The Statesman (India)

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - While calling upon the people of Uttar Pradesh to fulfil their constitutional obligation by casting their votes, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s claim that UP has remained riot-free in the past two years is a “farce”.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Two policemen were injured after terrorists in Sopore lobbed a grenade at a security forces party during a cordon and search operation on Thursday.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The United States has asked Pakistan to take sustained, verifiable and irreversible action against the perpetrators of terrorism, while warning the country that another terror attack on India will prove to be “extremely problematic”.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Even as we remain preoccupied with the impending General Elections, developments of great import affecting our country are taking place in our close neighbourhood.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - From 1972 to 2005, because of the lack of patent laws for drugs, Indian drug companies were able to use alternative legal processes to manufacture generic versions of drugs. These generic drug companies were able to produce low-priced drugs that were considered among the cheapest in the world. This allowed India to provide free antiretroviral treatment to 340,000 HIV infected persons in the country.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday used his interaction with 25 lakh private security agency guards over audio bridge as part of BJP’s “Mein Bhi Chowkidar” campaign to lash out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his “Chowkidar chor hai” jibe against him.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday said she will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 effectively backing out of the race for the Prime Minister’s post.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - At the summit-level negotiations of WTO, India upped the ante to protect its food security, even as the US refused to agree to the demands of developing nations on the issue. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The government let go of a historic opportunity to pass the long pending (twenty-two-year-old) Women’s Reservation Bill – which would have guaranteed that at least 33 per cent of parliamentarians are women – despite having a total majority in the last five years and in spite of making it a poll promise in their 2014 manifesto.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Gandhi family loyalist and prominent Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan created ripples when he switched sides to join the BJP.