Ceasefire will send a subtle message

Monday, 21 May 2018 | Ganapathi Bhat | Akola

This refers to the editorial, “No surrender” (May 18). Unilateral ceasefire is a sensitive move on the part of the Governemnt. It is, therefore, bound to invite plaudits and brickbats in equal measure. Though the Government should have meticulously weighed all options, keeping in mind the failed experiment of the...

Lesson not learnt

Monday, 21 May 2018 | Nimai Charan Swain | BHUBANESWAR

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “No surrender” (May 18). Conditional ceasefire declared by the Union Government during the month of Ramzan does not appear to be appropriate. As reported, Pakistan has already violated the ceasefire. Undoubtedly, a ceasefire will provide ample opportunity and time to the militants and...

Dialogue is the solution

Monday, 21 May 2018 | Azhar A Khan | Rampur

Sir — This refers to the editorial, “No surrender” (May 18). The Union Government’s order for a unilateral ceasefire in the embattled Valley has been widely welcomed. It is but the outcome of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s endeavours to give peace a chance at least in the holy month of...

Disrespecting mandate

Monday, 21 May 2018 | Sarvana Ramachandran | Chennai

Sir — Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa’s resignation before the trust vote was on expected lines. To be true, the BJP acted in haste to form the Government. in Karnataka. Now, the Governor is left with no choice but to invite the Congress-JD(S) alliance to form the Government, which is...

Apex court upheld the sanctity of democracy

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | G David Milton | Maruthancode

The Supreme Court’s ‘interim’ order to conduct the floor test today as a ‘practical solution’ upheld the sanctity of democracy. In turning down the BJP’s request for a secret ballot and more time to prove majority, the apex court pre-empted unethical practices to manufacture a majority. The message is loud...

Safety comes first

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | Devendra Khurana | Bhopal

Sir — The collapse of an under-construction bridge in Varanasi brought into focus the dangers inherent in a scenario when adequate safety measures are not in place on construction sites. Besides this, traffic management during the course of the construction of the bridge was shoddy. This is not the first...

Big let down

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | Sagar Singh | Delhi

Sir — This refers to the article, “A hardline approach in J&K” (May 18) by JK Verma. A unilateral ceasefire declared by the Union Home Ministry, unwarranted at this juncture, is neither salutary for the security forces nor for the general masses as the latter has already started alienating from...

Defying logic

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | Bal Govind | Noida

Sir — This refers to the article, “A hardline approach in J&K” (May 19) by JK Verma. When terrorism does not have any religion, why is it being connected with the festival of Ramzan? If the Government is of the view that during this month-long period of Ramzan there will...

Either stand against rising temperatures or yield

Friday, 18 May 2018 | Prakash C Dixit | Rishikesh

This refers to the article, “No hiding behind rising temperatures” (May 17) by Kota Sriraj. The concern raised by the writer has been shared and voiced by all countries. Let us accept the fact that global warming is not only knocking at India’s door, but the door is already ajar....

Matter of choice

Friday, 18 May 2018 | VS Jayaraman | CHENNAI

Sir — This refers to the order promulgated by the Madhya Pradesh Government, mandating students of all State-run schools to answer their roll calls with Jai Hind. This, to instill patriotism among the students. The order, to say the least, is dictatorial and autocratic. How can one instill a sense...



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Court proceedings end in a lighter vein

20 May 2018 | PNS

New Delhi: “Now, let us enjoy our holidays,” this is how the Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the Karnataka power row on Saturday. The courtroom burst into a bout of laughter as Justice AK Sikri, who headed the three-judge Bench, made the jovial remark ...

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Street vendors reluctant to committee polls

21 May 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

With State’s biggest Urban Local Body (ULB) gearing up to conduct vendors’ committee election in June second week for formation of first Town Vending Committee, the members of Ranchi Footpath Hawkers Association covering quite a number of street vendors appear reluctant to take part in the upcoming election. Notably, as per the rule, allocation of shops to street vendors at the vendors market is done on the recommendation of the...

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