The Statesman (India)

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN Desk) - The umbrella agreement would serve as an enabler to enter into bilateral agreements with member-banks, subject to national laws, regulations and internal policies of the signatories.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India has refused to send troops to Afghanistan - and the government has made it clear to the US defence secretary 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India needs to take affirmative steps to protect the rights of children in public spaces. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - German chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth term as the head of state is a warning of the tranformations in the usually resilient German politics with the rise of the far-right and the pro-biz parties.   

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - In a span of week, North Korea and Iran have ramped up defences in a show of muscle to the White House.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - What made the headlines, however, was not reiteration of established and traditional directions of policy but the vigour of Sushma Swaraj's remarks aimed at Pakistan. She drew a pointed contrast between India‘s success in establishing major institutions of learning like its IIMs and IITs, while Pakistan had only set up instruments like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e Mohammed.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India, Iran and Oman are exploring ways for closer  trilateral cooperation in the energy sector.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed workers to reach out to the masses.  

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The Rohingya exodus has given politics a new colour and India cannot be criticised for pushing deportation as a option for 40,000 refugees who have settled in India fot thr nation's safety.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - More than seven decades have passed since Mahatma Gandhi framed his constructive programme and  successive governments have also undertaken  programmes for socio-economic development  in rural areas. But the lack of spatial planning and convergence of various schemes/programmes have unfortunately not yielded the desired  impact. A major reason for the failure is that our development model has been supply-driven. Gandhi had recommended a demand-driven model. There should be an urge towards that end within the village itself