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india Updated: Feb 19, 2012 23:03 IST

New technologies can help nab errant and unruly Delhi drivers
The editorial Making light of it (The Pundit, February 15) makes an important observation about Delhi's traffic woes. Drivers in the capital seem to take pride in flouting rules. Road manners and patience are alien to them. Though CCTV cameras have been put on various important routes to nab offenders, they rarely work and so errant drivers also continue with their routine. One can only hope that the fear of being caught by the laser detection system will force Delhiites to drive responsibly. But detection will not solve the problem; errant drivers must be punished swiftly.
SC Vaid, New Delhi

It serves the corrupt babus right
With reference to the editorial No room for extra benefits (Our Take, February 16), corruption is rampant in the bure-aucracy because public servants know that even if they are caught, they will be let off easily. However, if the proposed legislation on seizing the assets of corrupt officials even after their retirement is passed, then they will think twice before taking bribe. This is the brainchild of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and the need of the hour is to implement it at the national level.
PK Srivastava, via email

India's still soft on terror
With reference to the editorial No diplomacy on terrorism (Our Take, February 15), the recurrent terror strikes in India prove that New Delhi is still soft on terrorism. The fact that other countries are using India to fight their battles raises a big question mark on our intelligence and security capabilities.
NR Ramachandran, Bangalore

Quite off the mark on Iran
Standing up to the boss (February 17). The author doesn’t have an idea of the danger of Iran becoming a full-fledged nuclear State. I suggest he should read more about the history of the world to get a better understanding of the present situation in West Asia and what it means for the world.
Prasad Dayanand, via email