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Business and Economy
  • Slow Inflow of Imported Wheat
    Ministry of Agriculture disclosed that about 2 million tons (mt) or 40% of the ordered 5.5 mt will reach India by mid-November at various ports—Mumbai, Chennai, Visakhapatanam, Kandla, and Mundhra.

  • Action to Increase Wheat Production
    India has formulated an Action Plan to increase production and productivity of wheat by targeting 50% of wheat cultivation areas in 138 districts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, and West Bengal.

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • J&K Autonomy Working Group DoA?
    The Hindu reported that the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Autonomy Working group promised by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh 5 months ago may be dead on arrival (DoA) because of a lack of suitable leadership to lead the group and procedural issues.

  • SC Creamy Layer Definition
    Introduced first in 1992 by the Supreme Court (SC), the creamy layer concept was defined as those who were children of the elite of the Other Backward Classes (OBC) and has now been extended to cover those who are in the Scheduled Castes and Tribes too.

Environment, Health and Education

  • MCS Tracks Turtle Migration to TN
    The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has successfully tracked tagged endangered green turtles (Chelonian mydas) through satellites from Southern Sri Lanka to the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve, a protected area off  Tamil Nadu (TN).<More>

  • High Infant Mortality in Bihar: UNICEF Survey
    A survey conducted by UNICEF estimates that about 400 infants below the age of 1 with 2/3rds of those children within a month die every day in Bihar due to causes that could be easily prevented through simple intervention programs.<More>

  • China Rejects Media Reports on Brahmaputra Dam
    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao refuted media reports saying that China has “no plans” to divert billions of cubic feet of water from the Brahmaputra (Yalung Zangbo) to the Yellow River to feed rain-starved areas of the North.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • ISRO Floats Manned Space Mission Proposal
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G. Madhavan Nair apparently made a “registration of intent” to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about sending an Indian astronaut into space on a home-made capsule using an Indian launch vehicle.<More>

  • 2 Experimental Satellites from China
    China successfully launched 2 space environment exploration satellites with a life-span of 2 years and manufactured by Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology and China’s DFH Satellite Co Ltd on its Long March-4B carrier rockets.<More>


  • Pre-cursor to Lanka Talks in Geneva
    As an Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) team left for Geneva , important information surrounding the Southern Consensus arrived between dominant political parties stressing on political settlement to the ethnic strife is emanating.<More>

  • Impact of China’s Dam on NE & SE Asia
    Reacting to recent media reports that China is planning to construct a dam across the Brahmaputra and divert 200 billion cubic meters of water into the Yellow River, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi notified Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on its impact.<More>


  • India, Japan to Boost Ties
    With 2007 being considered for designation as Japan-Indian Friendship Year, India and Japan are planning to boost their bilateral relations to realize its “full potential” by enhancing “strategic orientation” of their “global partnership.”<More>

  • Sudan Expels UN Envoy over Blog
    Looking for an excuse to rid the UN of its soil to pursue its unholy war on innocent ethnic Africans, Sudan expelled UN envoy for authoring a blog that reported a serious Sudanese army reversal in fighting insurgents in Northern Darfur.<More>

Hot Topics
  J&K Autonomy Working Group DoA?
  ISRO Floats Manned Space Mission Proposal
  MCS Tracks Turtle Migration to TN
  High Infant Mortality in Bihar : UNICEF Survey
  2 Experimental Satellites from China
  China Rejects Media Reports on Brahmaputra Dam
  India, Japan to Boost Ties

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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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