The Statesman (India)

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.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Mortal man is heir to fears and forebodings of evil and sorrow as well as to intimations of immortality. There is no greater harbinger of the perpetual renewal and revival of hope and life in all its forms than the rains that fall like manna from the heavens and assuage the broken earth, withering trees, thirsty men and animals.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - India’s potent supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was test-fired at 10.18 am from Odisha’s Chandipur range launch pad on Monday.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Many believe that Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, who felicitated those convicted by a lower court in Jharkhand for the lynching of Alimuddin Ansari in Ramgarh last June, was picked on because of his pedigree. They say that many other BJP MPs, ministers and MLAs have said and done more outrageous stuff. Perhaps, there are those who believe that a foreign education and exposure makes people more humane.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The Union HRD Ministry had, some months ago, announced that it planned to scrap the University Grants Commission (UGC), the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and various other higher education regulators and replace them with a single new body named Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA), which would regulate both technical and non-technical institutions.