June  24



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




46th Dree Football Tournament

HSC to meet DSC in final

ITANAGAR, Jun 23: Hari Sports Club (HSC) and Diibo Sports Club (DSC) will lock horns with each other in the final of the 46th Dree Football Tournament at Subansiri Stadium, Hapoli tomorrow.

HSC entered into the final defeating last year’s runners up All Hija Sports Association (AHSA) 2-0 in the second semifinal yesterday.

After a barren first half, Gyati Atung of HSC scored through penalty kick within five minutes of the second half before Tasso Ajen doubled the score in 57th minute.

Hage Kemo of HSC was adjudged ‘best player of the day’.

Diibo Sports Club (DSC) entered into the final defeating defending champion Sojang Lapang Sports Club (SLSC) 1-0 in the first semifinal on June 20.


KVK training

ITANAGAR, Jun 23: A district level farmers training cum farmer-scientist interaction program was conducted by Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Lohit in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lohit at Namgo Mishimi village recently.

ATMA Project Director M Chowlu made the farmers known about the problems and prospects of kharif crops cultivated in the area while the subject matter specialist in agronomy thoroughly discussed about scientific cultivation of maize, ginger, integrated nutrient management, its importance for better production, types of manures and fertilizers and their judicious utilization.

The farmers were also explained about insect and disease management practices of ginger, maize and their related problems.

The farmers took active part in interaction program where the scientists answered their various questions on different crops, like gourds, vegetables, citrus, mustard etc.

A total of 100 farmers attended the program.

Another training program on integrated nutrient management (INM) of maize for farmers was also conducted by KVK Lohit at Napatia village recently.

The concept of INM, its importance for better crop production was explained in details before the farmers by the subject matter specialist (agronomy). He also explained before the farmers the details of INM in maize. Discussion on various other agriculture related problems frequently faced by the farmers was also held.

Twenty-eight participants, including the gaon bura, panchayat members attended the training.


NE zonal inter-statebadminton championship

ITANAGAR, Jun 23: Arunachal Pradesh will host the North East Zonal Inter-State Badminton Championship, 2013 here from October 23 to 26, informed Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA).

Top badminton players from all the eight Northeastern states are expected to participate in the tournament.

An organizing committee has also been constituted in a meeting of ASBA yesterday for smooth conduct of the tournament.


Coordination meeting of PR leaders  held

ITANAGAR, Jun 23:  In a coordination meeting of VIII Mengio C.D Block held on June 21 last which was attended by newly elected panchayat leaders of the area and head of the departments including EAC Mengio, the PR leaders taken up the poor education sector and erratic power supply.  Mengio ZPM Tarh Phassang sought cooperation from the heads of the department and PRI leaders for bringing development in the Mengio and Silsango circles.





343 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


Long wait over, scars will be healed

Subu Nomo  & Vipasha Bhardwaj

ITANAGAR, Jun 23: “Justice shall not be denied” asserted righteously Chukhu Nanu Bui, the Officer-in-Charge of the all Women Police Station, Itanagar. For the first time in the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh, a lawful authority has been established to ensure the safety and security of women following the set of guidelines mooted by the state government days after the Delhi gang-rape incident and the proposal was approved by the state cabinet on February 6 last. The women police station is situated opposite of present police station at Bank Tinali, Itanagar and can be easily accessed.

The unit, till now has solved two cases of kidnapping where the victims have been successfully rescued and the culprits nabbed despite being heavily understaffed. The OC further added that no grave cases of rape or molestation have been reported so far. Before any conclusion is drawn or meeting out punishment to the accused, conscious counseling is given to the concerned parties for reconciliation.

“Although the woman personnel are alert and vigilant to cope with circumstances come hell and high water but there have been some major flaws which are impediment in effecting the smooth functioning of the cell,” admitted OC. To enumerate a few, there are shortage of staff members, service vehicles and infrastructural units and a little aid from the Government would be a valuable investment.

If a woman wishes to play with fire, a little smoke definitely gets into her eyes and every work of excellence has to undergo a certain amount of criticism. Though many may be skeptical about the new-born, full-fledged women Police unit, they have without an iota of doubt proven themselves to be the fastest rising underdogs, judging by their recent, successful exploits.

