---- Editorial ----
A good beginning
One of the main reasons for underdevelopment of Arunachal over the years has been
lack of proper planning while implementing the schemes. Due to lack of planning,
the government funds are utterly misused by the politicians in nexus with corrupt
bureaucrats. Arunachal's underdevelopment is more of poor implementation than lack
of development fund and programmes. Policy summersault and development projects abandonment
Political leaders as well as bureaucrats need to be sensitized on putting society
interest first and committing to development visions and programmes. In this context,
the decision of Chief Minister Pema Khandu to constitute group of Secretaries in
six different themes-Good Governance, horticulture, Tourism, Employment Generation
and Skill Development, health and Education and Land is commendable. It was constituted
with an objective to prepare vision document for the state government. Group of Secretaries
has submitted its report to the government and CM has assured to incorporate the
suggestions given by them for better governance. Also the Chief Minister should involve
experts from various fields to improve the quality of governance. Using the critical
research method government will be able to ensure effective implementation of development
visions and projects. A good beginning has been made by appointing group of secretaries
to help government in implementation of programmes and policies. But this should
not end here and it should be a continuous process.
---- Readers Forum ----
While the North Korean dictator recklessly develops weapons of huge destruction like
Nerve Gas, Nuclear Warheads, Hydrogen Bomb, etc and threaten safe and harmonious
existence of humankind and innumerable beings on Earth, his half brother gets killed
by the same kind of nerve gas at an airport in Malaysia.
A sheer example of how, the Creator of Cosmos play his judgmental and balancing role
as the ultimate ruler.
Proliferation of arms and weapons, and threat to safe and harmonious existence of
humankind and Planet should be urgently phased out because, that is the desire of
humankind and God.
Leaders of countries around the world should sit down, make negotiations for global
reduction of all kinds of threat around the world towards collective achievement
of safe healthy, lasting and harmonious existence on Earth.
Danger of play currency notes
A fun and business should not be mixed. It’s a big shame that an ATM machine of SBI
dispensed not the look-alike fake currency notes but off-sized children play notes
too. This faux pas is unpardonable. RBI must take a serious note of this. All measures
must be adopted immediately so that such embarrassing cases won’t be repeated in
More importantly, government should completely ban any kind of play currency notes
from being sold in the market. The sporty mind of a human being is not shackled ---
one can easily toy with any frivolous and criminal ideas. It’s not surprising, the
fancy for a play currency could just sow an idea of printing fake notes. These high
precision printers are available in the market that easily serve the purpose. So,
the government should be smart enough not to fuel the flight of fancy taking a dangerous
This is In response to certain allegations, assertions and false accusations made
against me and my wife through a article "Complaint against officials for alleged
child trafficking and kidnapping " published in the Arunachal times March 1,
Hence, i am clarifying the allegation made by santosh Chakma. The child was brought
from Namsai to Itanagar by his relatives, the child was never brought to Khonsa and
i have never seen santosh Chakma at that time.
On 11 December 2014 at 1130PM, two girls run away after breaking lock of my Itanagar
resident. After that I lodged an FIR on 12th December 2014 at Itanagar Police Station
and the same information was sent to her parents at Namsai. So question of late
information does not arise. Morever, Mr Santosh chakma. who had shown his home address
as Vijaynagar is not true. He belongs to Vijoypur Village under Bordumsa circle in
changlang District. So all information given in the news paper is totally false.
In the month of September 2016, her father along with some local boys came to my
home at Itanagar to discuss regarding missing child. Later on they demanded some
money which I did not pay.
Again on 1 September 2016, I re-submitted an FIR at Itanagar Police station for speedy
action to find out the missing Child. As a result Investigation officer. Police station,
Itanagar has been doing his level best to trace out the child so delay action by
the IO, PS, Itanagar does not arise.
In the month of February 2017, for the second time Santosh chakma demanded that
I pay some amount against his missing child and to dismiss the case. But i did not
pay the said amount and i said that our motive is to trace out the child.
Moreover some third person is involved in this case to get money from my side.
Rather, it is presumed that her parents might be know about the missing child so
all the information given in the news paper is totally baseless and fabricated. I
strongly deny all the allegations.
Dy. Director of School Education, Tirap
Gurmehar Kaur is an inspiration
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to express my kudos to the
English department faculty at Lady Shri Ram College, for backing student Gurmehar
Kaur and supporting her right to express her opinion on issues that embroil our university.
Kaur has inspired and instilled courage in many Indian hearts. We have to speak for
justice. LSR is an inspiration to their students as it is an expression of the honest
intellectual relationship that should exist between student and teacher. Passivity
in acts of injustice is equal to promote injustice. Kaur who was labeled by many
as an “anti-national” should be “ashamed” considering her father’s martyrdom. Here,
Kaur is not an isolated case. It brings to front, that Indian society’s utter disregard
for a woman’s own mind and her right to make her own choice.
She has triggered a movement for human rights while being a student at a University
in India. There are many faces nasty abuses and threats every day. It is immensely
gratifying for the teachers that she has responded sensitively, creatively and bravely
to events in her immediate context rather than seek the safe refuge of silence.
Vinod C. Dixit
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