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Thursday, January  04, 2007

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Business and Economy
  • YSR’s Electricity Sops
    Andhra Pradesh (AP) Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR) said that his government will absorb the additional cost burden of electricity incurred because of purchases from federal pools at a higher cost.

  • RBI Rate-Based Navigation
    While the economy was in full throttle last year, increasing concerns on excess liquidity and inflation saw the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) trying to steer the economy to sustainable levels through a process of rate hikes.

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>


  • Indo-Japan Ties Need Boost
    Given regional and global developments arising out of globalization and nuclear weapons program of North Korea, industry leaders are asking for a more active political engagement of Japan which they say will be more active this century.<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
  RBI Rate-Based Navigation
  YSR’s Electricity Sops
  Indo-Japan Ties Need Boost

Featured Analyses     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.


Islamists Driven Out of Mogadishu


Tehran Defiant on Sanctions


Increased Foreign M&A Projected


Bush Allays Indian Concerns


Energy Concerns & Alternatives


Recoverable Sat on PSLV

Featured Edits

U.K. immigrants feel "betrayed"

China Buddhists coming

Links between a nation's past and future

Revisiting the Raj, warts and all

Caligula's Horse

Slow Adds Up

PM’s first visit to Pak likely in March


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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