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Business and Economy
  • Eurocopter-HAL JV
    World's leading helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed a global industrial cooperation partnership agreement to jointly produce civilian and military Ecureuil and Fennec family of helicopters for the world market.<More>

  • Indo-Bangla Business Ties
    Six task forces of Indian and Bangladesh business leaders have agreed to influence their respective governments to allow containerized movement of cargo through road, rail and inland waterways to boost bilateral trade and investment. <More>

  • Strong Interest from Foreign Funds
    Encouraged by the great economic promise, improved relations with the West, and tremendous strides in industry, major foreign funds disclosed plans to enter the Indian mutual fund industry.<More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • PM Finally stands up to Commies
    In a very refreshing, albeit belated, twist, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is seen to be standing up to the communist allies who support the Government from the outside but have only increased the level of pain of operation on several policy fronts.<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

  • YSR Cries after Spilling Milk
    After giving free electricity and causing near total depletion of ground water resources in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhkara Reddy said he was concerned that several districts in the state are facing the grim reality of turning into a desert. <More>
  • 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>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology


  • EU in Iran with Deal
    European Union Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana is in Iran to present a deal that is expected to create a productive nuclear dialogue between Iran and the West, achieve a cessation of nuclear enrichment, and reduce tensions on security and energy availability.<More>

  • Nepal PM in India this Week
    The newly reinstated Nepal Prime Minister G P Koirala will travel to New Delhi on Wednesday seeking India's cooperation in restoring peace, assistance for economic reconstruction, and resolving the insurgency that is tearing his country apart.<More>


  • Islamic Militia Claim Mogadishu
    An Islamic militia, along the lines of Taliban in Afghanistan, claimed that it has seized Mogadishu after weeks of gory fighting capping 15 years of anarchy in Somalia.<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>

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Featured Analyses     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.
Out of Control Revenue Deficit
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
Featured Edits

LTTE Not Alone

Back to the Great Game

Policy must respond to local conditions

Nepal without strings

Buy and Make


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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