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Let’s clean our backyard before accusing others

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | Kajal Chatterjee | Kolkata

This refers to the editorial, “Discard racial mindset” (February 6). Racism runs deep in the Indian society not just against African students but also against its own citizens. Wide-scale discrimination meted out to the students from the North-East is well known. Given such scandalous state of affairs, brutal attacks like...

Indian culture

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | KS Jayatheertha | Bangalore

This refers to the editorial, “Discard racial mindset” (February 6). Even as we are making efforts to emerge as the most attractive investment destination in the world, incidents like the brutal assault on a Tanzanian woman student in Bangalore has shamed us globally. This issue has now taken diplomatic tones with...

Pakistan’s duplicity

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | SC Panda | BHUBANESWAR

This refers to the editorial, “Anything can happen, sir” (February 5). This editorial has unravelled the duplicity of Pakistan in general and its High Commission in India in particular. Why are Indian artistes, who enjoy maximum freedom in their own country, so eager to go to another country where Islam is...

Act fast

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | Abhi | Via web

This refers to the article, “Curbing black money is the way forward” (February 5) by Vinayshil Gautam. The Union Government is under no obligation to appear active on the issue of black money. So much was promised during the election campaign, but the Modi Government has done precious little to...

Preventing accumulation

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | Manoj Mafatlal Dave | Via web

This refers to the article, “Curbing black money is the way forward” (February 5) by Vinayshil Gautam. We all know that gold and property are the places where black money is poured in. Preventing the accumulation of black money is more important than unearthing it. Tax evasion is one of the...

Real history

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | Janardhan | Via web

This refers to the article, “‘Left historians misled Muslims’” (February 4) by Kavita Nair-Fondekar. A deadly combination of Marxist historians and the media has created havoc on the Indian psyche. Ever since independence, the duo has misled us, with the net damage being immeasurable. I just hope that we come to...

Mutual trust essential for a robust alliance

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | Ganapathi Bhat | Akola

This refers to the editorial, “Strengthening an alliance” (February 12). The BJP has to undertake urgent course-correction measures with its allies. All core issues have to be thrashed out amicably, especially when elections to some crucial States are due this year and later. While grievances of the alliance partners have...

Decayed mindset

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | Abhi | Via web

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Reality of Ishrat Jahan” (February 12). The crucial issue now, after David Headley’s confirmation that Ishrat Jahan was indeed a Lashkar-e-Tayyeba operative, is the manner in which Ishrat Jahan’s terror credentials were covered up or brushed aside with the sole intention of tarnishing...

Political greed

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | Nimai Charan Swain | BHUBANESWAR

Sir — This refers to the article, “Extreme levels of appeasement” (February 10) by Manash Ghosh. Love for power is the burning desire of every politician and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is no exception. At the outset of her political career, she was noble in her ambition, to...

Disturbing incident

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | MC Joshi | Lucknow

Sir — This refers to the report, “Event on Afzal: JNU orders probe” (February 11). It is quite disturbing that in a prestigious educational institution like the Jawaharlal Nehru University, there are elements who are speaking the language of the Kashmiri separatists and are glorifying terrorists. It is a known...

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JMM leader’s murder sparks protest in city

14 Feb 2016 | PNS | Ranchi

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SOUNDBITE

When we say art, A stands for ageless, R stands for Race-Region-Religion-less and T stands for Timeless. It’s ageless and timeless.

Prime Minister | Narendra Modi

The singular achievement of Modi’s foreign policy is that both US and Russia have become major arms suppliers to Pakistan.

Congress spokesperson | Manish Tewari

My Pakistan handler told me that both Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi and Hafiz Saeed are safe and nothing will happen against them.

26/11 accused | David Headley
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