NCP calls for moratorium on power projects, questions unilateral & authoritative
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: Unless a River Water Sharing agreement is reached with China, the
state government must put a moratorium on further signing of MoAs with power developers
in the state, said NCP Arunachal Unit. Since the downstream Arunachal shall be at
the mercy of upstream HE Project with total installed capacity of 40,000 MW in Tibet,
it would be, therefore, extremely unwise steps to dig our own grave, the party said.
Arunachalees must understand the politics of water and the territory between the
two Asian super powers, it said.
On other hand, even after the state government assured a white paper on Hydro Power
projects in the state, NCP state unit insists that there is something amiss in the
NCP alleged that the healthy democratic principles of consultation, discussion, negotiation
and majority will of the public of the affected areas were not taken into consideration
by the Government while signing MoAs with power developers. Such unilateral and authoritative
action by few in power is highly objectionable, undemocratic and goes against the
traditional tribal ethos of land owning system, said its Vice President Tad Tana.
Refuting Govt. claim of having consulted with elected representatives of the Projects
area before signing of MoAs as false and fabricated, the NCP said that the party
has solid and unflinching evidence to prove the involvement of the middleman who
were neither elected Panchayat Representatives nor Member of Legislative Assembly.
Even if some privileged elected leaders were consulted before singing of MoA, NCP
Unit Arunachal questioned the legitimacy of such self-oriented leaders to mortgage
the Project and Projects sites in the name of public interest without prior informed
consent of the traditional local land and river owners, he said while adding that
having elected as leaders do not necessarily empower them to secretly play around
with the property of the community.
While welcoming the disclosure of Rs 1150.06 crore as processing and upfront money
with total installed capacity of 38,395.90 MW as on March 10, Tad urged the Government
to furnish year wise and Project-wise breakup of how and where the money was used.
Except Rs 225 Crore package collected and used for revival of Apex Bank, against
Tawang-I, Tawang -II, and Dibang Multipurpose, the remaining expenditure of
Rs 825.06 Crore from 114 Projects are yet to be disclosed to the public, he said.
Tana urged the Government to reveal the deposit and balance sheet in its white paper.
The party went on to add that “public hearing is an eye wash and a postmortem exercise
carried out after everything is over”.
It further added that the Arunachal Pradesh Power Policy of 2008 and Relief and Rehabilitation
Policy of the State have been framed to suit the interest of the companies and not
evolved through discussion and debate with the civil societies, political parties,
press fraternity, intellectuals, Students Organizations, PR institutions. Had Govt.
followed the cardinal principles of democracy as was partially done in recent education
policy of the state, it would not have to cover up all it's hastily misdoings, it
NCP Unit Arunachal is not against development or anti-power projects, what it wants
is healthy and open public debate, review of all MOAs, amendment to Hydro Pbwer Policy
and Relief and Rehabilitation Policy, it added.
NCP further urged the Govt. to disclose in its white paper, the track records of
Patel Tours and Travels, Nido Energy Pvt. Ltd, Patkai Energy Company Ltd, Arunachal
Pradesh Mega Power Projects Ltd, Tama Fabrication Works and others.
Organisations comes out in support of RGUSU, asks VC to leave campus
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: All Arunachal Pradesh Students ’ Union, All Nyishi Youth Association,
United Nyishi Organization and All Arunachal Contractor Welfare Association and Rajiv
Gandhi University Employees Association have come out in support of Rajiv Gandhi
University Students Union who are demanding the removal of the Vice Chancellor Prof
K C Belliappa.
RGUSU have been agitating the removal of the VC for allegedly failing to discharge
his responsibilities as the Head of the University. The organizations further reacted
to the entry of the Police Personnel to the campus yesterday to break open the office
of the University which was locked up by the agitating students.
The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) dubbed the “intrusion of police
personnel inside the Rajiv Gandhi University as unfortunate, provoking and without
any sense of logic” when there is enough numbers of security guards engaged by the
university. The entry of police in the campus has disturbed the sanctity of highest
temple of learning in the state and has further infuriated the agitating student
body, Union said.
Union President Takam Tatung informed that it has decided to take up the issue for
the removal of Prof. K.C Belliapa if the state government fails to heed to the demand
after the expiry of bandh call at university campus on Friday by students.
