June  17



The cash reward of  Rs 10 lakhs announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006




NE regional consumer convention

ITANAGAR, Jun 16: The Second North Eastern Regional Consumer Convention scheduled on July two here will discuss various consumer related issues and problems of Northeastern states, such as LPG crisis, role of the stake holders to protect the interest and rights of consumers, build partnership with media and other organizations.

Leading consumer rights activists of the country are expected to attend the convention.


Mild tremor felt

NEW DELHI, Jun 16: A slight intensity earthquake hit West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh on  Sunday morning, the Met department said. The quake, measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale, was recorded at 6:09 a.m. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage. PTI


Union Cabinet reshuffle today  

ITANAGAR, Jun 16: The much talked about reshuffle of the Union Cabinet will take place on Monday, ahead of which CP Joshi and Ajay Maken stepped down as cabinet ministers.

Both Joshi and Maken had handed over their resignations on Saturday night. Their resignations were accepted by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday with immediate effect, a Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said.

The reshuffle will take place on Monday evening, a Rashtrapati Bhawan spokesperson said.

The reshuffle of the council of ministers is expected to be the last one in UPA-II with Lok Sabha elections less than a year away. This is the second reshuffle since October last year. PTI


Relief distributed to fire victims

ITANAGAR, Jun 16: Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APB&OCWWB) Chairman Jalley Sonam yesterday visited the fire victims of Poma village and distributed some relief materials along with cash amount.

Sonam urged the workers to register their names in the Board to avail lots of benefits and also explained them on how to avail those benefits.

“I am always with the poor and the needy people” he said while exhorting the workers to give more attention towards the education of their children.


First Gram Sabha meeting held

ZIRO, June 16: The first Gram Sabha meeting of 61-Akang Koj Anchal Samiti segment was held today at Dutta village, Ziro after assuming the office as Gram Panchayat Members.

Chairing the meeting, its GCP Yachang Aniya highlighted the aim and objectives of the meeting. The meeting identified sanitation including drainage systems, all weather footpaths leading towards granaries area and to find an alternate source of drinking water other than ‘Akang Sukung’ (well) on their priority list.

ASM of the segment, Koj Millo who was invited to the meeting assured to take up with the authority for fulfilling their demands for all round development into his segment.

46 members, including two GPMs Koj Siito and Koj Yagung also attended the meeting.


Tiger 7 football

ITANAGAR, Jun 16: The Challengers’ Tiger Seven Football Tournament—2013 will be held at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun from June 30. The main motto behind organizing the tournament is to encourage the young football talents of the state, the organizing committee said in a release.


Coordination meeting held

ITANAGAR, June 16: First coordination meeting of newly elected Panchayat members of 7th Daporijo, Sigin-I constituency was held recently under the chairmanship of Tayom Mothu Zilla Parishad Member at Pegarijo. Various Anchal Samity Members and Gram Panchayat Members were also attended the meeting. While discussing the strategies for developmental work, Mothu sought cooperation from fellow panchayat members in the developmental front.






336 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 


News Impact


Man accused of making and selling fake ILP held

ITANAGAR, Jun 16: A person accused of making and selling fake inner line permit (ILP) was arrested by Banderdewa police today.

The accused Md. Saidul Islam, 40, has been arrested from Dharmapur, Laluk, Assam by Banderdewa Police led by OC SI K Dev in connection with Banderdewa PS C/No 04/11 U/S 471/468/473 IPC. Counterfeit seal and stamp of the office of Deputy Commissioner, Papum Pare, Yupia allegedly used for making fake ILP were recovered from his possession, informed City SP Surendra Kumer.

The accused has been remanded to police custody for 14 days for further investigation after producing him before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Itanagar Capital Complex.

As disclosed before police during interrogation, over 500 fake ILPs have been prepared by him so far. The accused had been running this business since last 5 to 6 years and used to charge Rs. 300 for each bogus ILP, Kumar informed.

He used to carry all the bogus seals and stamps with him every time and prepared the fake ILPs on mobile. He kept on changing his location frequently to evade police arrest, the SP said.

The accused had been absconding from police since last two years to evade arrest after one Hanan Uddin was arrested in connection with Banderdewa police station case number 04/11.

