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Business and Economy
  • Organic Farming Growing at 100%
    With larger disposable incomes, expanding economies, and higher awareness of health, Indian organic industry is growing at 100% with 400 registered farmers using 30,164 acres.<More>

  • Freight Corridor on, Speed Trains No
    A high level committee chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh rejected a proposal to built a Bullet Train network in the nation for passenger traffic but accepted the plan to built a dedicated freight train corridor at a projected cost estimate of USD 5.06 billion.<More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Speaker Trouble
    The Budget-session of the Parliament ended in a controversy about an admonishment motion on a former Lok Sabha Secretary-General for his disparaging remarks on the Speaker and the Opposition opposed the propriety of the motion and the motives for it.<More>

  • Anti-Quota Struggle Expands, Students Threaten Suicide
    Students and doctors protesting the quota-based reservation system expanded their protests to other cities and intensified them in New Delhi and Mumbai even as a group of students wrote to the President Abdul Kalam seeking permission to commit suicide.<More>

Environment, Health and Education

  • China Reports Three Gorges Dam Completion
    In an astounding feat that took less than 10 years, China has completed the Three Gorged Dam (TGD) which is being labeled the largest hydroelectric and water management project in the world that employed 26,000 people from over 50 countries. <More>

  • India & China Work on Diabetic Drug 
    India and China, vying for the dubious distinction of being the diabetes capital of the world, are working together their vast herbal drug knowledge to identify medicine and herbs that can control diabetes.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Nishant Interests People, Army, Navy, Coast Guard
    India’s indigenously designed and developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Nishant was successfully tested off the coast of Kozhikode in Kerala and the “wheel-less” manned by a pilot on the ground navigated the 180 minute flight.<More>

  • High Hopes on Nuclear Energy
    Nuclear Power Corporation Chief S. K. Jain unveiled the country’s nuclear vision and plans while inaugurating an indigenously manufactured nuclear fuelling machine head, a critical part of its nuclear program.<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>

  • Nepal Clips King’s Powers 
    The recently reinstated Nepalese Parliament unanimously voted on a resolution to severely curb the rights of the King, make the country a Republic, abrogate his legal immunity, and aggrandize power over the Army, court, and Constitution to itself.<More>


  • Israel Captures Hamas ‘Commander’
    Israel achieved a major breakthrough in its fight against terrorism by capturing Hamas’s West Bank military-wing ‘commander’ wanted in the death of 78 Israelis and wounding of several hundred.<More>

  • Amnesty Accuses US of Human Rights Violations
    In its annual report of 2006, Amnesty International (AI) accused the US of gross human rights violations and double standards in its fight against terrorism and depreciated their credibility for not demanding more of allies engaging in abuses in fear of losing them.<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
Yet Another 'Surprise'
Srinagar- Negligence yet again
Round table, and the road home?
The Afghan challenge
Politics of vice and virtue


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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