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Business and Economy

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • OOP Signed and Challenged in SC
    The political parties’ collusion to resend the exact same Office of Profit (OOP) bill back to the President despite it being returned for reconsideration has been challenged by the
    Trinamool Congress through a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court. <More>

  • Hindu Group Wants Army to Help Reclaim Land
    A Hindu Vasihavaite sect in Assam says that illegal migrants from Bangladesh have usurped over 400 religious places owned by the Asom Sattra Mahasava with administrative and political connivance and has petitioned the Army for help. <More>

Environment, Health and Education

  • Diluted Wildlife Bill Passed
    After promising major reforms, the Federal Government greatly diluted the Wildlife Bill in a bid to appease the tribal lobby and passed the Wildlife Bill in great hurry that could greatly affect conservation efforts and endangered species.<More>

  • Ramdoss Absolves Cola Companies
    Expectedly, Federal Health Minister Anbumani Ramdoss absolved the cola companies in the Lok Sabha that pesticide levels in their products were “within the permissible levels” and called an independent report “inconclusive."<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • India Holds Pak Responsible for Terror
    India says it has evidence of Pakistan’s continued support for terrorism and the involvement of
    Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in the 7/11 serial blasts after anti-terrorism squad (ATS) killed a Pakistani in Mumbai and captured another in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). <More>

  • Naxals Strike Mangalore Forest Office
    In typical military style, Naxal terrorists attacked the Range Forest Office in
    Karnataka damaging the building, burnt official records, wirless set, computer equipment, and a jeep after destroying a local telephone exchange ahead of the raid. <More>


  • Iran Proposes Talks to Resolve Stalemate
    Iran once again reiterated its willingness to negotiate a way out of the impasse over its controversial nuclear program but the US said that while it would study the Iranian counter proposal to the EU offer, it is prepared to move with or without the UN.<More>

  • US Arrests 13 for Trying to Buy Missiles for LTTE
    In a major sting operation spanning several cities, the US said that it had arrested 13 people for trying to buy surface-to-air missiles and other weapons in the black market for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) seen as a “dangerous terrorist group."  <More>


  • First Indo-Russian Joint Study Group on Trade
    Indian and Russian trade experts are meeting this week to explore and discuss options that will remove bilateral trade blocks to achieve a USD 10 billion trade and lead to a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA).

  • Israeli Commando Operation Tests Ceasefire
    Even as thousands of Lebanese troops and French engineers started to occupy areas vacated by Israeli Army to strengthen the ceasefire that promises a stop to rocket attacks by Hezbollah, reports emerge of a clandestine Israeli action deep inside Lebanon.

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Featured Analyses     More


Corp Expansion despite Stalled Reforms

Despite a stalled disinvestment process and halt to reforms, several positive factors in the Indian economy, perhaps not to the optimal level, have emerged encouraging targeted overseas mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by many Indian companies.


Diluted Wildlife Bill Passed


Contrarian HIV Estimates in New Survey


SLA Claims Military Successes as TN Censures It


Subsidy Cuts on the Cards


Major Terrorism Attack over Atlantic Averted

Featured Edits
Killing may complicate Indo-Pak relations
On ways to de-clog the Ombudsman’s office
India must help Sri Lanka
The most powerful right
Treading nether lands


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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