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Business and Economy
  • Indian Companies Make Large Global Buys
    The unprecedented growth of Indian economy is spurring Indian companies to scale their operations to inorganic overseas acquisitions with some of them larger than the Indian operation.<More>

  • Lanka Allots Oil Blocks for India, China
    For the first time ever, the Sri Lankan Government has invited India and China to explore for oil in two of the seven blocks identified for exploration along its sea belt on a “nomination” basis which means that the two nations will not have to bid on tenders.<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

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Terrorists Target Mumbai Again
    Terrorists struck Mumbai, the Indian financial nerve center, by blasting a string of 7 powerful bombs within 11 minutes on commuter trains and stations packed to the brim at commute hour killing 150 people and injuring 439 others.<More>

  • No US Support for India as Nuke Weapon State
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that while the US will “not support India joining the Non Proliferation Treaty as a nuclear weapon state” it will strive to “include India” in the “global nonproliferation regime” through the civilian nuclear deal. <More>


  • Coalition Forces Kill 70 militants
    Coalition forces in Afghanistan followed an air-raid on a terrorist hideout which killed 40 Taliban terrorists with a land raid on a different hideout killing another 30 terrorists in the volatile Halmand province in Southern Afghanistan but the claim is unverifiable.<More>

  • Lanka Promises Large Aid for Tamil Areas
    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse asked his advisors to study the Indian devolution model to share power with Tamils of the North and North East and promised a USD 1.25 billion tranche as means to bring the bloody ethnic feud to an end.<More>


  • Gaza Strikes Continue, Israel Invades Lebanon
    Israeli jets targeted militants transporting and setting up rockets killing a militant and injuring several gunmen and civilians in Gaza and its army invaded Lebanon to rescue two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah based out of Lebanon.<More>

  • Hamas Calls for Prisoner Swap
    In his first public appearance since the capture of an Israeli soldier, Hamas leader-in-exile Khaled Mashaal claimed in Damascus that Israel’s military campaign in the Gaza Strip was futile and the only way out is through a prisoner exchange deal.<More>

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Featured Analyses     More

Focus on Children with AIDS
National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) Director-General Sujatha Rao said that her organization has “finalized the treatment protocol for pediatric AIDS” and “awaiting Government clearance” to “train doctors to start the program in medical colleges.”
India to be Major Textile Supply Hub
Dictatorship at AIIMS
North Korean Missiles Shakes Up the World
Farm Sector Disagreements Stall WTO
India Rejects LTTE “Regret”
Senate Panel Passes Nuke Deal
Tribal Rights Bill will shrink Forests Further
Featured Edits

Rattled UPA govt suspects LeT link  

Surge and plunge of the Paris Club


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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