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Pakistan unlikely to give up Dawood any time soon

Saturday, 27 Aug 2016 | Bal Govind | Noida

This refers to the editorial, “Watching over Dawood” (August 25). For several years, India has been crying from rooftops that it's most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim lives in Pakistan right under the nose of the Pakistani establishment. The UN committee's endorsement of this fact only adds credence to India's claim....

Narsingh’s struggle

Saturday, 27 Aug 2016 | Sagar Singh | New Delhi

This refers to the editorial, “The jostle for justice” (August 25). It is painful that budding wrestler Narsingh Yadav has been slapped with a four-year ban by Court Of Arbitration For Sports for using banned substances. Even if any or all of the three top sporting bodies are held responsible...

India’s responsibility

Saturday, 27 Aug 2016 | SK Aggarwal | Delhi

This refers to the article, “Depleted arsenal, hollow threat” by Pravin Sawhney (August 25). After years of projecting itself as a weak and meek nation, India is now adopting a somewhat aggressive posture — this the writer criticises as a “confrontationist pitch” and nearly blames the Indian leadership...

Militancy threat

Saturday, 27 Aug 2016 | Ganapathi Bhat | Akola

This refers to the editorial, “ULFA abduction horror” (August 24). The insurgency in the North-East continues much to the chagrin of the common man. Assam and Nagaland are badly hit with the United Liberation Front of Assam and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang respectively fishing in troubled...

Smart cycling

Saturday, 27 Aug 2016 | CV Krishna Manoj | Hyderabad

This refers to the article, “Pedal power can change your life” (August 22) by Pankaj Munjal. Dario Hidalgo, the renowned transport planner from the Colombian city of Bogota, says: “A successful city is one where people feel encouraged to walk or go biking”. Indian cities aspiring to become ‘smart’, should...

Talks, not violence, holds key to Kashmir solution

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | NR Ramachandran | Chennai

This refers to the editorial, “Modi's call for dialogue” (August 24). The Prime Minister’s call for a dialogue with stakeholders in the Kashmir issue, within the parameters of the Constitution, should be welcome. Violence is no answer, and neither is the use of pellet guns to control mobs any...

Welcome move

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | M Ratan | Via email

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Modi’s call for dialogue” (August 24). There is no doubt that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for an immediate dialogue to restore peace in Jammu & Kashmir within “the ambit of the Constitution”, made at his meeting with Kashmir’s opposition leaders led by...

Critical juncture

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | Gaurav Singhal | Rewari

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “RBI under Urjit Patel” (August 23). Urjit Patel will be taking over India’s central bank at a critical juncture. His predecessor, the incumbent RBI chief Raghuram Rajan, has already institutionalised many reforms and stiff measures for which he had to take a lot...

Rajan’s legacy

Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | Shreyans Jain | Delhi

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “RBI under Urjit Patel” (August 23). RBI chief Raghuram Rajan has succeeded to a large extent in defending his legacy. By ushering significant economic reforms at a time when the country found itself struggling with double digit inflation, a volatile rupee, falling forex...

It isn’t enough to just talk about Balochistan issue

Thursday, 25 Aug 2016 | KAG | Via web

This refers to the article, “Balochistan: Pakistan's dark underbelly” (August 23) by Sandhya Jain. The writer ought to realise that a few speeches here and there is scarcely going to make a difference to jihadis sitting in the Pakistani Army headquarters. Having struck while the iron was hot, from the...


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Serious error to have joined hands with Kalyan : Mulayam

27 Aug 2016 | PNS | Lucknow

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has said that it was a serious error of judgement on his part to have joined hands with former BJP Chief Minister Kalyan Singh. He said that he effected the tied up with Singh despite vehement opposition within the party...

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