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Forgive honest mistakes, not wilful misconduct

Monday, 04 May 2015 | Ganapathi Bhat | Akola

This refers to the editorial “The crooked must pay” (May 1). The amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, will go a long way in halting corrupt elements. The key is to instill fear among the corrupt. However, it is also imperative to have a conductive environment for honest…

BJP's misadventure

Monday, 04 May 2015 | Ram Avtar | Delhi

Sir — This refers to the article, “The BJP’s challenges in Jammu” (May 1) by Hari Om. It is unfortunate that the people of Jammu have suffered for long, due to the step-motherly treatment meted out to them by various Governments. They are again being forced to eat a humble…

Traitor Geelani

Monday, 04 May 2015 | Surendra K Gupta | Noida

Sir — This refers to the news report, “Syed Geelani does a Masarat in Kashmir” (May 2). It is a sad state-of-affairs that a traitor is openly demonstrating anti-national activities in Kashmir without any fear, and no action is being taken. The Union Government must direct the State Government to…

Dynasty politics

Monday, 04 May 2015 | VN Ramachandran | Vadodara

Sir — This refers to the article, “Rahul Gandhi is back with a bang, may be” (May 1) by Kalyani Shankar. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was sarcastic in his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is still immature, as his speeches show. Mr Gandhi should reflect on what…

Leaders fall

Monday, 04 May 2015 | Venkataraman Jagadesan | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Naturalisation of alternative politics: Challenges for AAP” (May 2) by Asad. People voted for the Aam Aadmi Party not for its ideologies. They voted for the freebies offered by Mr Arvind Kejriwal. Such grapes will always turn sour because fantasies cannot become true…

Crimes against women proof of social decay

Saturday, 02 May 2015 | Azhar A Khan | Rampur

This refers to the report “Moga shames nation” (May 1). The shocking incident, in which a 13-year-old girl and her mother were allegedly pushed off a moving bus in Moga, is yet another addition to the appalling list of violent crimes against women. Such incidents happen unabated across the country,…

Past glory

Saturday, 02 May 2015 | PN Saxena | Via email

Sir — This refers to the article “Dealing with a new Afghanistan” (April 30) by Mayuri Mukherjee. Afghanistan is a land-locked country and has strategic access to Central Asia. It has close neighbours like Pakistan and Iran but no land borders with India. However, before Partition in 1947, India had…

Good start

Saturday, 02 May 2015 | KV Seetharamaiah | Hassan

Sir — The protest against the proposed punishment for traffic violations has some valid reasons. There is no need to impose a sperate penalty for rash driving and speeding. It is possible to keep a check on speeding, if every vehicle is fitted with a speed governor. Also, rash driving…

Rahul’s re-start

Saturday, 02 May 2015 | NS Rajan | New Delhi

Sir — This refers to the article “Rahul Gandhi is back with a bang, may be” (May 1) by Kalyani Shankar. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is now putting up a calculated performance to earn some political points, after returning from his 56-day-long sabbatical, which seemed to have put…

Rahul's concern is fake, it is instant politics

Friday, 01 May 2015 | Hansraj Bhat | Via email

Between 2004 and 2014, for 10 long years, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was sound asleep, though money lenders were robbing the poor farmers across the country in the latter's hour of crisis. During this term, the maximum number of suicides by farmers was reported, including from Vidarbha in Maharashtra,…

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Hallway to the past

03 May 2015 | CHANDAN MITRA

The innocent charm of queuing up for tickets at a cinema hall, eventually procuring one at triple the price from the ubiquitous tout, and coming out to the foyer for a cigarette during the interval will never be back. All that will remain is the nostalgia, writes CHANDAN MITRA Delhi encapsulates all stages of urban evolution in India — ancient, medieval, modern and post-modern...

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STATE EDITIONS

CM advocates use of LED bulbs as street lights

04 May 2015 | CHANDAN MITRA

With an aim to save power Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has advocated use of LED bulbs and lights and has asked Municipal Corporations of Lucknow and Aligarh to use LED bulbs as street lights. “All efforts should be made to conserve electricity...

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SOUND BITES

We can always meet with an accident. What has happened (Moga incident) is unfortunate. You cannot go against the nature's will

Punjab Minister | Surjit Singh Rakhra

Mohammed is an icon, a symbol. We at Charlie Hebdo are against icons — like we are against soccer.

Charlie's editor-in-chief | Gerard Biards

After the big Twitter fight (between Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s fan), kids who did not know me suddenly did, because of Kanye and Rihanna.

Former Beatles star | Paul McCartney
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