End stray-dog menace

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I am a resident of Vysya Bank Colony of Guntur which consists of residential dwellings and corporate schools and also a passage to reach many of the corporate colleges situated in Vidyanagar and its surroundings. It has been observed of late that innumerable stray dogs are causing inconvenience to school- or college-going children and general public. I request the Guntur Municipal Corporation through your daily to get rid of the problem by sending stray-dog picking squad before the problem causes any damage to human beings. A speedy action in this regard would be highly appreciated.

Mohammed Muneer


Do not misuse PIL

It is heartening to note that a Division Bench of the A.P. High Court has quashed the writ petition filed by Y. Vijayamma, honorary president of the YSR Congress Party, seeking inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation and other Central investigation bodies into the alleged disproportionate assets of the former Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu. The movers of the Public Interest Litigation should take a lesson from this case and not misuse this provision. It is unfortunate that, of late, it has become a passion with political parties and individuals to file writ petitions in courts in the name of PIL to settle personal and political scores. It is sad that the very noble purpose of the PIL is being subverted thus.

A. Srinivasa Rao



Bane of tourism

The Hindu 's initiative of calling public views on the proposed development of Bhavani Island through Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme is worthy of appreciation. As far as tourism is concerned, the Government and the AP Tourism Corporation have done the greatest disservice to Vijayawada and its surroundings. The basic problem for Vijayawada is the apathy and lack of interest shown by people's representatives — be it regarding tourism or anything else. The popular notion or perception is that Vijayawada is not a fit place for tourism development. The only worthwhile tourist point in Vijayawada was Bhavani Island and now, its development politicised, the tourism initiative has been effectively ruined. It is unfortunate that Vijayawada should have become a victim of politics whereas tourism in other areas and districts is flourishing. 



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