After Japan, India should be doubly careful about N-plants
The radiation leak in Japan's nuclear plants after the earthquake and tsunami is alarming for the entire world (Death toll, N-crisis mount, March 14). Japanese N-plants were always considered among the safest in the world. The disaster has proved again that man has no control over nature. But he can certainly prepare for such calamities and contain the resulting damage. The incident should make India re-examine the safety of its N-plants.
MC Joshi, Lucknow
It's profits versus human lives
With reference to the report Rat poison in your veggies (March 10), why is the government turning a blind eye to such a big problem? It should act urgently against the culprits and save the lives of millions who unknowingly consume adulterated vegetables. We can't let traders and middlemen make profits at the cost of our lives.
Rajan Kalia, via email
Unite against the UPA
The editorial Dropping too many catches (Our Take, March 11) rightly accuses the BJP for the lack of coordination among its leaders. The UPA has been struggling with scams, inflation and corruption for some time now. But the Opposition has failed to take the government to task because of the infighting. Whenever the leader of the Opposition attempts to corner the government on some or the other issue, the BJP president shifts the focus to a non-issue. If the Opposition doesn't get its act together soon, it will lose the opportunity to convince people of its strengths.
Sachin Kumar, Begusarai
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