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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.

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Justice Vs Judiciary Vs Legislation
    Conviction of rapists, murderers, and terrorists 10 years late and politically-motivated illegal cover-up commission, quota plans, and clemency for some facing death row raise numerous questions and concerns on the Indian democracy.

Environment, Health and Education

  • WHO Wants TB Program Sustainability
    Wanting a more effective management of the tuberculosis (TB) programs, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that “financial sustainability and manageability” was required in addition to mere funding.<More>

  • 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>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Barak Controversy & DRDO Projects
    Amid rumors of kickbacks over the procurement of Naval Barak anti-missile defense system from Israel, there is increasing evidence that most projects undertaken by the Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) are behind schedule.<More>

  • Pak to Get 6 Chinese Nuclear Plant
    Reports indicate ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Pakistan next month, it has decided to grant 6300 megawatt (MW) nuclear power projects in sites to be chosen by Islamabad and with the approval of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).<More>

  • Strategic Naval Conference
    Recently, the Naval Senior Officers’ Conference concluded and looked at three dominant themes engrossing Navy strategists—safety and consciousness, building stronger intellectual and theoretical foundation, and accelerating the process-of change.<More>

  • 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>


  • UNP Will Support Constitutional Amendment
    The Sri Lankan United National Party (UNP) promised to support any legislation that could be introduced by the President to restore the status quo of the merger of North and East struck down by the Supreme Court (SC) as “null and void.” <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>


  • Another Test by North Korea?
    Even as it saw its closest ally China building walls along the border and inspecting shipments, North Korea (NK) said that the UN sanctions amounted to declaration of war and Japan said another nuclear test is in the offing. <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
  Barak Controversy & DRDO Projects
  Pak to Get 6 Chinese Nuclear Plant
  UNP Will Support Constitutional Amendment
  WHO Wants TB Program Sustainability

Featured Analyses     More


Justice Vs Judiciary Vs Legislation

Conviction of rapists, murderers, and terrorists 10 years late and politically-motivated illegal cover-up commission, quota plans, and clemency for some facing death row raise numerous questions and concerns on the Indian democracy.


NE S&T Developments


Softened North Korean Sanctions


7th Indo-EU Summit


Y-on-Y Industrial Growth Higher


India, Britain Share Terror Concerns


North Korea Blasts Nuclear Regime 

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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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