• Wed, Dec 13, 2017
  • Police and judiciary should not be swayed by public opinion

    Updated: Nov, 25, 201707:00 AM

    However brutal a crime is, it does not permit the state to indulge in hasty, brutal actions in the name of crime investigation and ‘justice for the victim’ to appease the critics.
    Police and judiciary should not be swayed by public opinion
    With a motive to delay the exams a Class 11 student is alleged to have slit the throat of a Class 2 student named Pradyuman Thakur at Ryan International School in Gurgaon.At the outset, police pinned the school bus conductor Ashok Kumar, as the murderer of Pradyuman, after attempting to sexually assault him.Ashok Kumar was alleged to have confessed to his crime to the police.They claimed that they had even recovered the knife from him. The CBI has now shifted the blame to a juvenile – a 16-year-old student.AG Perarivalan, a convict, is suffering solitary confinement for the last 23 years on the basis of his confession, of having procured two nine-volt batteries used in the belt of the suicide bomber who assassinated the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Now, the former CBI officer who was the prosecutor, swears before the Supreme Court...
  • Governor should remain advisor, not an administrator Governor should remain advisor, not an administrator
    Updated: Nov, 20, 201706:30 AM

    The role of the Governor is spelt out clearly in the Constitution. He can hold the government responsible by not giving his assent to a bill or by withholding a bill.

  • Spruce up George Town, make it a
tourist’s delight like its namesake in US Spruce up George Town, make it a tourist’s delight like its namesake in US
    Updated: Nov, 16, 201708:00 AM

    The interesting names of some of the streets of George Town reflect the cosmopolitan character of the area and the varied businesses that thrive here.

  • Is the government bent upon disobeying court orders? Is the government bent upon disobeying court orders?
    Updated: Nov, 15, 201707:15 AM

    The recent summoning of the Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan by the High Court which expressed its displeasure on the enormous number of pending contempt petitions in the High Court and also the...

  • Depth of knowledge is needed for better jobs Depth of knowledge is needed for better jobs
    Updated: Nov, 13, 201707:30 AM

    A system that offers inexpensive skills and competencies training, flexible in terms of timing, and technology enabled, may be the only way.

  • Make banking more pro-poor, end usury menace Make banking more pro-poor, end usury menace
    Updated: Nov, 07, 201708:00 AM

    Money lending has become a lucrative business in Tamil Nadu.

  • Flood proofing solution for Chennai need of the hour Flood proofing solution for Chennai need of the hour
    Updated: Nov, 06, 201710:32 AM

    Every year, the monsoon sets in, Chennai experiences a déjà vu of climate related, human-exacerbated disaster. There is widespread panic, combined with multiple versions of facts, as also strong...

  • Rights activist’s arrest flouts SC guidelines Rights activist’s arrest flouts SC guidelines
    Updated: Nov, 04, 201701:36 PM

    BAIL is the rule and jail an exception is the judicial philosophy expounded by the late Justice Krishna Iyer. Arrest and incarceration should be adverted to, only if there is an apprehension that the...

  • Students suicide cases, a complex phenomenon Students suicide cases, a complex phenomenon
    Updated: Oct, 30, 201712:22 PM

    Going by the media reports, there seems to be a spurt in the number of cases of suicides by school and college students. Earlier, such instances used to occur around the time of examinations or...

  • Crime mapping should become more dynamic Crime mapping should become more dynamic
    Updated: Oct, 28, 201705:00 AM

    The recent spate of chain-snatching cases at reasonably early hours of the night, are being termed as shockers by many residents. They are appalled that these took place in Nungambakkam, on arterial...