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Business and Economy
  • China & India pip Japan on Property Value
    Booming economies in China and India are not only “most exciting” markets but also built infrastructure can fetch up to 20% internal rate of return and investment bankers say that those not in these markets will “miss some of the best opportunities.”<More>

  • Indian Thoughts on Spurring Manufacturing
    After receiving detailed recommendations from business organizations, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram promised to draw up a fresh agenda to step up the manufacturing sector growth rate from the current 9% to12%.<More>

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>


  • Musharraf Moved Warheads during Kargil
    Exiled former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has claimed in his official biography claims that General Pervez Musharraf moved nuclear warheads during the Kargil war so that they could be used against India without his knowledge.<More>

  • Nepal Terrorists Accuse US of Interference
    Nepalese terrorists accused the US of undermining the peace process underway in the landlocked mountain nation citing examples of American threats to cut aid guerrillas join the interim government without giving up their weapons first.<More>


  • North Korean Missiles Shakes Up the World
    Disregarding threats, advice, and calls for restraint North Korea test-fired a barrage of long-range missiles capable of reaching Alaska but the world remained confused on how do deal with this crisis. <More>

  • Israel Tightens Noose on Gaza
    Supported by tanks and armored bulldozers, Israeli forces moved further into northern Gaza tightening the siege, set up sniper and observer positions on rooftops, and jets rained bombs on the Interior Ministry building and a school run by the ruling Hamas. <More>

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Featured Analyses     More

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.
India Rejects LTTE “Regret”
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
Featured Edits

Experiments With Terror  

Half-baked reforms at RAW


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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