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Testing time for West
In one of the defining moment of modern history today Britain has formally started
the process of exiting European Union. The letter informing the European Council
of Britain's intention to leave the European Union was handed over to European Council
president Donald Tusk in Brussels. The historic declaration, signed by British Prime
Minister Theresa May, sets in motion a two-year process of negotiation under Article
50 of the EU treaties leading to Britain's expected withdrawal after 46 years of
membership in 2019. The European Union - often known as the EU - is an economic and
political partnership involving 28 European countries. It began after World War II
to foster economic co-operation, with the idea that countries which trade together
are more likely to avoid going to war with each other. Last year in a referendum
Britain voted to leave EU.
The decision of UK to leave EU has been a serious setback for the western world.
This is against the spirit of free market and free world that the west propagates.
The supporters of Brexit had claimed that UK was suffering due to large scale migration
of people from EU countries into Britain which allegedly deprived the local populace.
There was also growing fear about EU's decision to welcome massive number of refugees
from Middle East and North Africa. With terror incident on rise the supporters of
leave EU campaign used it as a tool to spread fear among British people. The decision
of UK to leave EU will have repercussion across the world. It may lead to more conservative
world where people will not be ready to welcome outsiders. Already its effect has
been felt in US, where Donald Trump managed to win election based on his promise
to tighten immigration laws. It's a testing time for western world, especially Europe.
There are growing fears that others may soon follow UK and try to leave EU.
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Healthcare and violence
The increasing instances of attacks on doctors have more to do with systemic failure
over a period of time rather than any recent stray incident.
Violence can never be justified, least of all against someone who is ostensibly attempting
to save a person’s life. The number of incidents of attacks on doctors and other
healthcare workers across the country has risen sharply over the last few years.
There is a widespread feeling that doctors have simply lost the trust of their patients,
the feeling patients should have is that the doctors will only by guided by the patient’s
best interests and not their own. Lack of working equipment in hospitals forces doctors
to direct patients elsewhere, which also adds to the suspicion of doctors being hand-in-glove
with laboratories, when actually the doctor is helpless. In medicine there are no
guarantees and patients can develop complications despite the best efforts of the
doctors but someone who has been told to expect a good result can be angry if the
outcome is unfavorable.
But with inadequate health budgets, there is a crunch in resources, staff and medicines.
The state has also to reduce the load on medical staff and improve services in its
hospitals. In government hospitals, doctors are overworked and under pressure from
politicians who can interfere with medical admission, affecting doctors’ self-esteem.
The main reasons for patients’ relatives to become violent are doctors advising expensive
unnecessary radiology, endoscopic, or laboratory investigations, delay
in attending patient, request of advance payments, or withholding a deceased body
until settlement of final billing. One major issue is the low healthcare literacy
among the general public.
Vinod C. Dixit
We protest against DA claim on land compensation
Apropos news item published in your esteemed daily on dated 27th March 2017 under
the heading “ DA West Siang Clears Compensation in record time”, the undersigned
on behalf of rank and file of Basar Kshetra Samaaj Kalyaan Evam Vikaash Sangathan
(BKSKEVS) in particular and people of Basar area in general would like to strongly
register our protest against claim of District Administration regarding distribution
of compensation against lands acquired for BRTF Double-Lane Road from Akajan to
Bam for the stretch of 36 KM road from Sikki Bridge near Rilu Village to ITBP Basar
which it claimed to be completed on March 2017.
We register our strong protest on the claim that the effected individuals or party
in particular and public of Basar area in general has no grievances on the issue.
In fact, we strongly claim that though the effected individual has no say on land
value been fixed at Rs. 11 per Sq. mtr. But there is no uniformity in bills as per
value of the compensated items. We strongly claim that a “Compensation Scam” has
been designed to loot public money which has been unearthed recently. The compensation
bills of government/semi- government assets like “Local Vegetable Market Shed” has
been prepared and paid in the name of a big shot of Basar which was kept under dark
for 13 days after receipt of the cheque and the same being revealed only after involvement
of Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS, Basar Unit).
The Power Department’s “Bill Receipt Counter” at Old Market Basar which is totally
unaffected by the said project was also compensated in the name of an individual
which is gross misappropriation and fraudulent case. Most importantly, besides office
of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Basar being an independent charge competent
and can understand the actual position of the area but it was totally kept under
dark in the whole process of disbursement of compensation. At the same time, some
of the compensations were disbursed at Aalo whereas some others at Basar. These all
findings pointed towards a big “Compensation Scandal”.
Therefore, under the banner of our organization BKSKEVS with support from APWWS (Basar
Unit), we have decided to unearth the truths through RTI at all level and will further
approach the concerned and competent authorities including police and judiciary for
justice and conviction of the perpetuators/masterminds and all the individuals or
party involved in this “Compensation Scandal” which we consider standing against
the overall welfare and development of Basar area. At the same time we demand from
concerned authorities to reveal all the truths and reassessment of public assets
and for the individuals who feel deprived for improper proportion of compensation
comparing others with same or higher value.
1. Nyomar Nyodu
Ex - ASM–cum-
2. Tomo Basar
Ex - Anchal Chairperson –cum- President BKSKEVS
Malpractices in Students’ Union
Arunachal Students’ Union Delhi is not exactly setting a good example for all of
the younger generations. Malpractices is happening in the organisation in the form
of collecting money like Rs 300 as a registration fee for voting which is a direct
violation of the fundamental rights and adult franchise of the constitution. The
aspiring candidates have to pay nomination fees- Rs.50,000 for Presidential candidate
and Rs.40,000 for General secretary candidates which is extremely absurd in nature
and illegitimate in its practice. If we talk about other states students’ union in
Delhi like the NSUD(Naga Students’ Union Delhi), MSAD(Manipur Students’ Association
Delhi), NESSDU (North East Students’ Society Delhi University),they don’t charge
for the voting while nominal nomination fees are taken from candidates. ASUD is the
sole organisation in Delhi that charge registration fees from voters to elect their
We are extremely disheartened by this kind of unfair practices by our seniors, thereby
discouraging the bright and genuine students of Arunachal Pradesh studying in Delhi.
We are young and dynamic students who have noble ambitions and dreams to do something
better for the family, society and country. Therefore, we have no patience to endure
such malpractices and injustice happening in students’ organisation which is the
?rst step for the future leaders of Arunachal Pradesh. If it continues to happen
then we have no hope for the future of Arunachal Pradesh, the ray of hope seems to
vanish before its beginning. We consider ourselves to be the ambassador of our state
that would bring prosperity to our state in days to come, but if the students studying
in prestigious university like Delhi University will stain themselves by involving
in such dirty politics and drag their juniors in the pit then our doom is imminent.
It is the high time to impart good moral values and good education quality to save
our future from doomsday. It is a high time to instill fresh hope and new ideas in
students. The conventional state politics should not be practiced in the student
politics instead clean politics should emerge from the students studying outside
the state so that equality and transparency pervades in the state in particular and
in country in general.
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