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Blurred photos

I have been reading The Tribune for 40 years. For the past one year, I have noticed that the paper is publishing blurred photographs. Please publish good quality photos.

CP Sharma, Solan

Questionable wealth

It is regretted that Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has alleged that the survey by The Tribune on their movable and immovable properties was carried out under the influence of former Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh. The Deputy CM has claimed that an account of every penny has been maintained and income tax returns have been submitted regularly. Without sinful means it is not possible to accumulate such wealth.

Bansi Ram Rahul, Chak Hajipur (Garhshankar)

Indians corrupt

A press report quoting Transparency International gives out that India stands ninth among the most corrupt nations in the world. The distinction did not come on a platter; the nation had to “slog” for it. The politicians had to “swallow” at grave personal risk-more than ~50,000 crore.

The people manning key sectors/retail outlets, including policemen, customs officers, enforcement staff, revenue/forest officials, bureaucrats, contractors, etc also contributed their might to earn the “honour”.

Tara Chand, Ambota (Una)

Wake-up call for Cong

The Congress has been routed in the elections. The canny voter has punished the Congress for its misdeeds and indifference towards the people’s apathy. Poor handling of Anna’s anti-corruption movement, Baba Ramdev’s black money movement and Nirbhaya’s rape case initiated the tide against the Congress. The arrogance and cynicism of some ministers and other functionaries, coupled with the silence of the top brass worsened the things.

However, all is not lost yet. The Congress should learn from its mistakes. It should concentrate on revamping the party structure.

Prof Dhiraj Trikha, Bhiwani

The escapist route

The CWC rejecting the offer of Sonia and Rahul to quit in the wake of recent rout of the Congress party in the General Election is an example of a crafted cacophony and political melodrama. By doing so, the ‘torch-bearers’ have chosen the route of trouble-free escapism. Winning merely 44 seats called for elementary internal and external changes. The high-ups must take the responsibility for the team. Perhaps, it is not easy to forego coveted positions.

Neha Verma, Chandigarh

Bail and arrest

In response to HS Phoolka’s objection of allowing bail without arrest, with due respect to his standing in the legal profession, I have to say that he has missed an important point. My 90-year-old sister is into civil litigation with her tenant who is 25 years younger to her. To harass her, the tenant filed a criminal complaint in another court, alleging assault by her along with her 83-year-old brother (myself) and produced a witness. Both of us use walking sticks and are physically incapable of attacking anybody. The court issued us summons and we were required to get bail by the next date.

If Phoolka’s principle is followed, both of us would have had to spent some time in police custody and even a night if the complainant had the right connections in the police. Although we would have been allowed bail later, the ignonimity and mental torture could not have been compensated even when on the face of it the complaint is false. Phoolka should have second thought on his objection to the practice.

SS Mongia, Mohali

Shun kundis

It has been noticed that some people in all districts of Haryana, except Panchkula, are using electricity without paying bills. There are three thermal plants in Haryana that produce electricity and the power situation must be surplus. But if the people use kundi connections and do not pay the bill, how would the thermal plants function? It will cause loss of revenue. The government must take action against people who do not pay power bills.

Hony Capt KL Saini (Retd), Panchkula

Dear PM,...

The following are our expectations from the new PM:

Reforms to boost the economy.

Make government officials work and end red-tapism.

Serve the country for its development, ending all social evils.

Protect biodiversity by making more wildlife sanctuaries.

Bring black money back from Swiss banks.

Increase women’s security.

Lower foodgrain prices.

Corruption-free government

Eradicate child labour and poverty

Increase job opportunities, spread education

Equal sharing of resources by all

Proper implementation of welfare schemes and make their benefits availabe to the needy and poor

Stop inflation and tax on common man

Increase the value of the rupee

Stop brain drain

Encourage small-scale industry.

Put a check in the working of the government.

Speedy justice.

Improve the face value of India, it should not be taken lightly by other countries.

Class X Students of DAV Public School, Amritsar

Dog menace

It’s been more than a month since Lakkar Bazaar, Solan, has been facing a menace due to an insane person and his hound of stray dogs. A school, a hospital and about 35 households are nearby, but no one has taken up an initiative to tackle this alarming situation. The dogs and the lunatic person run after passersby and cause harm to them.

Heena Mehta, Solan



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