The Statesman

14,430 Flips | 38 Magazines | 14 Following | 52 Followers | @Thestatesman | The Statesman is one of India's oldest English newspapers. It was founded in Kolkata in 1875 and is directly descended from The Friend of India (founded 1818). The Englishman (founded 1821) was merged with The Statesman in 1934. The Delhi edition of The Statesman began publication in 1931. The Statesman Weekly is a compendium of news and views from the Kolkata and Delhi editions. Printed on airmail paper, it is popular with readers outside India. The Statesman (average weekday circulation approximately 180,000) is a leading English newspaper in West Bengal. The Sunday Statesman has a circulation of 230,000.

Lokpal: Selection panel to meet on July 19, Supreme Court told

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the process to appoint the Lokpal was underway and that a meeting is due on July 19 to recommend a …

Lok Sabha

Rahul Gandhi speaks on controversial ‘Congress is a Muslim party’ remark

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday clarified the alleged ‘Congress is a party of Muslims’ remark in the wake of a massive controversy fanned …

India

Indian hockey teams placed in easier pools at Asiad

Indian hockey teams have been placed in comparatively easier pools in the upcoming Asian Games, with the men set to face minnows Hong Kong, while the …

Hong Kong

Mayawati removes Jai Prakash Singh from BSP post for slur on Rahul Gandhi

Newly appointed vice president of BSP Jai Prakash Singh was removed from his post on Tuesday, a day after he said that Congress president Rahul …

India

JKCA scam | No doubt my father will be found innocent: Omar Abdullah

Reacting to the chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation against MP Farooq Abdullah in connection the JKCA scam, former chief …

India

Supreme Court condemns mob lynching, cow vigilantism; asks Parliament to make law

The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned the growing incidents of mob lynching across the country and asked Parliament to consider enacting a new law …

Vigilantism

Maneka Gandhi asks states to inspect all child-care homes run by Missionaries of Charity

Taking cognisance of the recent cases of illegal adoptions carried out by Missionaries of Charity in Jharkhand, Union Minister for Women and Child …

Child Care

PM Modi has become Dhritrashtra, BJP Duryodhan: Congress

Accusing the BJP-led Central government of trying to create a divide among Hindus and Muslims ahead of 2019 elections to polarise the society, the …

India

India, Iran discuss ways to deal with US curbs

India and Iran on Monday discussed ways to tackle the fallout of US sanctions on their Islamic nation on bilateral economic cooperation, particularly …

South Asia

JCCI threatens stir on discrimination against Jammu

The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) on Monday urged Governor NN Vohra to remove discrimination with Jammu in every sphere and take …

India

90 injured as canopy collapses during PM Modi's Bengal rally

Altogether 90 persons sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra …

India

CBI chargesheets Farooq Abdullah, 3 others in Rs 43-crore cricket scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a charge sheet against former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and three others in the …

India

200 armed force personnel becoming disabled due to injuries every year, says top Army doctor

Nearly 200 armed forces personnel become disabled every year, a senior doctor for the forces has said, citing road accidents and snow avalanche, …

Armed Forces

Congress doing to Kumaraswamy what it did to Deve Gowda, others: Arun Jaitley

Union Minister Arun Jaitley today accused Congress of driving Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to desperation, saying it did the same to …

India

Midnapore | PM Modi meets victims after tent collapses during his rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to the hospital in Midnapore where the injured people had been taken after a tent collapsed during his …

West Bengal

Rahul Gandhi wants PM Modi to pass Women’s Reservation Bill in monsoon session

Congress President Rahul Gandhi wrote a letter on Monday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the latter to support the passage of the Women’s …

India

BrahMos successfully test-fired under adverse weather conditions

India’s potent supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos, was test fired at 10.18 am from Odisha’s Chandipur range launch pad on Monday.The test-firing was …

Military

Can plea against Neflix series 'Sacred Games' be heard as PIL, asks HC

The Delhi High Court today sought to know whether it could hear as a PIL a plea claiming that some scenes in the Netflix series “Sacred Games” are …

India

Suspect in killing of Indian student Sharath Koppu in US shot dead: Police

A suspect in the killing of 25-year-old Indian student Sharath Koppu in Kansas City has been killed in an exchange of fire with the police, leaving …

Kansas City

PM Modi slams Mamata Banerjee govt for letting syndicates rule West Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the West Bengal government led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for throttling democracy in the state by …

India

Kanan Debi and Soumitra Chattopadhyay — When the icons met

What happens when two brightest stars of Bengali films meet? It is not a casting coup, so hazard another guess. Kanan Debi conversed with Soumitra …

Acting

Made-In-India Renault Kwid scores zero-star crash test rating in ASEAN NCAP

In a recent crash test conducted by the New Car Assessment Programme for South East Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP), the Renault Kwid has scored a poor …

kwid

Fresh batch of over 4,000 pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine

A fresh batch of 4,195 pilgrims left Jammu for the Amarnath shrine in Kashmir on Monday as officials confirmed that over 1,87,300 pilgrims have so …

Adventure Travel

Yuzvendra Chahal does a Neymar, gets trolled by Glenn Maxwell, Twitterati

During the first ODI between India and England, an interesting incident took place involving leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.<p>In the middle of the first …

Soccer

Pemba Sherpa missing in the mountains, daughter waits for return

Multiple mount Everest sumitter Pemba Sherpa has missing while returning from Saser Kangri peak, his family said on Saturday.“My father went for the …

West Bengal

This letter to the baby of a martyred Indian Army paratrooper is making everyone emotional

An emotional letter addressed to the baby daughter of martyred Army paratrooper Mukut Bihari Meena is going viral on social media. The letter, penned …

India

Monsoon Session: Oppn leaders to meet tomorrow to plan joint strategy

Opposition parties will meet tomorrow to formulate a joint strategy to corner the government on various issues during the Monsoon Session of …

India

Temples aren't going to create jobs for tomorrow: Sam Pitroda

Technocrat Sam Pitroda told students at a university here today that religion will not create jobs for tomorrow and only science will build the …

Employment

Aadhaar biometric data cannot be hacked: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The biometric data of Aadhaar cannot be hacked even if someone tried a billion times, Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad …

India

PM's remark only reflects his 'sick mentality': Congress

The Congress today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark that it was a party for Muslim men only highlighted his “sick mentality”.Modi during …

India