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Business and Economy
  • Economic Census Says Rural Sectors Growing Faster
    In the first sign that economic reforms are working, the “Economic Census 2005” has shown that 61.3% of rural enterprises to be growing faster than their urban peers and a lot of fast-paced development is happening in the neglected North-East.<More>

  • Indian Outward Investment Growth to EU is more
    Indian investments to the European Union (EU) have grown from €25 million in 1999 to €598 million in 2003 while EU investments in India have remained stagnant at €800 million since 1999.<More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • More Vocal European Protests on Guantanamo
    The coordinated suicide deaths of the three suspected terrorists in Guantanamo have invited even the closest allies to criticize the US and question its methodology in fighting terror.<More>

  • Three Prisoners Commit Suicide in Guantanomo
    Three inmates at the US prison camp at Guantanomo Bay have reportedly committed suicide using bed sheets and personal clothing under mysterious circumstances that the US calls a "mystical" effort to free their peers.<More>

Environment, Health and Education

  • Diabetes and Fizz Soda
    After introducing a plan to curb smoking in movies, Federal Health Minister Anbumani Ramdoss is now asking movie actors and cricketers to stop being brand ambassadors to aerated drinks to curb obesity and diabetes among children.<More>

  • 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>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Nepali Workers Executed in Kashmir
    About 15-18 unidentified gunmen lined up 15 Hindu Nepali laborers and in cold blood killed 8 and injured an equal number in south Kashmir while another group exploded 3 grenades in a crowded bus stand in Jammu killing 1 and injuring 31 Hindu pilgrims.<More>

  • Indo-US Talks Nuke Coop Talks
    India and the US are to start conversations on developing a bilateral nuclear agreement that could be linked to the civilian nuclear deal that they signed July 2005 and is currently being debated in the US Congress.<More>


  • Nepal Cancels Terror Cases, Releases Terrorists
    Nepal has announced that it will release all terrorists detained under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Control and Punishment) Ordinance (TADO) and cancel all pending cases to placate the terrorist elements with which it is negotiating peace.<More>

  • US Cuts Pak Aid
    The United States (US) cut its USD 701 million aid package to Pakistan citing deterioration in human rights, lack of progress on democracy, not doing enough on terror and also speculated for denying access to disgraced nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan.<More>

  • Iran Insists on Right to Enrich Uranium
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief El Baradei said that Iran was continuing to resist investigation into its controversial nuclear program and accused Iran of accelerating its program even as it negotiates with Western powers.<More>


  • SCO Members Sign Pacts
    Celebrating its 5th anniversary, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will sign several pacts on security and economic cooperation and discuss “issues of regional and international importance” review “past development,” and evolve “future plans.".<More>

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India Offers Rs.1000 cr Deal to Nepal
India offer visiting Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala a deal worth Rs. 1000 crores (USD 217 million) that would include a one time grant, waiver of dues for supplied military equipment, reworking of loans, and subsidized fertilizer.
Oslo Talks Non-Starter
India Promises Help to Nepal
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
Featured Edits

A Curious Clarification

Kuruvai transplantation going on in full swing in Cauvery division

After Zarqawi, what?

Open education sector to entrepreneurs, foreign varsities, create surplus opportunity’


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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