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Marginalised CPM hit by leadership battles

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | A Vani | Hyderabad

This refers to the editorial, “Many shades in the Red” (October 29). At present, there seems to be a tug-of-war in the Communist Party of India (Marxist) between senior leaders Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury. According to media reports, Mr Yechury has placed before the party's central committee a report…

Dim hopes

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | Mahesh Kumar | Via email

Sir — Congress members loyal to the Nehru-Gandhi family cannot see or think beyond the dynasty. Former Union Minister P Chidambaram is right in saying that some day a non-Nehru-Gandhi family member can be the Congress president. When Congress leader Shashi Tharoor rightly praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachch Bharat…

Towering Sardar

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | Sagar Singh | Via email

Sir — This refers to the article, “Nehruvians discredited modern India’s builder” (October 28) by A Surya Prakash. The writer has eloquently stated that the Congress had kept Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in oblivion with a view to promoting the Nehru-Gandhi family legacy. Sardar Patel was the Iron Man of India…

War memorial

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | Sandy | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “100 years ago, they shone as bright” (October 27) by Pushpindar Singh Chopra. The War Memorial promised and proposed by the Narendra Modi-led Government must enshrine the valiant efforts of the Indian soldiers who took part in World War I and World War…

Inept politicians

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | Palash | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Making Bengal the den of jihadi terror” (October 27) by Balbir Punj. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is a poor administrator who is not capable of coming down heavily on terror and anti-national elements in the State, as many of them belong…

Given present situation, pro-Pak line is baffling

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | M Ratan | New Delhi

Former diplomat and now Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Mani Shankar Aiyar is the rarest of rare case of a senior retired Indian Foreign Service officer virtually acting as a spokesman of our hostile neighbour, Pakistan, rather than of his mother country. Mr Aiyar has been, for the past…

Fake democrat

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | Pat | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Nehruvians discredited modern India’s builder” (October 28) by A Surya Prakash. Jawaharlal Nehru, the ‘democrat’, could not accept the votes of the Pradesh Congress Committees that were stacked against him. Most State panels had voted in favour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. But Mahatma…

Anti-national act

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | S Kumar | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Making Bengal the den of jihadi terror” (October 27) by Balbir Punj. Our reckless and irresponsible vote-bank politicians have been fanning the embers of jihadi activities in the country. They must be dealt with strongly. Such politicians are no different from traitors.

Terror web

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | PB Joshipura | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Making Bengal the den of jihadi terror” (October 27) by Balbir Punj. The Trinamool Congress in must take lessons from Pakistan. Once you get supports from terrorists and other anti-national elements, sooner or later they are going to demand their pound of flesh…

New challenges

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | Bal Govind | Noida

Sir — Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Governing Haryana” (October 28). Newly-elected Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has quite a few tough tasks to handle, more so since it is the first time that a BJP leader has become the Chief Minister of the State. And because Haryana…

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SOUND BITES

I can tell you, on record and on camera, that those comments (against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu) don't reflect the US position.

White House Press Secretary | Josh Earnest

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Bollywood star | Shah Rukh Khan

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