He said that Union would be forced to hit the street in phase manner while adding
that it still hopes the wisdom of high powered committee constituted by the government
shall prevail. However the Union added that the judgment of high powered committee
under the chairmanship of Minister of P.W.D Nabam Tuki lacks clarity & lot to be
desired. The committee should have played a more vital role in solving the issue,
it added. It called upon the Governor Gen (Retd) J.J Singh not to remain indifferent
to the whole situation taking place in the Rajiv Gandhi University in his capacity
as the Chief Reactor of the university.
Rajiv Gandhi University Employees Association has come out alleging the Vice Chancellor
of not doing enough for the University. Demanding the resignation of the VC for his
failure to discharge responsibilities as the Vice Chancellor, it said that all wrongs
can only be rectified if the VC leaves the campus. It added that during the last
three years not a single post has been filled against the 52 non teaching posts sanctioned.
The Association threatened to launch series of agitation if the VC does not leave
All Nyishi Youth Association has come out in support of the RSUGU and called on the
VC to leave the campus within 48 hours. It further said that state government should
advice the Vice Chancellor not to attend office till the High powered committee submits
United Nyishi Organization and All Arunachal Contractor Welfare Association expressed
concern at the happenings at the University. It said that VC should leave the campus
instead of creating uneasy atmosphere in the University and before people take laws
in to their own hands to resolve the issue. It further called on the state government
to find an amicable solution before the commencement of the final semester examinations
in the university. The Organisations further warned of democratic movement for the
removal of the VC.
DC for proper use of Border Area Development Fund
Aalo, Apr 29: West Siang Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak toured Tato, Mechuka and
Kaying for a series of meetings on Border Area Development Fund (BADP). During
the meetings, he called on the people for proper use and implementation of BADF for
development of border areas.
Deputy Commissioner while chairing a meeting at Mechuka suggested for schemes that
would bring infrastructural development in the area while urging the PRI members
and public for proper monitoring. He also discouraged MIC/MIP schemes unless good
numbers of people are benefited.
Later, he visited TSO Yarga Public School and inaugurated a Boys Hostel Block. He
also assessed the proposed land for establishment of VKV at Dorjeeling and Tsegong
While Chairing a BADP meeting at Kaying, DC advised all against infighting among
the public which he said will unnecessary delay the execution of the works. (DIPRO)
The Inner Line Illusion
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: There has always been a lot of debate and dialogue in the recent
past about the Inner Line permit. So much so that even a significant CCRD-organised
seminar on the Look East Policy had to be abandoned because of the emotions it evoked.
Much has been said about its efficacy, its relevance today and even its abolition-
but surprisingly never in public.
This week on Saturday Cinemaghar, CCRD brings this contentious issues out from drawing
rooms into the public domain. The panel discussion this week will engage with the
very idea of the Inner Line Permit, what relevance it has today in this age of globalization,
whether it has really been effective or is merely an illusion and official procedure
that is followed out of habit, whether there is a need to re-visit the principles
behind the policy of an inner line, and most importantly, whether this relic from
a distant past needs revamping and re-structuring on the face of demands of a tourism
and commerce driven economy and what perils might be attached to this. The panel
debating this complex issue represents a cross-section of the points of view- Nyali
Ete, a senior bureaucrat in the state administration, Hibu Tamang, a sentinel of
the police force that keeps the complicated law and order of the state capital in
equilibrium, Techi Lala, a leading figure in the commerce and entrepreneurship scene
of the state and Jarpum Gamlin, the CEO of The Sentinel Arunachal, who has relocated
there after a decade spent in the corporate sector in the country's capital.
The discussion will be moderated by Lijum Nosi, Assistant Professor in Economics
at the Rajiv Gandhi University, a young and unassuming academic doing his bit for
the state he so loves.
The panel discussion will be completed by Arghya Basu's film "Death, Life, etc."
The film depicts a narrative where Jigme Norbu Lachenpa, a young entrepreneur is
keen on promoting tourism in Lachen, his home village, a settlement of semi nomadic
tribes trying to strike balance between the Buddha and BRO (Border Roads Organisation).
Jigme and his friends want to take us to a corner of the world where telephone and
satellite TV have not yet penetrated. People come home for the Lossar (New Year)
festival, carrying the City in tiny gift-wrapped packages; Dish TV and Handycam.
Paradoxes haunt present-day Bhutia societies grappling with shifting memories and
traces of ancestral rituals; lives and times lost and found in contemporary fiction.
