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Business and Economy
  • Spices Exports Up (June 07, 2006)
    For millenniums, Indian nations have exported prices to Egypt, Rome, China, Israel, Srivijaya (Sumatra), and Kadaram (Malaysia) in return for ships laden with gold; but in the last decades, this sector has hardly received any attention from the Government.<More>

  • Indo-Bangla Business Ties (June 06, 2006)
    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>

  • Eurocopter-HAL JV (June 06, 2006)
    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>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary
  • PM Finally stands up to Commies (June 06, 2006)
    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 (June 08, 2006)
    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 (June 07, 2006)
    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 (May 09, 2006)
    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>

  • Pak Terror Breakthroughs in Britain, Canada, India (June 05, 2006)
    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>

  • Huge BrahMos interests, IAF Version by 2007 (June 05, 2006)
    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 (June 05, 2006)
    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>

  • Oslo Talks Non-Starter (June 09, 2006)
    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>
  • India Promises Help to Nepal (June 08, 2006)
    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>

  • Panel Warns of Non-Approval of Nuke Deal (June 09, 2006)
    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>

  • The CIA Terror Web (June 08, 2006)
    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>

    Tenuous Russia-US Relations (June 07, 2006)
    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.<More>


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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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