Officer-in-Charge SI Dev has already arrested Abu Hanifa in connection with Banderdewa PS C/No 17/11 U/S 468/471/473 IPC, Nurul Islam in connection with PS C/no 37/11 from different locations of Lakhimpur district in Assam and Jahanara Begum from Itanagar and recovered large number of fake ILPs at Banderdewa check gate and different places of Assam.



CM pays visit at Sagalee KGBV

ITANAGAR, Jun 16: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, paid a surprise visit to the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) Sagalee  and  interacted with the children, teachers and  Arunachal Farmers Development Society (an NGO who runs the KGBV) Chairman Tai Kanu on Saturday. Chief Minister who is also chief patron of the KGBV Sagalee spent half an hour with the children and enquired about their academic performance, health and hygiene and also about the co- curricular activities. He visited the school on the sideline of attending the victory celebration on invitation from the newly elected PR members of the VIIth Sagalee Anchal Samiti Block.

He expressed his happiness about the excellent service rendered by the KGBV Sagalee for uplift of girl children special category belonging to socially and economically deprived lot of the society which would help a lot to bridge the gap of gender literacy.

While interacting with the children and emphasizing the importance of girls education, he quoted the famous saying of Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi who said “Educating a male child is educating an individual and educating a female child is educating the whole society”.

Tuki further advised the children to be sincere, punctual and discipline to their studies and become a good and useful citizen and to become a torch bearer of the society.

Later CM donated rupee 1 lakh to the KGBV for medical expenses of the children and asked the Head Master of the school to ensure that each children should be medically examined by the team of doctors and also an individual medical card be issued for availing benefits under various health programe. State Project Director of  SSA Rajya Mission P. N. Thongon assured to extend all possible help to make all 48 Nos. of KGBVs across the state a role model. He also informed the chief minister that under the leadership of Education Minister Bosiram Siram, and education commissioner B. Kumar, special efforts are being made to give emphasis for girls’ education in the state. ADC Sagalee, S P Papum Pare District, ZPM VIIth Sagalee AS Block, Administrative officers and public leaders also accompanied chief minister during his visit.



Speaker, AAPSU mourn Pongte’s death

ITANAGAR, Jun 16: Condolence messages are pouring in from all sections of the society over passing away of former minister Wangnia Pongte in a tragic road accident near Dhemaji, Assam yesterday.

Expressing shock and grief over his demise, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker Wanglin Lowangdong in a condolence message said that Pongte’s untimely death is an irreparable loss not only for his family member, close friends and the people of Changalng but for entire state.

Lowangdong, on behalf of officers and officials of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly and the people of the State conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family to overcome the tragedy and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

The members of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) led by its president Kamta Lapung today deeply mourned the untimely demise of Pongte, also former general secretary of the apex students’ body.

Recalling his immense contribution to students’ movement in the state, Lapung said that late Pongte was inborn leader as he was entrusted with responsibility since his school days. While serving as AAPSU joint secretary (1970), general secretary (1974-76) and AGS of JNC, Pasighat (1972) he gave momentum to the cause of AAPSU in the remote Changlang and Tirap districts during the late 70’s for which he would always be remembered.

While conveying deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family, the union prayed for his soul to rest in peace.

DIPRO adds: The mortal remains of Pongte have been brought to Changlang today morning.

The Govt officers and officials led by Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav, friends, relatives and well wishers paid their last respect to the departed soul late Pongte.

The mortal remains of the former minister will be brought to his native village Yankang, about 14 Km from Changlang tomorrow for last rites.

All Govt. offices and educational institutions will remain closed on June 17.

Expressing deep shock over sudden demise of Pongte, the executive committee members of Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AV) in a condolence message said that Pongte’s death has caused irreparable loss not only to Changlang district but also entire state. His contributions towards development of the state will always be remembered.

They prayed to almighty rest his departed soul in eternal peace and give strength to the bereaved family to withstand the loss.



DC gives away machineries under CM’s Agril Mechanization prog.


RUKSIN, Jun 16: East Siang Deputy Commissioner RK Mishra has distributed agricultural machineries and implements, such as tractor, power tiller etc to selected farmers of the district under Chief Minister’s Agricultural Mechanization Programme at Pasighat yesterday in presence of district agriculture officer and other officials of the department.

