The Statesman (India)

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Images of the skeletal frames of Notre Dame cathedral, enveloped in billowing smoke and flame, stopped us dead on April 15. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The policy flip-flops have had a very deleterious effect on investments. Ever rising share prices indicate that there is sufficient liquidity in the market, but long-term investments are hard to come by. Unsure of the way the wind is blowing, new capital is staying away. Instead of taking decisive steps to treat the malaise in the economy, the Government is resorting to shortcuts ~ only to keep alive the illusion of a well-performing economy. For our welfare, we have to ensure that good economics trumps politics.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - In what will give a major boost to India’s fight against cross-border terrorism, China is set to lift its technical hold on the listing of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the 1267 sanctions committee of the UN Security Council in early May, top diplomatic sources told The Statesman on Wednesday.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Elaborate security arrangements have been made by deploying Army, BSF, CRPF and J&K police in strength to thwart any untoward incident during polling in the sensitive Srinagar and Udhampur Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Academics need freedom to conduct their research and to teach without intimidation and threats of regulation that more often than not constrict devoted teaching and research. When the government intrudes, academic freedom is at risk.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - We are in the midst of yet another general election and with the declaration of results on 23 May 2019, members of the 17th Lok Sabha will be chosen. Thus, in a hectic election season, election news, in-depth coverage, analysis and opinion scattered across the media ecosystem are but glaringly obvious. However, as political rhetoric and frenzied election campaigns garnished with calamitous language reach a cacophonic climax, a few questions remain unanswered.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Has Sonia Gandhi had a convenient, decade long brain fade? When filing her nomination papers for the upcoming election from Rae Bareli a few days back the UPA chairperson and former Congress president had (she handed over that throne to her son) happily recalled the 2004 election.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Restive Balochistan has been convulsed yet again with Friday’s outrage perpetrated by a suicide bomber that has killed no fewer than 20 people in Quetta’s wholesale vegetable market.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Protecting Articles 370 and 35A, that provide special status to Jammu and Kashmir, has become the foremost election issue for the Kashmir based political parties after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top BJP leaders have in the party’s manifesto and election rallies counted the negative aspects of these Constitutional provisions for the state.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Former chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, on Sunday, accused Prime Minister Narendra  Modi of bashing their families in pre-election rallies and then choosing power over the Article 370 by sending envoys to stitch an alliance with the same political families after the elections.