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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

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Business and Economy
  • Cabinet OKs IT Law Amendment
    Heeding demands by Indian and foreign customers of Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES), alias Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) to address data security and privacy protection issues, the Federal Cabinet approved amendments to relevant laws.

  • Y-on-Y Industrial Growth Higher
    An upsurge in manufacturing took cumulative industrial production from April-August to 10.6 compared to 8.7 last year and August saw a 9.7% rise compared to 7.6% but lower than July’s growth of 12.7% but analysts say that consumer demand has not slacked.

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • UN Wants to Stop Violence against Women
    A study sponsored by the UN Secretary General concluded that it has found “compelling evidence that violence against women (VAW) is severe and pervasive throughout the world” but there is no “knowledge base to inform police and strategy development.”

  • Child Labor Law Becomes Active
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cajoled, threatened, and entreated the nation to “stop employing children as workers and actively encourage them to join schools” and that “Firm action will be taken against those violating the law.”

Environment, Health and Education

  • NHAI Plan to Tackle Highway HIV
    Migrant population living along highways suffer higher rates of HIV infection because of poor family support, lack of healthcare, unsafe sex, easy access to brothels, and lack of awareness but a new plan is being created to specifically target this population.<More>

  • Pollution, Poaching Affecting Conservation
    Two different and unrelated reports show that there increasing pollution and poaching are affecting quality of rivers and wildlife depending on these rivers despite large spends to clean rivers.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • NE S&T Developments
    In a sign that India recognizes the lack of development t in the North Eastern sates, it announced a slew of new projects for the region to ensure that the economic and social development happening in the rest of the nation reaches these remote areas.<More>

  • Softened North Korean Sanctions
    Facing severe opposition from China, the UN Security Council led by the US whittle down the sanctions targeted at North Korea (NK) as punishment for its nuclear test even as NK and Iran rejected the sanctions as discriminatory and “gangster-like.”<More>


  • Southern Consensus in Sri Lanka?
    In a significant political move, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse’s Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP) and former Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party agreed to pursue a “national consensus” on all issues.<More>

  • Corporate Military in Pakistan
    Many analysts are now accusing the Pakistani military for developing strong commercial interests to create an oligarchy of serving and retired officers to control banks, transport, road building, communication, and construction businesses worth billions of dollars.<More>


  • India, Ethiopia Plan Agri Cooperation
    Following a request by the Ethiopian Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry , India is considering a proposal by the Department of Agricultural Research and Education to send a 4-member team to salinity and give technical advice to boost production.<More>

  • Darfur Refugees Live in Fear
    Belying expectations that African Union (AU) peacekeepers would bring peace to the ethnically torn Darfur region of Sudan , refugees in camps say that the peacekeeping mission is escalating the conflict and the resultant violence is driving away aid.<More>

Hot Topics

NE S&T Developments


Cabinet OKs IT Law Amendment


India, Ethiopia Plan Agri Cooperation

Featured Analyses     More


Softened North Korean Sanctions

Facing severe opposition from China, the UN Security Council led by the US whittle down the sanctions targeted at North Korea (NK) as punishment for its nuclear test even as NK and Iran rejected the sanctions as discriminatory and “gangster-like.”


7th Indo-EU Summit


Y-on-Y Industrial Growth Higher


India, Britain Share Terror Concerns


North Korea Blasts Nuclear Regime 


Multi-Faceted Trouble for Pakistan 


Mosquito-based Epidemic Outbreak 

Featured Edits

'Gandhi not getting the Nobel was the biggest omission'

An Eye-Wash

If secular India speaks like terrorists, it’s counselling!

Race-based spying in U.K.?

Another rogue state

China oils its war machine

Tigers Strike Back


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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