Inaugurating the distribution of the agricultural implements, the DC suggested the beneficiaries to use the machineries properly to increase the productivity. He also urged the officials of agriculture department to monitor the agricultural activities of the farmers regularly and to guide them to enhance their agricultural skill.

The DC later handed over one Tractor, Power Tiller and Paddy Dehusking Machine (PMD) each to three beneficiaries of Balek, Pangkang and Mirsam villages.

Agricultural Development Officer (ADO) of Pasighat Naking Nonang informed that the department will extend farm machineries, including 9 tractors, 37 power tillers and 65 PDM to selected farmers under the scheme this year. Another group of 75 beneficiaries have also been selected for providing Water Pump on subsidized rate under the scheme, he said.



AVP holds review meeting

ITANAGAR, Jun 16: Arunachal Vikash Parishad (AVP) conducted its annual meeting to review social contributory schemes of the organization here yesterday.

Presiding over the meeting, AVP president Pratik Potom highlighted the various social welfare activities carried out by the organization in the state from time to time. He appealed parents to visit the institutes where their wards are studying to observe and get satisfied.

“It is the joint responsibility of parents and AVP to see that positive changes are taking place in the children. We all should live and act on according to the path shown by Late Talom Rukbo,” he said.

About 150 poor and needy students of Arunachal Pradesh are studying in different places of the country through Arunachal AVP, the re lease informed. “The AVP president appealed all to extend cooperation to AVP towards its noble causes. He also appealed all to work for preservation of our age-old faith and culture.

Attending the meeting, Higio Aruni, first Chief Councilor of Itanagar Municipal Council, who has been associated with AVP since 1989 described those children very lucky, who are getting the opportunity of pursuing education under AVP.

“AVP is striving hard to imbibe moral values and patriotism in younger generation which is very appreciable,” she said.

Swami Vishveshananda Maharaj, Secretary RK Mission elaborated the importance of’ ‘Sanskar’ (culture) and urged the parents to be feel proud of sending their wards to study under an organization like AVP.

Earlier, AVP vice president Techi Gubin explained the motto of sending the students outside the state for education through the organization.

Attending the valedictory function, Kipa Babu, deputy chief councilor, who had been a part and parcel of AVP since its inception, said that the organization is contributing tremendously in the field of education, health, sports, women awareness, protection and promotion of our tribal faith and culture and etc since last 20 years in Arunachal Pradesh, he informed.

Over 120 parents and students from different districts attended the meeting.



46th Dree Football Tournament

SLSC, HSC in quarter final

ZIRO, Jun 16: The last league match of ongoing 46th Central Dree Football Tournament was played between Sojang Lapang Sports Club (SLSC) and High Definition Football Club (HDFC) in which former trounced later by 2-0 goals here today at Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli.

Both the team already entered into quarter final but, this match was played to decide winner of (Group-A) as the loser will meet one of the strongest team, the Diibo Sports Club (DSC) of (Group-B) winner in quarter final.

In first half of the match neither of the team could score a goal. It was Tage Kano, the team captain of SLSC who opened an account in 63rd minute of second half which was followed by another goal in 75th minutes from Rubu Nabin. The match ended with 2-0 goal.

Earlier in first match of the day, Hari Sports Club (HSC) knocked Youngest Club Hari (YCH) out off tournament with 6-0 goal. Hage Kemo and Gyati Rika of HSC scored two goals each while Gyati Obing and Tasso Nyime netted one goal each.

Though YCH could not score a goal, a player of the team Hage Lai received yellow card.

Day after tomorrow on Tuesday, the winner of (Group-A) Sojang Lapang Sports Club will meet Runner-up of (Group-C) Diibo Football Club in first quarter final match while the second quarter final match will played on same day between winner of (Group-B) Diibo Sports Club and runner-up of (Group-D) Zamara Club Siro.



A heartfelt gratitude

Tom Simai

Candidly speaking, it is one of those moments, when you feel rewarded for being ‘one of the sources’ to reflect the issue that everyone skipped fearing repercussions. A year back, when I was looking for suggestions on the subject, many retorted with scepticism.  In spite of negative feedbacks, I went ahead with my article – ‘Sad but true’ that revealed about the identity crisis we, the Tangsa, Nocte, Wancho and Tutsa tribes are still confronting. The response from across the state was overwhelming as readers flooded my ‘in-box’ with notes of sympathy and surprise. Sadly, like always, our taciturn leaders let go the issue without a comment.

