Author: Statesman News Service

17 Results

  • Principled pen

    Principled pen

    The “people” provide the source-material for politicians and artists alike, but while the former are keen to exploit them to advantage and shift their positions accordingly, the best among the latter cling to principled positions. Three years ago the celebrated writer Nayantara Sehgal hit the headlines when she returned the Sahitya Akademi Award to protest …

    October 13, 2018
  • Thunder on the Coast

    Thunder on the Coast

    The wind howled in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday amidst grim forebodings of a cyclonic windspeed of 165 km per hour, even a possible rerun of Supercyclone of November 1999, not to forget Cyclone Phailin that had struck Gopalpur in 2013. As it turns out, neighbouring Andhra Pradesh has been battered by Cyclone Titli, …

    October 13, 2018
  • RLD launches ‘selfie with pothole’ drive

    RLD launches ‘selfie with pothole’ drive

    State Chief Minister claims over 1 lakh km of roads are free of potholes.

    October 13, 2018
  • Himachal cancels MoU for ski village in Kullu

    Himachal cancels MoU for ski village in Kullu

    The decision was taken here on Friday in the state cabinet held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

    October 13, 2018
  • Gujarat minister blames Cong for exodus of migrants

    Gujarat minister blames Cong for exodus of migrants

    “Efforts are also afoot and it is our duty to provide protection to the migrants in Gujarat from any part of the country as they are also contributing to the development of the state,” said Jadeja.

    October 13, 2018
  • Valley observes shutdown to protest Wani’s killing

    Valley observes shutdown to protest Wani’s killing

    Manan along with his associate Ashiq Zargar was killed in Kupwara district. Call for shutdown was given by the separatists.

    October 13, 2018
  • Officer involved in surgical strikes new XVI Corps GOC

    Officer involved in surgical strikes new XVI Corps GOC

    He took the charge from Lt.Gen. Saranjeet Singh. Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, has commanded an elite parachute regiment and has vast experience of high-altitude warfare. 

    October 13, 2018
  • 12 booked for stubble burning in Haryana

    12 booked for stubble burning in Haryana

    While stating this here on Friday, an official spokesman said that last year, 122 cases were registered of burning crop residue during paddy season. He said that now no farmer can burn crop residues in the state.

    October 13, 2018
  • No rift in clan but discipline is supreme: Abhay Chautala

    No rift in clan but discipline is supreme: Abhay Chautala

    Playing down the dissolution of INLD’s youth and students’ wings headed by his nephews Dushyant Chautala and Digvijay Chautala, the leader of opposition Abhay Singh Chautala on Friday denied any differences with the duo but said discipline was supreme in the party.

    October 13, 2018
  • SAD seeks incentive for farmers

    SAD seeks incentive for farmers

    In a statement here, SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia said it was shocking that instead of offering money to farmers to manage paddy straw or engaging machines to deal with it free of cost, the Congress government had shifted this responsibility to farmers and was now intimidating them with threats of cases and jail terms.

    October 13, 2018
  • AAP MLA Phoolka quits over govt ‘failure’ to act against Badal

    AAP MLA Phoolka quits over govt ‘failure’ to act against Badal

    “I have sent my resignation as legislator of Punjab Vidhan Sabha to the Speaker through e-mail,” Phoolka said over phone. But there was no confirmation if the Speaker Rana KP Singh has accepted the resignation.

    October 13, 2018
  • One-year ban on gutkha, pan masala in Punjab

    One-year ban on gutkha, pan masala in Punjab

    An official spokesperson said the decision has been taken in pursuance of the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations, 2011.

    October 13, 2018
  • Sushma Swaraj opposes CPEC, calls for fighting terror at SCO meet

    Sushma Swaraj opposes CPEC, calls for fighting terror at SCO meet

    Swaraj called for international cooperation to combat the menace.

    October 12, 2018
  • Titli causes widespread damage in Gajapati

    Titli causes widespread damage in Gajapati

    Though heavy rains continued right through the day, most of the other coastal areas were spared as winds speed weren’t as predicted.

    October 12, 2018
  • Titli leaves 8 dead in AP, causes damage in Odisha

    Titli leaves 8 dead in AP, causes damage in Odisha

    Cyclone Titli made landfall on the eastern coast early Thursday, wreaking havoc in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha's Gajapati and Ganjam districts.

    October 12, 2018
  • Titli to cause heavy rains in Kolkata in 48 hours

    Titli to cause heavy rains in Kolkata in 48 hours

    The storm is likely to move north-westwards and turn north-eastwards towards Gangetic West Bengal on Thursday evening.

    October 12, 2018
  • Why funds only for Hindu shrines, HC seeks reply from Gujarat govt

    Why funds only for Hindu shrines, HC seeks reply from Gujarat govt

    Admitting a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on the matter, a Division Bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi asked the Government as to why the Board had been funding only Hindu temples and not paying any amount to institutions of any other religion.

    October 12, 2018