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Business and Economy
  • India is 4th Attractive Investment Destination
    A global survey has ranked India as the 4th most attractive investment country and while it showed a diminishing interest in call centers in India without suggesting reasons for the decline, it was still the most preferred location for call centre and back office activities..<More>

  • ICA Predicts Large Telecom growth
    The Indian Cellular Association (ICA) of India says that the nation has the potential to manufacture around 100 to 110 million handsets or 10 per cent of the world’s requirements by 2010 and is set to become an export hub for mobile phones. <More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Minister Wants Quota in Private Sector
    Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Meira Kumar struck an ominous note that businesses must create a reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the private sector voluntarily in the near future as "Time is running out.”<More>

  • 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>

Environment, Health and Education

  • Central Tobacco Authority Being Planned
    Federal Minister of Health Anbumani Ramdoss said that a Central Tobacco Authority (CTA) with unprecedented powers to implement the provisions of the Tobacco Act is being planned and revealed in the next couple of months.<More>
  • Oil Slick Threatens Goa
    As oil patches from the Panama-registered MV Ocean Seraya which broke into two after hitting a rock during a recent storm system began washing up on the popular tourist beaches in Goa, environmentalists warned of larger dangers of an oil slick.<More

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • India, Oman Want to Improve Military Ties
    India and Oman expressed keen interest to improve their military ties through increased interaction between their respective armies that would include exchanging observers to military exercises and sending more officers to Army schools in India.<More>

  • US Convicts Lashkar Operative
    The US government succeeded in convicting a 11th suspect in what it calls the “Virginia jihad network” when it found a third-grade teacher guilty of aiding the Lashkar-e-Toiba.<More>


  • India Promises Help to Nepal
    Reinstated Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss economic and military aid and calibrate response to the threat from Maoist terrorists choking the Seven Party Alliance (SPA) and the country.<More>

  • Signs of Iran Standoff Easing
    Major world powers seem to be backing off their vociferous demands on long-term moratorium on uranium enrichment by Iran and asking only for suspensions during talks after their fully undisclosed offer seem to have got Iran’s attention.<More>


  • The CIA Terror Web
    European Human Rights watchdog Council of Europe accused 20 countries, including many in Europe, of colluding with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to create secret prisons to transfer terror suspects and use torture as means of interrogation.<More>

  • Abbas Proposes Referendum, Gives Hamas 3 Days
    Palestinian Territories President Mahmoud Abbas gave Hamas 3 more days to his terms to recognize Israel unconditionally failing which he promised to introduce a referendum that could undercut Hamas.<More>

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Tenuous Russia-US Relations
Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that his country is “strengthening” its “cooperation” with the US “in the international arena” and cited the positive interaction to provide a renewed deal to Iran.
Indo-Bangla Business Ties
Pak Terror Breakthroughs in Britain, Canada, India
Out of Control Revenue Deficit
Pressure on US to Punish Pak
Kalam Returns OoP Bill
SC Intervenes on Quota, Demands Answers from Govt
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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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