Despite the disappointments, I had a premonition that someday it’ll stir some conscience and motivate them, at least to voice the frustration endured by these tribes. I’m glad, it finally did. Thanks to State Water Resource Development Minister Newlai Tingkhatra and Union Minster of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering for acknowledging the ‘identity crisis’ and navigating the significant issue from where some remarkable result can be expected in the future.

By the way, if anyone can recall my article, they will easily connect with my narration. For them who came late – ‘sad but true’ reflected about the identity crisis faced by the indigenous tribes of Tirap, Changlang and Longding due to lack of credible ST status. It also explained why the Serial No 10 of the Schedule Tribe Notification (Constitution) 1950 Part XVII Arunachal Pradesh bar the indigenous tribes the liberty from using the name of their tribe on the ST certificates.

According to the Scheduled Tribe Notification (Constitution) 1950 of Part XVII Arunachal Pradesh these major tribes are not included in the Scheduled Tribes list.  However, these tribes are being issued ST certificates as ‘Any Naga tribe’ by the respective Deputy Commissioners as per the provision given in Schedule Tribe Notification (Constitution) 1950 Part XVII Arunachal Pradesh.

It is mandatory to use the word ‘Naga’ as suffix or under the bracket along with the name of our tribes (Tangsa, Wancho, Nocte and Tutsa) in the ST certificates. The non-inclusion leads to monumental problems while appearing for UPSC and state public service commission exams.

As per the notification, here is the list of recognized Scheduled Tribes of our state – 1. Adi, 2. Aka, 3. Apatani, 4. Nyishi, 5. Galong, 6. Khampti, 7. Khowa, 8. Mishmi (Idu, Taroon), 9. Momba, 10. Any Naga tribes, 11. Sherdukpen, 12. Singpho, 13. Hrusso, 14. Tagin, 15. Khamba

In such backdrop, the assurance of Union tribal affairs minister V Kishore Chandra S Deo to extend all possible help in working towards a constitutional amendment for recognition of Nocte, Wancho, Tangsa and Tutsa tribes as scheduled tribes (STs) has come as a silver lining. The assurance came when Tingkhatra and Ering called on Deo in New Delhi recently.

The duo also elaborated how these tribes were facing problems for not being recognized by centre as separate entities from ‘Any Naga tribe’ and requested the Union minister to bring an amendment to the Constitution (Scheduled Tribe) Order, 1950 to delete the words ‘Any Naga Tribe’ from the state's ST list in the larger interest of the people.

Honestly, no matter what we say but one can always feel the pain that we sustain by continue living on ‘borrowed’ identity. Believe me; the recognition will give a whole new meaning to our existence.

With new optimism taking guard, disappointment has been shown the backdoor. It is inspiring when our leaders act based on the facts revealed by the print media. It has made us believe that there are still some leaders who genuinely care about the future generation.

Many may think, I’m trying to bask in someone else glory but that’s not the truth, I’m only endeavouring to say that when something is wrote with sincere feelings substantiated with truth, it may take some time but some day it will definitely touch some heart, like it did - this is one of such moment.

It’ll be unfair from our part to comment preliminary or undermine the efforts that has been put forward as time will only tell whether it was a calculative political move or a genuine approach to cease the identity crisis. At present, why to dampen the mood by just speculating or analysing the situation that is under the cloak.

At this point of time, the duo definitely deserves all the appreciation for being vocal about the sensitive issue on a milieu where every individual has stitched their mouth. They have set an example by raising the issue where it matter the most and trust me, history will never forget them for their significant contribution.

As a journalist, I’m glad; I’ve been ‘one of the source’ to highlight the issue. My heartfelt thanks to both the leaders on behalf of Tirap, Changlang and Longding for gifting the future generations of these frontier districts the most priceless gift – an identity of their own.  (The writer can be reached at [email protected])

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Sri Lanka no longer in UN report on child soldiers

Sri Lanka has been taken off from the UN Secretary General's annual report on children in armed conflict, the UN announced. Sri Lanka is no longer included following the delisting of all parties within their territories in 2012," the report stated.

