That the political class has become completely shameless, as opposed to selfless, is evident in the President assent to the ‘office of profit’ Bill despite reservations. The same day, Parliament also approved the proposal to hike the salaries and perks of the MPs. The State has miserably failed to fulfil even the basic needs of people in 60 years since Independence. Citizens must open their eyes to the real colours of corruption that shade every act of politicians.
By increasing their own wages and perks, politicians once again have proved that they may be lethargic in dealing with matters related to national interest, but when it comes to their personal interest, they have no trouble in uniting.
Death of a legend
Ustad Bismillah Khan had become synonymous with shehnai music. He was not only a musician but also a good human being. His death is a loss to the world of classical music. He is the man who expanded shehnai music beyond a wedding into the realm of Indian classical. He will be remembered for his great contributions.
Md Mudassir Alam
Apropos of the editorial Taking them on, Left, Right and Centre (August 19), the PM’s arguments in defence of the Indo-US nuclear deal did clarify all misgivings and apprehensions expressed. But it is unfair to call the scientists’ queries criticism as their concern may well
Peace the only way ahead
The ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah is a welcome step towards normalcy in conflict-ridden West Asia. But the hostilities in West Asia cannot come to a halt unless the US and Britain understand ground realities. Israel must be condemned for its excessive violence.
Syed Hasan Kazim
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