The cell presently is being administered by 5 Sub-Inspectors assisted by 30 lady constables all of whom are well-armed and adequately trained. They are ready to serve at the beck and call of the society.

Setting up of such women-oriented Police force can proved to be a savior and surely instill a sigh of relief for those victimized women who are often ill-treated and embarrassed in the general police houses. Often their grievances are seldom redressed and justice is inadvertently tossed away and not to forget the never ending cycle of corruption leading invariably to the decomposition of virtue into vice.

As they say, “give the women her right shoe and she will conquer the world”, the OC has definitely a message to convey in general and an appeal in particular for the potential women folk to render their selfless service for those battling through the hard times and deprived of justice .The clarion call has been made for those to adorn the ‘vardi’ and nerve themselves for what lies ahead.



Governor reviews passing out parade of paratroopers

ITANAGAR, Jun 23: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt. Gen. (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma reviewed the Attestation Parade of Parachute Regiment at Parachute Regimental Training Centre, Bangalore yesterday.

While welcoming the newly recruited paratroopers, the Governor urged the new recruits to imbibe ‘Imandari’, ‘Wafadari’, ‘Bahaduri,’ the basic tenets of a soldier.

Sharma, who as a young Captain was part of the Airborne Assault Group, the first Indian Army Unit to enter Dacca in the 1971 War, reminded the soldiers that they are joining the finest regiment of the Indian Army whose feats of valour and bravery are unparalleled.

The Governor also complimented the paratroopers on their impressive turnout and impeccable drill.  

65 recruits passed out on the day after successful completion of 34 weeks military training. The parade was of more significant as the Parachute Regiment Training Centre celebrates its Golden Jubilee this year. The centre was raised on June 22,1963 at Agra Fort.  Recruit Amit Singh received the Gill Medal for overall Best Recruit and the Endurance Medal on the occasion. Recruit Sajad Ahmed Yatoo received the Ghadge Medal for best shooter.  The Cheema Medal for best Recruit in Physical Training was awarded to Recruit Deep Jyoti Chetia. The Chettri Medal for Best Recruit in drill was awarded to Recruit Rafi Bashir Lone, who commanded the parade.

The day-long programme included wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial and special Sainik Sammelan and release of Paratrooper magazine 2013. PRO to Raj Bhawan



Hong Dree Football Tournament begins

Akhamiyo Club Siiro beat Hibu Punyo (B) 2-0 in opener

ITANAGAR, Jun 23: The 24th Hong Dree Football Tournament, 2013 began with Lower Subansiri Zilla Chairperson Hage Kobing kicking off the tournament at Hanoko, Ziro today. The tournament is being organized by Dree Festival Celebration Committee (DFCC), Hong.

Addressing the players on the occasion, the Chairperson suggested them to maintain discipline and play the sport with true sportsman spirit.

The inaugural match was played between Akhamiyo Club Siiro and Hibu Punyo B-Team in which the latter beat the former 2-0.

The second match of the day was played between Ngunu Club and Hibu Punyo A-Team. Ngunu Club defeated Hibu Punyo A-Team by solitary goal in a keenly contested match.

Hage Tatu, President Youth Congress, Ziro-Hapoli and two ZPMs of the village Tilling Sambyo of Niitii (Hong) and Punyo Paya of Niichi (Hong) witnessed the matches, among others.

Eleven teams from different clubs are taking part in this year’s tournament and the teams are divided into four groups.

Akhamiyo Club Siiro (ACS), Hibu Punyo B-Team (HP B-T), Young Gunner FC (YGFC) are placed in Group-A, Hibu Punyo A-Team (HP A-T), Ngunnu Club (NC) and Bullo Takhe Club (BTC) in Group-B, Siiro Sports Club (SSC), Sambu Club A-Team  (SC A-T) and Kago Narang Tallo Budhi FC (KNTBFC) in Group-C while Miring Manni Diko Sichusi Club (MMDSC) and Sambu Club B-Team (SC B-T) have been clubbed together in Group-D.



