Now Ramesh opposes green projects, now he clears them
With reference to the report Jairam on project clearance spree (February 5), it's sad that environment minister Jairam Ramesh is giving the green signal to the same projects he was opposing a while ago. Ramesh should not take any decision under pressure from the prime minister, as his decisions will have long-term effects on the nation's environment.
Ram A Sharma, Indore
Tell us something we don't know
With reference to the report PM: Corruption hurting image at home, abroad (February 5), people don't want the prime minister to tell them what is already known. Instead, he should come up with effective solutions to tackle corruption. To convince people that the UPA means business, the prime minister should dismiss venal politicians from his Cabinet.
RJ Khurana, Bhopal
India has always ranked high on the index of the most corrupt nations. It is high time the UPA puts its foot down and made it clear to its coalition partners that it won't tolerate corruption at any level of governance.
Cajetan Peter Dsouza, Mumbai
No talks without the Pandits
With reference to the report Pakistan goes on offensive before secy-level talks (February 6), there will be no resolution on Kashmir until the Pandits are included in the talks. Neither Pakistan nor India has taken note of the interests of the Pandits, who have suffered the most. The Centre should carve out some area within the state, declare it a Union Territory and allow Kashmiri migrants to settle in this area.
Ratan Sharga, Lucknow
Taking note of the votes
With reference to the report Poll panel to overhaul voting system in 5 yrs (February 6), the Election Commission's plan to assign a unique number to every Indian is praiseworthy. It will make it easier to register migrant voters.
Yogita Bahuguna, Dehradun