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Business and Economy
  • GDP Performs Above Expectation
    Better Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Services sector performance saw the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) going up to 8.4% compared to 7.5% the previous year; the stock market actually collapsed despite the good news citing global concerns.<More>

  • Cess for Port Development
    The Shipping Ministry is planning to impose a cess to develop funds to build major and minor ports in India to double India’s dismal share of global mercantile trade of .8% by 2009. <More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Govt Shrugs on OoP Return
    The Government seems to be shrugging off President Abdul Kalam’s action to return the “Office of Profit” bill asking it to apply more thought to the definition, process, and procedures of the bill.<More>

  • Doctors Call Off Strike
    Striking doctors called off their stir and returned to work following the Supreme Court’s (SC) firm warning that they should return to work or face contempt but the issue of Reservations and politics based on caste got murkier with many uncertainties.<More>

Environment, Health and Education

  • Smoking Ban in Bollywood Movies
    After months of debate and indecision, the Health and the Information and Broadcasting Ministries seemed to have decided that smoking in movies is definitely bad for India and have proposed a series of measures.<More>
  • Are there Tigers in Manipur?
    Days after the Government promised better forest management, media reports from Manipur talk about wanton poaching of fully grown tigers to sell their bones and skins in the international market but the Government claims that there are no Tigers in Manipur. < More >

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Pressure on US to Punish Pak
    Increasing number of policy makers, and opinion makers in the US are demanding that the US review its bogus position of Pakistan as a frontline ally against terrorism and demand a firm deadline by which it can reign in its military and intelligence agencies. <More>

  • Navy Seeks Advanced Choppers
    The Navy is seeking the immediate purchase of 16 medium lift helicopters at the cost of USD 1 billion and an additional 8 in the next few months to fill the shortage of 46 helicopters.<More>


  • Nepal Humiliates King Even More
    The recently reconvened Nepali Parliament went on another revenge spree proposing various measures that will minimize the King’s stature even more and in a move seen to placate the Maoist terrorists, it ordered the release of all terrorists in jails.<More>

  • US Claims Self-Defense in Afghanistan
    US Army claimed that its troops opened fire in self-defense on the worst ever anti-American riot after being shot at by the crowd and was unable to pin down the actual casualty numbers.<More>

  • LTTE Will Study EU Ban First
    The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which was slapped by a ban by the European Union (EU) recently said that it will first meet with the main EU interlocutor Norway and study the ban before deciding if it will go to the peace talks.<More>


  • US Marines Killed in Cold Blood
    A military investigation into the gory death of 38 civilians in Haditha, Iraq last November suggests that US Marines purposely shot to death 38 civilians in cold blood and instead claimed that they were killed in a roadside bomb attack.<More>

  • 7 Nepali Peacekeepers Abducted in Congo
    Nearly 2 weeks after Islamic rebels abducted and killed 12 Nepali workers, Congo terrorists have abducted 7 Nepali peacekeeping soldiers killing one of them and maiming 3.<More >

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Featured Analyses     More

Kalam Returns OoP Bill
President Abdul Kalam returned the controversial Office of Profit Bill that sought to exempt some 50 odd positions occupied by allies and Congressmen from disqualification and asked for clarifications from the Government before he could sign it.
SC Intervenes on Quota, Demands Answers from Govt
The Decreasing Relevance of Hurriyat
Baradei Asks US Congress to Support Nuke Deal
US Pledge to Israel over Iran
Speaker Trouble
EU Reveals Plan to Placate Iran
Anti-Quota Struggle Expands, Students Threaten Suicide
Featured Edits

Five Years After

Round table politics: jihad and kebabs

The fallout and the falling out

The unrest in Sri Lanka

EU Ban And After

Obliterate the Tamil Tigers


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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