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Monday, November 13, 2006

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Business and Economy
  • Most Sought IT Talent, Quality Concerns
    A recent international survey found that India to be the top destination for global Information Technology companies’ hiring but also said that India had slipped below China and Eastern Europe where companies planned to start operations next 3 years.

  • Malaysia Invites Indian Investment
    Malaysia inaugurated a representative office of the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) in Bangalore and invited further Indian investments to the 15 kilometer (km) wide and 50 km long special corridor dedicated to multimedia.

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Judiciary Accountability Law
    The Federal Cabinet approved in principle to introduce a Judges (Inquiry) Bill 2006 aimed at making High Court (HC) and Supreme Court (SC) judges accountable for actions inconsistent with their position including corruption charges and incapacitation.

  • Govt Survey Finds 41% OBC
    The Government’s premier statistical body found that India has 41.1% population belonging to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) and not 52% as asserted by the Government wanting to create a vote-bank by granting them reservation in premier educational institutions.

Environment, Health and Education

  • High AIDS in Adolescent in Rich States
    A grass-root Non-Government Organization working on HIV/AIDS eradication said that lack of awareness among both rural and urban adolescents has increased the incidence of this infection among 10 to 19 year olds in prosperous states.<More>

  • New Bird Flu Strain
    A new strain of bird flu virus, like the one originally found in China’s Fujian Province by researchers from the University of Hong Kong and American St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital at Tennessee, has spread to 6 other provinces and 3 other countries.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Army’s “No” to Siachen Deal
    After sending several signals and veiled messages, the Indian Army finally came out and said it is opposed to demilitarization on Siachen citing potential takeover of heights by Pakistan or China and thereby scuttling any political temptation to reach a deal.<More>

  • “Pakistani Taliban” Claims Responsibility
    The Pakistani Taliban with whom Pakistan had signed a peace agreement owned up to carrying out the suicide attack on an army camp in North West Frontier Province in response to the airborne attack on a Madrasa in the neighboring Bajur tribal district.<More>


  • Foreign Secretary Level Talks Resume
    Indian and Pakistani Foreign Secretaries will resume talks in New Delhi November 14-15 and analysis and news reports indicate and Islamabad is insistent that Kashmir remain the core issue while New Delhi says that terrorism is the core.<More>

  • TNA MP Assassinated
    A prominent Member of Parliament and known Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) sympathizer was assassinated by unidentified killers as a Sea Tigers attack on Sri Lankan Navy resulted in the death of 6 Tigers and 35 sailors.<More>


  • The Donkey’s Kick
    As Democrats routed the Republicans in the US mid-polls and seized both houses of the Congress after 12 years, there is a lot of fear in India that Indo-US relations, specifically the nuclear deal, assiduously built by the Bush Administration may be a casualty.<More>

  • Saudis Warn of Iraq Disintegration
    Saudi Arabia believes that Iraq is a “lost battle” that will disintegrate because of Iranian “interference,” Kurdish drive for quasi- independence, and there is no “endgame” to the US occupation that has “failed by every single measure.”<More>

Hot Topics
  Judiciary Accountability Law
  Most Sought IT Talent, Quality Concerns
  High AIDS in Adolescent in Rich States
  Foreign Secretary Level Talks Resume
  Army’s “No” to Siachen Deal
  TNA MP Assassinated

Featured Analyses     More


The Donkey’s Kick

As Democrats routed the Republicans in the US mid-polls and seized both houses of the Congress after 12 years, there is a lot of fear in India that Indo-US relations, specifically the nuclear deal, assiduously built by the Bush Administration may be a casualty.


Madrasa Bombing Inspires Protests, Reprisals


Security and Telecom Investment


IB Says Cannot ISI Info to Pak


Saddam to Hang


Disinvestment Not for Judicial Review


Constitutional Crisis in Bangladesh

Featured Edits

China pressing Russia on Pak fighter project

New delisting norms should not shoo away investors

On the continuing relevance of research

Once again, with realism

Some questions to the Supreme Court 

All for `civilised neighbourhoods'

Policy making through trial balloons

Engaging India to contain it


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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