There has been yet another accident involving schoolchildren and the cause is the same: rash driving (Minibus rams into school van, 25 students injured, February 7).india Updated: Feb 08, 2006 00:27 IST
There has been yet another accident involving schoolchildren and the cause is the same: rash driving (Minibus rams into school van, 25 students injured, February 7). How many accidents will it take to shake the traffic police out of its apathy and start booking rash drivers and those jumping traffic lights? Maniacal drivers are a common sight on Delhi roads but hardly anyone is apprehended by the police. When will the police take their job seriously?
The Sensex crossing the 10,000 mark is good news for investors (Sensex crosses 10K, February 7). This could possibly because of foreign investors’ faith in India’s growth story. But retail investors should not be too euphoric and should invest only in strong companies. For them, the safest bet is mutual fund. But one thing is sure: if the finance minister presents a pro-FII budget, the market will touch new heights.
The US has taken control of the UN Security Council and has succeeded in obtaining a majority of votes against Iran (Iran nuclear deal, Feb. 6). It opposes Iran becoming a nuclear power because of selfish reasons. It is understood that India took its stand in order to safeguard its own nuclear power status, but still, the decision to comply is not justified.
The bullying of Iran by the EU, the US and other big powers has led to it being referred to the Security Council for its nuclear activities. The Big-5 are doing this to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power because they think Iran is a threat to world peace. How misconceived their calculations are, is clear from history.
Misuse of public money
This refers to the report Chawla’s Congress past comes back to haunt (February 7). It is clear that Election Commissioner Navin Chawla’s trust accepted donations from the MPLADS funds. His proximity to the Congress and its MPs impinges on his impartiality.
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First Published: Feb 08, 2006 00:27 IST