Understanding refugee in Indian context

Mina Toko

The human history is marked by its refugee crisis, the number of refugees are rising worldwide, posing one of the greatest challenge to humanity. It has become a matter of acute international concern. In fact the present century has been described as the ‘century of homeless man or century of uprooted’ because of tremendous increase in the number of refugees. In human history natural calamities religious and political persecutions have been creating continually a class of dispersed person who are uprooted from their native homelands. The classes of displaced and uprooted persons are referred as refugees. History records many aspects of tragic story of the refugee. Hundreds of thousands of refugees, in need of protection and resettlement remained. It is until the beginning of the World War-I the need for organized international assistance to refugees have become apparent and the nations prided themselves on their humanitarian approach to refugees by various treaties, international and regional instruments from 1920’s onward which began to define the rights of refugees to seek asylum in specific situations. The first formal refugee specific organization set up was the United Nation Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) mandated by a UN Security Council resolution in 1949. Later the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) was established by the UN General Assembly in 1951 and its updated protocol was adopted in 1967 to protect and assist refugees and find solutions to problems faced by refugee and differs in providing a generalized and individualized definition of a refugee. However, in case of India, is neither a party to the 1951 convention nor its 1967 protocol rather repeatedly declined to join the convention. The ‘Refugee Certificates’ issued by the UNHCR are not formally recognized by the Indian Government though India continues to sit on the UNHCR’s Executive Committee and allows the UNHCR to operate on its territory with limited recognition by the judiciary. India, a home to one-tenth of the global refugee population has resisted demands for a national legislation to govern the protection of refugees and do not bother to have well spelt out national laws on refugees.

The government over the years dealt with refugee problem chiefly through bilateral negotiations apart from other Ad hoc mechanism. The three pronged mechanism of India to deal with refugee problem is at the level of: a) Home Ministry, b) State government and c) the Ministry of External Affairs. National Human Rights Commission (NRHC), Minority Commission and SC & ST Commission are entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring overall human rights. The legal status of refugees in India is governed mainly by the Foreigners Act 1946 and the Citizenship Act 1955. The country has also signed number of international conventions that impinge upon its obligations towards refugees. These include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 (UDHR), International Convention on Civil and Political Right 1966 (ICCPR), International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 1966 (ICESCR), International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination 1966 (CERD), Convention Against Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 1984 (CAT),Convention for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women 1979 (CEDAW) and the India-specific ‘Model Refugee Protection Law for the South Asian Region’ drafted by justice P.N Bhagwati the former chief justice of India  was  adopted in 1997.

India shares seven land borders and one sea border with countries in varied states of strife and war; and over the years, has hosted large refugee populations from neighboring countries starting from the partition of British India in 1947, the first ‘foreign’ influx of refugees in 1959 from Tibet, Chakma influxes of 1964 and 1968, the four waves of Sri Lankan Tamil in 1983, 1989, 1995 and 2002 and Bangladeshi (Erstwhile East Pakistan) refugees in 1997 and so on.

In absence of any domestic regulation to the effect, the Ad hoc nature of the Government’s approach has led to varying treatment of different refugee groups. Some groups are granted a full range of benefits including legal residence and the ability to be legally employed, whilst others, for instance Afghan, Chakma, Burmese, Palestinian and Somali refugees are denied access to basic social resources. They received small maintenance by UNHCR’s implementing partners; the YMCA, Don Bosco and the Socio-Legal Centre’s (SLICs). In addition, based on the provisions announced in 1953 the then Prime Minister of India,  Jawaharlal Nehru India has granted asylum and refugee status to Tibetans, Bangladeshi’s and Tamils from Sri Lanka. Enormous amounts of socio-economic and other resources were expended by the Central Government and governments of the neighboring States to deal with the refugee problems. Nonetheless, in the awake of Rajiv Gandhi assassination in 1991, the Government suddenly clamped down heavily on the refugee in Tamil Nadu. Tibetan refugees who arrived after 1980 has declined greatly, forcing them to live in inhumane conditions. Tibetan Muslim refugees were being detained for several months and forcefully deported until they could prove their permanent domicile in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Bengali refugees fled to India to escape genocide during the Bangladesh Liberation War are still not stable causing conflicts in the north-eastern states. And the government showed a subdued and reluctant response to Chakma influxes but then again in 1996, the Supreme Court intervened in NHRC vs. State of Arunachal Pradesh (AP) with a liberal interpretation of Article 21 of the Constitution and restricting the course of action of All Arunachal Pradesh Student Union (AAPSU) in regard to Chakma refugee.

