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Genuinity of ten rupee coin
Dear Editor, Rumours were galore in the country about the genuineness of ten rupees which contain 10 inscribed in the inner circle of the coin. The transporters, shopkeepers and even the banks refused to honour these coins and the people who were having such coins were suffering humiliation on this account. They thus highly confused how to spend these coins none from among the government functionaries came upto clear the confusion caused for a pretty long time. The people were seen quarrelling with the transporters, the shopkeepers and the bank employees as well. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reportedly came up with the clarification in the news media on 9th of April 2017 that all such coins are genuine which are minted from time to time and who so ever refuse to honour such coins...
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Merger of AIIADMK factions
Dear Editor, Political managers of concerned ones though need not be identified, are to be complimented for their appreciable role in uniting warring AIIDMK factions in Tamilnadu, making the erring Sasikala and her family-members out of Tamilnadu politics. It is also in tune with healthy politics that one more regional party could not be added into ever-increasing mushrooming political parties in India especially the regional ones. Latest happening is likely to be significant for national politics also where it is now hoped that two main regional political parties in Tamilnadu will align with two major national parties paving way for an ideal political system divided between only two major camps. —Madhu Agrawal, 1775 Kucha Lattushah Dariba Delhi....
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SC verdict on Babri case
Dear Editor, Much-awaited Supreme Court verdict dated 19.04.2017 on Babri case, directing time-bound trial against several top BJP leaders has definitely an instant impact that some of BJP veterans whose names were in circulation for next President of India, will be out of the election-race. It is time that the ruling BJP may now declare its candidates for posts of President and Vice President in a manner that consensus may be achieved from opposition camps also for these two highest posts of the nation, apart from getting public-reaction on such floated names. Even if BJP wishes to take advantage of its majority votes which are only a few less than half-way mark, then also declaring its candidates may gain support from its like-minded allies like Shiv Sena. Example is bold step to make...
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Air travel suggestions
Dear Editor, On my recent visit to Udaipur by two different airlines experienced that there is a room for improvement in Air Services like on short duration flight time is short to serve snacks and tea -I suggest either to serve both items at one go -not to wait to serve tea after the snacks or substitute tea with soft drinks/ juices etc. Some flights do not serve anything to eat-snacks/lunch/dinner without extra payments-it is better to treat travelers as Maharajas and serve them all these items -no one would mind paying it for snacks/lunch/dinner with tickets -submerge these charges with ticket cost-earlier it was a practice without fail to serve these items to all passengers. The government must make it mandatory to serve food win all flights without any exception as such. As per se...
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SC order on loud-speakers should be strictly enforced
Dear Editor, It refers to celebrity singer Sonu Nigam getting his head shaved to challenge a religious cleric having issued a fatwa declaring award-money of rupees ten lakhs for the purpose. Fatwas are nothing but open declaration to take law in hands by those having issued such fatwas. There should be a provision for a punishment and fine of double the amount of fatwa with maximum punishment of life-imprisonment in case of fatwas requiring murder of some person. Action should be taken against the cleric having issued fatwa against Sonu Nigam. Sonu Nigam objected to use of loud-speakers by a religious place in contradiction of a justified order by Supreme Court asking a complete ban of loud-speakers between 10 pm and 6 am. Evidently such unauthorized use of loud-speakers in odd hours...
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Cluster buses in Delhi
Dear Editor, It refers to welcome addition of 100 new cluster buses in Delhi with 800 more (including 431 air-conditioned ones) likely to be added by the year by Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) Limited, a joint venture of Delhi Government and IDFC Foundation. But presently there is incentive only for drivers for covering more distance in their respective duty-hours. This system at times makes drivers take less congested rather than the prescribed routes causing hardships to passengers destined for in-between skipped bus-stops. Moreover at times, drivers avoid taking sufficient number of waiting passengers in their hurry to have more trips for distance-based incentives. Delhi government should instead require DIMTS to adopt fare-based incentive-system which may be j...
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Risk of printing notes by foreign agencies
Dear Editor, There are reports that Indian currency notes and coins are got printed/minted by foreign agencies which are reportedly black listed. After the demonetization of old currency notes of Rs. 1000 and 500 denomination new notes of Rs. 2000 and 500 have been introduced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Immediately thereafter, there have been reports that fake currency notes of Rs. 2000 denomination have also come in the market. Moreover, against Rs. 10 coins, fake coins are in abundance crept into the market. Reports are also appearing in the news media that shopkeepers and the banks are refusing to accept ten rupee coins fearing fakeness thereof. The country has its own security printing presses and minting organizations. It is not understandable as to why the government prefe...
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Mid-day meal scheme
Dear Editor, It refers to nine school-children of Deoli (Delhi) having rushed to hospital on 16.02.2017 after they fell ill because of a dead rat found in mid-day meal consumed by them. Such and similar incidents of kids falling ill after taking fresh cooked mid-day meal in schools are not new. Complaints about insects, frogs, lizards, rats and even snakes etc. in mid-day mail funded by government as world’s largest school-lunch programme daily to about 12 crores school-children have become quite common. There are frequent reports of sub-standard raw-material like rice and pulses with lot of foreign ingredients being used to cook mid-day meal in schools. Only packaged food within expiry-date as mentioned on packs should be served in schools to ensure hygiene. It will also take care of p...
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Need to study about woes of valley people
Dear Editor Referring to present prevailing situation of Kashmir valley which has gone worsen day by day and state government headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti should not act her decisions as a silent spectator to such incidents which happens in the valley before by-poll elections. There is a need to address and control the present scenario in the valley by taking step like political process and other related methods keeping in view control the situation which has gone out of control so far. There is need to understand the ground reality of Kashmir valley and to address the wounds of the Kashmiri people who are not being healed properly due to wrong policies of government since long. It is a time for state and Centre to initiate political process keeping in view understanding abo...
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Consumer Rights
Dear Editor, Consumer rights are now an integral part of our lives like a consumerist way of life. As a consumer, one should know how market products are constantly under-weight, of inferior quality and do not prescribe to quality standards specified by quality-control agencies. Consumers not only do not get value for their money but also often have to suffer losses and inconvenience due to market manipulations. Mahatma Gandhi said that “A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work - he is the purpose of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to serve him.” India is one of the few countries in the world, which has exclus...
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Justified observations of CJI
Dear Editor, It refers to Chief Justice of India JS Kehar on 07.04.2017 in a seminar in New Delhi expressing very logical opinion for making political parties accountable for their poll-promises. Since political parties make gimmick assurances for votes, election-manifestoes should be given legal status. Election Commission may be empowered to de-recognize parties going against aspects mentioned in their manifestoes. Also there must be a total ban on freebies promised at public-expense in poll-manifestoes. Second senior-most judge of Supreme Court Justice Deepak Mishra on the occasion rightly observed that candidates should not take polls as some sort of investment. It is a known fact that candidates take polls like a gamble, thereby practically making poll-expenses like some investmen...
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Attacks on doctors unjustified
Dear Editor, The increasing instances of attacks on doctors have more to do with systemic failure over a period of time rather than any recent stray incident. The threat of violence though condemnable and unacceptable, in today’s scenario, is enabling patients to get better healthcare. Violence can never be justified, least of all against someone who is ostensibly attempting to save a person’s life. The number of incidents of attacks on doctors and other healthcare workers across the country has risen sharply over the last few years. There is a widespread feeling that doctors have simply lost the trust of their patients, the feeling patients should have is that the doctors will only by guided by the patient’s best interests and not their own.Lack of working equipment in hospitals forces ...
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