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Wednesday, January  03, 2007




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Business and Economy
  • Belarus-Russia Gas Conflict
    Allies Russia and Belarus seem to be heading for a stalemate over the price of gas that can plunge Europe into gas shortages if supplies are halted by Russian company Gazprom and affect its living and businesses.

  • Increased Foreign M&A Projected
    Investment bankers and analysts project increased merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the information technology (IT) space where smaller Indian companies are acquired by larger foreign players but do not rule out a large deals either.

Democracy, Politics and Judiciary

  • Child Trafficking Lacks Focus
    Campaign Against Child Trafficking (CACT), an umbrella organization of various groups working on the issue of child rights protested against the Karnataka government’s lack of focus to stem trafficking in women and children.<More>

  • Indian Art in Beijing
    For the first time and marking an end to India-China friendship year, India is showcasing 100 ancient antiquities of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain art dated from the 3rd Century BC to 18th Century AD in China and one of the largest show showcasing of heritage outside India.<More>

Environment, Health and Education

  • Tiger Conservation Gaps
    An international panel said that lack of proper amenities, delays in payment of compensation for human and cattle losses, illegal fishing, and illegal minor forest activity are seriously affecting tiger conservation efforts.<More>

  • Educational Priorities Need Reevaluation
    According to a senior University Grants Commission (UGC) official, research work in basic sciences is declining which may cause a decline in required talent pool that could indirectly affect India’s dominance in Information Technology (IT).<More>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Indian Land Ships
    On January 4, the Navy will induct its third landing ship INS Shardul, capable of carrying 11 main battle tanks, 10 army vehicles and 500 troops for amphibious operations and traveling at 15.8 knots to land forces directly on beaches.<More>

  • Pak Says N-sites Can Withstand Strike
    Marking the 130th birth anniversary of Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, President Pervez Musharraf asserted that his nation will continue to invest in defense capabilities and that its “nuclear and missile power” are protected even from a “nuclear attack.”<More>


  • No SLMM in Combat Areas
    As the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission (SLMM) withdrew from combat areas in the North and East, the Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) raid killed 15 civilians (including 4 children), wounded dozens, and destroyed all but 5 houses in Northern coast near Mannar.<More>

  • Diplomatic Curb in Pak
    Pakistan has instituted travel curbs on Indian diplomats where they need to seek advanced permission from authorities for travel to Murree (a hill station) and Rawalpindi (a twin city to Islamabad) but no official announcement has been made.<More>


  • Islamists Driven Out of Mogadishu
    Islamists controlling Somali capital Mogadishu the last 6 months and enforcing medieval laws were driven out by Western-supported Somali government troops and backed by Ethiopian tanks and MIG fighter jets.<More>

  • Saddam Hanged, West Asia Crisis Intensifies
    Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein convicted by a court of questionable credentials following controversial judicial process was hanged heightening the growing divide in the Islamic world that threatens to envelop the region and indirectly the world.<More>

Hot Topics
  Diplomatic Curb in Pak
  No SLMM in Combat Areas
  Tiger Conservation Gaps

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Islamists Driven Out of Mogadishu

Islamists controlling Somali capital Mogadishu the last 6 months and enforcing medieval laws were driven out by Western-supported Somali government troops and backed by Ethiopian tanks and MIG fighter jets.


Tehran Defiant on Sanctions


Increased Foreign M&A Projected


Bush Allays Indian Concerns


Energy Concerns & Alternatives


Recoverable Sat on PSLV


No Shortcuts in Kashmir

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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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