Door-to-door garbage collection
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: The district administration along with urban development department,
in a meeting on Thursday, decided to engage persons/agencies in door - to- door garbage
collection activities within Capital Complex under “Project Capital Facelift” for
clean and green environment.
For this, each household would have to pay Rs 50, and those govt employees who pay
civic charges would be charged Rs.20. Non-cooperation with the decision would lead
upto fine of Rs 500, an official release said. The administration appealed to all
to cooperate with the garbage collecting agencies for the success of the noble initiative.
Sakya Trizin Rinpoche calls for spiritual development and compassion
NAHARLAGUN, Apr 29: Addressing the devotees at Siddharth Vihar Gonpa, Itanagar today,
His Holiness Sakya Trizin Rinpoche called for spiritual development and compassion
to achieve peace and happiness in life. He said that every individual need to recognize
the real truth of compassion. When one does not recognize truth, feeling of uneasiness
and anxiousness occurs even in the best of times, His Holiness said. He told the
devotees to be more kind, generous, hospitable and friendly towards all in order
to attain true honour as human being.
He emphasized for positive and virtuous thinking to attain Nirvana.
His Holiness also offered Tsewng for peace, prosperity and longer life of all living
beings on this earth. Later on, he visited Taraveda Temple at Vivek Vihar and offered
prayers. Thousands of people throng the venues in their traditional attires to receive
blessings from His Holiness. DIPR
SLSA students shine in NE Games, win 11 medals
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: The students of Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy, the lone sports academy
in the state, have brought laurels not only to their institute but also entire state
by winning as many as 11 medals in the recently concluded NE Games in Shillong.
The academy won eight medals in Karate, including two gold, and three in Judo.
Likha Lej struck his individual gold in Kumite (45 kg) while another gold was won
by Oyi Libang in women’s Kumite (30 kg). While Rahul Mipi won a bronze in Men’s Judo
Yari Maying and Anjali Sagno bagged a bronze medal apiece in Women’s section.
Other medal winners of the academy are Neta Menjo (silver), Dunun Miyu (silver),
PC Dingla (bronze), Sinne Mikhu (bronze) all in Men’s Kumite, Tab Menia (bronze)
and Juna Dada (bronze) in Women’s Kumite.
Other karatekas, who have won medals in NE Games in karate are-- (Women) Sumpi Chega,
gold, Chauna Sangno, gold, Rei Yadi, bronze; (Men) Wangcha Lowang, bronze, Likha
Rajen, bronze, Tam Tapak, bronze and Nobin Jamoh, silver.
Principal P. Lombi, SLSA, coaches Nanu Sangha and Yum Pankhu lauded the performance
of their students in a prestigious sporting event like North East Games.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Karate Association while congratulating all the 15 medal winning
karatekas, lamented that the karatekas could have shown better result in the Games
had the “department” managed better coaching for the participating players prior
to the event. AKA appealed to the state government to raise the incentives of medal
Rain battered Dibang Valley’s efforts to get back to normalcy
Anini, Apr 29: A temporary rope way suspension bridge would be built over river Dri
at Ambolin to facilitate the ferrying of essential items to Anini. This decision
was taken at a meeting convened by the District Administration to discuss the mutli-pronged
Crisis Management Contingency Plan (CMCP) to deal with the prevalent situation after
pre monsoon showers battered Dibang Valley district. The construction cost would
be borne by all govt departments, panchayat members and community voluntarily to
over come the present hardships. Meanwhile, sources in BRFT authority has informed
that the construction of bailey bridge at Amoblin would soon be started as and when
Indian Air Force (IAF) give its clearance to airlift the construction materials.
Presiding over the meeting, Anini, Deputy Commissioner, Tayor Jempen highlighted
the various steps being taken up by the administration to deal with the facing crisis
due to natural calamity.
While disclosing about his spot visit being made along with the host of officers
at washed out point of bailey bridge near Amboli, he said, BRFT authorities were
directed to restore the road surface communications and pleaded the state government
to start special sorties to Anini thrice in a week, which were generously heeded
by the State Chief Minister.
Lauding the efforts of the Chief Minister, Dorjee Khnadu and local MLA cum Parliamentary
Secretary, Rajesh Tacho for mitigating the problems,
Deputy Commissioner directed the District Food and Civil Supplies (DF&SCO) to regulate
the distribution of ration items from FCI godown in view of having limited quantity
of rice at stocks.However, Jempen assured the house members to take up the issue
of air dropping of essential ration items with appropriate authority.
