The Statesman (India)

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.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday confirmed that it had played an important role in reducing recent tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in February.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Tragic though it might be, it will call for diplomatic dexterity of a rare degree to ensure Kartarpur does not degenerate into another ‘K’ word in the fractious Indo-Pak conversation.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - An Indian soldier Karamjeet Singh lost his life and three others were critically injured on Monday when Pakistan troops targeted military positions and civilian areas in the Sunderbani sector of the Rajouri district.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - So far, members of the nuclear club have accepted that such weapons are a symbol of international status as well as defence against nuclear blackmail but not a  weapon of utility. 

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - For over two decades prior to my retirement, I worked as an independent consultant to five different agencies of the United Nations: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP), International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the World Bank (WB).