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india Updated: Sep 11, 2012 22:03 IST
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The PM's silence on scams is doing a lot of harm to his image
This refers to the report Washington Post scribe says he stands by his story (September 7). People may not have voted Manmohan Singh to the post of the prime minister, but they have high expectations from him. He is a man of principles and it would be wrong to question his integrity. That's why people feel cheated when Singh keeps mum on the various scams in which many of his cabinet's ministers are allegedly involved. He should act promptly and try to restore people's confidence in his government.
Siri Krishna, via email

The SAI is playing a spoilsport
This refers to the editorial Hobbled before the race begins (Our Take, Sept-ember 10). I want to congratulate Hindustan Times for exposing the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) claims of providing best training facilities to our athletes. The real blame for India's poor performance in international events like the Olympic Games and Asian Games goes to SAI and its corrupt officials. The Prime Minister's Office must intervene and take appropriate action against the erring officials. Also, the private sector should step forward and provide better training facilities to our sportsmen.
Ramesh Sinha, via email

Two feathers in Isro's cap
This refers to the report Isro scores a century (September 10). The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has made the entire nation proud by successfully sending its 100th satellite into orbit. This feat, which the prime minister rightly termed as a "milestone in our nation's space capabilities", is the result of the hard work and dedication of our space scientists at Isro.
MK Sharma, Amritsar