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Business and Economy
  • India Corporate Says No to Quota
    Senior members of the Indian industry met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and conveyed their opposition to legislated cased-based quota regime but promised that will fund training programs, introduce ethical hiring codes, and adopt alternative solutions.<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

  • Govt Withdraws Dismissal Move against Venugopal
    A highly embarrassed Health Minister Anbumani Ramdoss withdrew the controversial order to dismiss All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr. P. Venugopal but counsel said that the Government would file fresh charges later. <More>

  • OoP Pitches Parliament against President, SC
    The Federal Government and its communist allies, usually at odds on many issues, joined ranks to assert that the Parliament is “supreme” and some even went to the extent of suggesting that the President has only rights to advice and not over-rule the Parliament.

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
  • US Congress Passes Nuke Deal
    After several hours of debate, the US House of Representatives approved the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal with an overwhelming majority but has unfortunately raked partisan politicking in India even though the Government looks resolute in defending the deal. <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>


  • BSF Says “Indian Smugglers” Helping BDR
    The Border Security Force (BSF) accused “Indian smugglers” of “using “SIM cards of Bangladesh mobile service providers to pass on strategic information” to the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) but said have not arrested the “moles” citing “communal implications.”<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
  US Congress Passes Nuke Deal
  India Corporate Says No to Quota
BSF Says "Indian Smugglers" Helping BDR

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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.  


OoP Pitches Parliament against President, SC


No Implementation of Groundwater Bill


Some Successes against Naxals


Inadequate Response to NMCC Recommendations


Tigers Forever Initiative

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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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