---- Editorial ----
Regular Governor is need of the hour
The issue of regular Governor for Arunachal has become matter of paramount importance.
Drawing the attention of Home Minister Rajnath Singh who was recently on a visit
to state, the apex student body of state AAPSU called for appointment of regular
Governor at the earliest. In the last one year, the Itanagar Rajbhawan has been in
news for all the wrong reasons. Governors JP Rajkhowa and V Shanmuganathan, who was
holding additional charge of state, had to vacate the office in controversial circumstances
In a sensitive border state like Arunachal the role of Governor is very crucial.
Many tribes and sub-tribes, each one fiercely protective of their area and tradition
inhabits the state. These tribe groups looks upto Governor as neutral figure and
often knocks the door of Governor to place their grievances. Therefore, the central
government should appoint a Governor who has deep knowledge of state and the one
who is not affiliated to any political party or ideology. The government of India
should fast-track the process and appoint regular Governor at the earliest.
---- Readers Forum ----
Accept IGNOU diploma
From reliable source, it is learnt that application of those candidates with Diploma
in Tourism Study from IGNOU is going to be rejected for the post of Tourism Information
We would like to inform to concern that IGNOU DTS holders are ready to go to court
if our Diploma is rejected by the APPSC. After all we have done diploma for getting
good job and if our certificate is not accepted, we cannot remain silent.
Therefore, we appeal to new chairman not to invite any controversy and accept the
Diploma of IGNOU which is the central govt. university.
Provide college bus
Government Women College, Lekhi have not provided bus service to the students whereas
college authority have charged Rs. 1,400 (one thousand four hundred only) as admission
fees this year from each student which includes the bus fee.
Last semester students were provided bus facility from Itanagar to Lekhi via Naharlagun
but in the present semester, students have not been provided with bus facility whereas
students have already paid for the same. Therefore, I request that bus is provided
to the students.
Govt. Women College, Lekhi
India and ISRO must be commended for the outstanding success in space research.
What is important for India to consider is to quickly attract the multi-billion dollar
global investments in the space research and development and occupy a significant
share of the global space trade. National institutes like ISRO has clearly demonstrated
her international credibility in establishing one of the cheapest available space
programs that many western nations would like to avail in the not so distant future.
It is not only the time for celebration for the unbelievable accolades and kudos
that ISRO deserve; but also an opportunity to engage with other countries interested
in using the services ISRO provides by earning significant foreign exchange for the
nation. It is incredibly one of the successes of the Make in India initiative that
can be internationally projected. Last but not the least, ISRO should look for stronger
engagements with other reputed international space agencies like NASA, the European,
Russian and Canadian space agencies for developing advance space technology for the
Saikat Kumar Basu
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