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Bridge the gap between West & Muslim world
Once again the terror attack has rocked Europe. This time London came under the attack
of Islamist militant. Attacker Khalid Masood drove his car into pedestrians on Westminster
Bridge, killing three people – two of whom died at the scene and one who died of
his injuries in hospital – before crashing it outside parliament and trying to enter
the building, armed with two knives. Report says at least 50 people were injured,
with 31 requiring hospital treatment.
The assailant named Khalid Masood, 52, who was born in Kent, UK with the birth name
Adrian Russell Ajao is believed to have converted to Islam. Police have made several
arrests and investigation is still going on. The incident comes at a time when there
is growing concern over entry of thousands of refugees into Europe. Many citizens
are starting to fear that entries of refugees from war torn Middle East countries
like Syria, Iraq, Yemen etc will pose threat to the security of Europe. Political
parties in several European countries have launched hate campaign against the refugees.
In US Donald Trump continuous to fiddle with the idea of banning the entry of Muslims
into the country even though judiciary, activists and opposition parties are regularly
creating bottle-neck for him. There is growing need for dialogue between West and
Muslim world. Unless issues concerning both are discussed and sorted out the terror
attacks like the one witnessed in London is mostly likely to continue. The growing
distance between West and Muslim world is matter of concern for the world. Liberal
voices from Muslim community need to take a lead in this regard. Radicalism is destroying
basic tenets of Islam and therefore Muslims will have to take tough stand against
---- Readers Forum ----
Deteriorated Sangram- Koloriang road
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of
Border Road Organisation officials regarding the deteriorated road condition between
Sangram and Koloriang under Kurung Kumey district. I would also like to request the
MLAs of the District to pressurize the organization to maintain the road at the earliest.
It is very disheartening to take this route especially during rainy season. Despite
taking responsibility for maintenance of road, the Border Road Organization has failed
to give satisfied service to the nation due to its exceedingly delayed working style.
Being a commuter, I find it very hard to take the route through hundreds of pot holes.
I am astonished to know that no one has come up to raise this issue, not even student
Er. Bamang Taba HB
Please return the requisitioned vehicle
This for information of Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner that vehicles of other
departments requisitioned before the visit of Hon’ble Union Home Minister on Statehood
day are still not returned to parent department.
If you have shortage of vehicles for your sub-ordinate officers, please pursue the
matter with higher authority of your department concern i.e, General Administration/District
Administration which is located within the distance of 5Km from your good office.
Use the vehicle for purpose on which you have requisitioned and please return it
after its purpose is over. You are keeping the vehicle as if it belongs to General
Administration/District Administration pool. Other department officials are also
facing difficulties in attending their daily official affairs.
It is also requested to Chief Minister to provide one time fund for procurement of
vehicle for Magistrate like COs, EACs, SDOs, ADCs under each Deputy Commissioner.
We can see that lot of fund have been allocated for developmental activities to various
department under Government of AP in BE and RE-2016-17, likewise fund for procurement
of vehicle for the Administrative Officers be provided. Also take care of your Administrative
Officers as they are the back bone of Government machineries maintaining law and
Take positive steps
This is regarding upcoming APPSCE (combined) examination.
Many serious aspirants are keeping high hope on the upcoming combined APPSCE examination
and the bold steps taken by the commission to have a structured calendar is also
good news for every aspirant.
But the tentative dates for combined APPSC examination in the month of June keeps
me and many more students who are pursuing their degree through distance mode education
in a state of fear, curiosity and suspense as the commission’s exams dates are
going to coincide with the exam dates of final year distance mode (RGU, IDE) students
which is likely to be conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi University in the month of
Not only RGU’s distance mode examination is being conducted in the month of June.
It is the month in which IGNOU also conducts its several programmes.
APPSC Chairman Sir, I am one of those thousands of aspirant who are looking forward
to become a civil servant in the state to serve our community better and the country
in general. Many more sincere aspirants who are pursuing their final year degree
through IDE, RGU are also worried about the dates as the final year students have
to appear in the month of June to qualify for the APPSCE.
Chairman sir, we are really working hard, toiling day and night to qualify this
examination but if we are not even able to appear the said examination then it would
be a pure mental disturbance for us because only for this examination to qualify
we have isolated ourselves from everything. But with the suspense over exam dates
is really frightening me. Our hard work will go in vain if the dates of the APPSC
(combined) examinations coincides with my final year degree programme.
Therefore, I request the APPSC chairman kindly to look into it seriously and come
up with a positive solution for examination dates in consultation with institute
of distance education, Rajiv Gandhi University, so that hundreds of aspirants who
are pursuing their final year in distance mode (RGU,IDE) and other deserving candidates
are not left behind.
Scholarship and Stipend
All the Arunachalee students are confused about Scholarship and Stipend. Though these
two are same but there is little different between scholarship and stipend. The scholarship
is sponsored by the Union of Tribal Affair for SC/ST students. On the other hand
the stipend is usually provided by our state Govt. every year. If I am not wrong,
last year also Govt had released both scholarship and stipend without any problem.
Therefore, the Govt should have no problem to go with both scholarship and stipend
for students because majority of them belong to poor family and they depend on
stipend/scholarship to continue their study.
If the Govt made new rule regarding scholarship and stipend, at the same time it
must ensure sufficient fund for stipend in its budget presentation.
Some students have already got their stipend, but some other students are still confused
because their head of schools/institutes also don’t know details about scholarship
and stipend. The State Govt must ensure that poor Arunachalee students who are
totally depend on Govt for their academic career are not deprived of scholarship
of Central Govt and stipend provided by the state Govt.
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