2011

April  -  08

News Highlights

Hazare stokes nationwide fires: Sonia implores end to fast

New Delhi, Apr 7: As the anti-corruption crusade created nationwide ripples, fasting Social Activist Anna Hazare today spurned the UPA-II Government's overtures for forming a committee to draft the Jan Lok Pal Bill notwithstanding Congress President Sonia Gandhi's appeal for ending his fast-unto-death which entered Day 3.

Social activists holding banners and torches descended at the India Gate for the second consecutive day today in support of the Hazare movement amid reports of similar protests from Lucknow, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and other cities.

The Indian diaspora outside the country chipped in and lent support to the anti-corruption movement. Law enforcing agencies kept a strict vigil over the situation.

The government had opened channels with the civil society leader for ending the fast as the Centre was ready to form the committee for drafting the Bill.

Apparently concerned over the growing nationwide support to Hazare, Congress President Sonia Gandhi appealed to the leader to end his hunger strike assuring that the government was serious about ensuring probity in public life. The leader of the 'Do or Die' movement against corruption maintained that he will not end the three-day old fast till the government enacts the Jan Lokpal Bill.

The UPA chairperson said the Government would give full attention to his views on probity in public life. There could not be two views on combating the corruption in public life.

The issue was being discussed with senior leaders and would be resolved, she said.

Ms Gandhi said she was pained to see the septuagenarian leader fasting for the past three days.

Earlier, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal held parleys with civil society leaders Arvind Kajriwal and Swami Agnivesh to break the deadlock over the issue. Sibal conceded that the government did not agree to their demand for the drafting committee to be headed by Anna Hazare and the committee should have representation from the civil society bodies.

The talks may continue tomorrow, Sibal announced.

Earlier addressing the gathering at the fasting venue, Hazare asserted,'' the government would have to heed to the voice of the people. I would not end the fast until the Jan Lokpal Bill is passed." He stressed that the Bill will help in punishing the corrupt and cited various scams that have come into picture since last year.

"So many scams have come into picture including 2G Spectrun, Commonwealth Games bungling, Adarsh society scam, among others, but none of the "Ghotalebaaz" (culprits) is behind the bars. The Bill will help in punishing the corrupt," he said.

Expressing his agony against the menace of corruption, he said the people involved should not only be jailed, but hanged till death.

Criticising Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar who resigned from the Group of Ministers (GoM) perusing a Bill to combat the menace of corruption, the social activist said that not only he should have quit from the team but all the ministers should leave the government.

"It is not only about (Mr) Pawar, all the corrupt ministers should go. Pakistan is not as dangerous for the country as these ministers are," he said.

He added that after becoming Ministers, politicians start thinking themselves to be supreme. "They will have to be trained in realizing the truth that citizens are supreme," he said.

The Gandhian though accepted that according to the Father of the Nation speaking harsh language was also a form of violence. He said today the condition was such that tough words would have to be used.

"Today (Mahatma) Gandhi won't do alone, Chatrapati Shivaji will have to be brought in front," he said. UNI

 

PPP model in education: Siram

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Education Minister Bosiram Siram informed that the defunct Govt schools will be taken over by VKV, RKM and other organisations on trial basis under PPP model.

He was addressing the gathering during his visit to Kodak Govt Hr Sec School in Upper Subansiri district on April 5.

He further called upon the teaching fraternity to be sincere and loyal to their duties and advised the teachers to avoid transit camp system and act as second parents of child for all round development of the children. He opined that the introduction of AP Education Act 2010 will bring in all round development of education sector and help improve the work culture.

While dwelling on the Govt policy on PPP module, Taliha MLA Punji Mara urged the Education minister to provide infrastructural support to Kodak GHSS.

Later addressing the teachers, principal and public at Dumporijo, Siram  informed that Govt has accorded top priority on quality teaching. He further informed that recruitment of S/T teachers will be through APPSC examination.

