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Business and Economy
  • Govt to Sell 10% of Nalco, NLC
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) agreed to allow the Government to disinvest 10% of two profit making public sector non-navratna companies to raise resources for the National Investment Fund (NIF) mostly to fund social sector expenses.<More>

  • Private Sector Wheat, Sugar Imports Allowed
    Concerned at rising prices of wheat and sugar, the Cabinet Committee on Prices (CCP) has approved the Government to allow private sector operators to import them and has banned the export of pulses.<More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Budget Quota for Minorities
    The Government announced a 15 point program to focus action sharply on issues intimately linked with the social, educational and economic enhancement of the minorities including a quota of 15% of the budget for them in certain schemes. <More>

  • 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>

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
  • Karzai names Zawahiri as Main Enemy
    Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai names al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri as his country's main that must be neutralized or captured for having “brought massive suffering to the Afghan people.”<More>

  • US Subpoenaed International Money Transfer Records
    US Treasury Department gained sweeping access to international banking records as part of a secret program to choke off financial support for terrorism that US Government sources say is "legal and proper use of our authorities.<More>


  • Ind-Pak Water Disputes-- Tulbul, Krishenganga, Baglihar
    As part of the ongoing composite dialogue process started in February 2004, India and Pakistan resumed discussions on the Wullar barrage that India is constructing over the Jhelum River in Jammu & Kashmir called the Tulbul Navigation Project.<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>


  • UK Missing the India Boat
    The UK Trade and Industry Select Committee of British Members of Parliament (MP) said that British businesses “have only partial understanding of the Indian economy, despite it becoming the fourth-largest in the world with the second-largest population.”<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>

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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.
Wheat Import Gets Murkier
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
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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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