and Economy
  • Postal Act May Kill Courier 
    The Indian Government created a new draft law that would essentially ban courier companies from carrying letter mail lighter than 300 grams —Industry sources castigated this move saying that it is “against the spirit of liberalization and globalization.”

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

Environment, Health and Education

  • Countries Urge Norway to Stop Whale Hunting 
    With Norway’s plan to hunt the highest number of whales in two decades this year, a dozen countries joined together and called on it stop this reprehensible practice of hunting whales for profit.

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Closer to Agreement 
    Over the last several months, India and Pakistan have been silent working on a deal to demilitarize Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield. <More>

  • Good Voting in Naxal Areas in WB
    People defied threats from naxal terrorists and stood in long lines for over two hours, endured clinical security screening, and followed intense Election Commission restrictions to vote in large numbers in naxal-infested areas of West Bengal (WB).<More>


  • King Calls for PM Candidate
    Sustained public demonstrations, non-nonsense statements from India, and blunt speaking from the US caused Nepal King Gnanendra to relent and call for a Prime Ministerial candidate from the 7-party alliance of political parties.<More>

    The Nepal Stalemate


  • US-Sino Relations & India 
    The Chinese President Hu Jintao’s meeting with who-is-who of the US business world even before his planned meeting with President George Bush demonstrates the focus of China in its relationship with the US.

  • Malaysia Destroys 100 Year Old Hindu Temple 
    Even as Hindus, treated as 3rd class citizens in their own nation, were worshipping Malaysia destroyed a 100-year-old temple with a single day’s notice and without a clear indication of why it is taking this extreme step.<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
Tiger tantrums
The King and us
Byword for disruption


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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