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Monday, December  18, 2006

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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>

  • Armed Forces Act Amendment
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visiting Manipur said that his government will amend the Armed Forces Act withdrawing extraordinary provisions such as shoot-to-kill thus complying with demands made by many politicians of the North East (NE).<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>

  • Forest Guard Recruitment Accelerated
    The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has asked all states to urgently fill existing vacancies of forest guard position especially in Tiger Sanctuaries even if they have to relax recruitment norms.<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Naxal Raid Train, Loot Guns
    In a second such incident this year, 15-20 Naxals halted a train in the middle of dense forests, to relieve Rapid Action Force (RAF) jawans of their weapons and walkie-talkies prompting a wide combing operation to nab them.<More>

  • India Says Pak Still Has Terror Camps
    Defence Minister A.K. Antony said that though there had been a drop in infiltration numbers crossing the Line of Control, there are still over 59 terror-training camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).<More>


  • 4 Advisers Quit in Bangla
    Four members of Council of Advisers of President-cum-Chief Adviser Iajuddin Ahmed resigned protesting that there was “no situation” that “warranted an army deployment” of the Army ahead of the general election.<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>


  • Manmohan’s Japan Visit
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Japan where he invited greater investment from Japan under a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and also requested Tokyo’s support for the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).<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>

Hot Topics
  Manmohan's Japan Visit
  Naxal Raid Train, Loot Guns
  4 Advisers Quit in Bangla
  India Says Pak Still Has Terror Camps

Featured Analyses     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.


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


Chávez Wins a Polarized Nation

Featured Edits
Pranab to assist in Nepal talks
State patronage will turn Muslims state-dependent
Don’t dismiss those dizzy spells
If only we had a confident class!
The means and end of generating more tax revenue
Inept administration
BJP’s tale of two leaders and their foundering party


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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