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Saturday, May 27, 2006


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Business and Economy
  • Govt may Scrap AWB Deal (May 25, 2006)
    Confronted with sub-quality wheat arriving from the Australian Wheat Board (AWB) and its refusal to supply human-consumable quality wheat at the agreed price, the Government may cancel the deal and negotiate a new one in more transparent terms. <More>

  • FIEO Calls for More Attention to Food Processing (May 23, 2006)
    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>

  • Freight Corridor on, Speed Trains No (May 22, 2006)
    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 (May 24, 2006)
    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 (May 22, 2006)
    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
  • Environmentalists Aghast at Tribal Rights Bill (May 26, 2006)
    A joint committee of Members of Parliament had submitted a draft legislation, which will no doubt pass because it has the over-enthusiastic support of the communists, which seeks to make over valued forest land over to the tribal population.<More>

  • Govt Withdraws Water Tax (May 25, 2006)
    While the stock market was crashing and burning, the Government rescinded an internal note that called for a 16% tax on water processed by branded and unbranded water “manufacturers” as well as municipal water supply.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Nishant Interests People, Army, Navy, Coast Guard  (May 24, 2006)
    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 (May 24, 2006)
    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>

  • Legal Dilemma on Handling Kashmir Massacre Accused (May 23, 2006)
    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. <More>

  • Terrorists Strike Cong Rally on Anti-Terrorism Day (May 22, 2006)
    Two days before the arrival of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to continue his roundtable discussions with Kashmir separatists, two terrorists dressed as policemen attacked a youth Congress rally in Srinagar.<More>

  • Sir Creek Discussions Start Positive (May 26, 2006)
    After the expected collapse of the Siachen talks, India and Pakistan have started discussing the Sir Creek issue and reports indicate that both countries are agreeing on some fundamentals even though there is much disagreement.<More>
  • EU Reveals Plan to Placate Iran (May 23, 2006)
    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>

  • Baradei Asks US Congress to Support Nuke Deal (May 26, 2006)
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief El Baradei came out strongly to support the Indo-US civilian Nuclear Deal and asked the US Congress to vote in support of the “win-win agreement.”<More>
  • US Pledge to Israel over Iran (May 25, 2006)
    The US pledged protecting Israel from Iran should diplomatic efforts to negotiate an acceptable end to that country’s controversial nuclear program fail and the situation escalated to a full fledged conflict.<More>

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US Pledge to Israel over Iran
The US pledged protecting Israel from Iran should diplomatic efforts to negotiate an acceptable end to that country’s controversial nuclear program fail and the situation escalated to a full fledged conflict.
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Anti-Quota Struggle Expands, Students Threaten Suicide
Stock Market Takes a Beating
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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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