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Business and Economy
  • Growth 9%, Deficit Contained
    The economy grew an astounding 9% in the first half of fiscal year (at 9.2% in Q2) due to impressive manufacturing sector performance and despite slowdown in the farm sector, inflation concerns, and ballooning fiscal deficit.

  • GSP Retaliation for WTO Negotiations
    Even though there has been an overwhelming support for the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal among US policy makers, India is nervous about how they will deal with the Generalized System of Preference (GSP) mechanism set to expire next month.

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Siddhu Guilty of “Culpable Homicide”
    Former cricketer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) Navjot Singh Sidhu was found guilty by the Punjab and Haryana High Court for his role in a road-rage incident resulting in the death of a middle-aged man in 1988.<More>

  • Federal Minister Convicted
    Finding him guilty of conspiracy to kidnap and murder of a private secretary was allegedly demanded a cut in a large bribe transaction, a lower Delhi court convicted Federal Minister for Coal and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) supremo Shibu Soren.<More>


Environment, Health and Education

  • AIDS Deaths Can be Lower
    A recent paper by World Health Organization scientists say that 28 million lives can be saved by 2030 if newer HIV infections are curbed and access to life-prolonging anti-retroviral cocktails increased but warn that 117 million will die if these are not done.<More>

  • AIDS Patients to Get Protection
    The Federal Government is planning to introduce legislation that will make “stigmatization and discrimination” of/against HIV/AIDS infected patients at work place, education institutions, and hospitals a crime.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Update on Missile Programs
    Defense Minister A.K. Antony updated the Parliament that the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos has been inducted into the Defense forces and the Trishul anti-Missile project completed while the Akash and Nag missile programs are behind schedule.<More>

  • Hizb ‘Commander’ Killed
    Security forces killed the ‘commander’ of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen’s South Kashmir division Mohammad Ashraf Shah who is ranked 2nd in Hizb’s hierarchy and earned a reputation of clever and ruthless terrorist who also tried facilitating a ceasefire.<More>


  • Bangla Blockade Resumes
    President Iajuddin Ahmed met separately with Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Khaleda Zia and Awami League (AL)-led 14-party alliance leader Sheikh Hasina failed to resolve differences which saw a resumption of blockade of Dacca. <More>

  • India-China Joint Declaration
    Joint Declaration by the Republic Of India And The People’s Republic Of China H.E. Mr. Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China, is currently paying a State visit to the Republic of India from 20 to 23 November 2006 at the invitation of H.E. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of the Republic of India.<More>

  • Indo-Sino Press Conference
    Following is the text of the Statement by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, at the Joint Press interaction with the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Hu Jintao:<More>

  • Hu’s Visit to India
    India categorized Chinese President Hu Jintao as “an important step forward” to develop “cooperative framework of engagement” but acknowledged “outstanding issues” even as the two nations signed 13 agreements covering a range of cosmetic issues.<More>


  • Jordan King Visit
    King Abdullah II visited India on a three day state visit and both nations used the visit to boost ties by signing four agreements to promote and protect investments, cooperate in agriculture, conduct exchange programs, and increase tourism.<More>

  • No Role for Iran in Iraq
    US President George Bush met Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to review the Iraqi situation and assured him of giving him the “the tools,” “capacity to respond,” and that the US was not looking for a “graceful exit” promising to stay “until the job is complete.”<More>

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  Jordan King Visit
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Hu’s Visit to India

India categorized Chinese President Hu Jintao as “an important step forward” to develop “cooperative framework of engagement” but acknowledged “outstanding issues” even as the two nations signed 13 agreements covering a range of cosmetic issues.


No Role for Iran in Iraq


Update on Missile Programs


Federal Minister Convicted


Role of Siachen and Indo-Pak Talks


Lanka President in India


Tobacco Companies Targeting Children


India’s Faltering Energy Strategy

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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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