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Business and Economy
  • Kenyan Crisis Boosts Indian Tea Prospects
    A major drought in Kenya that is decimating its population has also created a shortfall of 30 million kilograms (mkgs) of tea in the world market that will soon be filled by Indian tea exporters from domestic production of 928 mkgs.<More>

  • India Top Retail Destination
    A T Kearney's Global Retail Development Index 2006 ranked India as the most attractive destination for mass merchant and food retailing when compared to 30 peer emerging markets.<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.

Environment, Health and Education

  • With and Without Degree Quacks 
    With failing investments in Health care, lack of awareness of the population, bad sanitary facilities, unhygienic conditions, lack of enforcement, poor educational training, and lack of proper and constant certification are generating conditions for quacks.

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • ISRO & NASA in Moon Tie-up 
    The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) & US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) so NASA can send 2 instruments on the Chandraayan-1 mission to the Moon. <More>

  • Key Varanasi Blast Suspect Killed 
    Acting on a tip from the Uttar Pradesh police, a joint team of the Army and the Jammu & Kashmir police raided a safe house on the border town Handwara and killed the key suspect in the Varanasi serial bombing.<More>

  • Growing Importance of Navy 
    Reviewing the Naval exercises of the Western Fleet, the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, "All great powers have also been great trading nations, and we cannot be a great trading nation without a strong maritime capability."<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
Should we believe General Malik


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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