ITANAGAR, April 1: Keeping all speculation at rest, the Arunachal Pradesh is going
for both Panchayati Raj and Municipal elections simultaneously on May 16. The counting
for votes will be held on May 21. However, notification for the elections will be
issued on April 16 and the code of conduct will come into the force immediately
after formal announcement of poll schedule. This was announced by State Election
Commissioner K D Singh in a press meet here today.
According to Singh, a total number of 5,83,409 voters will exercise their franchise
in 1841 polling stations to choose a total number of 9365 members of panchayat institutes
from village to district level. There are 7403 seats for Gram Panchayat Members,
1785 for Anchal Samity Members, 177 seats for Zilla Parishad Members.
Simultaneously, Municipal body elections will be held at Itanagar and Pasighat for
30 and 12 wards respectively. The Municipal elections are being held in the state
for the first time. A total number of 61,493 voters will decide the fate of 30 councilors
at Itanagar, while 9683 voters will exercise their franchise to elect 12 councilors
under Pasighat municipal board. Hopefully, 10 and 4 seats will be reserved for women
both in Itanagar and Pasighat municipal elections, the Singh added. The election
to Panchayati Raj will be held through ballot papers while the municipal body through
Electronic Voting Machine, (EVM).
Singh further informed that date for the Panchayat and Municipal elections was fixed
after due consultation with the state Govt and political parties. The term of the
existing Panchayat institutes will come to an end in the 1st week of June.
Responding to a specific question, Singh said that there is a constitutional obligation
to conduct the Panchayati Raj elections in time.
Terming the elections as ‘festival of democracy’ Singh made an appeal to the all
political parties and voters to ensure smooth and peaceful election.
While referring to the code of conduct, the SEC informed that strict election model
code of conduct will be in place. This time, slaughtering of Mithun and other domestic
animals during the period of elections will be construed as an offence as it amount
to luring the voters, the SEC said adding, therefore, slaughter of animals during
the period of election process shall be banned except in community and traditional
rituals for which necessary approval will be given by the concerned district municipal
election officers/DCs, he added. State Election Commission secretary K.Payeng and
Under Secretary Higio Talla were also present in the press meet.
This time, slaughtering of Mithun and other domestic animals during
the period of elections will be construed as an offence.
Airport fiasco back to haunt govt
ITANAGAR, April 01: The airport fiasco is back to haunt state government. Armed with
information gathered through RTI, in a press conference held today at Arunachal Press
Club building, the Banderdewa Circle Intellectual Forum (BCIF) claimed that the airport
has been shifted from Karisingsa to Hollongi by Airport Authority of India (AAI)
following request of the State Government.
Rejecting the Govt’s clarification on shifting of the airport, BCIF General Secretary
Kipa Taniang stated that airport has been shifted for the benefit of some influential
“……on the request of State Government of Arunachal Pradesh, AAI explored and prepared
a pre-feasibility report on the new site at Hollongi for construction of a Greenfield
Airport,” a letter written by Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of
India, on October 20, 2011 to Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh which was obtained
through RTI by BCIF, read.
State government has been maintaining that it had no role in shifting of the airport
from Karsingsa to Hollongi.
Taniang further informed that the proposed airport site at Hollongi is a notified
land for settlement of Chakma refugees. But, persons belonged to Chakma people figured
in the list of people affected by the proposed airport was only 156 out of the total
410, the BCIF General Secretary said while showing a list obtained through RTI. “How
can they claim compensation against land notified for settlement of refugees?” Taniang
questioned. He informed that names of many high profile and influential persons figured
in the list.
