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Saturday, January 06, 2007

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Special Highlight

Banks’ Commitment to Enhance Farm Loans and Micro-credit -by Dr. Amrit Patel

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.

  • 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.

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>

Terrorism, Defense, Security and Science & Technology
  • Russian Air Defense for Iran
    Ignoring international sanctions on Tehran for its suspected nuclear weapons program, Moscow supplied “at least half” of the contracted Tor-M1 short-range air defense systems valued at USD 1.4 billion to be deployed around strategically sensitive centers.<More>

  • Bangla Polls Dubious
    After indicating their participation in the January 22 polls, the 14-party opposition led by former Prime Minister and Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina have now decided to boycott the elections alleging that it was “stage-managed.”<More>

  • UN Calls for Ceasefire in Lanka
    A top UN official appealed to the Sri Lankan Government (SLG) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to stop their fighting as the citizens “continue to suffer deeply” and the recent civilian death from SLG air attack is causing “deepest concern.”<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>

  • 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
Russian Air Defense for Iran
UN Calls for Ceasefire in Lanka
Bangla Polls Dubious

Featured Analyses     More


Bangla Polls Dubious

After indicating their participation in the January 22 polls, the 14-party opposition led by former Prime Minister and Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina have now decided to boycott the elections alleging that it was “stage-managed.”


Indo-Japan Ties Need Boost


No SLMM in Combat Areas


Islamists Driven Out of Mogadishu


Tehran Defiant on Sanctions 


Increased Foreign M&A Projected 

Featured Edits

Mulayam in blunderland

Of doggie poop & city governance

After Saddam

Hearing aid

Framework of delusion


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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