The Statesman (India)

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - That child labour comprises 13 per cent of India’s workforce should make citizens cower in shame but Indians have neither compunction in employing the under-aged or being served by them, so focused is the country on getting work done cheap.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - That two former economic advisers to the Government of India appointed by governments with totally different ideologies, Kaushik Basu and Arvind Subramanian, have seriously considered the idea of a universal basic income for India suggests that there is good reason not to dismiss it just because the Congress has proposed it in the run-up to the ballot.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Nearly three years after the Brexit referendum, a majority of Britons still can’t believe that they could vote to exit Europe.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - One feels sorry for Ms Hua Chunying, the Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman, who was compelled to parrot her master’s voice, the Communist Party of China, pertaining to outlandish and absurd territorial claims on the southern slopes of the Indian Himalayas of the state of Arunachal Pradesh, thereby trying to defend the indefensible.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - If we for a few moments keep aside what Macaulay or English education taught us, and consider what the Hindu thinkers thought of their state. The rajya or state comprised the monarch whose minimal duties were three-fold.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Sadly for Hasina, castigation by the Western establishment for having compromised on probity in holding the 11th parliamentary polls is refusing to fade away in the continued onslaught by lobbies detrimental to her political interests

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Are the opposition parties getting united to fight against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, now that the Lok Sabha polls are just round the corner?

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Terrorism’s success lies in creating an impression that normal life has been disrupted.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The 45-vote defeat that Britain’s Prime Minister suffered on Thursday shall not rock Whitehall’s applecart just yet; yet there is no mistaking that the vote is bathed in symbolism.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India’s $ 2.7 trillion economy is headed for a slowdown ahead of the Lok Sabha elections due to be held by May.