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Monday, October 23, 2000

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Letters

Politics
A matter of justice
Mossad, Israel's Intelligence Agency, brought the Nazi war criminal, Eichmann, to justice by spiriting him out of Argentina, where he was living incognito. In stark contrast, our police are unable to fish Veerappan, a mere sandalwood smuggler , out of his hideout, which is well within India's borders.

Free education
BJP, the major partner in the ruling NDA, had promised free education to girls up to the degree level if it was voted to power.

Transport
Rail accidents
The recent conduct of the British Railtrack would teach a few lessons to the Indian Railways -- if they only would learn. Within 48 hours of the recent express train accident near London, involving the loss of lives, it admitted that a ``a broken rail'' was the cause of the accident and ``the state of the track in that section was wholly unacceptable''. The visibly distraught CEO resigned. However, he was persuaded to stay on, notably by the injured victims of the disaster at Paddington las t year.


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