“Documents obtained through RTI revealed that the area from Changmara to Magoni River
(i.e. flat land between inner line and foothills excluding existing plantation area)
was demarcated for settlement of Chakma refugees in 1978 by the State Government,”
He further informed that state cabinet in a meeting in 1999 on “Policy Issues of
Chakma Hajong Refugees residing in Arunachal Pradesh” decided that (a) “after assessment
of the land vacated by the refugees and moving out of the settlement, the deputy
commissioner should take over all this land and then hand it over to the department
for afforestation and (b) No sale of land whether to non-tribal or local tribals
should be considered valid”. Taniang informed that a PIL has been filed in Gauhati
High Court in January this year against shifting of the Greenfield airport from Karsingsa
to Hollongi and early construction of the same at Karsingsa site.
Vowing to continue the movement until fulfilment of the demand, he said that BCIF
would even knock the door of Supreme Court on this issue, if situation compels.
Capital administration resumes fight against encroachment after a lull
ITANAGAR, April 01: The capital administration today carried out drive for removal
of illegal encroachments on the footpath by the vegetable vendors, pan shops, sundry
vendors, etc. During the drive, furniture used by the vendors for the same was seized
and destroyed. Similarly the hap-hazard parking done by the auto-rickshaws near R.K.
Mission Hospital and Akashdweep market was streamlined and many auto rickshaw drivers
and private vehicle owners who had parked their vehicles illegally were fined. At
many places, the construction material dumped on road- sides was removed and seized
by the District Administration
The drive took place in presence of Sanjay Goel, Deputy Commissioner, Surendra Kumar,
SP, City, Talo Potom, ADM-cum-CEO and contingent of police/PPPF personnel’s. The
District Administration has now decided to carry out the drive of streamlining the
parking and removing encroachment on NH52A, sector road, foot paths, etc continuously
for the next few months. Accordingly, a dedicated team has been constituted to carry
out these drives from morning to evening at least for the next three months. During
the said drive, the focus will be mainly on streamlining the parking situation in
Capital Complex, removal of construction material illegally dumped on the road side
and also removal of encroachments from roads, footpath, etc. The persons violating
the orders of the District Administration would be penalized and if required their
vehicle and construction material would also be seized. The District Administration
has been persistently carrying out such drives for last one year, however there is
still much to be done to improve traffic, parking and beautification of Capital Complex.
The residents are requested to cooperate with the District Administration such drives,
the capital complex administration appealed.
Attempt on life of EE
Orgs demand arrest of all accused
ITANAGAR, April 01: Arunachal Pradesh Public Works Department Engineers Association
has urged the chief secretary of the state to provide security in all PWD offices
so that the officers and staff work in a peaceful atmosphere.
Vehemently condemning the incident in which the miscreants attempted on the life
of Executive Engineer, Tali PWD division at his camp office at Ziro, the Association
also urged the authorities to give stringent punishment to the culprits.
“Culprits should not be allowed to go scot-free as it will encourage the anti-social
elements to carry out further unlawful activities,” the Association said and sought
intervention of the CS to go into the details of the incident for stringent punishment
to the culprits. “Such act of assault/intimidation/threatening etc to the PWD engineers
is not a new phenomenon. Every year the engineers are put to lot of mental harassment
from various quarters. Despite our repeated requests and plea to provide security
cover to all the field officers, especially during the 4th quarter of the financial
year, no concrete action has been taken by the Government due to which the anti-social
elements take the opportunity to manhandle the officers on very flimsy grounds,’
the association rued.
Meanwhile, condemning the attempted murder of Executive Engineer Nich Tader at Ziro,
the Development Monitoring Committee of C/o Phaa Steel Bridge & Dha to Gangte Road
has appealed the law enforcing authority to immediately provide security to the officer
and his camp office at Ziro. The accused Kogam Bagang has reportedly argued with
the officer and in a fit of rage sprinkled petrol from a bottle which he took out
from his bag and tried burning him. Some people had accompanied Bagang who were waiting
for him in the car. Fortunately, the officer was rescued by some people who were
in his chamber. Bagang was later arrested on March 31 last.
Further seeking public cooperation in the case, the committee urged Lower Subansiri
SP to arrest all the accused involved in the incident and award exemplary punishment.
