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Business and Economy
  • FIEO Calls for More Attention to Food Processing
    The Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO) called for more intense efforts from business houses, policy makers, and traders on India’s low share of food export in the world even though the country produces very high quantities of fruits and vegetables.<More>

  • India wants TAPI 
    With a dead-on-arrival Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) pipeline, India signaled strong interest in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project that will transport natural gas for a severely energy deficient and rapidly expanding India.<More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Pastor Accused of Raping Minor Girl
    In yet another shocking case of a “social worker” taking advantage of children, Mumbai police arrested a nun called Mother Anandi Joseph for conspiring with a pastor called John Alexander to rape a minor child and physically abusing them frequently.

  • Indian Political Perceptions on Religion 
    Information & Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunshi said that he has asked the board that certifies films not to approve the Da Vinci Code movie before he gets a nod from the Catholic Church.<More>

Environment, Health and Education

  • Measures to Control AIDS on Highways
    Analysts believe that better highway facilities could reduce incidence of AIDS among high-risk truck drivers and helpers and that would consequently bring down the number of incidence in non-risky population such as the wives and children of this mobile group.<More>

  • The Begging Elephants of Assam
    A Supreme Court (SC) order that stopped rampant deforestation in North Eastern India, especially Assam, has rendered the 1200 domesticated forest working elephants and their mahouts jobless reducing them to street beggars accepting whatever people offer.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Legal Dilemma on Handling Kashmir Massacre Accused
    The Army is considering various options to try 5 officers, including a Brigadier, for the alleged murder of 5 Kashmiri civilians suspected of being foreign terrorists involved in the massacre of 36 Sikhs at Chattingsphora village in Kashmir on Mar 20, 2000.

  • India to Double Nuclear Power Capacity
    Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar revealed plans that India will double its nuclear power capacity from 20,000 megawatts (mw) to 40,000 mw by 2030 and that the Planning Commission has prepared a 30 year plan to facilitate this plan. <More>


  • EU Reveals Plan to Placate Iran
    The European Union (EU) 3 countries Britain, France, and Germany revealed a proposal that offers Iran a new nuclear plant, a consortium-based guaranteed fuel supply, warplanes, and recognition of boundaries.<More>

  • Suu Kyi May be Released?
    For the first time in more than 2 years, the {Myanmar} military junta allowed UN official Ibrahim Gambari to meet jailed opposition political leader and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for about an hour spiking hopes that she may be released soon. <More>


  • Montenegro Breaks-off From Serbia
    Montenegro narrowly voted to sever its ties with Serbia meeting European Union (EU) conditions and paving a smoother path to be absorbed into the EU. <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
Afghanistan: The looming dangers
The wages of hate: Islamist terror in India
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Kabul calling
Caught napping yet again


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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