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Business and Economy
  • CII Predicts Slower GDP Growth
    The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) predicted slower Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the current year bucking last year’s 8.4% growth propped up by 3.9% growth in Agriculture but insisted that growth will remain impressive at the 8% level.<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

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
  • Defense Plans for Parallel Warfare
    The Army, Air Force, and Navy have created new detailed processes, called Parallel Warfare, for joint operations coordinated in strategy and tactics specifying possible formations, squadrons, and fleet movements to meet political and military objectives.<More>

  • Political Consensus on CDS Role
    Defense minister Pranab Mukherjee is planning to implement a decision by the Kargil Oversight Committee, which investigated the Kargil War, to create Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) as a single-point military adviser to the government restructuring higher defense hierarchies.<More>

  • Taliban Offers Truce to Pak
    A rebel 'commander' of the new Pakistani Taliban running wild in Pakistan offered truce to allow elders to broker a settlement after months of fierce fighting "as the government wants to set up a tribal jirga (council of elders) here.”<More>


  • Nepal Terrorists Want Merger with Army
    Nepal Maoist leaders are visiting Katmandu after briefing cadre in the West on June 16 dialogue and will meet Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and other prominent intelligentsia ahead of the next summit probing opinions and assessing space for their movement.<More>

  • Informal Indo-Sino Boundary Talks
    Special Representative to India-China boundary talks (also National Security Advisor K. Narayanan) is in China for official-level talks to continue in-camera sessions under “political parameters” set during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to New Delhi in April 2005.<More>


  • CIA Conned on Iraq Germ Threat
    The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) finally admitted that the main inspiration who prompted the US to invade Iraq spreading fear of mobile chemical labs capable of launching germs is “mentally unstable” “an Iraqi defector suspected of being mentally unstable and a liar.”<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>

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Featured Analyses     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.
LTTE Wants EU Monitors Removed
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
Featured Edits

Cash underpins continuing carnage in Kashmir

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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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