Meanwhile, SAS vehemently condemned the attempted murder of Nich Tader, EE, PWD,
Tali Division at Ziro on March 30 and demanded capital punishment for the accused.
They take back sweet memories for rest of their lives
ITANAGAR, April 01: Since NEFA days to present Arunachal, many non-tribal people
had returned to their native places after serving the state in the capacity of either
Govt employees or businessmen for decades together. The reminiscences about Arunachal
which they take back along with them become the source of inspiration to enjoy the
retired life with positivity.
And one of the souls, who still loves to sink in the past life in Arunachal Pradesh,
is a retired engineer, namely, B. P. Singh, (Former Chief Engineer, Power, Govt.
of Arunachal Pradesh).
Singh, now a resident of Varanasi, is more than a happy man, when he comes to know
that a large chunk of Arunachalee students are studying in Banaras Hindu University.
Singh found out the Arunachalee students and invited them over a dinner party recently
at Madhuvan Lawn, Sunderpur. Around 40 students attended the party including some
Of course the dinner party was mixed with emotion as Singh shared his memories of
his days in Arunachal Pradesh where he had served for more than three decades.
V. K. Singh, Director (Ayurveda), Government of India who had also served for two
decades in Arunachal, was also present on the occasion. Others present on the occasion
were Dr. B. Kumar, Assistant Professor, IIT BHU, N. K. Mishra, Manager ABC, Naharlagun
and M. P. Singh, BHU.
Many Arunachalee students also sang songs for their hosts and felicitated them with
‘Tanggo’ (Arunachal’s traditional attire), which was followed by performance of traditional
Ponung dance at the request of Er. Singh.
Later, addressing the students Singh also assured all possible help to them in times
of needs. All the students were very thankful to Er. Singh for his love and affection
towards Arunachal and its people. (As narrated by Bido Sora, a Faculty of Law, BHU)
BJP castigates Govt on law and order
ITANAGAR, April 01: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)Arunachal Pradesh today condemned
the incident of attempt on life of Er. Nich Tader, EE of PWD Tali Division at Ziro
Blaming the state Government for present law and order situation in the state, BJP
in a release today said that the state Govt has misled the recently concluded
assembly by claiming improved law and order situation in state while extortionists
have been active for last two years.
The Congress government in state is directly or indirectly responsible for the pathetic
law and order situation in the state, the BJP said. The party further said that
the state government can not escape from the primary responsibility in protecting
the life and property of the citizens and advocated for appointment of independent
home minister. The BJP demanded justice for Er. Nich Tader and other officers who
are facing life threats and extortions etc.
Meanwhile, condemning the attempt on life of Er Tader, All Arunachal Pradesh Youth
Organization (AAPYO) has demanded the Lower Subansiri district administration to
immediately arrest the culprits and investigate the matter properly at the earliest.
Govt should provide security to officers for smooth office functioning, it said.
78th Utkal Divas celebrated
By Staff Reporter
NAHARLAGUN, April 01: The people of Odisha working in various fields in this Himalayan
state for the last three decades celebrated the 78th Utkal Divas under the banner
of Arunchal-Utkala Sanskrutika Parishad (AUSP) at a function at Kali temple here
Though the celebration had first began at the initiative of then governor Surendra
Nath Diwivedi in 1992, the initiative continued and the Oriyas serving in different
parts of the state joined the occasion in subsequent years.
Following the Jagannath philosophy of ‘service to man is service to god’ and with
the Lord’s blessings, the Oriyas have kept the Odisha flag flying high across the
globe leaving an indelible prints where ever they served, said AUSP president Pradeep
On this day in 1936, Orissa became an independent state with Biswanath Das as its
first Prime Minister. After the defeat and demise of the last Hindu king Mukunda
Dev, Utkala now known as Odisha lost its complete political identity in 1568.
