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Business and Economy
  • Panel to Discuss Manufacturing Issues
    The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will lead a high level committee on manufacturing to discuss macro-economic measures needed to make industry globally competitive.<More>

  • 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>

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
  • Uzbekistan Rejoins Russian-led Defense Pact
    Uzbekistan rejoined a Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) allowing the organization to extend its reach beyond the borders of the former Soviet Union.<More>

  • Large Operation Kills 150 Taliban
    Afghan and coalition forces launched Operation Mountain Thrust, a major anti-Taliban operation 2 weeks ago, killing 149, wounding 32, and capturing terrorists described by Afghanistan as “enemies of peace and safety of our people.”<More>


  • Lankan Deputy Army Chief Killed
    Suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle on a car carrying Deputy Chief of Sri Lankan Army killing him and 3 others and injuring 8.<More>

  • US, Pakistan Energy Talks
    The US and Pakistan will be talking about co-operating on energy this week in Washington with Pakistan expected to demand a nuclear deal along the lines of the civilian deal and the US saying that the needs of the sub-continent nations are different.<More>


  • Hamas Tunnel into Israel to Attack Army
    In escalating violence, Hamas militants in a brazen pre-dawn attack, tunneled into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, lobbed grenades and bombs into a tank at the border killing two of the four man crew and kidnapping its gunner; Israel has vowed revenge. <More>

  • Sudan Stops UN Activities
    The Sudanese Government asked local authorities in the western region of Darfur to immediately suspend UN all non-humanitarian activities in 3 states and allow only the World Food Program and other international aid agencies.<More>

  • Africa Promises to collaborate on UN Council Expansion
    Ghana Foreign Minister Nana Addo Akufo-Addo said Africa will look at new ways of collaborating with India for expanding the UN Security Council (UNSC) and said he hoped that “the forthcoming AU summit at Banjul will give a new push to that."<More>

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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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