What Is India News Service

Friday, October 06, 2006

India Intelligence Report




  News Analysis


  University Research


I want News  I'm a Researcher I'm a Policy Maker I'm a Traveler |  I'm an Investor  | I'm an Activist | I'm a Student


Top Stories

Business and Economy
  • Cotton Output Up
    Industry estimates predict a rise in cotton output to 260-275 lakh bales against 245 lakh bales last year despite crop damage due to floods in Maharashtra and Gujarat earlier with the use of genetically altered and hybrid cotton seeds.

  • Indo-Sri Lanka Trade Looking at USD 3B
    From a mere USD 650 million in 2000, the Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is set to take bilateral trade to USD 3 billion next calendar year despite unethical business practices not-conducive to business by the Sri Lankan Government (SLG).

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Judiciary vs Legislature Judgment Reserved
    The Supreme Court (SC) has reserved its verdict on cash-for-query (CFQ) case and the subsequent judgment will essentially define the scope of the judiciary over Legislature or over the Executive.

  • SC Allows Haj Subsidy for This Year
    While allowing the Government to continue with its Haj plans for lakhs of Muslim pilgrims this year, the Supreme Court (SC) questioned the Government’s continued “largesse” to one community while denying others of similar facilities.

Environment, Health and Education

  • Mosquito-based Epidemic Outbreak
    Reportedly 76 people died in Kerala with Chikungunya and nearly 128,500 cases of Dengue have been reported nation-wide causing severe strain on an ill-equipped and ill-motivated system to deal with the crisis on a war footing.<More>

  • New Environmental Guidelines
    In a bid to decentralize environmental impact assessment, the Federal Government announced new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) guidelines that grant concessions for builders, automobile, and biomedical sectors.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • US Promises to Upgrade Pakistan F-16s
    The row over the stripped down version of avionics and fighter systems on the 18 new and upgraded second-hand F-16s seemed to have blown over with Pakistan agreeing to the terms and signing the letter of acceptance in Rawalpindi.<More>

  • Maoist Meet Focuses on Coordination
    In an ominous note, the fourth conference of the Coordination Committee of Maoist Parties and Organizations of South Asia (CCOMPOSA) in Nepal resolved to better coordinate to turn South Asia “into a flaming field of people’s upsurges.”<More>


  • China Claims Fusion Reactor Successes
    Chinese scientists claimed that their first experimental thermonuclear fusion test replicating sun’s energy generation process in the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor was successful.<More>

  • LTTE Agrees to Talks
    Responding to calls from many parties and despite afterthought caveats introduced by the Sri Lankan Government (SLG), the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said that his organization is ready to resume stalled talks on a peaceful future in the island.<More>


  • South Africa to Back Nuke Deal
    Visiting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh elicited South Africa to support its civilian nuclear deal with the US and got a commitment from President Thabo Mbeko that his country will support the deal in the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG).<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>

Hot Topics
  Mosquito-based Epidemic Outbreak
  US Promises to Upgrade Pakistan F-16s
  South Africa to Back Nuke Deal

Featured Analyses     More


New Environmental Guidelines

In a bid to decentralize environmental impact assessment, the Federal Government announced new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) guidelines that grant concessions for builders, automobile, and biomedical sectors.


China Claims Fusion Reactor Successes 


Judiciary vs Legislature Judgment Reserved 


Reliance Opposes Open Bidding for Gas 


LTTE Agrees to Talks 


China ’s Aging Population Plan 


Torture, Censorship, and Repression in ‘Azad’ Kashmir 


New Polio Campaign in UP 

Featured Edits

India at Frankfurt — and how

Create rehab plan for SEZ oustees
Operation Enduring Taliban
Why Make Him A Hero?
A Reality Check


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.

Archives | Links | Search
About Us | Feedback | Guestbook
© 2006 Copyright What Is India Publishers (P) Ltd. All Rights Reserved.