Thus it shows that how inconsistent India’s policies are in terms of dealing with refugee problems. This creates an extra burden, rather paradoxical and baffling situation for the host states and international organizations in terms of dealing refugee problems. Ad hoc mechanism with momentary changes are insufficient to comprehend the refugee problem today which is truly gigantic and global and it will continue to reject international assistance and monitoring of refugee groups. Perhaps India should reform its refugee policies and accede to the Refugee Convention or its Protocol as India is in such a neighborhood that generates refugees often. Otherwise, it shows that absence of uniform legislation means that political interests are dictating the different administrative measures being applied for different refugee groups in India. (An excerpt from M. Phil Dissertation 2009.)



Graffiti competition to create awareness on drugs abuse

CHANGLANG, Jun 23: Changlang district administration in collaboration with Department of Education, Changlang organized a Graffiti Competition among the students of various higher secondary schools of Changlang on the theme “Fight against drugs abuse and illicit trafficking” here today.

All the important public places of Changlang township areas have been adorned with graffiti and slogan against drugs abuse and illicit trafficking in order to generate mass awareness amongst the youth and general populace.

The students of DIET stood first in the competition while VKV, Kharsang and Jairampur came second and third respectively.

Giving away the prizes to the winners, Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav said that the message which they have conveyed through the graffiti should be imbibed in their practical life and also spread the same to their near and dear ones. She appreciated the entire participants for their good performances. She hoped these messages would go a long way in preventing the youth from going astray.

Changlang DDSE S Ronrang encouraged the students through his motivational speech.

Students from Govt. Higher Secondary Schools, Changlang, Jairampur, Kharsang, Nampong, Vivekananda Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Jairampur, Kharsang and DIET, Changlang participated in the competition. DIPRO



Tribal Hut opens in E&K’s

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jun 23: People can finally get a taste of tribal delicacies in the newly opened Tribal Hut, an extension of E&K’s at Naharlagun.

Having charmed locals with his amazing Indian, Chinese, Thai and continental cuisines as well as its mouthwatering bakery goods while also boosting the local employment scene by providing work to the local girls, owner Toko Tatung (Prakash) with the moral support of his wife Ayangla Toko has now expanded beyond the contemporary food and is focusing on serving tribal delicacy in his restaurant.

E&K’s with its new extension ‘Tribal Hut’ serves authentic tribal dishes, not only of Arunachal Pradesh but the entire North Eastern states. E&K’s is located near Lagun Bridge, Naharlagun.

Attending an impressive gathering yesterday evening to mark the opening of the joint, Secretary, GA DA, Bandana Deori while praising the young entrepreneur called on more young people to follow similar path.

“Young people should understand that success is not always about finding a government job. Success can also be achieved by venturing into different paths,” She said.

With the presence of exotic tribal cuisines like the famous Roasted Pork-Ribs from Nagaland to our very own boiled Silk Worm with Bamboo Shoot in its menu, Tribal Hut has something for everyone.

“I had many people asking me why I do not serve tribal food in the restaurant which prompted me to come up with the Tribal Hut,” shares Tatung.

Besides the Tribal Hut, he also plans to open a resort in the picturesque plateau of Ziro.

“I am also coming up with small resort at Ziro which should be done by the end of this year,” Tatung further adds.



Tourism for fun has resulted in destruction of Kedarnath’

Guptakashi,  Jun 23: Increasing tourism for recreational purpose and ruthless commercialism are to be blamed for the destruction caused in Kedarnath, believes Vageeshling Maharaj, chief purohit of Kedarnath dham.

"So many people visit Kedarnath who have no feeling of piety or devotion. They go to Kedarnath only to have fun and enjoy themselves. With a mindset which has nothing to do with faith and worship," said Vageeshling Swami, chief purohit of the the dham.

"Lord Shiva is a 'bairagya'. He has nothing to do with materialism and desire. People come here in the wrong spirit.

"Just as Lord Shiva has discarded everything, so should the people come here having given up all worldly thoughts, to cleanse themselves," said Swamiji, who is at present residing at the Vishwanath temple in Guptkashi. Swamiji was inside the temple on June 17 when the great wave of rocks, ice chunks and boulders came crashing down the lake which is about one-km behind the temple.

