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Wednesday, September 27, 2006




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Business and Economy
  • Commies Blocking Labor Reforms
    Often portrayed as a capitalist communist of the modern Chinese variety, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee conceded that “globalization is inescapable” but told Industry representatives that major labor reforms are unnecessary.

  • Poultry Broiler Set to Grow
    The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) predicted that India’s poultry broiler meat productions is likely to grow by 10% to 2.2 million tons (mt) in 2007 because of strong domestic demand and the nation is free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Child Labor Targets Missed, Enforcement Tightened
    Karnataka, home to India’s Silicon Valley, has said that it will most likely miss child labor targets but has promised that the new federal law aiming to curtail this inhuman practice will be enforced strictly and more vigor.

  • 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

Environment, Health and Education

  • SC Halts Genetic Foods
    The Supreme Court (SC) asked the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) to halt approvals to genetically modified products till it can determine that these foods have been sufficiently tested and safe for human consumption. <More>

  • Torture, Censorship, and Repression in ‘Azad’ Kashmir
    Human Rights groups say that in so-called ‘Azad’ (free) Kashmir , largely closed to international and independent scrutiny, the Pakistani Government represses democratic freedom, stymies the press and media, and uses torture as instrument of administration.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Army Restarts War on ULFA
    India called off its truce with the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) moving several Army columns to re-launch anti-militant operations in Tinsukia and Jorhat districts in upper Assam and in Nagaon, Barpeta, and Darrang districts in lower Assam.<More>

  • Iraq War “Spawned new Terror”
    A classified report by US Intelligence found that the war in Iraq has “spawned new terror” activity and a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terror threat has grown significantly since September 11, 2001.<More>

  • Pak Delays F-16 Deal
    Accusing the US of stripping down the F-16s to less than effective and imposing unacceptable conditions for usage, Pakistan has delayed signing the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) for the USD 3 billion deal till December 31, 2006.<More>


  • China ’s Aging Population Plan
    Thanks to its disastrous and draconian one-child policy, China is set to have an “irreversible” ageing society in the 21st Century but the country seems to have devised a broad-based plan to address economic and social pressures from the ageing population.<More>

  • Indian ‘No’ to TNA Team, ‘Yes’ to Others
    Affirming its policy of separating the rights of the Sri Lankan Tamils from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), India refused to entertain members of the Sri Lankan Tamil National Alliance (TNA) but has invited other parties for consultations.<More>


  • Russia-US Relations Set to Worsen
    A Russian Parliamentary report alerted policy makers that the US will continue to pursue a hostile policy towards Moscow regardless of political affiliations or incumbent in the White House as they struggle for influence over world energy, power, and politics.<More>

  • Hezbollah Refuses to Disarm
    In his first public appearance Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed before a massive 500,000-rally that his cadre will not disarm and claimed a “divine, historic and strategic victory” even as Israeli troops withdrew and UN peacekeepers deployment was on track.<More>

Hot Topics

Russia-US Relations Set to Worsen


China ’s Aging Population Plan


Commies Blocking Labor Reforms


Poultry Broiler Set to Grow


SC Halts Genetic Foods

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New Polio Campaign in UP 

Facing sharp criticisms from all quarters on failure to curb spread of polio in {Uttar Pradesh (UP)}, the Health Minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss now says that it “will launch a massive campaign” to “win the battle with the virus.”


Military Coup in Thailand


UN Treaty Seeks to Curb Arms Trade


Iran Complains of US Negative Role


Lanka Says Willing to Talk Peace


US Says Reforms Stalled, Growth Up


Energy Usage Patterns and Social Progress

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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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