- Trouble mounts for Sreesanth as Mumbai cops gather more evidence
- SIT to seek Supreme Court guidance on Maya Kodnani death penalty issue
- Tamil Nadu police bans Yasin Malik-linked pro-Eelam public meeting
- Kings XI Punjab end IPL 2013 campaign with a win
- Narendra Modi: India losing sheen as agricultural nation
* In Delhi University's admission procedure, a preliminary test, along with cutoffs, would be better suited to assess the quality of students being admitted. It would give aspirants from state boards, where the marking is stricter, a fighting chance of admission in DU. It is time to take stock of the situation and introduce a better admission procedure — one that will help DU attract the best talent and maintain its position as a premier university in India.
— Altamash Aiman
* ACTOR and wrestler Dara Singh, who passed away on July 12, will be mourned by many fans ('Undefeated till the end', IE, July 13). From akharas to films to television, he tasted success in everything he did. As children, we grew up hearing the names of wrestlers like Dara Singh and King Kong. Singh was synonymous with wrestling in India, having fought as many as 500 matches. People thronged wrestling arenas just to get a glimpse of him. Cinema and TV added to his fan club. In popular culture, the figure of Hanuman was reinvented in Dara Singh's image after he played the mythological character in a televised version of the Ramayana.
— Ganapathi Bhat
* APROPOS 'Shettar sworn in as Karnataka chief Minister' (IE, July 13), the frequent change of leadership in the BJP government in Karnataka has thrown into question the party's ability to form a stable and durable Union government if it comes to power in the next general elections. This will be especially difficult if there is a coalition government. When it cannot stand up to its own regional leaders, how can it handle coalition partners?
— Satwant Kaur
Case of apathy
* THE cases of athlete Pinki Pramanik and student Punita Mistry, of Visva-Bharati's Patha Bhavan school, highlight the insensitivity of our law-enforcement agencies. The West Bengal police were extremely inept in handling both cases. It is worrying that such apathy and insensitivity is prevalent in police forces in other cities as well.
- Quake-hit and shaken, Bhaderwah spends nights in the open
- UP blast accused dies on way to jail, govt wanted to drop case against him
- Former civil aviation secy changes mind, seeks airport security exemption as EC
- BCCI suspects Gujarat players in other teams were also approached
- Police on money trail, Sreesanth in fresh trouble
- Chhattisgarh 'encounter' leaves 8 villagers dead, no Maoist link yet