On power scenario, D C informed that supply has been severely affected due to completely
washed out of Chiniafra Hydel. Extensive damages had also been caused to the Awapani
micro hydel, he disclosed adding that matters are already being reported to the higher
On shortage of life saving medicines, Jempen directed the District Medical Officer
(DMO), anini to submit a list of medicines for early procurement. He also directed
the RWD to give a detail report on the work progress of Matoli-Alinye road, which
could be established at alternative route to connect the Anini. (DIPRO)
Rono Hills: the fight for supremacy
Nestled in beautiful Rono Hills, for more than two decades, the Rajiv Gandhi University
has churned out many individuals who are assets of the state. But the same University
today finds itself at the centre of controversy and is synonymous with violence.
We would have expected that one of the reputed centres of higher learning in the
whole of Northeast would teach us lesson or two on how to take the state and the
region forward. But sadly it looks like we have to wait for some more time before
the University realizes the huge positive role it can play.
So far, it chooses to be a battle ground of sorts ignoring the facts that thousand
of career are at stake and funds for development of the institution are freezing.
All this is happening because the head of the university and students cannot sit
down and talk. So estranged is the relation they would rather talk it through the
media. This despite the fact that all of them stay at the same tiny campus!
Tragedy struck the University when the Registrar Dr Deepak Pandey committed suicide.
The Police continue to investigate the case, but perhaps we will never know what
actually led to Dr Pandey’s suicide, notwithstanding the three suicides notes.
Even before University could gather itself from the tragedy, came the shameful
event of manhandling of the Vice Chancellor right in front of the whole University.
If Police records are correct, those people who came and assaulted the Vice Chancellor
in the campus were outsiders. The audacity is such.
Some weeks later, the students decided to go on rampage. The police made its entry
after the damages were done, despite the fact that agitated students were on a 48
Citizens would have really liked to see democratic ways of protests and an amicable
solution for the sake of the institution and the state. Instead University was and
is on a warpath. Students and authorities would rather fight it out in open for everyone
to see as if the university was a personal fiefdom. Talking it out or taking the
course of the law does not seem to be an option.
But than future leaders of the state and learned teachers does not seem to be too
bothered about the well being of the University.
Today the Institution which was set with much hope has been reduced to a non entity
as individuals fight for supremacy.
USIEF appeals Arunachalis to avail educational opportunities in US
NAHARLAGAN, Apr 29: Lack of information about educational opportunities deprives
students and professionals in Arunachal Pradesh to avail educational opportunities
provided by Indian citizens under Fulbright Nehru Fellowship in United States (USIF),
said Sudarshan Saha, its Kolkata Coordinator today while speaking to media persons
at State Museum Conference Hall.
Saha said that more than eight thousand students and professionals including many
government officials have so far benefited under various study programmes launched
by USIF. Started in 1946 by Senator J. William Fulbright to promote mutual understanding
and cooperation between India and United States, USIEF provides scholarship to selected
applicants on subjects ranging from regular degree courses to Doctoral and Postdoctoral
to short-term courses. The fellowship also bears entire cost of courses and journey
expenditure besides enabling candidates to get excess to top educational institutes,
library facilities and resource persons of various disciplines, Saha informed.
He also asked interested persons to visit www.usif.org.in for further details.
Explaining process of application and selection at both regional and national level,
the Coordinator appealed the media fraternity in the state to highlight required
information to people of all sections so that more applicants from the state are
selected by the fellowship.
Vijay Swami, a prominent social worker and Y.S. Wunglengton, Asstt Curator of the
State Museum who availed of the facility in U.S. shared their experiences with the
audience. They expressed gratefulness to the fellowship for its high standard and
guidance provided to them and urged others to take its opportunity.
Director Research Tage Tada appreciated the initiative of USIEF for organizing the
awareness programme in the capital for benefit of Arunachalis and appealed the media
to extend all possible support in disseminating required information to people. (DIPR)
KVK Balek goes hi-tech
ROING, Apr 29: Apart from imparting training to the farmers, Krishi Vigyan Kendra
(KVK) Balek is going Hi-tech and using Information Technology to reach to the farmers.
It has launched mobile No. 9862942421 as the 24 hours helpline so that the farming
community can avail information about agriculture and allied subject.
It also introduced a centralized SMS system through web, in which information regarding
crops disease outbreak, remedies and allied activities can be obtained.
