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United on salary

india Updated: Aug 22, 2006 03:38 IST

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.

Shashi Shekhar


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.

Satyam Sharma

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

Sincere concern

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
be genuine.

RK Malhotra

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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