The BBC's profile on India provides readers with information
on India's history, its political leadership, its demographic
landscape and its major media outlets. Users can also
access an interactive timeline of India's modern history,
from the beginnings of British colonial rule to present-day
territorial skirmishes with Pakistan.
CIA Factbook: India
The CIA Factbook, which is updated frequently throughout the year, offers a comprehensive profile of India, from its historical origins and ethnic composition to its political and economic landscape.
India's Ministry of Tourism
This Web site, maintained by India's Ministry of Tourism, provides useful information about traveling in India. Of particular interest are the site's city guides, which offer readers a concise description of some of India's largest cities.
Directory of Indian Government Web sites
This portal site directs users to various official Web sites maintained by the Indian government. Users can find links to leading politicians and the Indian judiciary and legislature as well as to government organizations focused on sports and culture.
The Prime Minister's Office
This is the official Web site of India's prime minister, who is, as of May 2004, Dr. Manmohan Singh. The site contains a profile of the prime minister, copies of his speeches, descriptions of his recent initiatives and more.
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UNAIDS -- the AIDS task force of the United Nations --
provides comprehensive information about AIDS in India,
including figures about the Indian government's response
to the disease. The site is also searchable by other countries
In this November 2003 report, the World Bank argues that
the spread of AIDS in India could significantly hurt the
country's development if not aggressively combated. The
report notes that the epidemic has entered the general
population in six of India's 28 states and is spreading
from urban to rural areas.
Kaiser Network: AIDS in India
The Kaiser Foundation Web site contains numerous in-depth
fact sheets and reports on AIDS in India and other parts
of the world. The site also features headline news stories
about AIDS-related developments in India and links to
This Web site from Avert, an international AIDS charity,
provides assessments of the spread of AIDS in different
Indian states. Users can also find historical information
about the origins of AIDS in India.
Solidarity and Action Against the HIV Infection in India
This is the official Web site of SAATHII, a nonprofit
organization formed in 2000 to foster dialogue in India
among those living with AIDS and those providing treatment
and education, such as health-care professionals, policy
makers and educators. SAATHII's Web site features news
about AIDS-related events and conferences within India
as well as information about available services and treatment.
National AIDS Control Organization
This Web site is maintained by India's Ministry of Health
and Family Welfare. It offers official information about
programs and policies implemented to combat the spread
of AIDS inside India, including, among others, a link
to the National AIDS Control Program, which was launched
by the Indian government in 1987.
AIDS Explode in India?"
This April 2004 report from The Economist argues
that India is at a crucial crossroads. Its failure to
take immediate action, such as implementing broad-scale
education campaigns, could result in a pandemic exploding
on its doorstep and spreading to Pakistan and Bangladesh,
thereby threatening nearly a quarter of the world's population
This assessment of the AIDS situation in India, published
as an op-ed for The Seattle Times in April 2004,
was written by Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation, which funds worldwide HIV/AIDS
programs. The report warns that
the AIDS epidemic threatens to undermine India's economic
and technological progress, and says that women must play
more of a role in India's HIV-prevention programs. Registration
is required to read this article.
This series of articles, published in April 2004 by
Science Magazine, examines India's HIV/AIDS situation,
including the roles of sex workers, needle use, and the
Indian governments research efforts. These articles
are part of a larger series about the HIV/AIDS crisis
in Asia. Registration is required to read this article.
Threatens India's Progress on Tuberculosis"
NPR's streaming audio report, filed by Brenda Wilson in
November 2002, discusses how the advance of AIDS may threaten
to undo all the progress that the Indian government has
made in containing the spread of tuberculosis.
In NPR's streaming audio report from 2001, Michael Sullivan
assesses the AIDS situation in India. Some 4 million people
are infected with HIV in India, yet Sullivan describes
how AIDS takes a backseat to other health concerns in
this nation of more than 1 billion people.
Groups: AIDS-India eForum
This Yahoo! Groups bulletin board contains more than 3,000
postings related to AIDS in India and typically receives
several a day.
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The AIDS Crisis
This report contains information on the broad impact of
the AIDS epidemic as well as medical news and information
about AIDS-related costs. The page contains a link to
a June 2001 Newshour report on the spread of AIDS
in India, with focus on the sex trade and the health-care
The companion Web site to the February 2, 1999, NOVA
production "Surviving AIDS" details the scientific innovations
being made to keep HIV-infected people from developing
AIDS. It includes a multimedia feature that explores the
human body's efforts to fight off an infection; a description
of the life cycle of the human immunodeficiency virus;
world maps about prevalence rates; and a discussion with
some of the world's leading AIDS researchers.
Updates Status of World AIDS Crisis"
NPR's report, filed by Brenda Wilson in November 2003,
profiles a U.N. study that showed a drop in worldwide
HIV infections, from 42 million to 40 million.
News: The Global Spread of HIV
This interactive feature explores the spread of HIV around
the world from the outbreak of the epidemic in the early
1980s, with special focus on Africa, Eastern Europe and
Asia, where the disease is expected to spread most rapidly.
The site also looks at future projections and the impact
that prevention programs could have if implemented.
Future of AIDS"
This article, featured on the Web site of the American
Enterprise Institute, argues that the epicenter of the
AIDS epidemic is poised to shift to Eurasia, where exploding
populations and widespread poverty have created ideal
conditions for the spread of HIV. The implications of
a Eurasian pandemic are enormous, the article argues,
since the spread of HIV could cause political turmoil
in a region of the world that boasts several nuclear powers
and million-soldier armies.
Global HIV News
With more than 1 million files in its database, Aegis
is one of the largest sources of AIDS-related news from
around the world. The online bulletin board updates hourly
and contains a vast array of health, community and legal
Science Blog contains postings on dozens of scientific
categories, including HIV/AIDS. Topics include health
products, HIV testing, youth, teens and women.
Voices of Youth
Voices of Youth provides resources for young people looking
for information about HIV/AIDS. The U.N.-sponsored site
was originally designed to let young people send messages
to world leaders at the World Summit for Social Development
in 1995. Voices of Youth contains AIDS-related facts,
stories and a discussion board.
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Times of India
The Times of India, which traces its origins to
1838, bills itself as India's largest English-language
daily, with a circulation of more than 2 million. It is
published in 10 cities across India, offering financial
and political news as well as cultural and entertainment
The Hindustan Times publishes national and international news in several daily editions, including a United Kingdom edition. It also features a popular section on cricket and HTTabloid.com, Asia's first e-tabloid.
The Deccan Herald
The Deccan Herald was founded in 1948, shortly after independence, to chronicle the lives of people in Bangalore, India's fifth-largest city. This daily newspaper reports on both national and local news. It also publishes supplemental sections on education, city living, fine arts and women's issues.
India Today is a weekly newsmagazine covering everything from commerce to sports to science to law.
Doordarshan Television is one of India's leading television stations, reaching nearly 80 million homes with 23 different channels. This Web site offers news coverage as well as a live streaming newscast.
New Delhi Television
Formed in 1988, New Delhi Television was India's first --and is its largest -- private producer of television programming. It offers entertainment and sports programming as well as two 24-hour news channels, one in English and the other in Hindi. The Web site also offers online news coverage, polls and message boards.
All India Radio
This is the Web site of India's government-run radio station, which broadcasts in 27 languages and 146 dialects and reaches more than 90 percent of the country.
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