The right track
- Rajya Sabha: Speaker warns Subramanian Swamy of action for unnecessary provocation
- AgustaWestland chopper deal: SC to hear plea against Sonia, Manmohan next week
- VVIP chopper deal: Sonia and Ahmed Patel, a tale of two notes, one typed, the other handwritten
- Delhi lawyer, arrested for AgustaWestland ‘payoff’ laundering, pops up in Panama Papers
- AgustaWestland deal: Govt says bribe-giver convicted, will identify taker, Sonia says do the probe
The right track
The Indian Railways is seen as a commercial enterprise as well as an essential service for the masses, so it has dual responsibility ('Rescuing railways', IE, October 10). Hiking fares is not the only way to rescue the Indian Railways. It needs to be combined with a reduction in expenditure, the induction of well-trained professionals, and training for current employees in order to heighten efficiency.
— Anchit Mathur
Return of the Windies
HATS off to the West Indies for winning the 2012 T20 World Cup ('After 33 years, West Indies win a World Cup, are new T20 champs', IE, October 8). The team outplayed the Sri Lankans in all areas of the game. They had a great bowling strategy, they batted with the determination to win, and they fielded brilliantly. The Sri Lankan cricket team was really no match for the West Indies, even though they were playing on homeground.
— R.K. Kapoor
THE West Indies win at the T20 World Cup was unique. They managed to pull off a textbook style victory. This was also the first world cup that came their way after 1979, when the great Clive Lloyd's team won the ODI world cup at Lord's. Marlon Samuels's batting in last Sunday's match was splendid. He scored 78, with six sixes and three fours.
— R. Gururajan
Paying the price
THE crisis in Kingfisher Airlines is taking a harsh toll on its employees ('Kingfisher staffer not paid for months, wife kills herself in Delhi', IE, October 5). Are they merely cogs in the machine? There has been no compassion shown for the employees who have had to do without salaries for months on end. How are these middle-class people supposed to make both ends meet? The government must also share some of the blame for this pitiable state of affairs. It
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- They may harm rather than preserve religious freedom
- Increased public expenditure on health, education be considered to assess poverty
- Obama did make a studied effort to emerge as a forward-looking world statesman
- It is clear now that Pakistan generals are unimpressed by the Modi initiative
- Governance in Kerala is superior to that in Bihar. State rankings are a fraught exercise