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Business and Economy
  • 5th Largest, Fastest Growing Mobile Population
    India became the fifth country in the world to host more than 100 million mobile subscribers and also has the fastest growth rate-- China has the most with 404 million subscribers, the US 185 million, Japan 150 million, and Russia 140 million.<More>

  • 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>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • SC Asks Maulayam IT Returns
    The Supreme Court (SC) refused to stop investigative processes dealing with the disproportionately high wealth to their known sources of income of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Maulayam Singh Yadav and his son and asked to see his income tax (IT) returns.<More>

  • 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

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
  • Al-Qaeda’s Top Iraqi Man Killed
    Intelligence driven precision air raid on a safe house in Baquba killed al Qaeda’s main man responsible for most terrorist incidents in Iraq who carried a bounty of USD 25 million.<More>

  • Navy to Buy 3 more Stealth Frigates
    The Navy has completed price negotiation for an important defense import deal to purchase three `Talwar' class stealth frigates from Russia for Rs. 3,000 crore (USD 650 million).<More>


  • Nepal Terrorists Caution 'House supremacy'
    Alarmed by the bonhomie shown to Nepal Prime Minister Girija Koirala, terrorists say that it is concerned by the "slow pace" of talks and warned of "further bloodshed" if the seven-party alliance (SPA) made the Parliament the supreme body in the country.<More>

  • Oslo Talks Non-Starter
    The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) surprised Norway facilitators saying that they will not meet with the Sri Lankan Government (SLG) delegation as it was not representative of Sri Lanka and also because of the presence of European Union members..<More>

  • Compulsory Pilotage’ of Straits of Malacca
    India outlined its support to the `compulsory pilotage' proposal by Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia at the Shangri La security dialogue held in Singapore and highlighted the need to sanitize the narrow channel through which a large chunk of world trade passes.<More>


  • Panel Warns of Non-Approval of Nuke Deal
    The influential Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) recommended that the US Congress approve the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal’s basic framework without delay so that the nascent bilateral relationship is not compromised even if final approval is delayed.<More>

Hot Topics

Featured Analyses     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.
Tenuous Russia-US Relations
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
Featured Edits

Time to dismantle the immunity regime

Media and employment

A killer is killed

Poor Mulayam

Maintaining Excellence


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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