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Spotlight on seat belts can’t be episodic or driven by tragedy. India needs a sustained campaign

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The spotlight on seat belts – after Cyrus Mistry’s death – is highly warranted. But attention to safety shouldn’t be episodic. Or wait for a tragedy. Violations are rampant on Indian roads, whether it’s not wearing helmets or driving on the wrong side. India needs a sustained, national road safety nudge campaign.

Modi must reach out to Bengal to resolve Teesta dispute, not let politics sabotage national interests

The Bangladesh-India treaty on sharing Kushiyara river water is welcome, but time’s running out to resolve the Teesta dispute. West Bengal’s resisting ceding water, so Prime Minister Narendra Modi must reach out to the state. Failure undermines Bangladesh allies who crushed anti-India terror. India can’t let politics sabotage national interests.

Two parties launching political yatras in two separate directions shows the state of India’s opposition

Two political yatras began today from Haryana and Tamil Nadu. When efforts are being made by Nitish Kumar and KCR to unite the opposition forces, it’s ironical that two parties with pan-national presence have begun their yatras in two different directions. This is symptomatic of the state of India’s opposition.

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