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Put an end to violence
The ongoing political violence between rival groups of CPM and RSS-BJP workers in
Kerala is taking dangerous proportion. The volatile Kannur district in north Kerala,
known for its polarised politics, has been the biggest witness to political clashes
in recent times. Recently a RSS worker died after his hand was chopped off. The current
spate of murders started on the counting day of the assembly election. C Raveendran,
a CPM supporter, was killed immediately when crude bombs were hurled at a victory
procession of the LDF in Dharmadam, the Kerala chief minister's constituency, allegedly
by BJP and RSS workers.
Since then both the sides have continued to attack each other on every given opportunities.
The political killings in God's Own Country and especially in Kannur district have
assumed alarming proportions in recent times. According to a report in The New Indian
Express, more than 200 people have been killed in the district in political attacks
since 1980. Apparently, at the root of the violence is the bad blood between the
CPM and BJP-RSS cadres. The CPM-BJP hostility is not new to Kerala and is growing.
The beginnings of political killings in the state date back to the 1970s and time
to time, both parties kept taking lives on both sides to keep the tally equal. Its
time both the parties put an end to such shameful practice and mutually resolve political
differences. Community and party leaders of the CPM and BJP must sit together to
build mutual confidence in order to put an end to the cult of violence. It is futile
to pin blame on each other. There must be an honest effort to sort out the differences
because violence is no solution to anything.
---- Readers Forum ----
Introduce online system
I, one of the rejected candidates for an upcoming interview of Assistant Professor
being conducted by APPSC, would like to request through your esteemed daily to the
Commission that please introduce online system as early as possible so that the culture
of ‘Form Rejection’ which does exist in the system comes to an end and no one becomes
the victim of the same.
I personally feel that rooting out candidates by way of rejecting forms for minor
mistakes is not the solution to reduce competition or to save time or to choose the
My application form got rejected because of one single signature which I had forgotten
to put on my photographs.
Had it been some exceptional cases like fake certificates, fake degrees, no NET,
no SLET etc, it would not be questionable. We all are human beings after all.
The more we pay attention; more we tend to make mistakes and that is exactly what
happened with me. I genuinely feel that there must be some provision for such minor
mistakes, if offline system persists. Though there is no point in expressing my grievance
now as rules were clearly given in the advertisement yet I am doing this hoping that
this will bring some difference in the system. The system should not be as adamant
as such rather it should be unemployed-friendly. It indeed is a traumatizing experience
for me as I never expected this to happen. I am very disappointed and kind of lost.
But, at the same time, I am very much ashamed of what I did because of the fact that
the opportunity came our way after 4 or 5 years and I lost it. Anyway, I got an unforgettable
lesson to learn which will help me in the future.
Having uttered this, I once again would like to request the Commission to introduce
the online system at the earliest so that above-mentioned issue gets sorted out and
every eligible candidate gets a fair chance to pursue their dream.
A Rejected Candidate
Violation of BADP
In reaction to the news item ‘Siang DA Visit Bogne Village’ published in your daily
on August 4, 2017 in page 5 where it is written, “A team of officials led by Deputy
Commissioner Rahul Singh visited Bogne village chosen to develop as model village
It is to tell to the DA Siang that BADP comes against Thunker Border of Payum circle
which is the only border circle of Siang district. There are as many as thirteen
villages out of which 11 villages are totally cut off from rest of the world due
to the lack of road communication and other basic amenities.
As per BADP Guidelines, priority of the fund allocation is to be given to the nearest
village of the border (LAC) and then to the next village on layer basis upto 50 Kms
from the border.
But every year large share of the BADP fund is being allocated to Kaying circle
since the introduction of BADP in our area which is more than 80 kms from the last
border village i.e. Gate Village.
Now, the decision of the DA to develop Bogne as model Village is totally in violation
of BADP guidelines formulated by the GoI.
It is therefore through this daily, I would like to request to the DA Siang district
to go through the BADP guidelines properly before taking further step and rectify
Denizen of Payum Circle
An exam to remember
This is about the recently concluded JICS/JACS exam conducted by the Co-operative
Societies, Naharlagun on 30/07/2017. My exam centre was at K.V.No.1, Naharlagun.
I have appeared many exams but what I experienced this time was a moment to remember
experience. From start till the end of the exam, the invigilators were busy chatting
outside the examination room in the corridor and some of the candidates were busy
in using cell phone, taking pictures of question paper. Roll numbers were written
on the desks, but it was of no use. Candidates were moving freely from one seat to
It was really disappointing. I thought of letting it go but it’s still disturbing
my mind. Whether the concern department did not give any restrict instructions to
the exam centre of how to conduct the exam because the vacant posts have already
been filled up even before conduction of exam or the invigilators neglected everything
purposely. I know there’s no point of asking these questions now. But what I want
to say here is, don’t plays with the emotions of poor candidates like me. What would
be the use of preparing so much for exams, when the cell phones are being allowed
in the examination hall?
A frustrated candidate
What about the transgender?
This is in response to the news item Largest ISBT in NE ready for inauguration which
was published on Aug 4.
“There is separate counter for private and government buses. We have also made counter
for local taxi/trekker. Besides, there will be restaurant, food court, two ATM counters,
newspaper/magazine shop, separate toilet facilities for ladies and gents,” informed
AUPO Yumlam Aam.
What about the transgender? Where is this particular gender supposed to relax?
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