US STRUGGLING TO NEUTRALISE ISIS
US president Barack Obama’s determination to wipe out ISIS is laudable (US will destroy Islamic State, says Obama, February 28). However, it seems strange that despite all their might along with other nations, US have been struggling to neutralise ISIS. What is strange is that US is gifting F-16 fighters to Pak to fight ISIS when they themselves are in league with terror outfits like LET, ISIS, JEM? It is ridiculous for US secretary of state John Kerry to keep harping on arms balance in the region instead of fighting terrorists directly. now to hitch themselves to the reservation bandwagon (Caste in a new mould, February 28). Perhaps, it’s only in India that people, even if they are rich and influential, feel happy and elated to be called backward. The pandemic is bound to catch up with the remaining unreserved denominations of castes and communities gradually The only option left for the government, in such a situation, would be to extend the Reservation for all Indians and call the nation Republic of India (Reserved) so that everyone enjoys the benefits of Reservation. Government Railway Police to create awareness among the commuters to take care while travelling in suburban trains seem to go in vain with the latest tragedy that occurred at Goregaon station (Student hanging out of local train dies after hitting pole, February 28). The recklessness and growing tendency among the youth to pulling off stunts while trav It is very sad to read the tragic end of a student who was hanging out of a local train. It is more serious to know that this student first leaned out of the train to hit a person on platform and inevitably hit a pole. The regular commuters of local trains are aware of students’ unruly behaviour in local trains who are very rude to people who try to talk to them. It is the duty of parents and school, college authorities to enlighten students about the dangers involved in all these tricks.