"We could see boulders breaking off and a mass of water descending at a furious pace. The wave reached the temple within seconds. Some of the boulders even hit the temple, which shook for a few moments. But it passed just as quickly," he recounted.

"A wave 40-feet high engulfed the temple and flowed away. The cascade of water seemed as high as the spire of the temple," Swamiji added.

He left the temple on June 19, when the army evacuated some members of the temple staff to Fhata.

"Fifteen of the temple staff are still missing. We were evacuated in batches; apart from the 15 all are safe," Swamiji said.

Although the temple structure remains unharmed, the compound is now a mound of rubble. "The way the temple, and the area, was before June 17, it will take 20 years for Kedarnath to look like that again. The cloudburst sent us back by more than a century," he said. PTI

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Uttarakhand disaster a lesson for Govts

As usual the Indian Army and Air Force are playing their role effectively in Uttarakhand. It is reported that so far the IAF rescued thousands of people from flood-hit areas of Uttarakhand.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had promptly responded to the directives of INC party high command Sonia Gandhi and appealed  all the Congress legislators of  Arunachal to deposit one month's salary to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, which would be contributed for relief and rehabilitation of victims of Uttarakhand floods. Tuki also set a deadline saying that the contribution should be made on or before June 26.

Not only that,  the  Chief Minister had also appealed to all conscious citizens, irrespective of party affiliations to donate.

Few months ago, the Chief Minister had put emphasized on effective disaster management cell in district level. Hopefully, more emphasis is given in Arunachal on disaster preparedness.

However, it is seen that trainings on disaster preparedness is imparted to particular section of Govt personnel like Police. Observers say, such disaster preparedness should be imparted to all the citizens of this Himalayan state like Arunachal Pradesh.

Coming back to Uttarakhand, it is believed that much of the massive destruction caused was man-made.  The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has admitted that much of the massive destruction caused was man-made.

“It was a natural disaster but the huge devastation was due more to local factors. If you build a hotel or a house near a flood plain, a disaster like this is likely," NDMA vice chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy has reportedly said.

NDMA, however, underlined the need of evacuating people to safer places immediately. Long-term restoration comes after that.

Observers feel that cloudbursts, landslides and flash floods are an annual affair in Uttarakhand.  Disaster had also already hit the state in 2010 causing huge damage to property and infrastructure. However, this time the  calamity shows its worst.

Many believe that mushrooming of buildings and houses along the banks of the river and breaching of regulations  and guidelines for building construction have always disturbed nature. Naturally, the Nature also plays its role to maintain a balance. The huge devastation caused by flood and landslides is a lesson for the governments and the people of the country.

Crusade against bandh is need of hour

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the letter  published in your esteemed daily by Mr. Byabang Ganga, under the headline “Defer bandh call.” He has appealed for postponing of bandh call since he has to appear his final ‘back paper’ on the same date (26.06.2013). As per his statement, last year also he missed the paper because of bandh on that day. But it’s very strange to read that he has requested the bandh organization to postpone it for some other suitable date. Because of bandh, he lost one year. Similarly don’t you reader think deferring bandh for some other suitable date, some person can also miss his/her exam? Patient can be stuck while on the way for emergency treatment to hospital & hence, can lose his/her precious life?

Being an educated why doesn’t he realize the negative impact of bandh? Why does he support the bandh culture by requesting for some other suitable date? Whether it is exam day or some other day, common men have to suffer in one or the other way.

My kind advise to our Government of Arunachal Pradesh is to start a big campaign (through every channels, viz. TV, social networking sites, outdoor, etc.) against this bandh culture, declaring it totally illegal & at the same time my sincere appeal to all the denizen of Arunachal, lets unite together against this ill culture of bandh by way of encouraging & doing our normal work as usual, shopkeepers/businessmen not closing their shutters, private transporters plying their vehicles, etc. If we unite & stand by ourselves then there will be ZERO impact of bandh in our state (may be for some time we may get assaulted by the bandh organization) and by this strong stand, I am sure that very soon this BAND CULTURE will become a passé in our state.


Bhumi Upadhayaya




Create post of BPEd

Dear Editor,

Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw kind attention of state government through education department regarding need for sports and Physical Training Instructor (PTI) teacher in every higher and secondary school of state.

