The Statesman (India)

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday sent a “customary” message to his Pakistani counterpart PM Imran Khan and the others heads of state on the eve of its National Day, highlighting the importance of a terror-free South Asia, government officials said.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Resources of the forests are depleting and environmental degradation continues. Exploitation of tribal communities are common,  while malnutrition is on the rise.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - At the helm of affairs of the Pradhan Mantri Arogya Yojna, Dr Indu Bhushan, a bureaucrat-turned-economist, worked as senior economist with the World Bank Group and as Director General, East Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in his career spanning 35 years to provide oversight to a multitude of sectors like energy, environment, natural resources and agriculture, transport, public management, financial sector and regional cooperation, urban and social development.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Both Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi were half right when they attacked the Prime Minister for overdoing his self-publicity.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The more transparent things are seemingly made, the more opaque they become especially in the world’s largest democracy that will have 900 billion people casting their votes over a seven-phase exercise in 39 days in more than 10 lakh polling booths.

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.