Responding to an appeal of RD and Panchayati Raj Minister Takar Marde, Siram assured that one Model College will be established in the district as approved by the govt.

Meanwhile, Siram inaugurated the upgraded Baririjo Secondary School in presence of Minister Takar Marde at Baririjo yesterday.

Addressing the gathering, Siram advised the students to choose job oriented subject to live a better life in future.

Responding to the public demand for establishment of ADC headquarter at Baririjo, the minister assured to extend his support when the matter will be raised in cabinet meeting.

Siram also participated in Mopin festival as chief guest at Baririjo. The guest of honour Jomniya Siram enthralled the festive reveler with old melody songs.

 

Improper laying of pipes, faulty drainage system damage roads

ITANAGAR, Apr 7:  Chandranagar Welfare Committee alleged that the roads between Bridge point to Industry Colony along NH-52A has been damaged within 3 months from its renovation due to improper pipeline works and faulty drainage system carried out by urban development department.

The pot hole and stagnant water in the road caused lot of inconvenience to the movement of vehicles and pedestrians as well, CWC said in a release, and urged the Urban Development Department to come up with necessary action to repair the road before the onset of monsoon.

The ‘A’ sector road in Doimukh township was also in a dilapidated condition filled with stagnant water and deep hole in the middle of the road which has affected vehicular movement, a resident of the area informed.  “The road remained un repaired for years due to negligence of the department concerned. Although several complaints were made to repair the road, neither the department nor administration heeded to their complaints,” he added.

 

Festival unfolds ancient tradition and heritage: Pul

Aalo, Apr 7:  Mopin was celebrated in a befitting manner here yesterday. Attending the festival as chief guest RWD, Tax and Excise Minister Kalikho Pul said that festival manifests faith, tradition and cultural values of a particular community of a particular region.

For the Galos, it is not only a festival but something that is embedded deep into people’s psyche, he said adding that orators and well-versed senior citizens of the society should be invited to head the occasion to give us knowledge and wisdom on our culture, faith and worship.

He also insisted on taking Yoga and meditation as important components of life along with our culture.

Giving his Mopin greeting to the people on the auspicious occasion, Mechukha MLA P.D. Sona said that the festival closely associated with the nature and fertility cult and general well-being of the society. The festival not only unfolds the rich cultural heritage but knit them together in the making of a matured and developed society, he observed.

Responding to a memorandum submitted on the occasion, the minister assured to look into CC roads connecting all locations within the festival ground and a Priest House with toilet and bathrooms, report DIPRO.

MLA Phurpa Tsering attended the festival as special Guest.

The dignitaries felicitated Ogang Tamuk, Late Markom Taso, Gomo Ete and Joken Riram posthumously for their contributions towards Mopin and Galo society and gave away prizes to the winners of  Popir Dance competition and meritorious Galo students of the district.

Meanwhile, the Mopin-Solung Celebration Committee of Miao celebrated Mopin with traditional gaiety and fervor at Miao on April 5 last.

There is a similarity in celebrating this kind of festivals amongst all the tribes in the state, said local MLA Kamlung Mossang while speaking as the chief guest at the Donyi Polo Festival ground Miao. Extending his Mopin greetings to the Galo brethren on the auspicious occasion, the MLA said that such festivals help maintain communal harmony among various tribes of the state.

He called upon the Galo Community residing in Miao to seriously work for the preservation of the age old tradition and cultures.

Such festivals are the messages of the past carried to the present generation, he added.

Mopin-Solung Celebration Committee Chief Patron cum Additional Deputy Commissioner T Mara called upon every tribe of the state to celebrate Mopin and share the rich culture and tradition of the Galo community.

He suggested that everyone should join together in such festivity to make it more enjoyable and meaningful.

Earlier, women, children and young girls presented cultural items.

DCC president Sethai Sena, ASM chairperson Jokhong Singpho, former DCC president Gumjanong Singpho, senior public leader K K Muklom, government officials and staffs were present on the occasion among others.

