Friday , 21 September 2018
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Commentary

Attacking ‘Khap’ at the Roots

BY HARJEET SINGH
MOST of the killers of Babli and Manoj have been sentenced to death this week. In a significant judgment, a Haryana district and sessions court took an unambiguous position against honour killings, making it clear that murder justified by feudal values would still attract the strictest punishment.

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Inadequately Equipped Police

POLICE performance is that by which people often judge a government’s performance. Naturally, government must not allow any weakness or deficiency in the police force, nor any lack of equipment and whatever resources they might need in order to perform well, so that they satisfy the expectations of the people.

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Obama’s New Game

A COUPLE of months back when the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh took a political risk in pursuing peace talks with Pakistan in the face of domestic opposition to any further outreach without Pakistan clamping down on Islamic militants and terrorists,

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Danger to International Shipping
THIS is in reference to two front page news headlines ‘Somali pirates abduct 100 Indian sailors’ (NT, March 31) and ‘Eleven more Indians taken hostage by Somali pirates’ (NT, April 1).

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Miseries of Whistleblowers

A task which should have been performed by the Central Vigilance Commission has to be accomplished by the Department of Personnel and Training: according to the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informer (PIDPI) resolution

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

British Legacy of Wearing Gowns - I
THE Union Environment Minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh has rightly sparked debate on continuing with British legacy of wearing special gowns at convocation ceremonies at universities, when he himself publicly removed his gown at such an event.

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Af-Pak Policy and Obama Visit

By INDER MALHOTRA
PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s sudden visit to Kabul–his first to Afghanistan during the 14 months since he moved into the White House–was sudden and surprising. It was also short; lasting only five hours but its outcome could be significant and lasting.

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