The Statesman (India)

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Mortal man is heir to fears and forebodings of evil and sorrow as well as to intimations of immortality. There is no greater harbinger of the perpetual renewal and revival of hope and life in all its forms than the rains that fall like manna from the heavens and assuage the broken earth, withering trees, thirsty men and animals.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India’s potent supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was test-fired at 10.18 am from Odisha’s Chandipur range launch pad on Monday.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Many believe that Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, who felicitated those convicted by a lower court in Jharkhand for the lynching of Alimuddin Ansari in Ramgarh last June, was picked on because of his pedigree. They say that many other BJP MPs, ministers and MLAs have said and done more outrageous stuff. Perhaps, there are those who believe that a foreign education and exposure makes people more humane.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The Union HRD Ministry had, some months ago, announced that it planned to scrap the University Grants Commission (UGC), the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and various other higher education regulators and replace them with a single new body named Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA), which would regulate both technical and non-technical institutions.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - There are certain similarities in the political environment of Turkey and India. While Turkey is increasingly veering towards the presidential form of government, the Indian system remains riveted to parliamentary democracy. Both countries share certain procedural and substantive aspects of participative-democracy, including recent concerns on the health of the democratic institutions and the polarisation within society. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - A multitude of fugitive bank defaulters thumbing their noses at the Government has brought in sharp focus all that is wrong with the Indian banking system. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN)-​ Since the orders slashing the frills in the Army’s lifestyle emanated from the Chief’s office and not the defence ministry, there is likely to be little of the open resentment provoked by the waiving of most of the restrictions on civilian traffic in the Cantonments.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN)- ​After many a false step, Tamil Nadu is finally set to get a Lokayukta and that too because the Supreme Court had set the deadline of 10 July for establishing the anti-corruption institution in the State.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - In 1958, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo had a solidly crafted script in the thriller/detective genre, but the manner in which the director effortlessly blended a range of genres like the thriller, romance, mystery, horror and drama makes it a fascinating watch. This classic hits 60 this year.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - As of today, Bangladesh is the only neighbour which is India’s friend and is always ready to lend help