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Business and Economy
  • India is 3rd Largest Investor in UK
    British High Commissioner to India Michael Arthur said “With Indian businesses investing £1.02 billion into the UK, India now ranks as the third largest foreign investor in the UK globally, and the second largest from the Asia-Pacific region.”<More>

  • 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>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Dictatorship at AIIMS
    In the most brazen transgression of Constitutional norms, Health Minister Anbumani Ramdoss humiliated All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director and preeminent cardiologist Dr. Venugopal with a dismissal on fictitious charges.<More>

  • SC Rebukes Government
    Listening to a complaint from resident doctors, the Supreme Court (SC) rebuked the Federal Government for breaking its promise during the anti-reservation strike of not initiating “punitive” action against doctors if they stopped their strike.<More>

  • SC Refuses Religion & Blanket Quota
    The Supreme Court refused to stay a High Court verdict disallowing Andhra Pradesh (AP) to create a 5% quota for Muslims colleges and Government jobs and restrained Kerala from reserving seats in private unaided colleges and minority institutions.<More>

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>


  • Informal UNSC Vote on Top Post
    While the final formal vote for the position of Secretary General (SG) will be in late September or early October, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is expected to organize a “straw poll” to gauge support for different candidates. <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>

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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.
Farm Sector Disagreements Stall WTO
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
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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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