Apropos of the news story “Undercover cops to take action against honkers” (THT, September 4, Page 2), after successful sting operation against elderly molesters in the public buses, traffic will now employ undercover cops to track down honkers. Since honkers, speedsters and mobile users continue to pose threats to pedestrians as well as fellow drivers and riders, especially in the inner byzantine lanes of the ancient Newar Valley, undercover cops should keep watch on all these infractions in every nook and corner, not just in places like Durbar Marg or Singha Durbar. They can work with locals to make the roads safe for everyone. Bikers and motorists who tail the tourists and locals and terrorize them with honks and speed in tourist districts must be singled out for instant justice. Perhaps some bold signs threatening action against the offenders could be put up in such historic thoroughfare like Pulchowk, Gwarko and Lagankhel Sankamool. Traffic must also put up bold signs to inform people about vehicle clamp zones “KMC provides traffic police 50 sets of wheel locks” (THT, August 30, Page 3). It should not be used to surprise unsuspecting motorists. There is so much our cops can do. During a recent visit to the most revered Batukbhairabh temple in the morning, students in uniform were puffing away hashish in a lane nearby. And next to the temple trucks and buses are parked on either side of the widened road between Patan Industrial Estate and Army camp walls in the afternoons. Moreover, people who pass by the grand stupa, a heritage marvel nearby that emperor Ashok left behind as a markup respect to Lord Buddha, are now totally insensitive to young couples cuddling and fondling in its sacred precincts. Shouldn’t someone control it? We cannot turn our ancient heritage sites for the migrant Caligulas to satisfy their emotional and physical needs openly, can we? Manohar Shrestha, Kathmandu


Achievement Mahendra Singh Dhoni really put up an excellent performance in the final of the 5-ODI series against Sri Lanka to complete 100 stumpings in the history of one-day cricket. During the course of reaching the milestone, he went on to surpass former player Kumar Sangakkara from the same opponent team. Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal were the bowlers who assisted Dhoni in his task while he acted as wicket-keeper for India. Now Dhoni has 100 stumpings from 301 ODIs against Sangakkara who finished with 99 stumpings from 404 ODIs before retiring from this format of cricket. To be honest, there is no wicket-keeper who can break his newly created world record. Congratulations to this Indian back-in keeper for the way he has performed for his team. Time has finally arrived even for Nepalese cricketers to learn from him about how to become serious in their cricketing career. But Nepal’s cricket is still in an infant stage Pratik Shrestha, Buddhanagar