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Mediation has its use, but not in rape cases

Wednesday, 01 Jul 2015 | Sravana Ramachandran | Ooty

This refers to the editorial, “No place for mediation” (June 30). I fully agree with the views that, if convictions in rape cases are sought to be diluted through the mechanism of mediation, it will send a wrong message. Already, the conviction rate in our country is low in rape…

Wrong advice

Wednesday, 01 Jul 2015 | Azhar Ali Khan | Via email

This refers to the editorial, “No place for mediation” (June 30). It feels outlandish coming from a court of law that it should suggest mediation between a rape convict and the victim. How can we expect a victim to bear with a person who once raped and left her in…

Sports success

Wednesday, 01 Jul 2015 | Bal Govind | Noida

This refers to the editorial, “Walking tall with success” (June 27). Success stories like those of Satnam Singh create tremendous hope and interest amongst the youngsters to take up sport as a profession. Satnam Singh is from a small village in Punjab where resources and infrastructure to play basketball had…

Better RTI

Wednesday, 01 Jul 2015 | Madhu Agrawal | Delhi

At a time when most public authorities are still not tuned to a transparency regime after a decade of Right to Information Act having been introduced in the country, the Vice President’s secretariat deserves compliment for creating a sort of record by responding to a RTI petition on the controversy…

Need a global response against global terror

Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | SURENDRA KUMAR GUPTA | Noida

This refers to the editorial, “Global day of terrorism” (June 29). The terror attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait were dreadful acts, carried out by perverted minds without any fear or shame. Terrorism has become global since the world powers are not fighting the jihadi forces in a united manner.…

Liquor problem

Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | N Nagarajan | Via email

This refers to the editorial, “Snuff out narcotic nexus” (June 29). Not only the drug trade but also the liquor trade threatens India’s health and security. The Governments earns millions in revenue from liquor, so it is unlikely that there will be a clampdown any time soon. Also, the magnitude…

Old schemes

Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | KS Jayatheertha | Bangalore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched three schemes which promise to transform our cities. Somehow, most of the proposals sound like a re-packaging of what the UPA had planned for cities with limited success. The only difference is that the UPA’s ‘Jawaharlal Nehru’ becomes the NDA’s ‘Atal’. The fundamental…

Centre’s role

Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | Sahil Garg | Chandigarh

This refers to the report, “AAP Govt asks HC to bar LG-pick ACB chief from office” (June 28). The Aam Aadmi Party Government has filed an interim application in the Delhi High Court against the appointment of Joint Commissioner of Police Mukesh Kumar Meena as Anti-Corruption Branch chief by the…

Weak basics

Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | Saikat | Via web

This refers to the article, “The power of yoga and good PR”, (June 25) by Mayuri Mukherjee. Apart from the external perceptions of India, created directly by the presence of Indians abroad, a stronger emphasis on human rights, basic health and sanitation issues and fighting corruption will also go a…

LalitLeaks has people running for cover

Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | KS Padmanabha | Secunderabad

Like the Australian Julian Assange, who founded WikiLeaks, the ‘in exile' 49-year old tainted former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has launched an offensive on his Twitter account, sparing nobody and earning the sobriquet of ‘LalitLeaks'. He has been ‘exposing' the country's political and business classes. Though Minister for External Affairs…


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Dragon puffs beyond borders

28 Jun 2015 | RINKU GHOSH.

China is dead serious about implementing its Belt and Road Initiative in its attempt to revive the silk route economy and by extension further its interests in the region. Rinku Ghosh follows the ‘string of pearls' We are being served Emperor’s rice, the best and the most flavourful, at Ruili, the border boom town of China’s Yunnan province that shares the fertile plains of Myanmar on the other side...

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‘Brahma pictures’ in social media 4 yrs old!

01 Jul 2015 | RINKU GHOSH.

The purported photograph of the Brahma, which has gone viral in social media causing great anguish among the devotees of Lord Jagannath, is actually four years old. This has been found by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) during its preliminary investigations...

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