WHATEVER the political consideration, the Transport Minister, Mr Sudin Dhavalikar’s intiative with a letter to the Chief Minister calling for a thorough vigilance probe in the tender process of the High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) scam, is in public interest.Read More »
Non-Availability of Water
THE summer season is upon us with a vengeance and with the temperatures rising each day, water has become an extremely indispensable commodity.Read More »
BY KULDIP NAYAR
THE Manmohan Singh government is only 500 days old. Yet, it gives the impression of a setup that has lost its vigour and vitality. It looks jaded. Governments are in such a state when they are at the end of their tenure, not at the beginning.
A DAY after the Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram described Maoists as ‘cowards’ and blamed state governments for not taking strong action against them, the Maoists killed 73 CRPF personnel including a deputy and an assistant commandant in the Mukrana forest region of Dantewada in ChhattisgarhRead More »
CUSTODIAL deaths are perhaps one of the worst crimes in a civilised society governed by the rule of law. Custodial torture is no doubt an international phenomenon but the incidents are quite common in developing countries, and the situation in India is far from being satisfactory.Read More »
Curb Menace of Begging
THIS is with reference to the news item, ‘Begging, a growing menace in South Goa’ (NT, April, 5). Begging in Goa was something unheard of as witnessed some years back, when Goa earned the unique distinction of being the only Indian state with no beggars.
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.
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.Read More »
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,Read More »
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).