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Top Stories

Business and Economy
  • Economic Growth Promising, SEZ Model Questioned
    In a positive sign, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said that “growth momentum of recent years is likely to continue during the year” but cautioned on the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) as a model for developing industries and generating jobs.

  • Israeli Drip Irrigation Technology
    Karnataka’s horticulture department is planning to adopt Israeli drip irrigation technology (DIS) to service 124 drought-prone areas in the state and is commissioning a pilot project in 10 taluks spanning 8 districts at a cost of Rs.5 crore (USD 1.08 million).<More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

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



  • Confusion on Iran as Deadline Passes
    EU Foreign Ministers have cautioned against hasty decisions, including sanctions, on Iran even as the US said
    military action against Tehran “is not off the table” and some say that India ’s relations with Iran may arrest the development of Indo-US relations.<More>

  • EU Not Considering Hamas Dialogue
    Backtracking from earlier reports that the EU may consider direct contact with Hamas, a Foreign Ministers’ meeting distanced the 25 nation body from Hamas and labeled it a terror organization removing all possibilities of interaction.

Hot Topics
  Economic Growth Promising, SEZ Model Questioned
  EU Not Considering Hamas Dialogue
  Confusion on Iran as Deadline Passes
  Israeli Drip Irrigation Technology
  New Defense Procurement Policy
  Private Nuclear Power Generation Considered

Featured Analyses     More

  Security Concerns Bar Chinese Investment

After a year of internal discussions, India intelligence agencies rightly barred Chinese investments in ports and handling thus rejecting 14 port construction and management projects valued at Rs. 61,000 crore (USD 13.26 billion) citing security threats.

  Baloach Leader Bugti Suspiciously Killed
  Is Project Tiger a Failure?
  First Indo-Russian Joint Study Group on Trade

Corp Expansion despite Stalled Reforms


Diluted Wildlife Bill Passed

Featured Edits

India, France "not very far" from nuclear pact

Balochistan shadow over India-Pakistan ties

The forgotten aam aadmi

Relevance of nonalignment
Naxals, government rethinking strategies
Baluch freedom long overdue


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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