---- Editorial ----
End of caliphate nearing
In recent year Islamic state group popularly known as ISIS has emerged as the biggest
threat to international community. Group which had captured large area in Iraq and
Syria has been creating mayhem across the world. But recently Iraqi forces captured
Mosul, from where ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Bagdadi had declared Caliphate of ISIS.
Their de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria has also been surrounded by forces opposed
to it. The "state" Isis claims to govern looks ever closer to its end. But the big
question is does this mean end of ISIS?
Isis opponents worry the militants have laid the groundwork to reinvigorate its
insurgency. Past experiences with brutal revenge killings means some residents may
fear resisting surviving militants. Many Isis members are believed to have blended
in with fleeing civilians, and their goal now will be to destabilize recaptured areas.
Isis has increased roadside bombs around Mosul and suicide bomb attacks on towns
south of the city - including on a refugee camp. Isis prepared for today's territorial
losses for nearly a year, moving top cadres to Syria's oil-rich eastern province
of Deir Ezzor, specifically the town of Mayadeen, and into desert towns along the
Syrian-Iraqi border. In theory, this should expose Isis to attack by both a US-backed
international campaign and the Russian-Iranian backed alliance with Syrian president
Bashar al-Assad. Instead, Isis could benefit from escalating tensions between them.
Therefore if ISIS has to be truly defeated then US, Russia along with their network
of coalition will have to join hand together.
---- Readers Forum ----
Focus on calamity prevention
Recently, we had applied for FDR relief but were refused citing that private individuals
will not be considered, but are such rules actually followed by District Administration
when the rich and powerful are using public funds for building mighty retention walls
to protect their numerous mansions.
It’s really frustrating when govt doesn’t help us who are facing great hardships
due to natural calamities. Almost whole of Itanagar is prone to landslides and other
natural disasters, at the same time it attracts settlements being the Capital of
the State. Isn’t it the duty of government to mark vulnerable areas and disseminate
Why aren’t Flood protection schemes for vulnerable areas in place?
Administration should focus on preventing calamities; be more proactive and not emphasise
on relief and post disaster works.
Frequent power cut
Through the column of your esteem daily, I would like to draw the attention of the
authorities concerned toward the frequent power cut at Polo Colony, Naharlagun.
It is a matter of great concern that people of this area are facing great inconvenience
due to the frequent breakdown of electricity for last three to four months. Frequent
power cut of five to six times within a single hour poses great difficulties for
the aged and minor including new born babies as they are unable to get rest and relaxation
they require. Even we are not getting proper sleep at night especially in this scorching
The worst effect can be noticed on the health, mental ability and study habits of
the school going children. Every one can imagine what a harassment it can be. Further,
such frequent power cuts and leaving the area dark for long time can encourage the
anti-social elements to carry out their ugly plan.
Therefore, I on behalf of the public of Polo Colony, Naharlagun, through your daily,
would like to appeal to the authorities concerned to look into the matter and take
up immediate action for public convenience.
Polo Colony, Naharlagun
First of all, I'm a human, then a son, a brother, a law abiding citizen and at the
end then comes my identity, I'm a veterinary doctor.
My point is that, that we don't require any special skill in first four categories
to become one of them. However, it takes hell lots of time, energy, grit and skill
to become a qualified vet. And you get demoralised when your professional skills
are of no use for your own state govt and it's people owing to sheer negligence of
the govt itself.
It's the same govt who endorses and sends us for this profession but now showing
us exit door when we talk about creation of more veterinary officer posts by saying
that the state don't have enough money for jobs creation.
I would had have consoled myself if it were true but it's a blatant lie when we see
the recent APPSC exam notifications for allopath and homeopathy doctors where they
have notified more than 100 posts for them and meagre 3 posts for all of us.
There are 70 unemployed vets.
This step-motherly treatment meted out on us genuinely question the veracity of govt
being dearth of funds.
And more importantly ,if you have shortage of funds and reluctant to create post
for vets then why you have to give them false hopes and torture them for 5 years
for nothing which is now extend to 6 years which ultimately I must say ruins/ spoils
the life of many bright students and complete wastages of hard earned skills.
The most saddening matter is that we have shortage of vets as per district wise allocation
is concerned and yet our state govt is not putting up any effort to fill those vacant
posts and depriving us of what is rightfully ours.
Some may argue why don't we open a farm, clinics and these are some good suggestions,
but it's easier said than done because to open a farm you need a land, enough capital
and depth knowledge of market behaviour. Having said that, we don't have a supportive
and organised market policy in our twin capitals where retailers prefer to buy poultry
birds from Assam in cheap rates rather than from their local entrepreneurs. Moreover,
they have a well established market channel with huge capital inputs where we are
bound to lose if we ever compete with them, however, it can be corrected if we get
some supports from our govt.
I know the govt can't employ all of us; however, the govt can give us a fair chance
for a competition, worthy of a fight.
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