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Business and Economy
  • Two More Mega Power Projects 
    Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that India would add two more 4000-megawatt (MW) mega power projects one each for Andhra Pradesh and Orissa each costing about USD 3.6 billion using a private-public investment vehicle.

  • Sustaining Economic Growth 
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board meeting at Hyderabad provided a unique opportunity for India to listen and share ideas with Asian peers on global fiscal, foreign exchange, trade, and financial issues.<More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Change Quota-Reservation Policy
    The Supreme Court (SC) reversed its own verdict recognizing the complexity involved to provide mandatory allocation of the 10% reservation for the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) in national level Post Graduate (PG) medical colleges.

  • SC Stays Vadodara Demolition 
    The Supreme Court (SC) accepted a Federal Government writ and stayed the Gujarat High Court (GHC) verdict that sanctioned the demolition of scores of Hindu Temples and Muslim Mosques illegally constructed on public land.<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
  • Russia Upgrades Nuclear Arsenal 
    In the continuing military rift reminiscent of the Cold War, Russia says that it is vastly upgrading its offensive nuclear arsenal capable of penetrating “star wars” missile shield being developed in the US that will warn the enemy of a Mutually Assured Destruction.

  • US, Japan in Supersonic Jet Project 
    The United States National Aeronautical Space Agency (NASA) and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are tying up to develop a fuel-efficient, low-noise, supersonic jet that will fill space vacated in 2003 by the Anglo-French Concorde.


  • Nepal Maoist Terrorist Agree to Talk 
    Nepal’s violent Maoist terrorists termed measures taken by the newly installed Government as “positive” and said that they would be ready for negotiated settlement.
    War on the People

  • 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-Russia Rift Widening 
    In a series of issues, the diplomatic, military, economic, and political rift between the US and Russia are widening debunking chances of closer cooperation and threatening to retreat to the Cold War days.

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
And Then The Mutiny


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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