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Towering personality

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | Sujit De | Kolkata

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Spoken like a statesman” (January 16). Outgoing US President Barack Obama gave a motivating farewell speech. We heard the voice of humanity when he said, “If we’re unwilling to invest in the children of immigrants, just because they don’t look like us,...

A visionary who has been good to India

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | Ganapathi Bhat | Akola

This refers to the editorial, “Spoken like a statesman” (January 16). The first African-American President in the history of America, Barack Obama, signed-off his presidency with a stylish but emotional farewell address. Obama, who came to power in 2009 with high expectations, riding on the catchy “Yes, we can” slogan,...

Look within

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | MC Joshi | Lucknow

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Don’t shoot messenger” (January 14). Before questioning the jawans, the Army needs to ask itself what and who created the circumstances that the jawans had to take on to social media to talk about their grievances. Our jawans guard our borders, and are posted...

Respect soldiers

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | Krishan Malhotra | Ambala Cantt

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Don’t shoot messenger” (January 14)”. Army chief General Bipin Rawat has made a timely statement that our soldiers should not be asked to do menial jobs for their officers. This practice has been followed since the colonial era. Army officers must shun this...

Dynasty politics

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 | Ashok Mehta | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Families in politics stunt rise of cadres” (January 16) by Balbir Punj. Look at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. He was born with a golden spoon and has never lacked anything, even though he cannot earn even a penny by the sweat of...

Sidhu is now playing games on his terms

Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 | Jayatheertha SA | Hyderabad

With former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu formally joining the Congress, and becoming its candidate in Amritsar, the grand old party has boldly positioned itself as the principal Opposition to the Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab. Sidhu had earlier announced a new front, Awaaz-e-Punjab, which fizzled out soon after. The Congress...

Other problem

Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 | Jai Prakash Gupta | Ambala Cantt

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Don’t shoot messenger” (January 14). The uploading of videos on social media by the Armed Forces personnel as a tool to rake up their grievances, is not only unfortunate but an unpardonable act of indiscipline. Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat has...

Protecting soldiers

Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 | Sagar Singh | Delhi

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Don’t shoot messenger” (January 14). There is an old proverb which says that there is no smoke without fire. Smoke has engulfed the entire bureaucratic set up of the Border Security Force (BSF) as is consequent by the video, shot by a jawan...

Greedy politicians

Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 | Nimai Charan Swain | Bhubaneswar

Sir — This refers to the article, “Need for accountability in politics of dynasty” (January 14) by Joginder Singh. Dynastic politics is, frankly speaking, antithetical to democratic polity. The quest for power and intense love for authority are the supreme desires in dynastic politicians. In practice, their base motive often...

Hollow Congress charges fail before Modi's work

Monday, 16 Jan 2017 | Sravana Ramachandran | Chennai

This refers to the editorial, “The failed earth quake” (January 13). Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi time and again targets the Prime Minister. He says achche din will come when the Congress returns to power. The Congress was in power for most of the past 70 years, but the...

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Sunday Edition

Om Puri: Realer than reel

15 Jan 2017 | Rajesh Singh

The acting he learnt was science; the acting he did was art. No school, no teacher could have made him emote the way he did on screen...

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STATE EDITIONS

UP cong to gherao RBI office in Kanpur today

18 Jan 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Congress would gherao the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) offices in Kanpur and Lucknow on Wednesday in the wake of their agitation against the demonetisation move of the Narendra Modi led central government. The programme for the agitation was announced by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on January 11 last...

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SOUNDBITE

The US has an extraordinarily complicated relationship, particularly when it comes to national security with Pakistan.

White House official | Josh Earnest

I don't have any interest in going to the US and working there. I am totally interested in working for Indian films.

Actor-film-maker | Aamir Khan

Sunil Grover is pretty sober. He has overdone (prankster bit) so much that people might find his normal self different.

Actor | Anjana Sukhani
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