Author: Statesman News Service

17 Results

  • 100 Years Ago | 17 September 1918

    100 Years Ago | 17 September 1918

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

    September 18, 2018
  • Kim, Trump and the nuclear crisis

    Kim, Trump and the nuclear crisis

    This week (Tuesday, Sept 18) South Korean President Moon Jae-in flies to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The United States and North Korea are working to set up a second meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim. These developments certainly raise hopes for a reinvigoration of negotiations on denuclearising the North, …

    September 18, 2018
  • Transformation or restructuring?

    Transformation or restructuring?

    A recent conference at Army HQs discussed the restructuring of the force. Few have termed it as a transformation exercise. Transformation would only flow from a realignment of objectives, roles and tasks, none of which appears to have been announced till date. None is likely to be announced as neither the defence ministry nor the …

    September 18, 2018
  • Transient Glory

    Transient Glory

    During one’s interactions with a cross-section of people from different walks of life, one comes across different kinds of people with different mindsets and attitudes. Naturally these people have varying conceptions of life. But there definitely is a predominant idea about what makes a good life and this invariably subsumes possession of power and pelf. …

    September 18, 2018
  • PWD(isaster)

    PWD(isaster)

    Ten days after the collapse of Kolkata’s Majerhat bridge, the report crafted by West Bengal’s Chief Secretary has confirmed the worst misgivings that were expressed on 4 September. Specifically, the Public Works Department is primarily responsible for the peak-hour disaster. Yet eyebrows are bound to be raised over the Chief Minister’s clean chit to the …

    September 18, 2018
  • Divide persists

    Divide persists

    It would be an over-simplification to reduce if to mere physical geography, just as it would be an exaggeration to deem it a case of intellectuals versus the “plebs”. Yet the sharp contrast in the results thrown up in the elections to the students unions of the two premier universities in the Capital has its …

    September 18, 2018
  • 3-yr jail term for mob lynching in Gujarat

    3-yr jail term for mob lynching in Gujarat

    Though Gujarat has witnessed fewer mob lynching cases leading to deaths than in other BJP-ruled states, Dalits and Muslims here remain in perpetual fear while transporting cattle for legitimate purposes.

    September 18, 2018
  • A ‘ghar-wapsi’ for plastic packaging in Dehradun

    A ‘ghar-wapsi’ for plastic packaging in Dehradun

    A city-based students’ activist group, Making a Difference by Being the Difference (MAD), has announced a campaign, ‘Ghar Wapsi’, to send back plastic wrappers to the respective companies by 9 November. The campaign aims at making the companies, which use plastic for packing their products, realise their responsibility and encourage alternatives for wrapping. MAD’s president …

    September 18, 2018
  • Aim to deliver rural health services near people’s homes: Jai Ram

    Aim to deliver rural health services near people’s homes: Jai Ram

    The Chief Minister said that a forum for redressal of grievances had an objective to deliver services closer to people's homes.

    September 18, 2018
  • Vigilance questions former Himachal Chief Secretary in land case

    Vigilance questions former Himachal Chief Secretary in land case

    Presently holding constitutional post, the retired IAS may be called again by vigilance sleuths.

    September 18, 2018
  • Flaws in policy hurdle to Himachal power growth

    Flaws in policy hurdle to Himachal power growth

    After solar park in Lahaul Spiti fails to take off, govt reviews option of rooftop solar power generation.

    September 18, 2018
  • Centre lauds Punjab steps to improve procurement system

    Centre lauds Punjab steps to improve procurement system

    An official spokesperson said Union Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, in a letter to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, has conveyed the appreciation of Union government.

    September 18, 2018
  • Sidhu: Tourism can drive growth in state

    Sidhu: Tourism can drive growth in state

    Representing the state in the India Tourism Mart-2018 being held in New Delhi, Sidhu said Punjab has a vibrant culture and dynamic people who have traditionally open their homes and hearts to guests from all over the globe.

    September 18, 2018
  • BJP govt failure on all fronts: Hooda

    BJP govt failure on all fronts: Hooda

    Hooda, who resumed the sixth phase of the Jankranti Yatra from Shahbad in Kurukshetra district, said the BJP government in the state has failed on all fronts in the state and is trying to mislead the people of the state.

    September 18, 2018
  • Khattar hikes construction workers’ pension

    Khattar hikes construction workers’ pension

    The CM made these announcements while speaking at the state-level Rajkiya Sharamik Divas Samaroh organized by the Labour Department, on the occasion of Vishvakarma Jayanti, in Karnal on Monday.

    September 18, 2018
  • Haryana DGP for ‘free registration, quick action’ strategy

    Haryana DGP for ‘free registration, quick action’ strategy

    Sandhu was holding a video-conference with senior officers to review law and order situation at police headquarters on Monday.

    September 18, 2018
  • Punjab: AAP knocks on Chhotepur’s door to stage comeback

    Punjab: AAP knocks on Chhotepur’s door to stage comeback

    This desperation ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls has become evident from AAP efforts to reach out to the AAP's former Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur.

    September 18, 2018