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A return to ‘smoke-filled’ rooms?
A return to ‘smoke-filled’ rooms?

Now that Joe Biden has dropped out of the 2024 presidential race and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to be the nominee, it will ultimately be up to Democratic National Convention delegates to formally select a new nominee for their party.

Economic Reckoning
Economic Reckoning

The country is at a critical juncture ahead of today’s Union Budget, grappling with significant economic challenges.

Dealing with Imran keeps Pakistan busy

Pakistan’s information minister, Atta Tarar, recently announced that the government planned to permanently ban Imran Khan’s political party, PTI, claiming it was “a direct threat to the fabric of our nation.”

Dealing with Imran keeps Pakistan busy
Food Inflation

The Indian economy faces a multifaceted challenge as food prices continue to rise, exerting significant pressure on households and policymakers alike.

Food Inflation
Statesman Talk
India
Disappointing: Mayawati’s comment on Union Budget 2024
Disappointing: Mayawati’s comment on Union Budget 2024

The BSP chief says the budget is less of a hope for 'good days' to liberate the country's poor, unemployed, farmers, women, toilers, deprived and neglected Bahujans from their troubled lives, and more of benefiting a handful of rich and wealthy people.

Latest from Bengal
Student drowns in Chhattisgarh
Student drowns in Chhattisgarh

Koustab Sadhu (23), a resident of Hooghly Gurap, Khajurdaha, Milki gram panchayat, pursuing physics honours from Chhattisgarh’s Guru Ghashidas University, drowned in a dam on Sunday.

Statesman Special
‘Harmony vital for MSME growth’
‘Harmony vital for MSME growth’

Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Jitan Ram Manjhi has had an extensive political career, including serving as the 23rd chief minister of Bihar from 20 May 2014 to 22 February 2015.

Mythology embodied through dance
Mythology embodied through dance

The Angikam Foundation presented their Mahotsav at Gyan Manch on 15 June 2024. Financially, the Mahotsav was supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

‘Unnecessary intake of antibiotics can cause loss of platelets’

In the past two weeks in West Bengal, approximately 18 people in the West Burdwan district contracted dengue, with 12 cases in the Asansol Municipal Corporation area and three in the Durgapur Municipal Corporation area. Cases of dengue are on the rise in Kolkata too. About 3-5 cases per week were observed at the Charnock Hospital. 

‘Unnecessary intake of antibiotics can cause loss of platelets’
Of rain and roses

“Every season has its own distinct scent,” says Krishnaraj Iyengar, our contributor, who is a connoisseur of perfumes and a perfumer himself

Of rain and roses
World
Business
Explained: New Capital Gains Tax; impact of indexation removal
Explained: New Capital Gains Tax; impact of indexation removal

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed that the short term gains on certain financial assets shall attract a tax rate of 20%, while that on all other financial assets and all non-financial assets shall continue to attract the applicable tax rate.

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Sports
Abhinav Bindra awarded prestigious Olympic Order by IOC
Abhinav Bindra awarded prestigious Olympic Order by IOC

The Olympic Order is the highest award given by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for meritorious services. Bindra, a member of the IOC Athletes Commission since 2018, is the first Indian to receive the Olympic Order. 

Charith Asalanka to lead Sri Lanka in T20I series against India

Asalanka replaced Wanindu Hasaranga as the captain after the latter had stepped down from the role earlier this month following a six-month stint that concluded with a forgettable campaign at the T20 World Cup, where Sri Lanka failed to reach the Super Eight stage.

Charith Asalanka to lead Sri Lanka in T20I series against India
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Explained: New Capital Gains Tax; impact of indexation removal

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed that the short term gains on certain financial assets shall attract a tax rate of 20%, while that on all other financial assets and all non-financial assets shall continue to attract the applicable tax rate.