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Stray dogs may also threaten human lives

Friday, 01 Jul 2016 | Azhar A Khan | Rampur

This refers to the article, “Feeding strays is right thing to do” (June 30) by Hiranmay Karlekar. Canine rearing, being a symbol of social status and by implication included in a citizen's fundamental duties to have compassion for living creatures, is covered under Article 51A(g) of the Constitution. Still, a...

Strengthening Forces

Friday, 01 Jul 2016 | Prasanna Khakre | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Missile with Make in India label” (June 30) by Pravin Sawhney. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar must not forget that the focus should not only be on manufacturing and sale of high-tech defence equipments, strengthening our Armed Forces, boosting their morale by inducting innovative arms,...

Level-playing field

Friday, 01 Jul 2016 | Bholanath Bhattacharya | Allahabad

Sir — This refers to the report, “Achchhe din here for Sarkari staff”(June 30). The Seventh Pay Commission’s recommendations to hike the salary of Government employees by an average of 23.55 per cent is a good news, but will cause inflation. Those who have no source of income will suffer....

Overcoming hurdles

Friday, 01 Jul 2016 | Bal Govind | Noida

Sir — This refers to the article, “Akhilesh Yadav: Bound by obstinate old guard” (June 29) by Rajesh Singh. When Akhilesh Yadav became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, there were huge expectations from him. This, despite the fact that he belonged to the Samajwadi Party and was the son...

Review policy

Friday, 01 Jul 2016 | Ashok Chaturvedi | Via web

Sir — This refers to the brain stormer, “Don’t be sad about Pulwama. Be angry” (June 27). I am sure that measures are in place to prevent ambushes like the one that happened in Pulwama. This incident calls for a review to strengthen the system of intensive and sustained intelligence...

Providing safety

Friday, 01 Jul 2016 | Venkataraman Jagadesan | Via web

Sir — This refers to the brain stormer, “Don’t be sad about Pulwama. Be angry” (June 27). The paramilitary forces, especially those employed in insurgent areas have to be careful. There has to be a standard operating procedure for the paramilitary forces like we have for our Army when they...

Messi is a god’s gift to football, he must stay

Thursday, 30 Jun 2016 | Ganapathi Bhat | Akola

This refers to the editorial, “A ‘Messi’ relationship” (June 29). Lionel Messi, like his famous countryman Diego Maradona, is god's gift to football. He cannot deprive his fans of some more years of pristine football left with him. The football world wants more of those sublime free kicks and super...

Golden opportunity

Thursday, 30 Jun 2016 | Gaurav Singhal | Meerut

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Tracking black money” (June 29). The Modi Government’s recent initiatives to bring back black money is commendable. By giving an opportunity to voluntarily disclose hidden income and assets, the Government has given adequate time to the taxpayers to come clean. However, those who fail...

Welcoming Kumble

Thursday, 30 Jun 2016 | PN Saxena | Via email

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “A good choice for coach” (June 27). Anil Kumble’s appointment as the new coach of the Indian cricket team is bound to bear fruits and glory to cricket in India. First, Kumble is adept in technique and skill of the game on field...

Great loss

Thursday, 30 Jun 2016 | J Akshay | Bangalore

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “A ‘Messi’ relationship” (June 29). Leonel Messi’s retirement from international soccer, soon after Argentina lost the Copa America to Chile in a hard-fought match, reveals the narrow line between victory and defeat in modern professional sports. If Messi had not missed the penalty kick...

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Sunday Edition

Parallel education: Road beyond DU

26 Jun 2016 | Ananya Borgohain and Shraddha Singh

When Delhi University announces its first cut-off list for undergraduate courses, predictably thousands of students will be rejected. Where do they go now when the frontiers they aspire for a successful future lead them to a dead end, ask ANANYA BORGOHAIN and SHRADDHA SINGH While Delhi University (DU) will release its first cut-off list for undergraduate courses on June 30, its St Stephen’s College had announced its own list last week...

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STATE EDITIONS

Haryana issues guidelines for CLU permission

01 Jul 2016 | PNS | Chandigarh

Haryana Government on Thursday issued new policy guidelines regarding grant of Change of Land Use (CLU) permission for industrial units in industrial or agriculture zones in the controlled areas falling within the municipal limits in the State. These guidelines have been issued in view of the Enterprises Promotion Policy (EPP)-2015, said an official spokesman...

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SOUNDBITE

After Kanshi Ram, Mayawati started eyeing non-saleable vote-banks and began selling party tickets. The BSP became a mandi for ticket selling.

Former BSP leader | RK Chaudhary

The annoying thing about tabloid rumours is the double standard. If I'm spotted with a guy, it’s a negative headline. Men don't get that reputation.

American reality TV star | Khloe Kardashian

There are people like Bernie Sanders who I think genuinely deserved the title (‘populist’), because he has been in the vineyards fighting on behalf of these issues.

US President | Barack Obama
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