To regain their lost pride, Odias revolted under the leadership of Utkala Gouraba
Madhusudan Das, Utkala Mani Gopabandhu Das, Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati, Pandita
Nilakantha Das, Fakir Mohan Senapati, Gangadhar Meher, Basudeba Sudhaladeba, Radhanath
Ray, Bhubanananda Das, A P Patro and many others. They founded Utkal Sammilani and
fought for three decades which led to the formation of a politically separate state
under British rule on linguistic basis on this day.
SAS demands arrest of all attackers on Govt staff
ITANAGAR, April 01: Swtam Aajin Society (SAS) has demanded the district administration
and police to apprehend the remaining criminals involved in the physical assault
on two Govt employees and snatching of a car and service rifle of a security personnel
deployed at Banderdewa check gate.
Likha Talo, a surveyor in Town Planning Department and Licha Tat, a Lab Assistant
in Rajiv Gandhi Govt Polytechnic, who also happened to be the member and treasurer
respectively of SAS, were mercilessly beaten by a group of criminals with the intention
to loot them on March 28 at around 9 pm, SAS in a release informed. They snatched
the vehicle of Tat and cell phone and money purse containing ATM and Pan Cards, driving
license and few cash amount.
However, the snatched Chevrolet vehicle (No AR- 01E-4359) and the service rifle of
the CRPF personnel were recovered by the SAS team on the same night from Doimukh.
While narrating the thrilling experience during the search operation, SAS in a release
informed that it started search operation in all colonies and sectors within Itanagar
in separate groups immediately after the incident. Later, the SAS team headed towards
Gumto where they intercepted the looted vehicle and started chasing it. After few
minutes of chase, the driver of the looted car fled leaving the car at Doimukh Market.
It was immediately informed to SI C Namchoom of Itanagar PS, SDPO J Basar of Naharlagun
and CoSAAP President NL Togu. After recovery of the car, they continued search operation.
Subsequently, three of SAS members along with two police personnel succeeded to nab
one of the culprits near Amba village along with the key of the looted car and three
live bullets of the snatched rifle at around 2 pm on the same night. On further search
operation, they recovered the rifle, the release informed.
Earlier, on being informed, Itanagar Police alerted various check gates around Capital
Complex immediately and subsequently, security personnel manning Banderdewa check
gate intercepted those gondas. But interestingly, the criminals managed to flee snatching
the service rifle of the CRPF personnel, who tried to stop them.
Meanwhile, SAS vehemently condemned the dastardly act and threatened to take its
own course of action to nab the culprits, if they are not arrested within a week.
“We conducted the search operation because the victim duo was members of our society
(SAS),” the release said, adding that the incident should not be politicized for
personal benefit. SAS demanded exemplary punishment for the culprits and urged authority
not to grant their bail plea.
Hailing the Itanagar Police team led by SI C A Namchoom for nabbing one of the accused
involved in the robbery and physical assault of Licha Tath, lab technician of Rajiv
Gandhi Polytechnic College and Likha Talo, a Surveyor with UD department, the Licha
Welfare Society has urged police department to nab the other culprits involved as
early as possible and to award exemplary punishment to the criminals.
Condemning the incident as barbaric and an inhuman act, it sought exemplary punishment
for the criminals involved so that anti-social elements would not dare to repeat
such incidents in future.
The society further urged all the NGOs, organizations and common public to cooperate
with the law enforcing authority to do away with such habitual criminals in future.
Orientation meeting for PRI members held at Changlang
ITANAGAR, April 01: The one day orientation meeting of the PRI Members of the district
was held on 28th March at the Conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner, Changlang.
The meeting cum workshop was chaired by Chanchal Yadav, Deputy Commissioner cum Chairperson,
DHS, Changlang. The Meeting was attended by the PRI members of the district.
At the beginning, Dr. Tope Yomcha, DRCHO, welcomed all the members and gave the Keynote
address and highlighted the programmes under NRHM- VHSNC/VHND, JSSK, JSY, School
Health Programme (ARSH) and RKS/HMC.