Meanwhile KVK, in its efforts to inculcate modern agricultural farming techniques
to the farmers has recently organized a training cum demonstration programme on Scientific
vegetable cultivation and farm mechanization for commodity interest crop at Jia-III
village, 13 km from Roing.
Dr T.J. Ramesha, Programme Coordinator highlighted the role of KVK in improvising
the farming techniques and production to make the people of the region self sustained
in agriculture. He informed that KVK Balek has been organizing such training programme
in different corners of the district and trying its best efforts to reach to the
In return, he asked the farmers to respond to the call and avail farm advisory services
for effective operation of agriculture.
Miss Monika Bori, SMS(Agronomy) while highlighting the benefits of scientific cultivation
of vegetables spoke about the cultivation practices of commonly grown vegetables.
She emphasized on line sowing of the crop to increase the production.
Millo Tabyo, Pro-gramme Assistant (Agri. Engg.) dealt on importance and scope of
farm mechanization in combating labour scarcity and drudgery. He also demonstrated
the operation of Wheel Hoe and highlighted the merits of its usage in vegetable cultivation.
Farming women of the village actively participated in the training programme and
expressed their willingness to adopt improved practices in agriculture. (DIPRO)
The Art of Living to run school in Pasighat
PASIGHAT, Apr 29: The Art of Living has taken over the management of a private school
in Pasighat in East Siang District.
Under an agreement signed recently, the Art of Living will run and manage Arshang
Mission Residential English School.
The name of the school is being changed to Sri Sri Vidya Mandir.
AOL runs over 150 educational institutions across India, many of them in the tribal
and rural belts of India. In Arunachal Pradesh, it has been running a school in
Itanagar since 2004 while it is in the process of starting a school in Seppa which
will provide free education to needy children.
Teachers urged to be role model
ITAGANAR, Apr 29: Moto Nyori, DDSE (Teacher Education) has called upon the teachers
to be role model in their respective area . Nyori was addressing the inaugural function
of the month-long induction level training programme for newly recruited teachers
of Papum Pare district at DIET Naharlagun on April 26.
Emphasizing the need for good teachers in the state for quality education, he said
teachers should be sincere, punctual in their duty. He also explained the importance
of Right to Education.
DIET Principal Gania Leji also stressed on sincerity and punctuality of the teachers
and highlighted on the need of such training programme.
Sports & cultural meet
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: All Badha Panchayat Youth Association will conduct a three days
games and sports and cultural meet at Govt Middle School, Sarchgai under Mengio circle
from May 5. Mengio ZPM Nabam Bate and Tarak Yaki have consented to attend the
programme as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
Road completion demanded
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: Gomsang Rimo Memorial Foundation, a Seppa based organization today
said that Jayanti-Fengche Road under PMGSY in East Kameng district has not been completed
within the stipulated time.
Even half portion of the road has not been completed during last five years, said
Foundation president Bijay Rimo in a release today.
The local villagers repeatedly appealed the authorities for immediately completion
of said road but there is no work progress, he further said and appealed the department
concerned to complete the aforesaid road immediately.
Impressions of an avid movie goer
Saturday cinemaghar, CCRD & ground coffee
“Wow”! That’s what my good friend Dr. Prashanta Bhattacharjee, SMO (Homeo) of Naharlagan
General Hospital exclaimed when he first came to attend a Saturday cinemaghar film
show at the E & K restaurant of Naharlagan organized by CCRD (Centre for Cultural
Research & Documentation ).
The choicest & the best documentaries as well as feature films are there on the platter
- only for you. Films made by international, national and even local Arunachalee
directors vie with one another for your attention.You name it & you have it there.
As a matter of fact, Hollywood & Bollywood movies can be had easily at any CD shop
in your neighborhood. But the films which are screened at the Saturday Cinemaghar,
you don’t find them anywhere even if you’ve the moolah to pay for it.
A panel discussion & interactive session with the audience is another feature of
the show. Meanwhile, generous rounds of coffee ( freshly ground coffee seeds at
the spot brought from Delhi) with sandwiches are served to perk up the energy level.
And all these for free, absolutely! Says Dr.Bhattacharjee, “ Had it been Calcutta,
there would’ve been a long queue for the show from Banderdewa to E & K’s”.
And as usual, last Saturday’s programme was also no exception. Continuing with the
tradition of dishing out horizon widening films, last week’s topic was on domestic
violence viz a viz. north-east.
