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Business and Economy
  • ASEAN Suspends FTA
    Malaysia’s Trade Minister was quoted saying that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has suspended free-trade talks with India because New Delhi is demanding that 850 goods it imports from South East Asia to be excluded from the list.<More>

  • Growth Pace to Continue
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reaffirmed growth forecast of 7.5%-8% citing strong corporate sector growth, continued investment inflow, strong orders, high capacity utilization, good export growth, stabilized inflation, and sufficient liquidity of banks.<More>

  • India to Raise Pak Trade Curbs at SAARC
    Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath told the Parliament that he will raise the issue of import restrictions by Pakistan at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit early next month in Dhaka.<More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

Environment, Health and Education

  • Digital Record of Bio-Resources
    Department of Biotechnology under the Union Ministry of Science and Technology has produced a set of CD based information called “Jeeva Sampada” which is the first digital documentation of India's vast bio-resources covering over 39,000 species. <More>

  • Collateral Damage of HIV - AIDS
    A recent study by three premier institutions predicted that a continued unchecked spread of HIV/AIDS epidemic can adversely impact macro-economic parameters including growth rate, educational levels, and labor shortages. <More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Political Failure in War on Terror
    The continued politicking dealt a serious blow to India’s ability to fight terror as Opposition sought to embarrass the Government more than solving the issue while the senior Ministers sought to divide the country further on the basis of religion. <More>

  • India Signs Nuclear Terrorism Convention
    Sharing the objective of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism to deny terrorists access to nuclear materials and enhance international cooperation to prevent nuclear terrorism, India announced its acceptance of this measure. <More>


  • Bangladesh Joins ARF
    The 13th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) meeting in Kuala Lumpur will see Bangladesh included as its 26th member led by Foreign Minister Morshed Khan to strengthen participation in the group.<More>

  • Punitive Action Sanctioned on Bangla Border
    Increased infiltration of illegal economic migrants, terrorists, lack of adequate response from Bangladesh, and suspected official complicity has changed India’s attitude ordering the infusion of another 40 battalions on the border and authority to deliver retaliatory fire.<More>


  • Israel Supports UN Peacekeepers Idea
    Incessant bombing of blocks of apartments and mass migration of people following radio announcements and pamphlets thrown down from planes is best described by a visiting UN official as a “horrific” and “violation of humanitarian law.”
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  • Civilian Crisis in Lebanon
    Of the 4 Indian Navy ships re-routed to Lebanon in a bid to evacuate 12,000 Indians living in that country, diplomatic negotiating secured a berth one ship to evacuate 700 odd people to Larnaca, Cyprus where Air India jets will fly them out. Sri Lanka and Nepal have appealed to India for help with their citizens too which the Navy will undertake on a best effort basis. <More>

Hot Topics
  Political Failure in War on Terror
  India Signs Nuclear Terrorism Convention
Digital Record of Bio-Resources
ASEAN Suspends FTA
Bangladesh Joins ARF
Punitive Action Sanctioned on Bangla Border
Growth Pace to Continue
India toRaise Pak Trade Curbs at SAARC
Govt Withdraws Dismissal Move against Venugopal

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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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