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Condemn Israel, but not terror outfit Hamas?

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 | PN Saxena | New Delhi

This refers to the editorial, “Underground terror route” (July 29). The editorial aptly describes the modus operandi of brutal terrorists like Hamas who do not hesitate to use children to build underground tunnels between Gaza and Israel to fulfill their nefarious designs of carrying weapons and personnel into the Jewish…

Real culprit

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 | A Seshagiri Rao | Chennai

Sir — This refers to the report that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, has called for the Muslim world to arm itself against Israel. The statement is meant to add fuel to the fire that is raging in Gaza. It will be difficult for anybody to counter Israel’s determination to…

Wrong decision

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 | Bal Govind | Noida

Sir — This refers to the article, “Imminent fall of Nitish Kumar” (July 30) by Atul K Thakur. For a leader who was once considered prime ministerial material, Mr Nitish Kumar is now reduced to fighting for relevance. He did bring about positive changes to Bihar during his tenure as…

Dated politics

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 | Jitendra | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Imminent fall of Nitish Kumar” (July 30) by Atul K Thakur. RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad’s hatred for the BJP has reached comic proportions. He has now proposed that BSP chief Mayawati and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav should…

Madhesi conflict

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 | Himwant | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “In Nepal, dhotiwallah betrays the ‘dhoti’” (July 30) by Rajesh Singh. Madhesis have suffered discrimination in Nepal. They are emotionally attached to India. But India has its limitations in dealing with them. The Madhesis have to be part of a resolution to the ethnic…

President Mukherjee sets a good example

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | Subhash Chandra Agrawal | Delhi

Mr Pranab Mukherjee should be complimented for his modesty in the completion of two years as President of India. He made just three foreign-trips in the first two years of his five-year term for the post, unlike his predecessor Pratibha Patil, who grossly misused the highest post of the nation…

Just Madhesis

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | Jiyara Shah | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “In Nepal, dhotiwallah betrays the ‘dhoti’” (July 30) by Rajesh Singh. Neither are we “people of Indian origin” nor “Nepalese/Nepali”. Simply put, we are Madhesis. This is a fact even Indians will not be able to comprehend, unless and until our nation changes…

Privatisation benefits

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | Ramamohanareddy Yenamala | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Delhi’s dirty secret of privatisation” (July 29) by Sandhya Jain. For long, Delhi has held the distinction of being the country’s only success story in power-distribution reforms. In the 12 years since power distribution was privatised, private companies have achieved what successive Governments failed…

Power scandal

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | Virendra Parekh | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Delhi’s dirty secret of privatisation” (July 29) by Sandhya Jain. The problems pointed out arose because the entire process was designed to serve the interests of power companies, and not consumers. A power company can spend crores of rupees to swing decisions its…

True picture

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | Premolal | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Delhi’s dirty secret of privatisation” (July 29) by Sandhya Jain. The writer has splendidly analysed the hidden truth behind the power situation in Delhi. No wonder the Congress packed off former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to Kerala as Governor

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27 Jul 2014 | Pioneer

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01 Aug 2014 | Pioneer

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SOUND BITES

It (CSAT) is not a Hindi or a non-Hindi issue, but of regional languages also. We will have to keep the balance in mind.

Union Minister —Venkaiah Naidu

The risk of attack by Russia on a Nato member state is significant. We are not convinced that Nato is ready for this threat.

British lawmaker —Rory Stewart

No one likes to see the suffering and loss of life that has occurred. We hold Hamas responsible for this. It has initiated and continues this ongoing conflict.

Canada's Prime Minister —Stephen Harper
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