In her address DC expressed happiness and felt encouraged by the large gathering
of PRI members for the first time at one place. She initiated the proceedings by
sharing her adept knowledge on VHSC/VHND, JSSK, SHP and other NRHM activities. And
she urged all the PRI members to accumulate as much knowledge as possible from the
meeting cum orientation and disseminate them to their respective areas.
Jumpo Jugli, Chairperson, ZPM, Changlang district suggested that such type of orientation
should be held regularly at the block levels so that more and more grass root level
PRI members can participate.
Dr. P Dutta, DMO, Changlang, put more details on VHNSC/VHND- the misunderstandings
between ASHA and PRI members. The poor funding of VHSNC in the CFY was mainly due
to non submission of SOE in time. He also explained to the queries raised by some
of the members regarding the RSBY (Rashtriya Swastha Bhima Yojana).
The power point presentation on VHSNC/VHND, JSSK, JSY, SHP and RKS was presented
by Dr.Tope Yomcha, DRCHO. While presenting the power point, he welcomed all the queries
and explained them to the PRI members.
Cash reward stands
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
Awareness campaign begins at Khanu village
ITANAGAR, April 01: The Shungkuh Wancho Women Welfare Association (SWWWA) of Pongchau-
Wakka has started awareness campaign on 31st March at Khanu village under Wakka circle
of Longding district. The campaign begins in colourful manner under the chairmanship
of Chingsan Wangham Chief of Khanu village. Many public leaders, ZPMs, ASMs, GPMs,
HGBs, GBs and educated youths as well as government officers from various department
of Wakka Circle attended the first day of campaign.
The President of SWWWA Ngunkhaw Ngandam disclosed the aims and objectives of the
awareness campaign. The campaign mainly targets on the importance of girl education,
problem of drug addiction and child-marriage. The Secretary SWWWA Sumi Wangsa in
her address spoke about need for spreading awareness on HIV (AIDS) and also on the
need to maintain personal hygiene and sanitation of the area.
The Circle Officer of Wakka, C. Chukhu took active part in the programme and encouraged
the organizing team as well as the people of the Wakka Circle for such motivational
and innovative awareness Camp. After covering nine villages, the awareness campaign
will end on 3rd April at Longkai village.
Resolve airport issue
ITANAGAR, April 01: All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Organization (AAPYO) today called
on the Finance Minister and held discussion on its charter of demand which include
immediate solution to the demand for shifting of greenfield airport site from Hollongi
to Karsingsa and proper explanation behind shifting of greenfield airport site from
Karsingsa to Hollongi. The organization in a release claimed that the finance minister
assured to discuss the matter with CM.
Cultural week concludes
ITANAGAR, April 01: The two day art and culture programme organized by district art
and culture department concluded today at DIC complex, Aalo. The auspicious occasion
was graced by Tuter Nima, Station Superintendent APST. Terming the day as an important
significant occasion Nima called for utmost priority by the govt on this sector by
pumping in more resources.
He also called for large scale celebration by choosing a more appropriate date to
preserve and protect our age old culture from erosion. The wave of change is inevitable
but the root that hold us firmly is our culture, tradition, belief, faith, worship
and tribal practices and we cannot compromise with those values for the sake of change
and imitation, he rued.
The District Art and Culture Officer, Tapun Taki highlighted the importance of the
day and appealed one and all to imbibe the rich traditional art that fetched our
livelihood and culture that have knit us together through the ages. We need to infuse
these values to younger generation to carry forward, he added. Earlier Gijum Tali,
DIPRO welcomed the gathering and Pratap Nath, RM extended his thanks to one and all
for making the programme a successful one. Traditional dances, exhibition of local
art and crafts were displayed on the occasion.
