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Generous contributions for health and education

The UAE has always relentlessly endeavoured to reach out to the needy and underprivileged and create sustainable environment, globally (‘UAE pledges $30 million to polio eradication’, Gulf News, June 13). The country has played a significant role and given unwavering support in making generous contributions for the causes of health, education and eradicating deadly diseases like polio.

By pledging a donation of $30 million (Dh110.1 million) at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, US, the UAE has reaffirmed its commitment in eradicating polio. The generous help will certainly fill the funding gap and help in the fight against the crippling disease that is still severely affecting children in various areas of the world. The financial help and commitment will go a long way in yielding significant health benefits for children across the world.

From Ms Jayashree Kulkarni

Abu Dhabi

A consistent sleep schedule

Having adequate sleep each night is definitely important (Poll analysis: Do you sleep longer on weekends?’, Gulf News, June 12). The forgoing simple tips will help to maintain a healthy sleep pattern. As the analysis states, altered sleep schedules are also associated with exhaustion. Exhaustion can lead to accidents, a lower immune system and a shorter life expectancy.

Plan your bed time. Go to bed and get up around the same time each day. Keep your room quiet and relaxing. Avoid caffeine use past noon. Light reading before bed is a good way to prepare yourself for sleep. Turn off electronic devices before bed.

As the saying goes: Early to bed and early to rise makes us healthy, wealthy and wise.

From Mr Naresh Kumar Agnihotri


A brutal beating

It is disappointing that these two women got into a scuffle over a petty issue that could have been resolved amicably (‘Woman injured after fight in flat’, Gulf News, June 13). When living in a shared living situation, people should be considerate and tolerant towards each other if they are to survive under the same roof. Also, it is sad that these women could beat up each other so brutally.

From Ms Fatima Suhail


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What next for Brexit?

The UK general elections gave a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May. The Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn increased the seats to 262 (‘May’s top aides quit after rout’, Gulf News, June11). British voters did not give May’s expected majority to the Conservative party. It seems the young voters are not in favour of Brexit and voted against her. Brexit talks are scheduled to begin next week and with a hung government, negotiating Brexit will be a difficult task.

From Mr Eappen Elias


Just a troublemaker

Russia’s main oppositions to the ruling party are the Russian Communist Party led by Gennady Zyuganov and Liberal Party led by Vladimir Zhirinovsky and other people who have their representatives in the general assembly (‘Opposition leader jailed, 1,500 arrested after protests across Russia’, Gulf News, June 14). They fight in the elections regularly. This fellow, Alexei Navalny, is just a street troublemaker who gets funded and funds young people to get out on the streets. He’s not an opposition leader. People may know him in Russia capital city of Moscow, because he’s in the news for creating such trouble. However, if you travel outside Moscow, nobody even knows of him.

From Mr Suresh Balakrishnan


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Best bowling attack

The Pakistani bowlers played their part significantly well against Sri Lanka – they are reckoned to have the best bowling attack (‘Sarfraz says Pakistan will take on England’, Gulf News, June 14). However, the batting element needs to be desired for more, especially in building partnership to create panic and thus pressurise their opponents. They should get the junior Kamran Akmal onto their side as a gutsy and fast run accumulator.

From Mr Oliver Machado


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Exciting possibilities

Kudos to Pakistan’s team for winning the tie against Sri Lanka and qualifying for the semi-finals against England team. Their win has opened the possibility of an India versus Pakistan final. Of course, if that happens, it is going to be the mother of all finals. Keeping our fingers crossed to have another super Sunday for the Men in Blue and their fans.

From Ms Kavitha Srikanth,

Thane, India

Using violence for a cause

The recent Indian hill resort Darjeeling Separatists group, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), strike turned into violence and many fled (‘Tourists flee as Darjeeling troubles boil over’, Gulf News, June 13). GJM was asking for a separate state for them and the dialogue between them and government has been going on for years and this time they have come with a firm determination and the strike turned violent. The government was forced to deploy soldiers and 12 were injured during the clash was sad. Protests and strikes can be conducted in a peaceful manner and violence is not the answer. I hope the government will consider their request and if it is genuine it can be implemented. Already many states were born from strikes and protests, hence why GJM was fighting for years. Will the government take up their call? We will have to wait and see.

From Mr K. Ragavan

Bengaluru, India

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