Author: Statesman News Service

17 Results

  • Whose sentence is it anyway?

    Whose sentence is it anyway?

    The relatives of the accused, sometimes abetted by the local officials put pressure on the victim to withdraw the case by bullying and threats.

    January 19, 2020
  • Democracy & Intolerance

    Democracy & Intolerance

    It does not help matters that the ruling dispensation has a very thin skin. Anyone not supporting the Government is seen as an enemy. The Government cannot countenance anyone holding a view different from their own, a dangerous trend because economists and civil servants are appointed to give unalloyed advice. Of course, the Government is free to reject any advice tendered to it but shooting the messenger delivering unpleasant tidings is not expected of a mature government.

    January 19, 2020
  • 100 Years Ago | 19 January 2020

    100 Years Ago | 19 January 2020

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

    January 19, 2020
  • Look Back in Anger

    Look Back in Anger

    Protest refers to our response to any situation which produces a feeling of injustice. Individuals have since time immemorial registered their protests in various ways ~against acts of injustice either against them or against others with whom they share a psychological bonding. Across the world, those influenced by the idea of protest have picked up their own arms ~ from shoes to garlands made out of slippers or even ink. This promise there was no one to Oppose but I: I dared, I saved the human race From being ground To dust, from total death. ~ Aeschylus: Prometheus and other plays.

    January 18, 2020
  • 100 Years Ago | 18 January 2020

    100 Years Ago | 18 January 2020

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

    January 18, 2020
  • Pending Bills: Dhankhar urges Mamata to prioritise, spare time’

    Pending Bills: Dhankhar urges Mamata to prioritise, spare time’

    Mr Dhankhar had called a meeting on 17 January at Raj Bhawan to discuss the pending Bills with Miss Banerjee and leaders of all legislative parties.

    January 17, 2020
  • After CBI reshuffle, Narada probe officer sends dissent note

    After CBI reshuffle, Narada probe officer sends dissent note

    The CBI had shifted the four IOs - Tathagata Bardhan, Souzam Sherpa and Bratin Ghosal in Saradha, Rose Valley cases respectively and Ranjit Kumar in the Narada case, in what the agency said was a routine rejig.

    January 17, 2020
  • KMC to work on roads in areas not yet under it

    KMC to work on roads in areas not yet under it

    The KMC is slated to go for elections this year.

    January 17, 2020
  • Bengal sees most peaceful polls, said Guv

    Bengal sees most peaceful polls, said Guv

    This comes amidst the alleged assault on SFI activists by ABVP at Viswa Bharati University; Guv had earlier slammed state over poor law & order

    January 17, 2020
  • 174 cars to participate in Statesman’s 51st Vintage Car Rally, 14 cars to be first timers

    174 cars to participate in Statesman’s 51st Vintage Car Rally, 14 cars to be first timers

    The rally will begin from the Eastern Commands Sports Stadium at Fort William and pass through the city streets before ending at the same place.

    January 17, 2020
  • Let’s restore sanity, revive democracy

    Let’s restore sanity, revive democracy

    Social media is not alone - TV news media in India has been reduced to slander, outrage and a circus of shouting matches.

    January 17, 2020
  • Russian Reformation

    Russian Reformation

    The government’s resignation, in itself a dramatic development, comes in response to his plans to stay on in power beyond 2024.

    January 17, 2020
  • Sad Resignation

    Sad Resignation

    Ever since the mayhem on the first Sunday of the New Year, VC M Jagadeesh Kumar has had a lot to answer for.

    January 17, 2020
  • Past Lives & Future ~ II

    Past Lives & Future ~ II

    We always are more attached to a particular person/s in our life to whom we keep gravitating in our time of need and desperation. Many of our brainwaves, hunches or split-second escapes from disasters in our life are said to be the handiwork of these Guardian Angels or Guides in our life

    January 17, 2020
  • 100 Years Ago | 17 January 2020

    100 Years Ago | 17 January 2020

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

    January 17, 2020
  • Amit Shah ‘surrenders’ to Nitish’s tantrums, projects him as NDA’s face at Citizenship rally

    Amit Shah ‘surrenders’ to Nitish’s tantrums, projects him as NDA’s face at Citizenship rally

    The move assumes much significance given the BJP losing two states—Maharashtra and Jharkhand—in quick intervals and amply indicates how the party is just in no mood to lose another state of Bihar where assembly elections are due later this year.

    January 16, 2020
  • Makar Sankranti: 46 lakh devotees take holy dip

    Makar Sankranti: 46 lakh devotees take holy dip

    After Kumbh Mela, the Gangasagar Mela is said to be the second largest assembly of people flocking to the island from different parts of the country and abroad.

    January 16, 2020