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August 29, 2006




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Business and Economy

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • HC Says No to Yatra Subsidies
    The Allahabad High Court (Lucknow Bench) has restrained the Federal and State Governments from subsidizing Yatra expenses for the Haj and other pilgrimages leaving politicians using these sops as ways to create and retain vote banks in quandary. <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

  • US Seeks Tariff cut on Environment Products
    As a co-member of the Asia-Pacific Partnership (APP), the US wants India to reduce its tariffs on imported environmental goods and services from the current 15% to allow free flow of technology to reduce green house gases (GHG) emission.<More>

  • Is Project Tiger a Failure?
    An investigation into the effectiveness of the federally funded Project Tiger, launched in 1973 to protect tigers in the 15 Tiger sanctuaries to ensure a viable population, concluded that the program is a failure because of insufficient training and inadequate methods.<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>


  • Nepal Has a New Draft Constitution
    A team of legal and political experts in Nepal have drafted a new lob-sided Constitution that will withdraw many privileges of the King and retaining the right of the Maoist terrorists that does not necessarily create stability to one of the world’s poorest nations.<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>


  • Israel & Lebanon Welcome EU Plan
    Israel & Lebanon welcomed the EU plan to dispatch 7000 peacekeeping troops, to be led initially by France and later by Italy, in Southern Lebanon that is capable of maintaining a buffer between the two nations with stronger defensive capabilities.

  • Iran Expands Heavy Water Project
    A defiant yet indulgent Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated a new phase in the Arak heavy-water reactor project dismissing global concerns of its controversial program but asserting that “Iran is not a threat to anybody."

Hot Topics
  Iran Expands Heavy Water Project
  US Seeks Tariff cut on Environment Products
  Is Project Tiger a Failure?
  HC Says No to Yatra Subsidies
  Israel & Lebanon Welcome EU Plan
  Nepal Has a New Draft Constitution

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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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