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NIT not a communal issue

Dear Editor, Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw your kind attention towards the NIT issue which is being shown as a communal issue. NIT students faced the atrocities of the police just because they shouted slogans like Bharat Mata Ki Jai,Vande Matram and hoisted tricolor. Non-Kashmiri students were beaten

Mehbooba, you are blessed!

Dear Editor, I wish Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti all the blessings of Almighty. Right from the day she has taken charge of the coalition government, people are keenly watching her activities. Through her good deeds, people are becoming her admirers. Her eloquent speeches and bold decisions have made her most elevated. Her rectitude to truth

Haryana accedes to DoPT advisory

Dear Editor, It is welcome that Haryana government has reduced RTI fees to rupees ten from earlier rupees fifty in accordance with repeated advisories from Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) both in UPA and NDA regimes urging states and competent authorities to bring uniformity at least in respect of RTI fees. Earlier Delhi High

RTI workshop, way forward

Dear Editor, Haryana Chief Secretary deserves all compliments for holding a special RTI workshop on 06.04.2016 at Chandigarh for senior officers of the state exclusively for purpose of ensuring better compliance of section 4 of RTI Act in the state. Chief Secretary gave so much importance to the workshop that he remained present throughout duration

Balance in inoperative accounts

Dear Editor,  Huge balance is lying in inoperative accounts in banks with even many account-holders having forgotten about their bank-accounts. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) forms which has been made mandatory also for closing such inoperative accounts. Such cumbersome practice not only is causing difficulty to account-holders wishing to

Is there some back-room diplomacy?

Dear Editor, It refers to Pakistan suspending bilateral talks with India and backtracking on its commitment for visit of Indian team of National Investigating Agency (NIA) in probe-process for attack on Pathankot airbase even though India even after opposition’s strong criticism allowed Pakistan-team to visit India in this respect. Pakistan even did not allow normal

Redress problems faced by commoners

Dear Editor Kind attention is drawn of the concerned authorities towards the problem encountered by the residents of Shakti Nagar and adjoining localities of Shiv Nagar and Rajpura due to non-availability of parapet or safety wall along the nullah flowing through this locality. The open nullah without any protection wall is posing problem for the

Modi scores big with befriending Saudi Arabia

Smart diplomacy is the art of winning new friends, consolidating ties with old friends, and neutralising the influence of one’s adversaries. When it comes to an adversary like Pakistan, the test for India’s smart diplomacy lies in this: can New Delhi make new friends with Islamabad’s old friends, so that Pakistan cannot rely on the