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No safety for senior citizens

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In Delhi and other important cities, the senior citizens’ security cell has been formed where the local police help and provide security to senior citizens who are living alone in the cities.

They take them to hospitals in case they fall sick and even they pay telephone bills, electricity charges, water chanres, and municipal taxes. But in a city like Bhubaneswar, the aged people, who have been living alone for different reasons, are neglected even though they have registered themselves in the local police stations to be members of senior citizens’ security cell.

Recently, an aged couple who lived alone in Acharya Vihar area were brutally attacked but the police are clueless to find out the miscreants. In the past similar gruesome incidents had happened against elderly persons.

In view of the above, the aged persons living alone in the city do not feel safe to live in the capital city because their life is at stake in the hands of miscreants. I hope that the State police and administration would chalk out a strategy for the safety and security of aged persons.

K.C. Mohanti

Bhubaneswar

In the dock

Robert Vadra, son-in-law of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, seems to be in the dock. In fact, the Congress has found itself in a difficult situation. Activists have clearly presented proofs of ‘corrupt’ practices by Mr. Vadra.

But, the Congress leaders have shamelessly come out to defend the Gandhi family saying that financial transaction between two private persons cannot be a discourse in political sphere.

Mr. Vadra should be a subject in MBA programme across the country. From mere Rs. 50 lakh to Rs. 300-crore worth property within a span of three year! The achievement is something that MBA students should learn. Probably, former Bihar Chief Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav has understood it very well that’s why he has come out in support of son-in-law of Ms. Gandhi.

Mr. Yadav can understand the uncomfortable position Mr. Vadra is now in better than anybody else. Wealth accumulation is nothing wrong, but acquiring properties using influence and bending norms should be condemned.

Rabi Kar

Cuttack

The result of lack

of seriousness

Indian cricket team could not reach semi final in the T20 World Cup. The lack of seriousness on the part of the Indian players should be blamed. In the match during league level against Australia, the whole team surrendered when Shane Watson and D Warner started big hitting.

Had they played with little seriousness, the run rate gap would not have an impact when it came to the selection of a better team on the basis of run rate. Sometimes Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks out of focus and sometimes very focused, the mercurial behaviour from Indian cricket team captain is not expected.

Dhoni must show consistency in approach while managing team and selecting members. The one-match wonders such as Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla also hurt the Indian confidence. Anyway better teams are playing for the honour in the world cup.

Rishi Mohanty

Bhubaneswar


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