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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

  • Clean Projects Disagreement
    Nations attending the 12th Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP12) seemed to be angry at the lop-sided award of Clean Development Projects (CDP) part of the Kyoto Protocol to India, China, and Brazil.<More>

  • 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>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Al-Qaeda Nuke Plot Targets UK
    Continuing with a series of briefings, British intelligence officials said that they are convinced that the al Qaeda is planning a nuclear attack on the UK and cited “an awful lot of chatter” on jihadi websites to bolster their claim.<More>

  • FBI Warning Raises Terror Fear
    A US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alert to India of a possible attack on airport or vital installation by al-Qaeda bolstered by an anonymous untraced letter in Tiruchinapalli increased security levels across airports, tarmac, and leaders.<More>

  • Hard Lobbying with NSG
    India ’s special representative on the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal, Shyam Saran, returned from a visit with Sweden, Norway, and Ireland trying to elicit their support for the deal without India signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).<More>


  • The Bangladesh Blockade
    Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed called out the Army “to assist law-enforcing agencies” to quell Opposition protests and blockade while outgoing Prime Minister Khaleda Zia instigated her cadre to “retaliate” if attacked.<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>


  • Nuke Deal Listed Top Priority
    With President George Bush, Republican leaders, and prominent Democrats voicing the importance, the Indo-US Civilian Nuclear Deal may be taken up in a couple of days by the Senate even as supporters and opponents stepped up lobbying to suit their agenda.<More>

  • Lebanese Political Crisis and West Asia
    The resignation of 5 Shiite Ministers from the Lebanon Government increased regional tensions across sectarian and religious lines and the US Government (USG) applauded an Argentinean court branding the Hezbollah “global nexus of terrorism.”<More>

Hot Topics
  Nuke Deal Listed Top Priority
  Al-Qaeda Nuke Plot Targets UK

Featured Analyses     More


FBI Warning Raises Terror Fear

A US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alert to India of a possible attack on airport or vital installation by al-Qaeda bolstered by an anonymous untraced letter in Tiruchinapalli increased security levels across airports, tarmac, and leaders


Most Sought IT Talent, Quality Concerns


The Donkey’s Kick


Madrasa Bombing Inspires Protests, Reprisals


Security and Telecom Investment


IB Says Cannot ISI Info to Pak


Saddam to Hang

Featured Edits

Blair advocates role for Iran, Syria

Two rising powers and an awareness gap

Anti-terror mechanism discussed

The Sounds Of Silence

Sanitation: India’s great underground 


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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