The Statesman (India)

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The 10th edition of the ‘Delhi Dialogue’ got underway in New Delhi on Thursday with ‘Strengthening India-Asean Maritime Cooperation’ as its theme.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - In India today, there are nearly 100 million children in the age group of 15-18 years and one billion children will pass through this stage over the next decade. However, only one in every two children in this age group is studying, less than 15 per cent of the schools have the opportunities for secondary and higher education, only one in every three school-going children finish Class XII. Of these, 4.1 million are working and studying.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - It took 13 deaths and 102 injuries to finally impose a shut down on the Vedanta’s copper smelter plant in Tamil Nadu. The controversial expansion of Vedanta’s 1,200 tonnes per day copper smelter in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, was stayed by the Madras High Court on May 23.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The US and China, the two top trading countries of the world, are seemingly poised to wage a trade war by imposing tariffs and counter-tariffs on their respective import of different commodities and thus distort the concept of free trade as enunciated by the WTO.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The anathema of the Cold War era has happened. Donald Trump has met Vladimir Putin, after all, and Monday’s one-to-one in Helsinki has reaffirmed the US President’s hope that the meeting would be the easiest facet of his travels in Europe, notably his participation in the Nato summit and the visit to the UK.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India is believed to have conveyed to the US its reservations on complying with sanctions on Iran, saying the curbs could hurt India’s oil imports as well as its investment in the Chabahar Port project, meant primarily for the benefit of Afghanistan.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Long distance space flight has a huge challenge of load. As there is a limit to the quantity of supplies that can be carried, resources need to be recycled. Doing this with the help of the Sun’s energy or starlight would conserve fuel. We now have the technology to use light energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The method that is available and which works here, on the surface of the Earth, however, makes use of the force of gravity to be effective.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Over the course of the last hundred years, business has transformed the world. It has been a driving force in shaping society and the catalyst behind extraordinary economic growth and opportunity. Effective management of business has spurred the creation of jobs, the generation of wealth and access to opportunity for an increasingly diverse population.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The judiciary must give it to Nawaz Sharif that he has fulfilled his pledge to return to Pakistan after being sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment on charges of corruption by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The former Prime Minister and daughter Maryam have kept their pledge at a profoundly emotive juncture for the family ~ Sharif’s wife is battling for life in her final hours in England. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) -​ President Donald Trump’s statements and tweets leave one wondering what should be believed. After his meeting with Kim Jong Un, he commented that the meeting went well, and North Korea’s nuclear disarmament would be a success. Shortly thereafter he stated that sanctions against North Korea would continue as it remains a threat to the world. Soon information flowed that North Korea was speeding up the construction of a nuclear plant.