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Business and Economy
  • TN Asks for Bailout Money
    The recently elected minority Government in Tamil Nadu (TN) that came to power promising largesse to the population, has approached the Federal Government for more money to fund their electioneering policies. <More>

  • 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>

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

  • UN Panel on Children Sexual Exploitation
    The United Nations World Committee on Tourism Ethics (UNWCTE) announced that it will set up an executive committee to work on the sad increase in child-sex tourism even though several studies have shown that overall sexual exploitation numbers are down. <More>
  • 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>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Largest Coke Haul
    Narcotics Control Bureau official say that they have seized 200 kilograms of cocaine from a ship from Honk Kong with an estimate street value of USD 50 million. They say this is the largest recorded haul of cocaine.<More>

  • Huge BrahMos interests, IAF Version by 2007
    With the planned induction of the supersonic BrahMos missile in the Navy and Army, the Indo-Russian joint venture plans to bring an air force version to be ready for tests by end of 2007. <More>

  • NSG Hardliners Blocking India’s Nuke Quest
    Allowing an exemption to India to procure nuclear fuel was initiated at the plenary session of the 44-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meeting at Rio de Janeiro and it appears that Norway, Sweden, and Ireland were the last three holdouts against the idea.<More>

  • Pak Terror Breakthroughs in Britain, Canada, India
    British police claims to have broken up a plan to release the deadly Sarin nerve gas or cyanide on crowded areas in London on July 7 by two Bangladeshi jihadis living among Pakistanis and Indians in East London.<More>


  • Iran Threats Oil Disruption
    In addition to its previous threats of attacking Israel and occupied coalition armies in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran responded to bellicose statements from certain American establishments and promised to attack oil and natural gas ships if it is attacked by the US. <More>

  • Nepal, Terrorists Agree on Code
    The newly installed Nepali Government and the Maoist terrorists have finally agreed on a 25-point code of conduct to move their dialogue process forward and agreed to work together to form a new Constituent Assembly elections. <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

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.
Pressure on US to Punish Pak
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
Featured Edits

Nagpur: IB detected terrorists

EU's Terrorist List

Who needs checks & balances?

Successes And Failures

Pakistani shot at in U.K. raid


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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