Domestic violence is an issue of great concern not only for other parts of the world,
but for Arunachal as well, said Tadar Mepung, vice-chairperson of Arunachal Pradesh
State Women’s Commission (APSWC) cum law officer. She further informed that majority
of the women are victims of violence in home. “But”, she cautions, “with the passing
of The Domestic Violence Act 2005 by Lok Sabha , at last womenfolk can find protection
& fight against the injustices meted out to them”.
Taking part in the discussion, Taw Azu, Rights Activist & Asst. Prof. of English,
DNGC explained, “Domestic violence covers all forms of abuse that can harm or cause
injury of the aggrieved person. The abuse can be physical, sexual, verbal, emotional,
Throwing further light on the subject, she said that the act covers all women including
child (male or female), residing in the household who is related in some way to the
respondent. “The respondent,” she elucidated, “is any male, adult person who is,
or has been, in a domestic relationship with the aggrieved person”. But, she continued,
the case can also be filed against the relatives of the respondent e.g. mother,
sister if they are involved.
“And what is more, the aggrieved person doesn’t have to be married to the respondent.
In case of live-in relationship also, the act gives the same protection to the female
partner”, added Taw.
Explaining the legal perspective, Dani Bello, advocate, said that the act makes provisions
for the state to provide for protection officers & the whole machinery by which to
implement the act. He further informed that for speedy redressal, the case can be
tried in the court of any 1st class judicial magistrate.
In reply to queries of Oimang Megu, PhD anthropology & Padmavati Ongong, PhD Hindi,
both from RGU, the panel informed that The Act was yet to be fully implemented in
Arunachal. They also hoped for budgetary & other logistical support from the government.
With Mamata Riba Naksang, Deputy Secy. Health & Family Welfare cum member secy. APSWC,
acting as moderator, the programme continued with the film titled “Fractured glass”.
Directed by eminent director Moji Riba, the film explored the incidences of marital
domestic violence with a perspective on the north-east India.The experiences of Darilyn
Syiem, a victim from Meghalaya brought tears in the eyes of the audience. It was
inter-cut with the life of the protagonist of a street play on the same issue, which
greatly enriched the viewing experience.
CCRD is really doing a marvelous job by not only organizing film shows, but also
by doing research & documentation of the rich traditional heritages of Arunachal.
Amongst its numerous activities, it also conducts a diploma course in Mass Communications,
the first of its kind in this state in collaboration with RGU.
On a personal note, I’ve a small regret. During my college days at Calcutta, I could
never attend a single film festival there. The first time I went, the queue was so
long that by the time my turn came, all the tickets were sold out. The second time
I went, a fight broke out in the crowd & the police started lathi charging. I barely
managed to save my skin & that was the end of my adventure with any film festival
But here in Naharlagan, the situation is entirely different. With free coffee, I
mean freshly ground coffee flowing abundantly, and with no risk of lathi charge,
what’s keeping you from the Saturday Cinemaghar ?
Says one regular viewer, “For me it’s God sent. You don’t get to see such shows for
free in other cities like Delhi & Bombay. And that too every Saturday”.
He exclaims, “This is unbelievable”, and then with a smile says, “ As long as I’m
here in the capital, I’m not going to miss a single one of them.”
ATM at Old Ziro inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: Old Ziro Market Welfare Committee (OZMWC) secretary Millo Tani
said that the installation of a second ATM will immensely benefit the business community
and general public of the state as a whole. The Committee also submitted a memorandum
to SBI AGM, Itanagar regional office demanding establishment of the SBI branch at
Old Ziro market.
Meanwhile, the committee extended its support to the proposed mass rally being organized
by the Apatani Youth Association (AYA) on May 3.
AYLDC to cooperate
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: The Actual Yada Land Donors Committee (AYLDC) has decided to cooperate
with local MLA, Govt officials and panchayat leaders for rapid development under
newly established Yada ADC HQ.
The AYLDC in a meeting on April 25 at Dukum village further decided to work with
Govt in maintaining law and order situation. It also appealed the panchayat leaders
and general people to cooperate with local MLA for early inauguration of the ADC
However, the Committee appealed the MLA, Govt officials and Panchayat leaders not
to take up any development work without proper knowledge of the committee which was
constituted to monitor development activities of Yada area.
