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Protection for workers

The murder of Indian engineer K. Suryanarayana by the Taliban is a cowardly act. Can the government do nothing about worker security in Afghanistan?

india Updated: May 02, 2006 00:10 IST

The murder of Indian engineer K. Suryanarayana by the Taliban is a cowardly act. Can the government do nothing about worker security in Afghanistan? The government needs to be firm with Kabul and make sure that proper security arrangements are made for Indians working there.

Prashant Solomon
Delhi

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Terrorism has become a force that has no emotions at all. This heinous act of murder has created jitters all around. But I was disappointed to see that the news channels didn’t spare Suryanarayana’s grieving family in the rush for coverage. At this time of grief, the family should be left well alone. No viewer gets impressed.

Raunak Doshi
Indore

Powerless in the city

Before taking revenge from the general masses, the distcoms should check the wastage of power in the form of forever-lit halogen lamps in the vicinity of a politician’s residence (Distcom’s revenge, April 29). Nobody cares to switch them off. Is it not unjust that people consuming very less power face power-cuts while people with enormous consumption are protected?

Madan Mohan Bhatt
Delhi

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It is ridiculous that the distcoms have started load-shedding in areas prone to power thefts. This is absurd because the sufferer is the common man who is paying a heavy power tariff. The distcoms fail to check power theft as their officials are as corrupt as the authorities. They should take other steps to check power theft.

R.K. Pillai
via e-mail

Losing perspective

HRD Minister Arjun Singh should know that in this competitive world more reservations will mean diluting the level of excellence. He should think of the nation’s youth and not the vote bank. Protests make it clear that the students are not going to vote for him. So he loses out anyway. A rethink on the matter is required.

Ashutosh Gupta

Kolkata

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