In our state there are around 68 higher and 103 secondary schools. According to the state education act guideline each and every upper primary and secondary school must have l (one) trained physical teacher to develop the physical and mental aspect of the students in the school. Hence B.P.Ed teacher is mandatory for the school.

We had undergone B.P.Ed training at regional college of physical education at PANISAGAR in Tripura this year. It is high time for the Govt, and the authority concern to look into the matter seriously. Education department may please create a Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed) post as per the norms of RIGHT TO EDUCATION ACT.

We the trained indigenous graduate B.P.Ed unemployed youth of the state should be given preference in such opportunity if post is created.


Tagam Kena,

B.P.Ed degree holder



Unions everywhere

Dear Editor,

So far I always wondered why applicant better preferred to work under table then to go for pure competitive departmental job exams. But now I see that they have a reason. It's because of the most challenging and toughest General Knowledge ever which they are afraid to remember i.e the names of the various unions. It is so confusing and budding up every day that it is almost impossible to keep a track on it. Please don't create more unions. Hope the unions in making will reconsider before you go further.


Joram Aatum

P sector,  Itanagar



Injustice to the students

Dear Editor,

I want to raise few questions to the principal/Maharaj of Ramakrisnna mission school, Narattom Nagar (Deomali). I want to ask these words from inner core of my heart regarding his attitudes in carrying out procedure for selection/admission into Class-Xl (2013-14) session at RamaKrishna Mission School Narattom Nagar.  The students securing 10 out of 10 in CGPA from other school were issued admission form and those who secured below 10 were rejected. Even those students who secured 9.9-CGPA were rejected.

If this is the attitude of the Maharaj then my question is what happened to the principle of Ramakrishna which is “SERVICE TO MANKIND IS SERVICE TO GOD” and to serve poorest of poor. By taking admission of those students securing 10 out of 10 it implies that Maharaj wants readymade or cooked food and want name and fame with those meritorious students coming from other schools rather not to serve poor people.

As per as result of his own school which was placed in notice board only one student secured 10 out of 10 and four students secured 9 plus and rest of them got below standard marks. So, when you cannot produced an excellent student in your own school where you spend your energy with your best of zeal and interest, how you can expect 10 out of 10 from other schools where the question of tuition system doesn’t matter.

Maharaj was proudly issuing Transfer Certificates (TC) to those students securing below 8 plus from his school. Again my question to Maharaj is that, where those students will go whom you had issued TC for securing below standard marks. Isn’t it injustice on them, whom you had guided since last many years under your umbrella?

Last but not the least I want to apprise Maharaj, Narattom Nagar, (Deomali) not to deprive the students studying in your own school by issuing TC because of their no fault as the fault lies with school authority.


A.G. Ligu

Assistant Director (PR)



Let us learn a lesson from Uttrakhand incident

Dear Editor,

The unfortunate incident that occurred in Uttrakhand may also occur in our State Arunachal Pradesh if we don’t take corrective measures right from now. No doubt, we are now blaming the nature for its merciless act. But if we deeply observe than somewhere we are also responsible for such havoc caused by the nature. Our earth is the only planet where life is possible. She gives everything to us that are required for a good and healthy life. Despite much humiliation done to her in the form of destroying the forest, flora, fauna, water and even the mountain, she loves us and continues to provide all our necessity. The beautiful trees, mountains and rivers are being destroying day by day thereby we ourselves are creating danger for the future. If this trend of destroying the nature continues then the time is not so far where our mother earth will also be counted with other lifeless planets.   Therefore, let us protect our mother earth from further damages and help her to regain the past glory. Today, fresh and natural air is a distant dream for many of us. The sweet and fresh water from the natural tributaries is beyond imagination. We have lost all these countless wealth due to our misdeeds.  So, Instead of destroying trees, rivers and mountains, let us help them to regain the original form.


Minto Ete,




Shameful act

Dear Editor,

Through your valuable esteemed daily I would like to express my view over the allegation of harassment alleged by CAG official Mr Srivastha against capital police. Our state cops are not polite towards their citizen and such incidents are common in our state. Harassing and abusing of CAG official JP Srivathsa, a senior administrative officer, Controller and Auditor general (CAG) of India, is very shameful and disgusting act.

If this incident is true then I would to request SP capital to suspend those cops immediately and give them harsh punishment so that police men would never again indulge in such act.


Nini Tapak

Hubli, Karnataka