Mopin has also been celebrated in a colourfull manner at Tirbin with people from all walks of life participating in the festival enthusiastically.

Senior most person and social worker of Tirbin area Samki Lombi, 78, attended the festival as chief guest and blessed the Mopin festival celebration.

 

AIPU for renaming of important places

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Arunachal Indigenous People’s Union (AIPU) has sought the Govt intervention for renaming of important places of the state including rivers, institutions, and mountains in order to save the identity and rich tradition of indigenous people of the state.  Expressing concern over gradual devaluation of the indigenous cultural heritage and tradition, the Union said the too much political manipulation has forced the indigenous people to discard their own rich tradition and culture for the sake of their self-ecstasy.

Informing that it is working towards renaming of important places of the state, the Union in a memorandum addressed to Governor, CM and CS, appealed them to give a serious thought in this regard for preservation of indigenous identity.

 

PIOs asked to submit information

within two weeks

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: The Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) has directed the PIOs of Ziro and Yazali Police Stations to furnish the required information sought by one Toko Chada under the provisions of the RTI Act within two weeks.

Chada sought information from PIO Yazali PS regarding the seizure list, vehicle damage report, any other seizures and report submitted to the departmental authority by the police investigating the incident of December 13, 2010 at Yazali.

While giving the ruling on a complaint filed by Chada against PIO Yazali Police station on April 1 last, the Information commissioner maintained that “Not furnishing of information by the PIO on the ground of section 8(1) (h) of the RTI Act 2005 is not sufficient and reasonable.”  

Rejecting the reason shown by the PIO for not furnishing the information, the Commissioner observed that the information in question sought by the applicant is neither the status of the investigation or the chargesheet/police report.

The PIO, through its Counsel, had reasoned that the information sought could not be provided as per section 8(1) (h) of the RTI Act 2005. The Counsel had also submitted that giving away of the required information would impede the process of investigation, apprehension or prosecution of offenders.

Compliance of the order or anything related to case has been fixed for hearing on April 29.

 

UPC urges Govt to take extra

care on MOA signing

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: While welcoming the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed between the Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Limited (APMDCL) and North East Thermal Power Limited for setting up of a 300 MW coal-based thermal plant at Changlang, the United People’s Council (UPC), a newly formed NGO, has urged the state Govt to be more careful while entering into agreement with any outside investors.

The proposed plant will enrich the Govt coffer in resource crunch state and   bring in development  in local area, the  Council said and called upon the civil society to ponder over the sectors like mining,  hydro and thermal power for development instead of resorting to ‘mindless criticism.’ It said that with the increase in state earning, there will be more development which will help reduce the growing unemployment problems.

The council also lauded the Govt new industrial policy. However, it urged the Govt  carefully analyze all aspects including rehabilitation policy  while entering in MOU/ MOA  in order the protect the interest of general public.

 

Landslide blocks roads, damages

school, cultivable land

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Landslide due to incessant rains  since last 8 days has blocked roads at several points in Anjaw districts.

According to a information received from the president of Arunachal Vikash Parishad, Hayuliang president Jinkhi Manyu, the Govt Middle School of Chameliang near Hayuliang was washed away by landslide along with two teachers quarters and dwelling house of a family. Cultivable lands were also affected by the landslide, he informed. Although the natural calamity is playing havoc in the district, no Government officers or officials have  rushed to the affected area till date to take stock of the situation, he said.

Meanwhile, Executive Members of Cultural and Literary Society of Mishmi (CALSOM) visited Chameliang & Roiling village on 5th & 6th April 2011 to take stock of flood damage.  Local made dwelling houses, school building and teacher quarter were destroyed in chamelliang village by landslide and some houses were washed away in Roiliang village by Roi River which had changed its course due to heavy Rainfall in its catchment area.  