It said that, "during the previous reporting period, all parties in Nepal and Sri Lanka were delisted after full implementation of their action plans. In 2012, no further violations were recorded by any party in those country situations."

The UN Working Group in December, 2012 adopted the "Draft conclusions on the situation of children and armed conflict in Sri Lanka" thereby closing the dossier on Sri Lanka in the Security Council.

In June 2012, Sri Lanka delisted from the UN the Secretary-General's "List of Shame" that lists countries where children are involved in armed conflict, saying the island nation "successfully completed Security Council-mandated programmes to end the recruitment and use of children".

A genuine demand

Dear Editor,

I salute and appreciate All Papum Pare District Student Union (APPDSU) for raising the issue of the rights of indigenous tribal community of state. APPDSU has validly raised objection against NABARD for selecting non-Arunchalee for the quotas meant for citizen of this state. The interview for the post of Assistant Manager against quota reserve for the Arunachal Pradesh was held without publishing it in various local dailies of state.

Now a day’s person who hails from powerful political background and can throw money gets job opportunities at the expense of qualified person. More than 90% people comes from poor family background and majority of these people are ray of hope for whole family member.

Society is like a human body, where different part of the body work together with having same colour (red blood), however once virus spread inside the body it is difficult to cure. So we have to kill virus before it spreads. Our society comprises of different tribes but we live together as brothers. Punish the social virus, whether they may hail from any community or any powerful background.  Using of power and money for buying job is like creating of social evil”.

Authorities responsible for appointment of three Non-APST candidates for the post of assistant manager in NABARD must be punished as per the law because that vacant post has not been reserved by their fore father.


Prabat Natung





Death soul deserves justice    

Dear Editor,

Though never does time stand still, I still hold on to the moment he was here. How I wish this turns out to be a nightmare and the dawn cast it away, but we still console our self holding on to the virtuosity of my dream of mortals rising out of their graves.

Here is our mention of Late Nani Tama, whose innocent desire to visit Pasighat for first time on 26/11/2012 came to a tragic end on 27/11/2012. Had it been a natural death, I wouldn’t have been writing this letter, for I would have consoled myself of it being the deed of nature, but unfortunately, he became the victim in the hand of heartless persons having inborn criminal mind with no reasons.

Such a heinous crime have never been heard before, which agonized us and shocked in the grief of losing him we mourn his death. How can we get rid of the feeling of uneasiness of what trauma he must have under gone, suffocating underneath the earth, dying alone unseen, unattended far away from his family. In the state of drunkenness, from a fight born out of a mere brawl, my brother was a victim of the barbaric deed of the people, who having forgotten human piety, humanity and ethics threw him into the dark dungeon from where we can never release him.

All of us would have been oblivious of such an event till the mindless culprit Mr. Kaling Lego of Silluk and Taga Taloh of Pasighat were arrested.

These criminals have done an irreparable damage to the family and also to the society. His death calls for justice, although his suffering was never hyped by the media and organizations like unfortunate case of Tongam Rina and Late Bomjen Gapak, but he being the son of the land seeks justice from the law of the land. Although his death passed away in oblivion, his call for justice needs to be amplified and justice can be done by inflicting the same on the criminal, keeping the utilitarian aspect of punishment we call and demand for “AN EYE FOR AN EYE” & “A LIFE FOR A LIFE”.

Further expressing my gratitude I on behalf my family, I thank the police force of Pasighat in solving the mysterious case and for arresting murderer Kaling Lego and Taga Taloh, who deserve exemplary capital punishment for their inhuman deeds.

We appeal to the law to deliver justice to give the peace to his departed soul.


Nani Mamung





Bandh serves no purpose

Dear Editor,

Bandh for any reason or by anyone does not bring any solution to any problem. The All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) called a capital bandh on 11 June 2013 demanding arrest of the culprits of the Bomjen Gapak murder case. The question now is that does the bandh help in anyway to arrest the culprits? The student union may claim that its bandh call has been a huge success. But success does not mean empty streets and closed offices. The success should be measured in terms of its achieving the objective of the bandh, which is arrest of the culprits. The investigations into the case must be there where it was before the bandh. In fact it must have lost out on one day as the entire police force must have been put on law and order duty on the day. People of the state capital have the habit of remaining indoors when anybody calls a bandh. For government employees it is a god-sent holiday. Nobody loses or gains from bandhs except poor people and daily wage earners, who have to lose their daily bread.

