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Business and Economy
  • Australia Ships Remaining Wheat
    The Australian Wheat Board (AWB) announced that it has resolved quality issues with Indian authorities and will be exporting the remaining 400,000 tons of wheat of the 500,000 tons deal valued at USD 90 million.<More>

  • 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>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

Environment, Health and Education

  • AIDS Campaign Launched
    A joint operation by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have launched a 5-year Youth Unite for Victory on AIDS (YUVA) plan aimed at reaching out to adolescents and youth.<More>

  • 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>

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>


  • LTTE Regrets Rajiv Gandhi Assassination
    In a virtual admission of guilt, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Chief Peace Negotiator and Ideologue, Anton Balasingham said that his organization deeply regretted the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.<More>

  • Indo-Sino Talks End, No Details Disclosed
    The eighth round of Indo-Sino border talks ended with proceedings held secretively and results not made public but a terse press release similar to the one at the end of last round said that the talks were held in a "friendly, cooperative and constructive atmosphere."<More>


  • US Panel Passes Nuke Deal With Caveats
    The 50-member US Congress International Relations Committee (HIRC) approved 37-5 the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal to exempt India from the U.S. laws that restrict nuclear trade with countries that have not submitted themselves to full nuclear inspections.<More>

  • Hamas, Fattah Recognize Israel as Troops Amass
    After the dramatic tunneled attack and kidnapping of an Israeli soldier, Israel has ordered troops to the border with Gaza as Hamas and Fattah movements ended weeks of acrimonious negotiations to conclude an agreement that implicitly recognizes Israel.<More>

  • Putin Wants “Quantum Jump” in Indo-Russian Ties
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said “It is essential to increase dramatically the volume of our trade and the level of investment [with India], our cooperation in the energy and other fields, including military-technical field.”<More>

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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.
Defense Plans for Parallel Warfare
Private Sector Wheat, Sugar Imports Allowed
LTTE Wants EU Monitors Removed
Wheat Import Gets Murkier
India, China to Open Nathu-la
SCO to Resist US?
China Firm on Fighting Terror
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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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