Roiliang School also had the brunt of Roi River, as its compound got inundated by the river. The river also washed away the newly constructed RCC Pillar, Decking block & Anchor block which was Executed by RWD Department under DONER Scheme.

On behalf of CALSOM R.K.Borthakur, ADC Hayuliang gave a sum of Rs.15000.00 each to Areliang Manyu of Chameliang village, Danglisha Kathak and Huilum Kathak of Roiliang Village who were the victims of the unprecedented rainfall of March 2011.

 

Mountain Biodiversity Initiatives Award

for RGU teacher

RONO HIILS, Apr 7: A panel of judges (experts on mountain biodiversity and related issues) International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal has finally picked four ‘winning’ case studies from among the 28 received from the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region.  All the received case studies were evaluated by the panel based on criteria such as  whether the Case Study Template/Guideline was followed; degree of significance and relevance of  the subject matter of the case study for the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region, and quality of content and analysis.

The case study entitled, "Linkages between Akas and Their Forests: An Analysis of Problems and Prospects for Sustainable Development, Arunachal Pradesh" funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi and implemented by Department of Geography, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh under Dr. Gibji Nimachow, (Assistant Professor and Project Director) has been selected as one of the four winning case studies of the prestigious ICIMOD contest on case studies of mountain biodiversity initiatives from Hindu-Kush Himalayan region.

The winning case study carries a cash prize of USD 500 as a token of incentives to encourage national and local organizations and a certificate of achievement. The selected case studies will be included in a softcopy ICIMOD publication due out sometime in mid 2011.

The study was conducted in West and East Kameng districts of Arunachal Pradesh..

The Akas largely depend on forest resources for livelihood. Agriculture, hunting, fishing and food gathering are important activities for their sustenance. The inherent Indigenous Knowledge System (IKS) allows them to interact with surrounding forests in differential ways. Their belief systems along with concept of sacred groves play significant role in conservation of plants and animals. The forests are the source of vegetables, fruits, barks, edible leaves, wood, bamboo, cane and thatches. Agricultural implements, bows and arrows, handles, cloths, hair oil, musical instruments, ornaments and ethnomedicines are also met out from forest resources. Some parts of animals such as antelopes, bear, etc. and fish are used for orthopedic and stomachache problems. However, the penetration of scientific knowledge has caused deep impacts on their linkages with forest. The survey reveals that some important species of plants are on stake of extinction and certain wild animals are endangered. The plants found within 10 m from the settlements are now found in 40 km away from the villages. The existing modern judicial laws against illegal exploitation are hardly implemented. They deal with these problems through customary laws known as Nobazio. There is urgent need of formulation of sustainable forest management plan for the area. The community forestry system of Nepal has performed well over the decades where the forest user groups are primarily responsible for forest management plans. Hence, management plans in line of other successful management systems could prove fruitful for the area in future. The existing customary laws and knowledge base in relation to their ecosystem may facilitate a revolution in preserving and protecting our huge forest resources.

The initiative mainly deals with strong linkages of forest resources and livelihood of people in mountain area and ventures to highlight traditional knowledge of tribal people, sustainability and conservation of forest resources. The idea of immediate formulation of sustainable forest management plan, awareness campaign, and creation of village forest protection committees has emerged from the present initiative. It can be replicated throughout Arunachal Pradesh and other mountainous areas inhabited by tribal communities all over the world to save our rich forest resources.

 

Revenue achievement of Miao STS

CHANGLANG, Apr 7: State transport Service Miao has achieved annual revenue of 1. 1,08, 62,321.00 during the financial year 2010-11 as against fixed target of Rs 1,05,08,323.00, reports DIPRO.

This is the outcome of team efforts of all officers and officials particularly the operational and maintenance staff.

