Author: Statesman News Service

17 Results

  • Chicken sale slumps by 40 percent as onion price goes through the roof

    Chicken sale slumps by 40 percent as onion price goes through the roof

    Many shopkeepers were found beating their heads at the unexpected turn of situation with the usual customers ignoring these shops which once remained flooded with customers at this free time when all restrictions over non-veg foods are now over after the end of two holy Hindu months of Ashwin and Kartik.

    December 5, 2019
  • Navy Day: The Saga of Maritime Supremacy

    Navy Day: The Saga of Maritime Supremacy

    Exactly, the time when the PAK Army was engaged in combat against the Mukti Bahini (Bengali Guerrilla freedom fighters) and a Battalion size detachment of the Indian Army in the Battle of Garibpur as part of the Bangladesh Liberation War.

    December 5, 2019
  • Onions hit Rs 140 a kg

    Onions hit Rs 140 a kg

    Given the hole that the pink vegetable has been burning in their pockets, the people of Bengal who love strong flavours in their dishes, do not mind a change in taste of their favourite foods in the absence of onions.

    December 5, 2019
  • Tremors for General Bajwa

    Tremors for General Bajwa

    The list of generals includes Corps Commander Multan, Lt Gen Sarfraz Sattar, who was on top of the seniority list for appointment as the Chief of Army Staff; Lt Gen Nadeem Raza, Lt Gen Humayun Aziz, Lt Gen Naeem Ashraf, Lt Gen Sher Afghan and Lt Gen Qazi Ikraam.

    December 5, 2019
  • Protect the Depositor

    Protect the Depositor

    It is the responsibility of the Reserve Bank of India and the government to fully protect the depositors and to ensure the immediate refund of the entire money that had been deposited. The RBI has never cautioned the people against depositing money in the Urban Cooperative Banks. So, it has the duty to go to their rescue when the UCB or the bank it regulates fails.

    December 5, 2019
  • Onion politics takes innovative turn in Bihar

    Onion politics takes innovative turn in Bihar

    Carrying a sackful of onion on his head, the Jan Aadhikar Party (JAP) chief has been selling onions to the poor at a subsidized rate.

    December 4, 2019
  • Marathi pride on show

    Marathi pride on show

    Different ministries of the government seem to be working at cross-purposes.

    December 4, 2019
  • Menace & the Myths~II

    Menace & the Myths~II

    The worst of all myths is that it is impossible to grow enough food without the widespread use of pesticides. Pesticides are one of the invaluable inputs in sustaining agricultural production and ushering in the Green Revolution. However, for protecting future generations it is time to dispense with the myth that foods from farming systems that use synthetic pesticides are safe to eat.

    December 4, 2019
  • 100 Years Ago | 4 December 2019

    100 Years Ago | 4 December 2019

    On this day a century ago, these were some of the news items The Statesman readers got to read about India and the world.

    December 4, 2019
  • INAS 314: RAPTORS – A formidable coastal boost for Indian Navy

    INAS 314: RAPTORS – A formidable coastal boost for Indian Navy

    Vice Admiral MS Pawar, AVSM, VSM, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff was the Chief Guest who graced the commissioning occasion.

    December 3, 2019
  • Wings Awarded: SLt Shivangi – Indian Navy’s first female aviator

    Wings Awarded: SLt Shivangi – Indian Navy’s first female aviator

    Vice Admiral AK Chawla, AVSM, NM, VSM, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Southern Naval Command was the Chief Guest for the ceremony who presented the “Wings” to the passing out officers, signifying their qualification as naval aviators.

    December 3, 2019
  • Game of thrones in Pakistan

    Game of thrones in Pakistan

    Fourthly, Imran proved himself incompetent once again.

    December 3, 2019
  • Menace & the Myths~I

    Menace & the Myths~I

    The use of pesticides in agriculture has been increasing with time as the demand for food production increases with the increase in population. Historically, pesticides have been known as economic poison and can be categorized into insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and plant-growth-regulators based on their activities and target groups. Globally, herbicides account for approximately 80 per cent of all pesticides used.

    December 3, 2019
  • 100 Years Ago | 3 December 2019

    100 Years Ago | 3 December 2019

    On this day a century ago, these were some of the news items The Statesman readers got to read about India and the world.

    December 3, 2019
  • Rural Distress

    Rural Distress

    Rather than fixing a high MSP, helping farmers in marketing, choosing the correct crops to grow and improving village connectivity would work wonders. Incentives for pooling of land, creating awareness about improved agricultural practices, integration of farmers into markets, better access to credit and agricultural inputs, rural roads, better marketing and storage facilities are some of the measures that have to be taken urgently.

    December 2, 2019
  • The challenges before Uddhav

    The challenges before Uddhav

    Though Prime Minister Modi has congratulated the new chief minister, it remains to be seen whether the bitterness of parting company with the BJP will linger.

    December 1, 2019
  • Institutionalised corruption

    Institutionalised corruption

    Over the years, academics and practitioners like Yogendra Yadav, Jagdeep Chokhar, E Sreedharan, Rajeev Gowda, Milan Vaishnav, Devesh Kapur, SY Qureshi etc. have also proposed several models for more sustainable and accountable electoral financing but none of these ideas have caught the interest of the government or the Election Commission.

    December 1, 2019