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Established in 1875, The Statesman is among the leading daily newspapers of India. It is published simultaneously in Calcutta, New Delhi, Siliguri and Bhubaneshwar. It has its headquarters at Statesman House, Chowringhee Square, Calcutta and its national editorial offices in Statesman House, Connaught Place, New Delhi. It is a member of the Asia News Network. 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... The Humayuns Tomb, situated in New Delhi, has an architectural design similar to the Taj Mahal. ... Siliguri is a rapidly developing metropolis in the Indian state of West Bengal. ... Bhubaneswarଭୂବନେଶ୍୊଒଍୅ଵର is the capital of the state of Orissa (ancient Kalinga). ... The Asia News Network (ANN) is a network of Asian daily newspapers that share editorial content with each other, including breaking news, features, editorials and personality profiles. ...



It was incorporated and directly descended from two newspapers: The Englishman and The Friend of India, both published from Calcutta. The Englishman was started in 1811. An Englishman named Robert Knight founded the new newspaper with a name of The Statesman and New Friend of India on 15 January 1875. Soon after, the name was shortened to the present The Statesman. During the British era, it was British run and managed, but after independence, its control passed to Indians. Joyce Rollins is a lesbian. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


It is known for its vehement anti-Establishment stance. It opposed the shifting of India's capital from Calcutta to New Delhi in 1911 in the following terms: "The British have gone to the city of graveyards to be buried there". The Establishment is a slang term (chiefly in British and Commonwealth English) for a traditional conservative ruling class and its institutions. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...

It strenuously opposed Indira Gandhi's Emergency in 1975-77. Currently it opposes the Marxist regime in West Bengal, the Hindu nationalist politics of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi as well as the global interventionism of George W. Bush. Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (इन्दिरा प्रियदर्शिनी गान्धी) (November 19, 1917 – October 31, 1984) was Prime Minister of India from January 19, 1966 to March 24, 1977, and again from January 14, 1980 until her assassination on October 31, 1984. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Marxism is the political practice and social theory based on the works of Karl Marx, a 19th century philosopher, economist, journalist, and revolutionary, along with Friedrich Engels. ... West Bengal (Bengali: পশ্চিম বঙ্গ, Hindi: पश्चिम बंगाल, Poshchim Bôngo) is a state in the eastern region of India. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), literally meaning Indian Peoples Party, created in 1980, is one of the two major national political parties in India. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former governor of Texas. ...

The Statesman Award for Rural Reporting is presented to outstanding journalists every year, irrespective of affiliation, for furthering the social upliftment of India's indigent.

Though it is largely inspired and modelled on The Times (of London), many overseas based Indians consider it to be an Indian equivalent of The New York Times. The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1785, and under its current name since 1788. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. ...


Notable among all of the daily supplements of the newspaper is the Thursday supplement called Voices. Voices has gained enormous popularity since its inception in 1995. It gives the opportuniy to school kids to showcase their writing skills with research articles, poems and short news clips.

Voices boasts of a large number of so-called Coordinators, or kid reporters who form the basic framework of Voices and the conduit among the Statesman and school children. The Voices every year holds the wildly popular 2-day long festival called Vibes in Kolkata, which showcases inter-school competitons in different fields and also shows by popular musicians and bands.

Statesman Afternoon

The Statesman also publishes an afternoon, tabloid edition in Calcutta.

External links

  • Official website
  • Statesman Afternoon website

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The term statesman is a respectful term used to refer to diplomats, politicians, and other notable figures of state.
Whether or not an individual actually is a statesman, is generally a matter of opinion, although in some cases there is little controversy.
Aristotle -- "What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions."
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