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Business and Economy
  • Farm Sector Disagreements Stall WTO
    In further hardening of stance,  India has rejected heavy concessions from developing nations while only few concessions are forthcoming from developed nations especially in access to markets for agricultural and industrial products.<More>

  • Gail Consortium Signs Oman Deal
    A Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) led consortium signed the Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) with The Government of the Sultanate of Oman for Block 56 last week for exploration and production of hydrocarbons.

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

Environment, Health and Education

  • Increased Heroin Flows from Afghanistan
    Narcotic trackers say that an unwanted and unanticipated side-effect of the Indo-Pak peace process that has increased foot, rail, and road traffic between the two nations is the upsurge of smuggling of heroin from Afghanistan.<More>

  • Tribal Rights Bill will shrink Forests Further
    Satellite imagery shows that human habitation in and on the periphery of forests, encroachment, and illegal logging has reduced forest cover in 11 of the 28 forests and the proposed Tribal Rights Bill (TRB) legalizing forest dwellers land rights will exacerbate this scenario.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Top Security Meet to Review J&K
    Senior members of the security apparatus met recently to review the increase in infiltration from Pakistan, the continued existence of terror infrastructure in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, and use the bait of human rights violations to distract attention.<More>

  • India, U.K. Scientific Research Ties
    Minister for Science and Technology and Ocean Development Kapil Sibal announced that scientists from institutions in India and Britain will collaborate in several high-end research projects under a new multi-million program.<More>


  • Pakistan Promises More Troops for Terror
    Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri said that President Musharraf promised visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice 10,000 more troops on its border with Afghanistan.<More>

  • Pak Permission for Indian Aid for Afghanistan
    Reports say that Pakistan has granted a one-time land transit rights for Indian trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Afghanistan to cross Pakistan territory although skepticism is high among Indian officials who say seeing is believing.<More>


  • Putin Criticizes US
    Ahead of the Russia-US summit next month, Russian President Vladimir Putin trashed American and EU accusations of Russia’s “neo-imperial ambitions” and “energy blackmail” and warned of American diktat in international relations. <More>

  • Senate Panel Passes Nuke Deal
    In a major boost to the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) also passed the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal with an overwhelming majority but with riders that may not be palatable to Indian strategists.<More>

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India Rejects LTTE “Regret”
A day after the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) regretted the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi the Indian Government strongly rejected these statements as that would be “tantamount to endorsing the philosophy of terror, violence and political assassinations.”
Senate Panel Passes Nuke Deal
Tribal Rights Bill will shrink Forests Further
US Panel Passes Nuke Deal With Caveats
Lankan Deputy Army Chief Killed
Defense Plans for Parallel Warfare
Private Sector Wheat, Sugar Imports Allowed
LTTE Wants EU Monitors Removed
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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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