The Statesman (India)

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The government has announced a three-day mega event spread across the country to celebrate the second anniversary of the surgical strikes launched by the army’s special forces in September 2016. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - It is clear that the arrests made in a concerted countrywide swoop reek of vendetta. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - In death, four-year-old Mohammad-Taha Eghdami, whose photograph went viral in Iran over the weekend, symbolises the calculated malevolence that drove terrorists to attack a military parade, killing 29 people, including conscripts and children.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Were it not for the excessive hype, and the obvious election-focused undertones, it would be necessary to applaud louder the launch of the massive health-insurance initiative the government has just triggered ~ with, of course, the rider that the devil shall lie in the details.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - “17th floor, please,” I said. The elevator cage rose with a mild jolt and sped upward.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The impact of climate change is on the rise and no part of the world is immune. South Asia, home to one of the world’s poorest and hungriest populations, emerges as especially vulnerable.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) -With the next Parliamentary elections due in 2019, preparations for the same have already started.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Amidst several parameters going askew for the Indian economy, two ~ its current account deficit and its sliding rupee ~ are attracting the greatest outcry, more so because of the shrill assault that the present Prime Minister had launched against his predecessor during the 2013 slide of the rupee.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Even if that “action” is only temporary, the damage to the Catholic Church in India is permanent. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - In merely calling off talks between Mrs Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart, India has allowed hawks to use the immediate ground-situation to dictate policy ~ and permit an embarrassing flip-flop.