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Civic poll results reflect the mood of the people

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | MC Joshi | Lucknow

This refers to the editorial, “BMC: winners, losers” (February 24). The results of the local bodies’ election in Maharashtra are a huge relief for the BJP and equally a setback for the Congress and other parties who had been cornering the BJP on demonetisation. The Congress and the Nationalist Congress...

Shed ego

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | Bal Govind | Noida

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “BMC: Winners, losers” (February 25). Both Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and the BJP must be complimented for an outstanding performance in the Maharashtra civic elections. If the Shiv Sena, which is an ally of the BJP in the State, was not...

Sudden desire

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | TT Sakaria | Delhi

Sir — This refers to the report, “Jaya’s niece floats new outfit on Amma’s birth anniversary” (February 25). The gravest bane of India is its innumerable political parties and leader,s and yet many dejected, disillusioned and misled politicians, irrespective of their merit and talent, often break away from their parties...

Jealous China

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | Ashok K Mehta | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Now it will rain benefits from the sky” (February 24) by Kumar Chellappan. The Indian Space Research Organisation is going from strength to strength, and we should express our gratitude to our scientists who have transcended the forbidden frontiers. Why must we worry...

Unanswered questions

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 | GN Mitra | Bhubaneswar

Sir — This refers to the article, “Defence Minister India should not have had” (February 23) by Claude Arpi. I got an opportunity to attend a meeting in 1966, where Krishna Menon was directly asked about his views on the Chinese aggression. Back then, I was a PhD scholar at...

Combined efforts can reduce air pollution

Saturday, 25 Feb 2017 | Ramesh G Jethwani | Bengaluru

This refers to the editorial, “Air pollution a real threat” (February 23). Given the harmful effects of air pollution on human health, animals and environment, it is time the Government takes preventive measures to stop this health hazard. Time-tested steps like improving the public transport system will reduce the number...

Sweeping victory

Saturday, 25 Feb 2017 | Sagar Singh | Delhi

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “BMC: Winners, losers” (February 24). Coming close on the heels of Odisha panchayat elections, where the BJP stood second after the Biju Janata Dal, the Maharashtra municipal corporation elections have added another feather to the party’s cap. The results of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation...

Save environment

Saturday, 25 Feb 2017 | Devendra Khurana | Bhopal

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “Air pollution a real threat” (February 23). High levels of air pollution in Indian cities continue to be a cause of concern for the health of its citizens. A sharp rise in the number of vehicles on the roads has made the picture...

Countering protests

Saturday, 25 Feb 2017 | SC Panda | Bhubaneswar

Sir — This refers to the declaration made by over a thousand people from various faiths saying, ‘I am a Muslim too’, as they assembled at Times Square to express solidarity with the Muslim community and protest against US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The report invites some questions and...

Modi Government fails to undo MGNREGS legacy

Friday, 24 Feb 2017 | Shreyans Jain | Delhi

This refers to the article, “Jobs in the Mahatma's name” (February 23) by Shreya Kedia. In his Budget speech this year, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley signalled achche din for the rural economy and backed his words with increased allocations under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, integration of Primary...

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Trump's card for India

26 Feb 2017 | Gopalan Balachandran

There is no hurry to form a judgement on Trump right away. Both President Trump and PM Modi share some traits — not all are complimentary...

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STATE EDITIONS

High time Block Grant replaced with GIA

27 Feb 2017 | SRIKANTA K TRIPATHY | Bhubaneswar

The Block Grant teachers have threatened to take to streets once again in March and are planning to intensify their agitation by various means, including boycott of evaluation of answer scripts. The Block Grant teachers in the high schools had boycotted the PRI election over the Government’s apathy towards their demand for suitable salary...

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SOUNDBITE

She (Mayawati) can enter into an understanding with the BJP anytime. Actually she is helping the BJP. One must be careful.

Uttar Pradesh CM | Akhilesh Yadav

Look at the vast range of roles portrayed by Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep or Halley Berry. Their works are my inspiration.

Bengali actor | Rituparna Sengupta

You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what happened in Sweden. They took in large numbers (immigrants).

US President | Donald Trump
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