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Modi’s consensus politics, sign of a mature leader

Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015 | Bal Govind | Noida

This refers to the editorial, “The thaw in a tea cup” (November 30). After the BJP’s defeat in Bihar, it was obvious that the Opposition would attack more aggressively. The first day of Parliament’s Winter Session started with a confrontationist approach. In light of this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts...

Lifting ban

Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015 | Govindan Kutty | Thrissur

Sir — Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has expressed regret over the ban of the book, The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie. If Mr Chidambaram really thinks that the ban on the book by the Rajiv Gandhi Government was wrong, why doesn’t he, along with Congress president...

Defining politics

Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015 | R Narayanan | Ghaziabad

Sir — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s opening speech in Parliament is an example of what parliamentary statesmanship is all about. Neither the BJP’s extraordinary win in the 2014 general election nor the poor showing in Bihar can define Mr Modi’s poised stance today. It’s true that governance of a complex nation...

Changing mindset

Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015 | TS Karthik | Bangalore

Sir — This refers to the report, “PM pitches ‘Ek Bharat, Shresht Bharat’ for unity” (November 30). India has one of the largest populations of differently-abled people. As per the 2011 census conducted in India, population of differently-abled people has increased by 22.4 per cent — from 2.19 crore in...

Unjust demand

Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015 | Sagar Singh | Delhi

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “An agitationist exposed” (November 28). That the agitation by the Patels in Gujarat was supported by political forces, has been vindicated after Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela’s acknowledgement that his party had extended “guidance” to the agitationists. The Congress, after being banished from Gujarat, is...

Need of hour is to bring parliamentary reforms

Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | SC Agrawal | Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Friday speech in the Lok Sabha, talked of some drawbacks in the system. He said that the nation had been unnecessarily dragged into a costly mid-term poll because of the controversial vote of former Chief Minister of Odisha Giridhar Gamang against former Prime Minister...

Heroic statement

Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | Bharati | Via web

This refers to the article, “When a sensible man joins a jaded debate” (November 27) by Shobori Ganguli. Perhaps the author is mistaken. Actor Aamir Khan has explicitly said that he stands by what he has said. That is to say that, he stands by the perception of fear and...

Casteist leaders

Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | M Ratan | Via email

The debate in Parliament on the ‘commitment to the Constitution’ made some disturbing revelations on the malevolent, casteist character of Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge. Participating in the discussion, Mr Kharge remarked, “Who said Aamir Khan wanted to leave the country? He never wanted to leave the country. You have...

Critical issue

Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | Pachu Menon | Margao

With an animated debate on the cards, the Winter Session of Parliament has begun on a stormy note. A united and revitalised Opposition, emboldened by the realisation that the BJP is no more invincible, is all out to corner the Modi Government on a number of issues. Prominent among them will...

Blame yourself

Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | TKM Kumbalamchuvattil | Muvattupuzha

This refers to the report, “19 Bihar Mins facing criminal charges” (November 26). In a democracy, the domination of people with criminal records in legislatures is absolutely against the interest of the country. An administration controlled by criminals is akin to a terrorist-controlled regime and, therefore, people cannot expect unbiased...


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Taiwan’s identity crisis

29 Nov 2015 | Kushan Mitra

Earlier in November, the Presidents of People’s Republic of China and Republic of China shook hands in Singapore — the first meeting of the protagonists of the Chinese Civil War in 66 years. The Republic of China, or Taiwan as most people know the country, is on the verge of a new election, and is also considering where its place is in the world...

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‘Together we can lift BSP’s fortunes’

01 Dec 2015 | Staff Reporter | Bhilai

The 27th session of Synergy, the apex forum of management of Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) for engagement with employees, took place at HRDC on Monday with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) S Chandrasekaran in the chair. On the occasion, the CEO gave a clarion call for everyone to come together and give his or her best in these difficult times for the organisation, a BSP press release issued here stated...

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