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HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

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It’s raining disaster again

Poor planning for the monsoon leads to needless deaths and massive destruction to property every year.

‘DoPT’s guidelines for minimum tenure of officers are not followed’

KM Chandrasekhar is the only cabinet secretary in India to have had a four-year tenure. He spoke to Aloke Tikku on the need for systemic reforms in the backdrop of young IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal's suspension.

Welfare must enhance growth

The UPA has pushed through the food security Bill, the Lok Sabha has approved it already; the Rajya Sabha will do so soon. But it may not reap the expected political benefits.

Stop the homilies and crack down

If the UP government had acted in time the horrific communal violence in Uttar Pradesh, which have so far claimed 31 lives, could have been stopped.

Don’t be a spoilsport

The saga of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is showing no sign of ending as yet. The IOA’s adamant stand is hurting athletes. The sooner it adapts to changes, the better for sportspersons.

Interrogations are throwing up more questions than answers

The interrogations raise a series of difficult questions for India. While they remind us of the real threat of terrorism, they also bring out a key human angle: innocents facing the heat as government attempts to combat terror.

Voters will be watching

Now that Rahul Gandhi has termed the ordinance on convicted lawmakers 'nonsense', it is pretty much dead in the water. What remains to be seen is whether the government will follow through by also withdrawing the Bill, writes Namita Bhandare.
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