The Statesman (India)

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed opposition leaders including Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti at an election rally at Kathua in Jammu-Kashmir over their remarks on Article 370 and Article 35A.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) -  Being Hindu is one thing; to imbibe and propagate the inclusivity of Hinduism (as distinct from an aberrant Hindutva) and economic and social progress are the unique and stellar tests of nationalism, as much as it is the constitutional duty of a government to assure India’s cosmopolitan view of life. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India under its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (The Paris Agreement of 2015) pledges to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5-3 billion tonnes of CO2 through additional forest cover by 2030.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - For the first time in the post-independence era, Tamil Nadu is going to the Lok Sabha polls next week without a charismatic leader in any party.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - My daily experience is that every problem lends itself to a solution if we are determined to make the law of truth and nonviolence the law of life. For truth and non-violence are, to me, faces of the same coin. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader and spokesman Rakesh Tikait, son of legendary farmers’ leader and BKU founder Mahendra Singh Tikait, has led a number of peasant agitations. Last year, he led the Kisan Kranti Yatra from Haridwar to Delhi in which tens of thousands of farmers marched towards Delhi. This forced the Narendra Modi government to accept their several demands. He has held protests on farmers’ issues several times at the venues of World Trade Organisation (WTO) meetings across the world. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Anger over the past 30 years against a brutal regime has imploded, Thursday’s coup that ousted President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan recalls the people’s victory in the Philippines in the 1980s and the Arab Spring of 2011.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Even Tim Berners-Lee, with his hesitant conviction about the beneficial impact of the World Wide Web, when he said that “while the web has created opportunity and made our lives easier” it would be understandable if people were unsure about it being a “force for the good”, could not have foreseen how what was developed as an open and constructive platform three decades ago, would be so discredited by its 30th birthday.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) -Two terrorists affiliated to the Jaish-e-Mohammed  (JeM) terror group were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The GEO-6 report, covering the theme ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People,’ is particularly relevant for India. It notes that East and South Asia have suffered the highest number of deaths due to air pollution.