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Indo-China hostility increasing
The latest Chinese transgression in Sikkim sector once again raises serious concern
over China’s attitude towards India. Chinese troops entered into Indian Territory
and engaged in physical confrontation with Indian soldiers. Due to tense situation
China has reportedly denied entry to pilgrimages that were going for Kailash Mansovar
yatra. This is not for the first time that Chinese troops have indulged in such aggression.
There have been several instances of Chinese incursion into Indian territories in
Arunachal, Ladakh and Sikkim.
The hostility between India and China has increased in recent year. Border dispute
along with changing geo-political situation is causing more rifts between the two
Asian giants. India under present regime is leaning more towards US and has developed
considerably strong relation with Japan. China fear that India is ganging up with
US and Japan to take on them. This fear is leading to increase in hostility against
India. In recent month Chinese media has been upping the ante against India by writing
several hostile articles about India. The hostility should be ended before it takes
ugly turn. Two countries already fought a war over border dispute in 1962. The leadership
of both the nation should calm the situation. Trust deficit can be reduced by holding
dialogues on regular basis. There is a need to speed up the dialogue process to resolve
outstanding border dispute. Two countries will have to adopt flexible attitude while
dealing with the contentious issues.
---- Readers Forum ----
Increase upper age limit for job opportunities
Since the state government has increased the retirement age from 58 to 60 years,
it will have wide implications. Our state is suffering from massive unemployment
because of few advertisements of job vacancies that too after long gaps and at uncertain
periods. Most of the vacancies are filled through back door appointments, upsetting
the deserving minds. The upper age limit for government jobs is 35 years after relaxation
for APSTs. Since the job vacancies are few and notifications for the same are very
uncertain and often takes a long time, the upper age limit needs to be increased
to at least 40 years or more at par with most of the states of the Indian union.
Increase in retirement age without increasing upper age limit will be a great injustice
to the students’ community. I appeal every student, student's organizations, civil
society to fight for this cause because sooner or later this is going to have great
I appeal our honourable CM and his cabinet colleagues to think seriously over this
matter and consider the case for the benefit of the large number of student community.
Help arrest my son’s killers
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention and co-operation
from all the peace-loving individuals, community and the law enforcing agency alike
with regard to the incident that happened with my son late Ojing Taying on the wee
hours of 11th of June last when some unidentified miscreants subjugated my son to
The deceased was on his way back to his friend's place located at Abotani colony
accompanied by one of his cousin and a female friend when a Maruti alto, silver coloured
(old model) overtook them and attacked all three members present in the deceased
car without daos and sticks.
The attackers were two in numbers who also inflicted serious injuries to the cousin.
On the fateful night, the victims were moving back to home after attending a DJ program
at the Green Street Bar located at Niti Vihar, Itanagar.
Two weeks passed by since the incident but the police are yet to give any significant
development in the case which has demolished the parents and the family members of
I pray everyone to help and co-operate with the law enforcing agency to nab the culprits
as early as possible.
I am also content that the law enforcing agency is doing their job decently and serving
their best but the murderers are still roaming free.
I, being the father of the deceased do appeal to the law enforcing agency to speed
up the investigation process and let justice prevail.
I also appeal all the individuals, communities, NGOs, pressure groups, administration,
and every other elite groups to put forth their helping hand in whichever capacity
one could in nabbing the culprits.
I firmly believe the culprits will be nabbed and punished accordingly. Because no
one deserve to lose a child like I lost mine.
Father of Late Ojing Taying
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