RDS conducts essay competition
ITANAGAR, April 01: Altogether 29 participants took part in an essay competition
which was organized by Rural Development Society (RDS) at Govt. Higher Secondary
School, Polo Colony, Naharlagun on March 31 last. In the essay themed ‘Life History
of Mahatma Gandhi, his contribution to Khadi & Village Industries in India’ Kenma
Gibi of Dera Natung Govt. College here was adjudged the winner. Sourav Sarkar of
the host school and Engam Dui of KV-1 bagged the second and third position respectively.
The top three winners of the competition were awarded with cash amount of Rs. 2000,
1500 and 1000 each and 15 consolation prizes were distributed.
Org accuses agri department of nepotism
ITANAGAR, April 01: Alleging that the department of agriculture has sanctioned supply
work of various agricultural inputs for the year 2012-13 to 28 firms by the way of
pick and choose policy, the Registered Agricultural Dealership Owner’s has appealed
to the state government to immediately cancel the selection and to issue fresh tender
for the same.
It claimed that government of India had sanctioned huge amount of money for the supply
of various agricultural inputs for the year 2012-13 to the department of agriculture
which after receiving the amount allegedly selected 28 firms without proper tendering
process for the said work. The 28 firms to which the works were awarded are not even
registered, it alleged.
By doing this, the department has curtailed the fundamental rights of other eligible
firms and contractors, the organization further accused.
Vice Chancellor Trophy-2013
Dept of Basic Science lift title
ITANAGAR, April 01: Akhilesh Sahani scored 55 runs and took 4 wickets to help Dept.
Basic Science defeat Dept. of Environmental Science by 68 runs in the final of Vice
Chancellor Trophy-2013 at Rajiv Gandhi University playground, Rono Hills today.
Sahani was declared ‘Man of the Match’ for his all-round performance.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Tamo Mibang gave away the trophy to the Champion team while
Dr. Richob Taba, Registrar distributed trophies to the runners up team and man of
Started on March 20, the event was participated by 13 teams representing various
departments of the campus. Anil Mili, Deputy Director of Physical Education, RGU
also attended the final event.
Tassar Anung, President, Rajiv Gandhi University Students Union (RGUSU) expressed
happiness over successful conduction of the championship.( With inputs from Debananda
S Medak, Mass Comm Dept, RGU)
260 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
It is simply disgrace to witness how a certain movie star's "suffering" is generating
more sympathy among a large section of people and media than the plight of the families
of 257 persons, killed in the 1993 blasts, just because he happens to be a member
of the "upper crust" of society!
According to this class-conscious school of thought, the actor should have been provided
a clean-chit and allowed the luxury of escaping from the clutches of law and punishment
just because he hails from a "good family", not a "born criminal" and committed a
"mistake" that too for "self-defense"! But the very same brigade does not extend
this gem of "liberalism" for the convicts who are not born with silver spoons in
their mouths. As far as class-based chauvinism is concerned, India simply has no
Firstly, "goodness" of a family is not dependent upon academic degrees, wealth or
social status. Rather ideals, values and deeds form the yardstick of goodness. Else
it gets concluded that families plagued by poverty, unemployment or illiteracy are
not "good" and if any of its members are found on the wrong side of law, no problem
if they are awarded adequate punishment! Only philistines can define "goodness" of
families through such vulgar yardstick.
Secondly, there lies no reason to believe that a person is definitely "good" just
because his parents are "good". Else it implies that children of criminals are definitely
"criminals"! There exists innumerable persons of questionable credentials hailing
from "good" families and countless civilized individuals from "bad" ones have established
themselves in the society through sheer hard work and honesty.
