- Rajya Sabha: Hooda ‘rebellion’ in Haryana ensures defeat for Cong-backed lawyer R K Anand
- BJP's national executive meeting begins in UP; PM Modi, Amit Shah to strategise
- Coming soon: Clause in real estate bill to check bias against religion, sexual orientation, diet
- Drama in Ranchi: Missing MLAs, a winning formula
- Punjab: Two Pakistani intruders killed by BSF, arms, drugs recovered
* This refers to 'Green Cover' (IE, November 28). It is difficult to understand how the pollution level will go down by merely taxing diesel cars. The owners of diesel cars tend to be well-off, and paying an additional tax is no problem for them. Diesel cars will remain on the roads and continue to pollute the air.
— S.K. Kapoor
* APROPOS Arun Jaitley's 'Why not vote on FDI in retail' (IE, November 27), do the proponents of FDI realise that it is not an altruistic act but a profit-generating reform? The UPA government plans to concede 50 per cent ownership in retail and 49 per cent in insurance and banking, which might harm indigenous industries. The benefit to the farm sector seems to be a myth, as prices are governed by supply and demand. And if the middleman is making extra profit, why can't the government attempt to regulate this?
— M.M.P. Kala
The aam aadmi
* WITH reference to 'Fruit ninja' (IE, November 27), in spite of associating itself with the aam aadmi for a long time, the Congress seemed unable to live up to his expectations. Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party vows to bring the common man into mainstream politics and effect changes that he wants.
— Anchit Mathur
* IT IS disheartening to hear that Abdul Hakim, who spoke against the khap panchayats in Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayate, was killed ('Man who appeared on Aamir Khan's khap show shot, wife says it's honour killing', IE, November 28). This raises a question: do people have the right to speak against social ills? The government should take severe action against khaps that impose regressive ideas.
— Ishmit Oberoi
Two of a kind
- It's good that Rajan has cleared some of the mist and myth surrounding the GDP numbers
- Only reason why majority of govt schools have abysmal standards is because of bad policies
- When Nehru became PM, Americans presumed that as a democracy India would be in their camp
- It's achche din for top lawyers in the Congress party
- Debate on Rajan’s reappointment is welcome as long as it is on performance
- In Assam, strategy of polarisation has brought electoral fruit to BJP