The Statesman (India)

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - While Marx and the Marxists are eager to rely on a dialectical framework in order to develop the revolutionary consciousness of the working class, they realised that it was an insurmountable task to evolve such a framework

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India and China on Friday emphasised the need to further strengthen maritime cooperation as an important area of bilateral relations, and as a platform to strengthen political and strategic mutual trust.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Figures can on occasion be a route to self-deception. And for all the pleasure that the Government of India occasionally derives from articulating statistics on growth and development, it remained for Amartya Sen to expose the bitter irony that India has effected by taking what he calls a “quantum jump in the wrong direction”. This is poor economics, to say the least.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - It’s all about soybean. Almost half of American soybean exports are bought by China, the world’s largest consumer of the oilseed, which explains soybean’s role as an obvious candidate for a trade-related attack by China.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Marxist thinkers assert that a socialist revolution can never occur if the workers of that country do not attain revolutionary consciousness. On the issue of feasibility of the emergence of revolutionary consciousness, non-Marxist thinkers are not in agreement with the Marxists. In order to ensure the emergence of revolutionary consciousness of the working class the Marxists devised a novel mechanism. But did they succeed in realising that mechanism?

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Islam is founded on two cardinal principles – one, the unity of God (Wahdaniet) and second, the messengership of the Arabian Prophet (Risalat). According to the Quranic injunction, a Muslim by birth who has no faith in the unity of God and messengership of the Prophet may be treated as ‘kafir’ (Arabic term ‘kufr’) and such a person may not be called a Muslim.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The recent judgment rendered by a five-judge constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice of India, has attempted to resolve a bitter confrontation between the Centre and the Delhi government which had already reached the lowest level of cynical political brinkmanship.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India on Thursday said that it had issued a demarche to the British Government, asking it not to allow a separatist Sikh organisation, Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), to hold a gathering in London on 12 August.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Pulses have traditionally played an important role in the nutrition of the people of India as these are a staple source of proteins and other important nutrients. This is matched by their importance in providing nutrition to the soil. Legume crops have the special ability to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere and hence cereal and pulse mixed cropping is useful for maintaining the fertility of land.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - James Rennell, an Englishman, prepared a Bengal Atlas, which was dedicated to Lord Clive in 1780. The map shows the Ganga flowing towards the East and then meandering towards Murshidabad district as Baugrutty (presently Bhagirathi) that was flowing southwards. The reasons for the Bhagirathi’s disconnection from the Ganga are unknown.