General’s assurance is praiseworthy

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | Ganapathi Bhat | Akola

This refers to the editorial, “The Chief Speaks” (January 15). Army chief General Bipin Rawat is a straight-talking gentleman. From the time he assumed the high office in December 2016, Rawat has not minced words while talking about vexed issues. Though his no-nonsense approach towards men and matters have landed...

Great courage

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | Madhu Agrawal | Delhi

Sir — The Union Government must be complimented for taking a bold step to end Haj subsidy in one go. The bitter fact, however, remains that except the present ruling party at the Centre and some other small political groups, all other major political parties till date used to...

Lasting damage

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | MC Joshi | Lucknow

Sir — This refers to the report, “SC crisis refuses to die down” (January 16). Let us stop glorifying the rebellious judges of the Supreme Court, who called the Press conference; raised an alarm about the democracy being in danger; talked high of selling conscience; and frankly admitted that they...

Celebrating Republic Day

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | Jubel D’Cruz | Mumbai

Sir — Republic Day is one of the most important national festivals in India. It is celebrated with splendor and grandeur to commemorate the enforcement of the Indian Constitution on January 26, 1950. It was on this day that our motherland was declared a total sovereign, democratic and republic state...

No looking back on India-Israel ties

Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018 | Bal Govind | Noida

This refers to the article, “Visits that break the mould” (January 15) by Balbir Punj. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s four-day visit to India is historic and has the potential to take India-Israel bilateral ties to a different zone all together. Israel's capabilities in the area of defence, Research and...

Unfair allocation

Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018 | Devendra Khurana | Bhopal

Sir — This refers to the report, “Supreme judicial crisis grips India” (January 13). Top judges of the Supreme court have made their displeasure known by openly revolting against the Chief Justice of India by airing their grievances through a Press conference. Although the Chief Justice of India is well...

Address the flaw

Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018 | Md Rustam Parwez | Hyderabad

Sir — This refers to the report, “Supreme judicial crisis grips India” (January 13). The judiciary of a nation is the ultimate hope for the people and the country. Therefore, it has a huge responsibility to guide the nation honestly and with distinction. Its judgements should strengthen and make the...

Value old ways

Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018 | PP Sen | New Delhi

Sir — This refers to the article, “Reinventing education” (January 14) by Promod Pathak. With increasing population and depleting layers of opportunity, competition among people to grab a livelihood and spend a decent life is increasing. In the present scenario, in the industrial sector, companies are given the liberty to...

Independent mechanism to evaluate judiciary

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 | Shreyans Jain | Delhi

This refers to the report, “Supreme judicial crisis grips India” (January 13). In October 2015, a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court presided over by Justice JS Khehar rejected the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act and stated categorically that the entanglement of the judges in this web...

Cutting edge

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 | Jubel D’Cruz | Mumbai

Sir — The kite festival of Uttarayan (Makar Sankranti) is regarded as one of the biggest festivals celebrated in the western India. It marks the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path. The day is also believed to mark the arrival of...



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Myanmar Army’s admission of killings a ‘positive step’: Suu

14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed an unprecedented army admission that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims as a “positive step”, state-backed media reported on Saturday. After months of staunch denials of abuse, the army on Wednesday said a probe found four members of the security forces helped kill 10 Rohingya militant suspects at Inn Din village on September 2, leaving their bodies in a...

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HEC, Paras Healthcare to run Multi Super Speciality Hospital

18 Jan 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) and Paras Healthcare today announced to run a 300 bedded super speciality hospital providing tertiary care services in the Capital City. A PPP project for the same was signed by CMD, HEC, Avijit Ghosh and MD, Paras Healthcare, Dr Dharminder Nagar on Tuesday...

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