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Business and Economy
  • Business confidence index up 8%, says CII
    Belying stock market reverses, a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) outlook survey says that compared to six months ago, significant increase in business confidence has hiked growth expectations for the current financial year by over 8%.<More>

  • India, China Still Favorite Investment Destinations
    A poll of 400 expatriate investors suggested that waning fears of corporate governance in China and fewer investment hurdles in India make these countries their most favored investment destinations.<More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • AP High Court Castigates Govt on Film Ban
    In a humiliating verdict, the Andhra Pradesh High Court severely castigated the State Government’s “irresponsible” decision to ban a controversial movie and said that the “Constitution does not allow private censor intrusion.”<More>

  • Wheat Import Gets Murkier
    Whittling down the quarantine and quality norms in importing wheat, the latest tender of State Trading Corporation of India (STC) received eight global bids trying to sell 3 million tons while Indian requirements was for 2.2 million tons (mt) of wheat.<More>

Environment, Health and Education

  • Army to Hunt Poachers, Safeguard Forests
    The Ministry of Environment and Forests briefed Army Chief J.J. Singh about a new proposal, apparently supported by non-Government organizations, to amend relevant laws that will empower the Army to track and kill poachers.<More>

  • Indian woman faces high risk of AIDS
    New survey data show that a majority of HIV-infected women did not report a history of multiple partners, intravenous drug use, or blood transfusions and seem to have been infected through sex with their infected husbands.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Early 2007 India, Russia Naval War Games
    The Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Arun Prakash said that India and Russia will hold naval war games next year called "INDRA-2007" and will be held off Russia's Pacific coast early 2007.<More>

  • Harpoons Missiles for Pakistan
    The George Bush Administration has notified the US Congress that it will sell Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles and related equipment and services valued at USD 370 million to Pakistan, seen as a “key ally” in the “war on terror” and a “friendly nation.”<More>


  • LTTE Wants EU Monitors Removed
    The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has categorically told Norwegian peace facilitators in Sri Lanka that it will not accept truce monitors from the European Union (EU) because of the terrorism-related ban on LTTE in Europe.<More>

  • India, Myanmar Boost Ties
    Ignoring global initiatives to isolate Yangon, India and Myanmar concluded the 7th round of bilateral consultations and decided to take their energy and economic ties to a new level by focusing their efforts on large infrastructure projects.<More>

  • US Helped Pakistan Secure N-Plants
    Pakistan’s Strategic Plans Division of National Command Authority that oversees nuclear and missile programs said that it accepted "non-intrusive" U.S. technical support after 9/11 for securing its nuclear facilities proposed by former Secretary of State Colin Powell.<More>


  • US Cautions India on Iran’s Nuke Program
    A key extremist politician leading the US Congress International Relations Committee warned India to act responsibly by not supporting Iran’s nuclear ambitions and not to jeopardize Indo-US civilian nuclear deal up for discussions in the Committee on June 27.<More>

  • US Asks G-8 Support for Nuke Deal
    The US is lobbying the Group of Eight (G8) nations to meet in July at St. Petersburg to back the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal amid serious reservations in the US policy making establishment, some G8 nations (like China & Japan), and European Union (EU) states.<More>

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Wheat Import Gets Murkier
Whittling down the quarantine and quality norms in importing wheat, the latest tender of State Trading Corporation of India (STC) received eight global bids trying to sell 3 million tons while Indian requirements was for 2.2 million tons (mt) of wheat.
India, China to Open Nathu-la
SCO to Resist US?
China Firm on Fighting Terror
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
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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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