Another interesting point of this bandh is the interest shown by ANSU on the Tongam Rina shooting case. Where was ANSU all these time? Why were its leaders silent for so many months and what made them raise the issue at this moment?

The Nyishi Elite Society (NES), in its recent general conference, had decided to say ‘No’ to bandhs. ANSU was also a party to the decision, which was widely circulated through the media in form of news item. Now, with this bandh, has ANSU detached itself from NES?

Ultimately, it should be understood that bandh calls serve no purpose. It is a tool to arm-twist the government for personal or may be political gains.


L. Lowang,





Local people's interest should be taken care

Dear Editor,

Your esteemed daily, being a true mirror of the soul, business and cultural events of the state of Illinois, makes me an avid reader of it. I congratulate your team for bringing out the daily with unparalleled finesse on daily basis.

I have, however, noticed that your newspaper does not give adequate coverage to information, article and features related to Corruption, Scandals and illegal happenings inside the nock-and-corner of the state. I have been noticing that all the time your daily used to be full of; appointment, congratulation, condolence, articles of praise and success, inauguration, VIPs' visit and what not? You're daily being the eye-opener of the state; I hope and am eager to read some exclusive news in coming days of disclosers of the corruption and scandal and would like to see some revolt and changes for what the media stands for?

Many a times I have logged in to your website and wrote some articles in the reader's forum but god knows why my article doesn't get published for the good cause of the state.

I would like to highlight a shameful thing that happened at our constituency, i.e. a huge drama project was supervised under RWD dept, in the name of KO-HON-TAI PEAK ECO TOURISM, at Jairampur division. Interestingly, the road cutting work of the project was done twice, F/Y-2010-11 and secondly F/Y-2013, without further extension, why? There is no question of renovation, if the same work of the project is done twice then what about the other works of the project? Is the authority blind or what? I have tried to talk with the AE but he disguised me by his lectures. I told him that I will file an RTI, but he simply said that "minister sahib se baat karo hum kuch nahi jaanta hai." Where is the moral duty of the AE and the concerned dept? Overall the entire road construction has annihilated the paddy fields of our village, where does the degree of engineer have gone? The anguished poor villagers has knocked the door of sleeping giant; the administration in the year-2011. I too had conveyed regarding the compensation of paddy field obliteration to the JE & AE respectively. But both of them gave me the different way of policing the truth behind it. The JE told me that- "ADC sahib turn log ka paddy field ko dekha hai aur compensation ke liye paper forwarding kar diya hai". If his words were true then where the compensation of the mass destruction made by the development have gone? We have lost our valuable healthy paddy fields in the name of tourism development. Still then today we are waiting for the justice and the completion of the project in real way and hope for the optimistic authority to handle the project so that the shameful thing doesn't repeat again.

I personally have full faith and believe in our new IAS, ADC madam of Jairampur and appeal her to monitor all the developments happening in Jairampur? And I request her to re-look the file and compensate the poor mass of Kovin-Honkap & Taipong village as soon as possible. Also, would like to convey my message to our honorable minister of our constituency that kindly bring development for the benefit of the mass in real not for gratifying someone's pocket and leaving the mass in pain and misery without justice.

Last but not the lease, it is my humble request to the editor sir/madam, of this daily that this time I hope you too will give justice to me by publishing my article in readers forum by omitting the unnecessary words.


Cha-Ong Simai






DC Aalo setting new trend

Dear Editor,

It is a refreshing sight to see the Aalo DC's vehicle headlight being covered when he himself is not travelling in the official car. It is a new trend in our society, which is known for its showbism more than the substance in every aspect of life, and the open flouting and misuse of headlight is a common practice. So much so that the family members, ayas and drivers are seen in the town openly using the headlights doing grocery shopping which is totally illegal. The present DC is setting a right example before the public by strictly following the guidelines. If the guidelines are followed religiously many of the present head light users would be stripped of its privilege. Please continue the good work and my appeal to those illegal users are- first be qualified for it, be deserving of it and then only use it. By forcibly using it you might think yourself to be a VIP, but actually in the eyes of many you are indeed a VIP but with the abbreviation changed-Very Immoral Person.


R Jini,