Sena leader must be brought to book soon

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | Sagar Singh | Delhi

This refers to the editorial, “Unpardonable conduct” (March 25). Close on the heels of a high ranked officer being upbraided publicly in Uttar Pradesh by outgoing Minister Azam Khan, comes the startling case of a Shiv Sena MP, Ravindra Gaikwad, who went far ahead to beat an Air India staffer...

Feeding people

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | TS Karthik | Chennai

Sir — This refers to the 30th edition of Mann ki Baat, where the Prime Minister urged the people not to waste food. Every time we think of wasting even a morsel of food, we should recall Mahatma Gandhiji’s Talisman and remember that millions of people on this planet go...

Inspiring others

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | Hansraj Bhat | Mumbai

Sir — In his monthly radio programme, Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rightly suggested not to waste food at home as well as in any function henceforth. We all must also accept his suggestion to save petrol and diesel, as a result of which air pollution will...

Safeguarding interests

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | Nimai Charan Swain | Bhubaneswar

Sir — The objective of the Indus Water Treaty, concluded between India and Pakistan in 1960, during the premiership of Jawaharlal Nehru, was to allow the flow of waters of three western rivers to Pakistan for flourishing and enriching their agricultural production and fulfill other basic necessities. It was expected that...

Difficult agenda

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 | Azhar A Khan | Rampur

Sir — Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi’s invocation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikas’ (assistance of all, development of all) motto is welcome, as it comes across as a bid to ameliorate his pre-poll public persona which was dented by a couple of beyond the pale...

Strict action should be taken against Sena MP

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | MC Joshi | Lucknow

This refers to the editorial, “Unpardonable conduct” (March 25). The conduct of Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad is unacceptable. He had not only beaten the duty manager on the Air India flight with his sandal repeatedly but had also tried to throw him down the plane for making him sit...

Abusing powers

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | S Vasudeva | Kodaikanal

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Unpardonable conduct” (March 25). The incident where Shiv Sena MP, Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an Air India official over seating issues not merely evokes moral outrage but invites the most stringent action against him. An FIR has already been launched but prosecution must be...

Tainted leaders

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | Tharcius S Fernando | Chennai

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Unpardonable conduct” (March 25). Though it is a well known fact that most of our MPs have criminal records and are facing many charges, including that of murder, the goondaism exhibited by Ravindra Gaikwad, the Shiv Sena MP, is atrocious and unpardonable. Worse, the...

Swift action

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | SC Agrawal | Delhi

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Unpardonable conduct” (March 25). No parliamentarian can or should be given the privileged right of being such unruly not only with public servants but even with a commoner. Speaker of the Lok Sabha must take ultimate step by snatching away his membership of...

Soon forgotten

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 | P Arihanth | Secunderabad

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Two Leaves out of bounds” (March 25). At a time when the RK Nagar by election is being seen as a litmus test for the future of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the Election Commission has not covered itself...



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Cutting the cord

26 Mar 2017 | Kushan Mitra

The advent of online streaming services that can stream content directly to your television screen is making the argument for cutting the cable connection more and more convincing, believes Kushan Mitra Is it time to cut the cable? In the past year and a half, online television streaming services Hotstar Premium, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have launched their services in India. There is also Voot from Viacom18 and Sony LIV...

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Azam Khan demands nationwide ban on cow slaughter

28 Mar 2017 | pns | Lucknow

Apparently miffed over the campaign of the newly elected BJP government against the illegal slaughter houses and cattle smuggling, the senior Samajwadi party leader and former minister Azam Khan has demanded all India ban on cow slaughter and also urged the muslims to stop eating beef. Azam Khan in a statement in Rampur on Monday said ``why cow slaughter is still legal in states like Kerala and West Bengal...

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