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Business and Economy

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Affirmative Action Replaces Job Quotas? 
    Indian industry and the Government seemed to have arrived at an agreement where an affirmative action policy and a training of disadvantaged population are seen as an effective substitute to the dreaded quota system.<More>

Environment, Health and Education

  • India’s Malnourished Children 
    Dampening the euphoria on economic growth, stock market performance, and increased foreign direct investment, a United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) report on nutrition said India has the most number of malnourished under-five children in the world.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • India wants tighter US IPR Regime 
    Citing numerous instances of US companies trying to patent and monopolize traditional knowledge, India asked the US to tighten its Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime and institute better verification and compliance norms.<More>

  • India’s Moon Mission on Track 
    The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced that India’s moon mission Chandrayaan-1 scheduled for launch in 2007-2008 is on track with increased interest from foreign space organizations to participate.


  • Pak Test Fires Long Range Missile 
    A Pakistan Inter-Services Public Relations note claimed that Pakistan has successfully test-fired “its long-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Hatf VI (Shaheen II)” that is a two-staged solid fuel accurate nuclear capable missile with a range of 2000 kilometers.

  • Lanka Teeters on the Brink of Civil War 
    Sri Lanka appeared slowly drifting towards civil war even as last ditch attempts by Norway to negotiate a seaplane transport arrangement for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) negotiators to go to Geneva for the peace talks.

  • Pak in Top 10 Failed State List
    A Foreign Policy report that annually rates 146 countries on their effectiveness in maintaining control of its territories, running a Government, and providing basic public services rated Pakistan 9th most likely to fail ahead of Afghanistan, Nepal, and Lanka.<More>


  • US May ‘Amend’ Nuke Deal 
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that the US may propose some amendments to the Indo-US Nuclear Deal within the “spirit” of the July 2005 agreement that India should be prepared to accept.

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
Sabre-rattling against Iran unlikely to succeed


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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