Tag: Statesman editorial

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  • Verdict in Odisha

    Verdict in Odisha

    Mr Patnaik was riveted to social security and the indices of welfare. Bereft of personal attacks, his campaign style has paid off and famously so. More power to his elbow.

    May 25, 2019
  • Verdict 2019: Conciliation crucial

    Verdict 2019: Conciliation crucial

    Mr Modi does not have to pull out the history books to find examples of such elevated functioning ~ the legacy of Atal Bihari Vapayee will show him the route to success with honour.

    May 25, 2019
  • Non-fictional President

    Non-fictional President

    Like the fictional President of his television series, Zelenskiy has promised to clean up politics and end the stranglehold of the oligarchy over Ukraine, but he has offered little by way of specifics.

    April 26, 2019
  • Court in turmoil

    Court in turmoil

    What is even more disturbing is the subsequent development that fixers are at work, and yet again the “no smoke without fire” theory casts an ugly shadow over the court.

    April 26, 2019
  • Hunt for the hunter

    Hunt for the hunter

    Tribal sentiment and rituals are not relevant in the overall construct. Very pertinently has the Human and Environment Alliance League contended that “there is nothing tribal about these (hunting) festivals"

    April 25, 2019
  • Protracted agony

    Protracted agony

    While their Lordships cautioned against living in the past, it is also vital not to forget how a pregnant Bilkis was gang-raped, saw a daughter’s head being smashed, several members of her family, slaughtered and she was left for dead and only some tribal folk provided her succour.

    April 25, 2019
  • Where things fall apart…

    Where things fall apart…

    The cauldron of a civil war is bristling with Haftar’s self-proclaimed “Libyan National Army” articulating the threat ~ to which has now been added the caveat, “The time has come”, couched in the assurance that civilians and “state institutions” would be spared. So far, so merciful.

    April 9, 2019
  • Decriminalising defamation

    Decriminalising defamation

    The fact is that the law of criminal libel has for the most part been a cause of harassment, mostly of members of the Fourth Estate, who are routinely and often tendentiously arraigned in remote locations on charges of such defamation.

    April 9, 2019
  • Murder of a tigress

    Murder of a tigress

    Regretfully, there was no operational coordination among veterinary professionals and the team that eventually killed the tigress

    December 9, 2018
  • Good queries…

    Good queries…

    The filthy, politically-laced slugfest involving its top two officials might cause tongues to wag in the top-heavy environs of New Delhi, but it pales into insignificance in the light of the court’s observation that “the essence of every government action must be in the interest of the institution and to adopt the best course”

    December 9, 2018
  • Urban distress

    Urban distress

    The disturbing collapse of the flyover in Majerhat, a lifeline to southern parts of Kolkata, has to be perceived in a context even deeper than the mishap at the Vivekananda bridge in that city in 2016 ~ though both provide ammunition to the Opposition to flay Mamata’s government. That petty politicking, even the Governor chipped …

    September 7, 2018
  • Chasing a mirage

    Chasing a mirage

    India has miles to go before planning a manned space flight. Only three nations, Russia, the USA and China have so far been able to achieve manned space missions. India does not even have the facilities to train astronauts.

    September 5, 2018
  • How many more?

    How many more?

    Let alone dismantling the Posta flyover, as recommended by IIT Kharagpur, no action has as yet been taken on its report, underlining the “serious flaws in design and poor quality of raw materials” that were used for the construction of the Posta flyover

    September 5, 2018