Thirdly, the actor might not be a "born criminal", but the same fact is applicable
to criminals of all hues around the world. Why don't the Dutt-loyalists shed crocodile
tears for them also! As far as theories of "mistake" and "self-defense" are concerned,
again infinite people have fallen prey to it. But their plight does not draw sympathy
from any quarter! Even the proverb of "Let bygones be bygones" is also being sprinkled
lavishly to save the actor! I would have liked to see if those very same people could
have acted such "broad-mindedly" had any of their family members got killed by the
However the section which is zealously rooting for the actor and lamenting his "plight"
by invoking the "logic" of Dutt being an established actor, his playing of "Gandhian"
roles and the economic consequence of the sentence on Bollywood should definitely
take the cake! Had a mason, driver, clerk or teacher gets a sentence of imprisonment,
there would not have existed a reason to bother! But a Bollywood actor's imprisonment
is simply "intolerable"! And thanks to the Dutt sympathizers, we have at last got
enlightened of the fact that his portrayal of "Gandhian" roles was not meant for
monetary gains, but to propagate the values of peace and ahimsa! This also implies
that an actor certainly becomes a "terrorist" if he dares to enact such a role in
films! And why don't the "kind-hearted" lot, who are extremely perturbed while calculating
the "mammoth" monetary losses of the producers whose films might get stuck due to
the sentence served on Dutt, feel an iota of pain for the immense plight and helplessness
of the innocent wives and kids of the poor convicts who have been framed or committed
crime due to certain circumstances or just to fight the pangs of hunger? The hypocrisy
and heartlessness in the "modern" society have crossed all limits of decency and
As far as the Bollywood moguls are concerned, it comes hardly as a surprise when
they expect immunity unto themselves. Superstars who should have now been confined
to prison for killing endangered animals or trampling innocent pavement dwellers
to death by driving in an intoxicated state get treated as "role models" in the society
and reign as "cynosure" of all eyes! In this sorry state of affairs, it is fully
expected that Bollywood will assume itself as residing above all norms of law. Thus
the sentence of Dutt's imprisonment has arrived as a bolt from the blue for this
complacent lot. Bollywood and the loyalists of Dutt should remain thankful to the
judiciary for allowing Dutt to get away with much lighter punishment despite hobnobbing
with terrorists like Anees Ibrahim.
In this "great" country, innumerable poor people(many of them being absolute innocents),
accused of petty crimes, not only continue to languish in dungeon-like jails for
decades as under trials, but also for more years than the maximum possible years
of punishment for the alleged crime! But no one cares to show a bit of compassion
to these unfortunate lot as they are poor, "uneducated" and do not hail from "good"
When will India learn to demand justice for individuals on the basis of neutrality
and humanity instead of taking into account their glamour, profession, social or
Peerless Nagar, Kolkata
Security should be beefed up in capital complex
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I want to draw the attention of Govt,
of Arunachal Pradesh towards the increasing insecure atmosphere within Capital Complex.
Now a day’s our city is under the threat from various murderers, burglars, vehicle
lifters, bike lifters, hooligans and kidnappers. Day by the crime rate is increasing
in the capital complex. Common citizen of capital complex is being terrorized.
The security around capital complex should be beefed up and night patrolling should
be carried out along the highway from Banderdewa to Hollongi and also in every sectors
of the capital complex to check such illegal activities.
Media is one of the important sources to get news for the people of our state and
around the Globe but today they are also not safe to execute their duties in the
state. Therefore, I would like to appeal Parliament Secretary ( Home) Govt, of Arunachal
Pradesh, Director General of Police, Deputy Commissioner, Itanagar Capital Complex,
Superintendent of Police Itanagar Capital Complex, Deputy Commissioner, Yupia Papum
Pare District, Superintendent of Police Yupia, Papum Pare District to provide full
security for the people of Capital Complex City. Further I request all the media
persons of the state to equally treat all the public.
