Congress should shift focus from Modi to welfare

Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 | Vinod C Dixit | Ahmedabad

This refers to your editorial, “Waiting for Dynamism” (March 20). The decline and fall of the Congress is an arresting story written time and again. But this time, the party is at the nadir of its influence in national politics. The Congress’ failure to project a suitable chief ministerial candidate...

Responsible consumer

Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 | CV Krishna Manoj | Hyderabad

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Plastic humans” (March 17). Plastics have evolved to become the ‘backbone’ of economic development and permeate every aspect of our life today — all due to the incomparable ease of their use. However, the havoc this ‘ease’ is wrecking on the planet and...

High time the Constitution is reviewed

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 | BP Srivastava | Noida

This refers to the article, “A relook at the Constitution” (March 20) by Prafull Goradia. The writer has raised certain valid points about the unrepresentative nature of the Constituent Assembly. In this connection, it would be worthwhile to recall that the said Constituent Assembly was formed on the recommendations of...

Lesson learned?

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 | M Ratan | Via mail

Sir — This refers to the report, “Kejriwal, Sisodia go on ‘sorry’ spree” (March 20). The headline of the report captures the shamelessness and thick-headedness of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia for publicly apologising to political leaders, namely, Nitin Gadkari and Kapil Sibal and his...

Need for revamp

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 | Azhar Ali Khan | Rampur

Sir— This refers to the editorial, “Waiting for dynamism” (March 20). The severe political upheaval stemming from the defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s poster child duo in their respective home turfs in Uttar Pradesh, which some political pundits are also seeing as the tip of an iceberg of public...

Blow to unity

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 | Ashok K Mehta | Via email

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Waiting for dynamism” (March 20). The problem with the Congress is that it is in no position to dictate the regional satraps. They won’t accept Rahul Gandhi as their leader. In any case, they are a motley crowd without any aim, except to...

Judicial recusal

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 | Tharcius S Fernando | Chennai

Sir — Of late, we find judges of the High Courts and also the Supreme Court recusing themselves from cases before them, most of the time when the final judgment has to be delivered, without assigning any reason whatsoever for doing so. Most of the time, we find this happens...

Secure future of the hands that feed us

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | Sujit De | Kolkata

This refers to the article, “Another empty promise to farmers?” (March 19) by Uttam Gupta. If we fail to take care of the hands that feed us then we have to face the music. And there is no escape. A recent Oxfam report shows that inequality is widening. How can...

Uphold transparency

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | TKM Kumbalamchuvattil | MUVATTUPUZHA

Sir — This refers to the report, “After Cong, AAP pitches for ballot paper” (March 18). A huge chunk of our political outfits still seek for conventional ballot paper electoral systems, as EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) are subject to tampering due its vulnerable nature. A number of Western countries have...

Buckle up

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018 | Sagar Singh | Delhi

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Web of alliances” (March16). The BJP’s defeat in the three Lok Sabha by-polls, especially in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, should be an eye-opener for the party. Nevertheless, the coming together of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) proves that in...



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18 Mar 2018 | PNS

AAI conducts international workshop for utilizing GAGAN In keeping with the Prime Minister’s objective of using technology as a means of development and co-operation, Airports Authority of India has now offered GPS-aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) to SAARC and Southeast Asian countries in order to allow them to reap the significant benefits that accrue from such an advanced navigation system. AAI conducted a two-day workshop on March 15 and 16, 2018...

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4 file nomination for chairman


In Lohardaga municipal election for the post of chairman congress candidate Anupama Bhagat, BJP candidate Manorama Ekka, AJSU candidate Shushila Kujur and independent candidate Mamta Ekka filed their nominations on Wednesday. For the post of vice chairman BJP candidate Om Prakash Singh, independent candidate Rajeev Ranjan, JVM candidate Balmukund Lohra, independent candidate Vimalkant Singh, Congress candidate Rauf Ansari, independent candidate Nikhil Kumar, Kishun Mahto and 57 candidates for ward councilors also...

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