Author: Statesman News Service

17 Results

  • Army man allegedly shoots two colleagues before shooting himself

    Army man allegedly shoots two colleagues before shooting himself

    An Army man allegedly shot two of his colleagues before shooting himself at Dharamsala cantonment on Monday morning. All three are reported to be dead.

    September 17, 2018
  • Rajnath Singh inaugurates laser fence project CIBMS

    Rajnath Singh inaugurates laser fence project CIBMS

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday inaugurated the pilot project of the laser technology-based Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) on the International Border in Jammu.

    September 17, 2018
  • Extending a neighbourly hand

    Extending a neighbourly hand

    What is required now is to let entrepreneurs from South and South-east Asia participate in the Northeast's economy as more diverse investors in a variety of production processes would also link products and services with the larger market access.

    September 17, 2018
  • Vision for the ‘periphery’

    Vision for the ‘periphery’

    The challenge faced by Bimstec member nations is to transform narratives through constructive cooperation and make the Bay of Bengal region meaningful for its people.

    September 17, 2018
  • Cong-JD(S) unity heats up political scenario in K’taka; BJP adopting methods to win seats

    Cong-JD(S) unity heats up political scenario in K’taka; BJP adopting methods to win seats

    CM accused the BJP of resorting to Operation Kamal, an exercise known for luring Opp MLA's to switch sides through allurements.

    September 17, 2018
  • Distinguishing democratic dissent from disruption

    Distinguishing democratic dissent from disruption

    Excerpts from a panel discussion on the topic, "Surely, Democracy Isn't Only About Dissent", that followed distribution of The Statesman Awards for Rural Reporting and The Cushrow Irani Prize for Environmental Reporting

    September 17, 2018
  • 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 17, 2018
  • From an enemy to a friend

    From an enemy to a friend

    I was mortally afraid of water as a child. I grew up in India and crossed numerous rivers in rickety steamers and puny, undulating boats. I heard cruel stories of helpless men and women gobbled up by giant waves. Water represented something immense and implacable, a merciless monster. My father sensed this and wanted me …

    September 17, 2018
  • Living in the shadow of a garbage landf ill

    Living in the shadow of a garbage landf ill

    The ever-increasing garbage problems of our cities have led to the growing mountains of landfill sites. These have become a major concern as the size of many landfills has exceeded the required norms and the original plans. Most of the time proper and adequate attention is not given to an important human aspect of the …

    September 17, 2018
  • War without end

    War without end

    The war in Afghanistan is dragging and one does not know when and how it is going to end. At present, the Taliban insurgents are upbeat and the Afghan army is becoming increasingly demoralised and crestfallen. Recently, the Taliban fighters launched a sudden attack on Ghazni, and occupied the city centre. Ghazni is strategically located …

    September 17, 2018
  • Puja bonanza

    Puja bonanza

    With puja pandals sprouting up across Kolkata and the rest of the state, there is collective jubilation over Mamata Banerjee’s bonanza of Rs 28 crore to all puja committees. A fair amount of money will, therefore, be shelled out by the West Bengal government that since 2011 has contended with a torpid economy. Doublethink runs …

    September 17, 2018
  • Army ‘right-sizing’

    Army ‘right-sizing’

    When politicised legal-eagles arrogate to themselves the right to pass judgment on matters on which they have little expertise the outcome can be disastrous. With all due respect, Abhishek Manu Singhvi has made a mess of trading his gown and bans for a brass hat when flaying the Army’s move to reduce unnecessary manpower and …

    September 17, 2018
  • BSP has no truck with Bhim Sena: Mayawati

    BSP has no truck with Bhim Sena: Mayawati

    Party supremo denies any relation with such outfit or its leader.

    September 17, 2018
  • Women self-help groups to promote sanitary habits

    Women self-help groups to promote sanitary habits

    The district administration has come up with a unique project where the women self-help groups are being provided sanitary napkin making machines.

    September 17, 2018
  • Way paved for AIIMS in Jammu

    Way paved for AIIMS in Jammu

    District authorities of Samba handed over about 245 acres land on Jammu-Pathankot highway to the CPWD which will execute the project.

    September 17, 2018
  • HP announces nursery classes in 3,391 schools

    HP announces nursery classes in 3,391 schools

    CM Jai Ram Thakur believes the move will motivate parents to send wards to government schools.

    September 17, 2018
  • Haryana road repairs to resume: Minister

    Haryana road repairs to resume: Minister

    The minister was addressing the representatives of Residents Welfare Association in Gurugram on Sunday.

    September 17, 2018