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Business and Economy
  • S&P Says Asian Banks Have Staying Power
    A recent report from Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Services said that a financial crisis similar to the one that affected several Asian countries’ currency values and stock markets in 1997 is unlikely and that the banking system is “in a better position.

  • Govt Proposes MNC Audit
    A senior Finance Ministry official said that India is thinking of starting joint audits for multi-nationals (MNCs) operating in India and the ASEAN region to ensure that the balance sheets match those of their annual statements.<More>

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Congress Expels Natwar’s Son
    In a major blow to Natwar Singh’s hopes of rescue by the Gandhi family, the Congress Party expelled Natwar’s son Jagat Singh even as Jagat’s friend’s petition in the Supreme Court (SC) for absolution from Justice RS Pathak Inquiry commission’s indictment

  • Disappearances on Rise in South Asia
    As nations of South Asia fight terrorism, Amnesty International (AI) says that “enforced disappearances” of people is growing and while “new patterns” are emerging from Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

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
  • Bush Strategy to Combat Terrorism
    Days before the 5th anniversary of 9/11 terrorism attack on the US , President George Bush released a document called “National Strategy for Combating Terrorism” portrayed as “unclassified version” of US approach to dealing with terrorism.<More>

  • Naxalism, Micro-Terrorism Major Security Threats
    A security review by Chief Ministers with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh found leaders worrying about increasing activities of Pakistan-sponsored and directed terrorist outfits organized into “sleeper cells” who are motivated to perform suicide attacks.<More>



  • Indo-French Missile Pact Stalled
    The much hyped Indo-French pact to allow India to produce French cruise missiles under transfer of technology from European Missile Consortium MBDA to Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) appeared to have stalled.

  • 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
  Indo-French Missile Pact Stalled
  Bush Strategy to Combat Terrorism
  Naxalism, Micro-Terrorism Major Security Threats
  S&P Says Asian Banks Have Staying Power
  Congress Expels Natwar’s Son
  India Not Working to Contain China

Featured Analyses     More

  BDR Denies ULFA Presence

At the end of a 3 day face to face between the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) where India demanded imprisoned terrorists be repatriated, Bangladesh denied the presence of leaders of the terrorist movement.

  Confusion on Iran as Deadline Passes
  Security Concerns Bar Chinese Investment
  Baloach Leader Bugti Suspiciously Killed
  Is Project Tiger a Failure?
  First Indo-Russian Joint Study Group on Trade

Corp Expansion despite Stalled Reforms

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Coalition woes in Jammu and Kashmir

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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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