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Saturday, December 16, 2006

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Special Highlight

Thanjavur Brihadhiswara Temple Photos and Essay

Indian PM Visit to Japan by Mr. D.S. Rajan

Business and Economy
  • Global Trust Deficit on China FDI
    As China’s major allies in India, the Communist Party (M) of India (CPM) seem to have given up their campaign to gain economic access for Beijing, there is increasing evidence that India has many economic reasons not trust China yet.

  • Mining Policy to Attract FDI
    A new mining policy is being formalized aiming to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) through joint ventures which is now only USD 150 million and the new target investment value is Rs. 100,000 crore (USD 22.22 billion) in the next 2 years.

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary
  • India Lost 10 Million Girls
    A senior Indian official acknowledged a “national crisis” of parents in richer states choosing boys over girls using technology to identify and abort female fetuses resulting in the loss of 10 million girls in the last 20 years.<More>

Environment, Health and Education
  • Reasons for HIV Propagation
    A UNAIDS and World Health Organization (WHO) study has found that “poor knowledge of HIV” especially “among homosexual groups,” male prostitution, and unsafe drug abuse practices are main drivers of HIV propagation.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Taliban Is a Virtual Mini State in Pak
    Finally, Western media has woken up to the dangers of the peace pact between Pakistan and the local Taliban in the North West Frontier Province and the New York Times (NYT) reported about a resurgent Taliban supporting Indian concern for this development.<More>

  • BEL Weapon Locating Radars
    The Army will start testing indigenously developed weapon locating radar (WLR) for “internal evaluation” to further the “shoot and scoot” doctrine using self-propelled guns and artillery to loosen up defense before an offensive onslaught into hostile territory.<More>

  • New Money Laundering Law
    India has enacted the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) that would allow government agencies to track funding of terrorist activities and greatly help intelligence agencies monitor the flow of funds often indicative of terrorist strikes.<More>

  • Nepal Close to Deal
    Nepal’s ruling coalition and Maoists guerrillas say that they are close to an understanding on an interim constitution and power-sharing even as a new poll showed that the Nepalese overwhelmingly wanted the marginalized King Gnanendra in power.<More>

  • Pak Emergent Defense Player
    With nuclear-test imposed sanctions being lifted and being conferred a major non-NATO ally status Pakistan is being viewed as a serious emergent buyer as it now has access to weapons, aircraft, and missiles. Its export in the USD 3 trillion arms market is only USD 200 million but is expected to grow.<More>

  • Citizens in Crossfire
    Thousands of civilians took shelter in schools and Buddhist temples after wayward artillery fire wounded dozens and killed and wounded many soldiers, rebels, and civilians and the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) and rebels trading charges on who was responsible.<More>

  • Bangla Army Deployed
    Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed ordered the army to aid civil administration to deal with broad based blockade of cities by a 14-party opposition led by the Awami League but also “to avert any unwarranted situation on the eve of the coming general election.<More>

  • Hamas Takes Over Gaza Border
    After weeks of politically motivated assassinations and murder of children, Hamas gunmen fought fiercely with Fatah-allied border guards to seize control of the Gaza Strip’s EU-monitored border crossing with Egypt.<More>

  • Qualitative Jump in Indo-US Relations
    In a major show of good faith, US policy makers worked into the night to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the amendments to US law that would facilitate Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation and will be signed into law by US President George Bush.<More>

  • Hezbollah Show of Force
    Heightening the political deadlock, the pro-Syrian Hezbollah led massive demonstrations outside government offices demanding the government’s dissolution accusing it of “corrupt” leadership but Lebanon ’s west-backed cabinet vowed not to give in.”<More>

  • Iran Wants US Out of Iraq
    Even as Iran said it will help when the US pulls out of the region, the Iraqi President rejected recommendations by the Iraq Study Group because it contained “dangerous articles” undermining “the sovereignty of Iraq ” and was an “insult to the Iraqi people.”<More>

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Nepal Close to Deal
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Hamas Takes Over Gaza Border

After weeks of politically motivated assassinations and murder of children, Hamas gunmen fought fiercely with Fatah-allied border guards to seize control of the Gaza Strip’s EU-monitored border crossing with Egypt.


Taliban Is a Virtual Mini State in Pak


New Money Laundering Law


Qualitative Jump in Indo-US Relations


Citizens in Crossfire


LTTE Wants “Independent” Nation

Featured Edits

Revival of Nalanda a great idea

Oslo undecided about allowing India access to nuclear technology

Blair questioned in peerages row

A toothless accord

Nalanda as an innovation hub


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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