Senki Park, Itanagar
Attempt made on the life of engineer is condemnable
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to share few things regarding
the brutal attack on Er. NichTader, Executive Engineer, PWD-Tali Division on 30th
March at around 10:30 am in his camp office, Ziro. The Nich Welfare Society and
Nyishi Site Society have condemned such criminal act and I do personally condemn
such brutal attack. He was tried to be burn him alive by one Kogam Bagang, a resident
of Pip-Sorang circle, under Kurung Kumey District. Such act is very undesirable and
highly condemnable. Here I do appeal the concern authority to verify whether Kogam
Bagang is a native of Pip-Sorang or not? As per the clarification given by the Sorang
Welfare Society he is not inhabitant of Pipsorang circle, if so then what is his
status and whether he is real contractor or fake contractor of Pip-Sorang Circle?
Sprinkling of petrol or any type of method used for an attempt to murder is not the
solution. One can get the information by filing RTI for transparency.
As a matter of fact the Tali area for long had no road connectivity and is counted
among one of the most backward place of the state. Er Nich Tader who has been posted
at Tali Division recently has worked tirelessly to ensure the completion of road
project under RIDF scheme of (NABARD) from Barta camp to Kumey River near Tali for
which the people of 20th Tali Constituency have appreciated his work.
Inspite of his tireless and hard efforts Er Tader, has been awarded with an attempt
to murder by sprinkling petrol on him which is very undesirable. I request the public,
educated youth and public leaders of Tali Area to wake up from dark side for the
development of the area. I request the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to depute
proper security for Engineers and Head of Departments especially during financial
year ending for their safety. I also appeal district administration to conduct through
investigation and give proper punishment to the culprit as per the law for the heinous
crime. The respected political leaders are also requested not to pressurize or interfere
during the investigation.
Arunachalee youth need to do soul searching
Today we live in a generation when everything’s is getting mixed up. The modernity
has affected the whole fabric of young lives. Modernity has brought many problems
especially in the case of young generation. This has led to the lowering moral standard,
drug addiction, alcoholism, murder, rape, suicide, gun culture etc. Young people
are struggling for identity and dignity, security and equality.
Many youths says, "There is no hope for tomorrow." We have too many aimless youth
in our society. It is true that young boys and girls are confused. And “do your own
things” and “it's your life” are the slogan of the youth today.
But there are thousands of young people who see corruption everywhere and they want
to play a role in building a better world. If you are ready to contribute something
to the world, what role can you play for our society? In what ways you want our society
to develop? These are some tough questions to answer. There are so many inequalities
today. The rich are becoming richer and the poor are becoming poorer. We see bribery,
corruption, lying, cheating and killing everywhere. Unemployment crisis is mounting
up. There are inequality between man and women.
When we see the condition today, there are tensions between the denominations. There
is suspicious, hatred, misunderstanding among the youth workers. We attend camp,
conference and seminar but our living standard don’t show that we live committed
life. These prejudices should be removed by young people.
Arunachalees are losing our rich traditional culture. We are losing the rich tradition
of folk music, dance and languages. We have forgotten our history. Young people must
realized our failure and enrich our cultural values and history.
Problems with GM crops
On the 11th anniversary of the official approval of Bt cotton in India, the coalition
for a GM-Free India released a compilation of scientific papers titled “Adverse Impacts
of Transgenic crops/Foods: A Compilation of Scientific References and Abstracts”
which showcase the mounting evidence on the adverse impacts of transgenic crops and
foods on various fronts.
While the government does not hesitate to announce even on the floor of the Parliament
that there are no adverse impacts from transgenic crops/foods, with this compilation,
we hope that fooling of the public by the proponents would stop. This is by no means
an exhaustive compilation but only illustrative, said the coalition in a statement.
The implications of this living, irreversible technology have to be understood on
different fronts by policy makers and citizens before GMOs (Genetically Modified
Organisms) are released into the environment, particularly on a large scale.
The debate on GM crops is always peppered with statements that opposition to GM crops
stems out of “misguided emotion” or “ignorance” and that there is no “scientific
evidence” for the negative effects of the technology. But the reality is that there
is significant amount of scientific evidence that shows the problems with GM crops,
the coalition said.