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Business and Economy
  • Fiscal Deficit Worsens
    Runaway unplanned expenditure far exceeding receipts has increased fiscal deficit to over 50% at Rs 77,740 crores (USD 16.9 billion) more than budget estimates of Rs. 148,686 crores (USD 32.3 billion) in the very first quarter. < More >

  • 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 >

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

Environment, Health and Education

  • India Wants Bird Flu-Free Label
    In order to resume exports of profitable chicken meat and eggs, India is considering asking the Organisation Internationale d’épizootie (OIE) (also known as the World Organization of Animal Health) to gain a avian influenza (bird flu) free status.            < More >

  • 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 >

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • NATO Set to Take Over Afghan Security  
    In its most ambitious mission in Asia, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has taken control of security operations in insurgency-ridden southern Afghanistan to stop the Taliban with new tactics and approach. < More >

  • Raytheon Offers AESA Radar to IAF
    US defense vendor Raytheon said that it was ready to supply the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar in addition to advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) if the Indian Air Force (IAF) would choose the F-16 and F-18 fighter jets. < More >


  • India Buys Power from Bhutan
    India signed an agreement with Bhutan to buy power from the 1020 megawatt (MW) Tala hydro-electric project, the largest bilateral cooperation project funded by India in a foreign country, which is also the framework for future hydro-electric cooperation. < More >

  • Thai Bid for Myanmar's Natural Gas
    Despite intense pressure from the US not to deal with Myanmar, Thailand’s largest energy firm PTT Plc has bid to compete with India and China for exclusive rights to harness the abundant natural gas in the northwestern areas of the military-run nation. < 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.” < More >

  • 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
  India Buys Power from Bhutan
  Thai Bid for Myanmar's Natural Gas
  NATO Set to Take Over Afghan Security
  Fiscal Deficit Worsens
  Raytheon Offers AESA Radar to IAF
India Wants Bird Flu-Free Label

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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.


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OoP Pitches Parliament against President, SC


No Implementation of Groundwater Bill


Some Successes against Naxals


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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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