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Business and Economy
  • Higher Savings Needed for Higher Economic Growth (June 16, 2006)
    The Planning Commission has warned that the present savings rate of 28-29% could merely ensure a GDP growth rate of about 7.5 per cent and higher savings and foreign direct investment (FDI) is necessary to get a growth of 8-9% in the 11th financial plan.<More>

  • Indo-Japan Plan CECA by year-end  (June 15, 2006)
    India said that it anticipates a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) to expand trade with Japan and enhance bilateral cooperation in pharmaceutical and manufacturing to ensure doubling bilateral trade to $10 billion in three years.<More>

  • Economic Census Says Rural Sectors Growing Faster (June 13, 2006)
    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>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary
  • GoM Stops Pvt Sector Quota Proposal (June 14, 2006)
    A Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Federal Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar have ruled that the proposal to reserve employment in the private sector is not politically desirable, feasible, or legal and has asked that the proposal be shelved.<More>

  • Three Prisoners Commit Suicide in Guantanomo (June 12, 2006)
    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
  • 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
  • China Firm on Fighting Terror (June 16, 2006)
    China vowed to strengthen coordination efforts and support for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure (RATS) “To fight the ‘three evil forces’ including the ‘East Turkistan’ force and safeguard security and stability in the region.<More>

  • Indonesia frees radical Islamic cleric (June 15, 2006)
    Indonesia set free radical imprisoned Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Baasyir convicted for his role in "a sinister conspiracy to cause a fire or explosion resulting in deaths" after he completed his prison term that was reduced to about 26 months from 30.<More>

  • Army Called to Curb ULFA Terror (June 14, 2006)
    The Assam Government has called out the Army to battle the United Liberation Front of Assam’s (ULFA) terror campaign of bombing oil, pipeline, and other installations and targeting civilian centers inviting the wrath of many influential organizations.<More>

  • Indo-US Talks Nuke Coop Talks (June 12, 2006)
    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 (June 13, 2006)
    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>
  • India Offers Rs.1000 cr Deal to Nepal (June 12, 2006)
    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.<More>

  • Poll Says US Troops Greater Peace Threat  (June 16, 2006)
    A poll of people in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, and Russia rated the presence of US troops in Iraq is a greater threat to world peace than the Government of Iran and such opinion was even lower in Indonesia, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Pakistan.<More>

  • Indo-US Nuke Talks End Positively (June 15, 2006)
    India and the US ended discussions positively on the bilateral civil nuclear cooperation agreement (which forms the backbone of the Indo-US nuclear deal) as technical experts prepared the broad outline of the pact that will be signed after US Congress approval.<More>

  • Hamas-Abbas Clash Deepens (June 14, 2006)
    The political and power standoff between Palestinian Territories President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas-led Government escalated several notches with security forces loyal to both parties clashing and burning assets belonging to the other.<More>

  • SCO Members Sign Pacts  (June 13, 2006)
    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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China Firm on Fighting Terror
China vowed to strengthen coordination efforts and support for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure (RATS) “To fight the ‘three evil forces’ including the ‘East Turkistan’ force and safeguard security and stability in the region.
Indo-US Nuke Talks End Positively
Hamas-Abbas Clash Deepens
Economic Census Says Rural Sectors Growing Faster
India Offers Rs.1000 cr Deal to Nepal
Oslo Talks Non-Starter
India Promises Help to NepalTenuous Russia-US Relations
Tenuous Russia-US Relations
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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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