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Business and Economy
  • Out of Control Revenue Deficit
    In worrying signs for the economy, the latest revenue expenditure statement released by the Government, revenue deficit ballooned in April and was 21.5% of the estimated deficit in the budget compared to 18.8% last year. <More>

  • 33% Higher IT Exports at USD 23.6B
    Fourth year in a row, Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) grew at an astounding 33% netting USD 23.5 billion from exports and 31% domestic growth netting USD 29.6 billion.<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
  • Naxal Blast Kills CRPF Men
    In a suspected reprisal attack, Naxal terrorists blasted a landmine killing several Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel deployed in the Naxal-infested Chhattisgarh.<More>

  • Major Attack on RSS Foiled
    Better intelligence data helped security forces stopped a potentially horrendous terrorist attempt by suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists to attack the {Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)} headquarters at Nagpur. <More>


  • US Wants UN Action on Myanmar
    Angered by the extension of the house arrest of Opposition leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi in Myanmar, the US is planning to raise a resolution in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) demanding the immediate release of incarcerated opposition leaders. <More>

  • EPDP Cadre Killed Timing Boucher Visit
    As US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Richard Boucher arrived in Colombo, two Eelam People’s Democratic Part (EPDF) cadres were gunned down while a bomb blast at their office in Batticaloa wounded 4 people.<More>


  • Iran Rejects US Preconditions for Talks
    Iran rejected a conditional offer by the US for talks saying that it will not give up its “natural right” to enrich uranium but said it would be happy to talk to them.<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>

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Featured Analyses     More

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.
Kalam Returns OoP Bill
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
Featured Edits

J&K terrorist groups finding new recruits

Gujarat communalised

Grotesque assertion of minorityism


Ruthless merit


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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