- Kashmir: 3 militants dead after attack at army camp in Handwara, medicines with Pak marking recovered
- The whitewash: Probe alleges Rohith Vemula's mother faked Dalit status, blames him for his suicide
- BCCI refute allegations of non-compliance with Lodha panel in Supreme Court
- Jayalalithaa's health: Madras HC dismisses petition, says filed for publicity, political reasons
- Government study finds toxins in PET bottles of 5 soft drink brands
* 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
- Revealing Elena Ferrante’s identity violates her desire for privacy
- Breakdown of LoC ceasefire will make it difficult for army to control infiltration
- Academic publishers suit shows how much they benefitted from intellectual commons
- Lack of unity has prevented Sindhi nationalists from pressuring Islamabad
- India must be prepared to deal with a disease that is growing globally
- Challenge for India’s leaders is to show that strength can be blended with subtlety & deftness