Spot verification of schemes, projects
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: A team of the Committee on Estimates of 5th State Legislative Assembly
is winding up its official tour of Tirap, Changlang, Lohit and Anjaw districts for
spot verification of various schemes, projects under department of social welfare,
women and child development, health & family welfare and education on April 30.
Personality development camp
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) Itanagar Unit is
conducting a four -day Personality Development camp for class X to XII students at
Career Point, King Cup School Building, A Sector, Naharlagun from April 28. Resource
persons of the proramme include T Madhusudhan , Vijay Swami, Dr A K Pandey.
9th Tadar Tang Memorial State Level Football Tournament
8 teams enter knock-out stage
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: Three times champion Kurung Kumey beat Lower Dibang Valley by 3-1
goals while Lower Subansiri defeated Upper Subansiri 2-0 in their last league encounters
of the 9th Tadar Tang memorial state level football tournament at Rajiv Gandhi stadium,
After a barren first half, Kurung Kumey team successfully took the initiative in
the second half and scored three goals in quick succession. T. Takar scored in 70
minutes while L Sonam and T Tara added two more goals in the dying moment. The
lone goal for LDV team was scored by G Drai in injury time.
In the second match, Tage Tath and Padi Jhoney of Lower Subansiri scored one goal
each in 49 and 68 minutes against Upper Subansiri. A red card was shown to a Upper
Subansiri player donning the jersey number 11 for rough tackling in the last minutes
of the game. He will be out of playing eleven for the next two games.
Altogether eight players from both the teams were shown yellow cards for foul play.
Changlang was the only team to make an exit from the tournament. The team remained
winless in its two league assignments.
Knock out round Chart
Teams Date Time
Papum Pare vs East Siang Apr 30 3 pm
Kurung Kumey vs East Kameng May 01 3 pm
Lower Subansiri vs Capital Complex May 02 3 pm
Upper Subansiri vs L. Dibang Valley May 03 3 pm
RGUSU writes to APPSC
ITANAGAR: Rajiv Gandhi University Students Union has appealed the Arunachal Pradesh
Public Service Commission to reschedule the dates of the APPSC Main Examination 2010
which is set to commence from May 30. RGUSU appealed the Commission to reschedule
the date of the Main Exams 2010 to July or within the third week of June 2010 so
that it gives ample time to the University students to prepare for the coveted exams.The
University exams are scheduled from May 7-29.
ANYA calls for transparencyon hydro projects
ITANAGAR: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has urged the state Govt to maintain
transparency in hydro power projects implementation in the state. ANYA in a release
today said that it is not against the execution of the hydro projects in the state,
but said that Govt clearly reveals its policy on relief and rehabilitation for
the project affected people and environmental impact of the power projects.
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: All Nyishi Youth Association has regretted the unfortunate and
inadvertent attack on Habung Lampung, CO and judicial magistrate 1st Class Capital
Complex and Higio Yame, CO Banderdewa by bandh enforcers during 12-hr bandh on April
ANYA in a release today deeply regretted that such unfortunate incident happened
with the sincere and dedicated officers while they were on duty.
The association further regretted attack on some of press persons due to mistaken
identity and disruption of essential service like LPG distribution during the bandh.
Power projects in Arunachal, liaison office in other state
Establishment of the regional/Liaison office of concerned power developer should
set up their office inside the territory of hosting state.
It has been observed that the Liaison office of Ranganadi H.E. Project
of NEEPCO Ltd has been established at North Lakhimpur (Assam) as well as Liaison
office of Kameng H.E. Project established at Tezpur (Assam), since the construction
It is also learnt that the M/s JAYPEE Arunachal Power Limited has their office at
Khanamukh, West Jalukbari, opposite Forest checks Gate, VIP Road, and Guwahati, rather
they should have their office at Itanagar, or at other location in the state.
If 100% group C & D posts are purely reserved for the people of the hoisting state
as per the MoA/MoU, why the people from other state are employed in the name of executing
project in Arunachal at their respective Regional/ Liaison office? Is any one there
to put the entire affair into right direction? The duty and responsibilities of Govt.
should not end here with signing of MoA/MoU; rather they should keep close vigil
on them. All this pool of activity happening around is just a disgusting act of implementing
agency as well as monitoring authorities.
In view of above, I once again, would like to draw the kind attention of authority
concern and the implementing agencies to establish their respective Regional/ Liaison
office inside Arunachal, so that it should be made approachable for everyone.
