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A price cap on knee implant not enough

Saturday, 19 Aug 2017 | MC Joshi | Lucknow

This refers to the editorial, “Making health affordable” (August 18). Although 60 per cent rate cut for knee implants must come as a huge relief for knee patients but the question is whether, for the patient, the total cost of knee replacement procedure will go down in the same proportion. In...

Training people

Saturday, 19 Aug 2017 | Shivangi Saxena | Via email

Sir — This refers to the article, “Sanitation message gets a fillip” (August 17) by Sriraj Kota. The writer has rightly observed that while the Government has ensures toilets in every home, it has failed to bring a change in the peoples’ mindset so that they use toilets. Even...

System failure

Saturday, 19 Aug 2017 | Arun | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Revisiting healthcare challenges” (August 15) by Chandrakant Lahariya. It is not budget constraint but corruption that is responsible for the poor standard of healthcare services in the country. Allotted funds are grossly misused. Second issue is that the system of prompt repair of...

Stupendous victory

Saturday, 19 Aug 2017 | Devendra Khurana | Bhopal

Sir — The Indian cricket team has put up yet another clinical performance by defeating Sri Lanka comprehensively in the three-match Test series in Sri Lanka. While there is no doubt that the Indian team is playing well — they have won eight Test series on the trot — it...

Draining money

Saturday, 19 Aug 2017 | J Akshay | Bengaluru

Sir — Most of us wonder why Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is heavily trolled for gaffes in his speeches. His critics interpret them as lack of information and intelligence even as they are slips of tongue. While inaugurating the Indira canteen in Bengaluru, Gandhi had a tongue-in-cheek moment. He...

National interest should always be supreme

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | Padmini Raghavendra | Secunderabad

This refers to the editorial, “A target for 75 years” (August 16). On Independence Day, we remember the great sacrifices of our freedom fighters. India was a unique community in the world with intangible cultural and historical heritage from the days of the Vedas, the Ramayana and the Mahabharat....

Review appointments

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | M Ratan | Via email

Sir — This refers to the article, “Sachin Tendulkar must redeem his iconic status” (August 15) by A Surya Prakash. The writer has rightly talked about Sachin Tendulkar’s clear disinterest in Parliament, as has been revealed by his prolonged absence since his nomination to the Rajya Sabha in 2012. According...

University reforms

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | Bal Govind | Noida

Sir — This refers to the article, “Reforming higher education” (August 16) by Lalit Kumar. It’s not just about India’s poor performance in global rankings of educational institutions. Time and again Indian Inc have complained about the quality of education. I agree with the writer that research is one area...

Language woes

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | Anoop Hosmath | Mysuru

Sir — Hindi will forever cause resentment and the vision of making it India’s ‘national’ language will remain a pipe dream. The southern and eastern parts of the country have taken English to such an extent that it has become their link language in the absence of a common one...

Usain Bolt: An all-time great athlete

Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 | Ganapathi Bhat | Akola

This refers to the editorial, “Farewell to Usain Bolt” (August 15). Statistics will be in mere numbers to rightly describe the ‘lightning bolt’. The track and field king rose from a remote Jamaican village and made the 100-metre and 200-metre dash his own for almost a decade, not to mention...

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20 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation over the delay in construction of the Rani Jhansi Grade Separator, alleging cost overruns in the ambitious flyover project in north Delhi. The 1...

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CTPS Unit-3 shut down after technical snag

20 Aug 2017 | Ashis Sinha | Bokaro

Chandrapura Thermal Power Station (CTPS) of Damoder Valley Corporation (DVC) power units No-3 was shut down after technical snag on Friday midnight. The Unit no -3 was shut down after tube leakage Friday night, said Akashy Kumar PRO CTPS...

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