To curb air pollution, our cities need fewer cars

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | CV Krishna Manoj | Hyderabad

This refers to the editorial, “The devil in Diesel” (October 18). Colombian politician, Gustavo Petro had once observed: “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It's where the rich use public transportation”. The editorial has rightly concluded that although cleaner and efficient fuels (eg, Bharat-VI...

Justice for 26/11

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | JS Acharya | Hyderabad

Sir — India has rightly reacted furiously to the Pakistan Government’s withdrawal of request before the Pakistani courts to extend the detention of UN-designated terrorist, and Jamaat-ud-Daw’ah chief Hafiz Saeed under the anti-terrorism law. The 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai eight years ago by Pakistani terrorists was horrific. To this end,...

Unnecessarily glorified?

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | MR Anand | Vrindavan

Sir — A large number of people are up in arms about the removal of Taj Mahal from the list of tourist attractions in Uttar Pradesh. This bold step taken by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was long overdue. While India has hundreds of historical places and hoary temples...

Electric future

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | Bal Govind | Noida

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “The devil in Diesel” (October 18). Whether auto-makers would like to believe or not, the fact remains that diesel is the most polluting vehicle, howsoever better today’s engine has become. Considering this, Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari commanded all auto-makers to...

Long way ahead before Congress can cheer

Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 | Sagar Singh | Akola

This refers to the editorial, “Revival of a narrative” (October 17). The triumphant win of the Congress in Gurdaspur Lok Sabha election has left party workers in an ecstatic mode, but to say that this is the declining trend of the Modi regime is improper as the editorial has rightly...

Awareness needed

Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 | Anwer Husain | Kanpur

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Tame the dust devil” (October 18). Air pollution is a major problem in India, especially in metropolitan cities. Government and municipal bodies have to take action as soon as possible on this. The ban on fire crackers is not enough to make the...

Enact statute

Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 | Nimai Charan Swain | BHUBANESWAR

Sir— Banning the sale of firecrackers in Delhi during Diwali by the Supreme Court on a public interest litigation does not seem cogently reasonable. Do these petitioners represent the public opinion of the country and will of the people? If the honourable apex court so desired it could have directed the...

Ousting casteism

Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 | M Ratan | Via email

Sir — This refers to report, “Against job quota in pvt sector: Niti VC” (October 18). This is very good advice, provided that we observe the true implementation, from theory to speech. Past experience of a majority of politicians has shown that they are not faithful. In the recent Presidential election,...

No quota

Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 | TKM Kumbalamchuvattila | MUVATTUPUZHA

Sir — This refers to report, “Against job quota in pvt sector: Niti VC” (October 18). Niti Aayog V-C’s opinion, opposing the proposal to extend quota in private sector, is overtly rational and convincing. Enforcing any policy impairing the genuine development of the country is not only unconstitutional but also...

A visionary who challenged orthodoxy

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Azhar A Khan | Rampur

This refers to the article, "Paying tribute to a legend" by MJ Warsi (October 16). Sir Syed Ahmad Khan's immense contribution as an instrumental social reformist, intrepid free-thinker, indefatigable educationist and bold religious scholar of the nation and the Indian Muslim community beggars all descriptions given his unique blend of...



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Why we think obsessively

22 Oct 2017 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi

We think that by thinking endlessly, we can find solutions to all our problems, having a wrong idea about our capacity or intelligence. These also are severely limited...

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Chouhan to return from US on Oct 28

22 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will reach Washington DC on October 22. He has been invited by Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Forum, where he will address as a key speaker in the programme organised by the forum...

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