A monitoring committee may be constituted for strict vigilance in various activities
till the completion of projects, which will not only promote the unemployed youth
of state, but also will ensure maximum transparency in recruitment process, by these
Roing, On e-mail
Mayawati’s U-Turn and Shibu Soren’s About-Turn
Our politicians just proves that in Indian politics, commitment to a cause is a matter
Just the day when Barat Bandh was observed by the united opposition to protest to
the price rise, the very same evening some of these opposition parties changed their
course of action during the cut-motion and voted against it.
BJP suffered bruises from the cut motion, as all its cut-motions were defeated by
the UPA Govt. But perhaps the biggest embarrassment came from Shibu Soren, who runs
a JMM-BJP Govt in Jharkhand but voted for the Congress during the motion. JMM Chief
might have thought that a Mayawati move of unconditional support might do wonders
for him but what he did not expect was that BJP would answer his betrayal in a befitting
When asked as to why did he voted against the BJP sponsored cut-motion, he replied
“vote aise hi diya”. A case of comfortably easy-going confident politician.
Now that Soren has lost his majority and if the Congress does not support him, the
President’s Rule seems the closest option for the State. As of now Congress is keeping
high moral by keeping away from Jharkhand politics. Soren’s son Hemant appeals to
the BJP and said that his father would step down as CM if BJP want to form the Govt
in the state. Surely politicians like Soren cannot sit in opposition or remain out
(on email), Itanagar
Problems of Rakap Colony
The Rakap Colony in the Capital complex remains neglected for many years with numerous
problems. Despite repeated request to the department concerned for renovation of
road between Forest colony and Rakap colony, in Naharlagun, no fund has been sanctioned
yet for this purpose. The road was completely damaged during 1995-96 due to flood
triggered by heavy shower.
Moreover, the Rakap colony dwellers who had lost house-hold properties due to heavy
rain on June 14, 2008, are yet to receive any relief from the authorities.
This year too, drainage system in various points at Rakap colony has been damaged
due heavy downpour and flash flood. The Colony dwellers lost their properties due
to such unexpected flood.
The report on damage has already been submitted to the authorities. Authorities are
now requested to extend relief to the affected families.
M F Bengia
Chairman Rakap Colony Welfare Committee
I would like to congratulate All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) for launching
its own website under the dynamic leadership of its president Takam Tatung and general
secretary T Poyum and other AAPSU executives.
In fact it is a big achievement of the AAPSU, now there will be better communication
between AAPSU and other organization and Govt on social and other issues through
P Sector, Itanagar
The power is with us
"Power crisis hits Roing", and then "Power crisis continues to hits Roing". This
is how the media reports on the power crisis in Roing.
Ever wondered, such report helps which section of people? It’s not the consumers,
but the bureaucrats and the govt department themselves.
On site visits, it has been found that the recurring power crisis can be managed.
But why would anybody want to? It is at the expense of such crisis that one makes
And then, the public. Everybody is frustrated, but the system has made them so passive,
that they do not realise its injustice and they have right to protest.
Politicians or bureaucrats won't come at the door for service, it’s the people who
have to raise their voice.
(On email), Roing
Kayi does it, needs encouragement
Jeli Kayi from Liromoba circle, West Siang has successfully cleared the hurdle of
audition test in 5th Indian Idol, a Sony TV Reality Show, an ultimate platform for
budding singers from across the nation to realize their dreams.
His success in audition test has put Arunachal Pradesh into limelight across the
He deserves an acknowledgement of praise, since proper recognition of an achievement
will help him to perform better in all his forthcoming attempts. Arunachal Pradesh
has scores of singing talents but they are not finding any niche to establish themselves.
Jeli Kayi`s achievement in this talent hunt show may pave a way for promising singers
to set their feat in broader perspective. I wish him the best of luck in his singing
NE-II Telecom Circle
Dimapur, on e-mail
What happened to Arunachal in AAPSU site?
I have visited the APPSU website, but it was very surprising to see few district
are mentioned wrongly and is some cases not mentioned at all.
Anjaw is mentioned as Anjan while East Siang is east Sia while Lohit district is
not mentioned at all. This may mislead or confuse the tourist who wants to visit
We don’t expect one of our biggest student organizations to be very negligent. One
wishes things are done with some more responsibility. There are many members in union,
atleast one could have checked it once thoroughly before putting it online.
I wish it could be rectified soon.
Concerned Arunachalee (on E-mail)