The revenue achievement should have been much higher had there not been suspension of many scheduled Bus services due to frequent breakdown of buses. The station is managing the operation of bus service in the district with inconvenience because of limited fleet strength. The department has appealed to the authority to allot more buses to improve the services. (DIPR)

 

UAEA criticizes Govt's apathetic attitude

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Expressing its strong resentment over Government’s apathetic attitude in fulfilling various demands of the unemployed engineers in the state, the Unemployed Arunachalee Engineers Association (UAEA) has threatened to launch a series of  bandh calls in phase-wise from last part of May next.

“A 10-point memorandum was submitted to the Chief Minister in February last highlighting various demands of the association, but no initiative has been taken yet by the authority to redress the grievances,” a UAEA release said.

UAEA has been demanding, among others, for stopping deputation system for Assistant and Junior Engineers in all departments, notifying all sanctioned post in every department, following the selection procedure and pattern of appointment as per roster system, stopping illegal appointments, direct recruitment and promotion in the ratio of 50:50, recruitment in private/public sector undertakings based in Arunachal Pradesh as per MoU & MAU signed with the state Government, 5% reservation for those unemployed engineers whose age limit is due to expire and involving Association members in Govt’s every review meeting.

 

PWD minister urged to ensure smooth functioning of office

ITANAGAR, Apr 7:  Lower Subansiri district unit of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) urged the PWD and UD Minister to ensure regular and proper functioning of the PWD Yazali division office.

NCP in a release said that the office has been virtually closed for nearly a year  due to non-staying of its staff in their posting place Yazali which compelled angry public to lock it down few months back. The office was vandalized in December last years and again it was burnt by some frustrated unidentified persons on April 4 last, it informed and urged the minister to ensure presence of officers and staff in their place of postings for smooth functioning.

It further urged the minister for judicious distribution of works to common public and making timely payments to poor and genuine contractors.

 

RGU geared up for 4th edition of Arunachal Panorama

RONO HILLS, Apr 7: Close on the heels of the Festival of Arunachal held during the statehood day celebrations, the Rajiv Gandhi University would host the fourth edition of the Arunachal Panorama: Festival of Diversity from the 8-10 April. The festival, which began in 2006, has been conceived with a view to celebrate the cultural diversity of the state.

Takam Sanjoy, honourable Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha will be the Chief Guest of the Inauguration Ceremony on 8 April.

The three-day extravaganza would demonstrate the various aspects of the rich culture of Arunachal by the students of University.

The sun, which is always identified with the state, has been developed as the festival’s logo. An element of fluidity has been added to the suns rays in this easily recognizable icon; symbolizing movement and change. The 16 rays of the sun in a concentric circle are representative of the 16 districts within the state.  

Arunachal Panorama will present various programmes and activities like traditional dances, presentations on various festivals and rituals with a narration on their significance, display of indigenous games and sports with informal competition rounds for the audience. It would also feature a food court serving various traditional delicacies of Arunachalee cuisine.

A vital purpose of the festival is also to catalyze and support positive youth action by engaging them in activities that give spaces for creative and artistic accomplishments. The various traditional performances are aimed at emphasizing to the youth the essence of their rich cultural heritage and to act as a motivator for them to preserve and learn from their traditions. The various activities like story telling of folk tales on origin of things, places, events etc., by various tribes, demonstration of indigenous sports and games, display of festivals and rituals will also give students, academia and intellectuals a space to interact and have dialogue on the on-going transitions in the traditional society.

Expected fallout of the festival is for it to be gradually included in the tourism calendar of the state to promote the idea of a ‘window’ to the composite Arunachali culture where visitors and tourists can get a glimpse of the way of life of the tribes.

Rajiv Gandhi University, which is like a mini Arunachal, exemplifies and promotes this cultural diversity and harmony. The University envisages a pivotal role to be played by its students and the youth of the state in sustaining and promoting a respect for diversities among all tribes of the state, said a release.

 

Hill-Top School in danger Zone

Yachang Tacho

ZIRO, Apr 7: Out of 25 girl students selected under ‘Pratibha Khoj’ from Ziro-I circle, seven of them are from Govt. ME School, Hill-Top which is highest among the Govt. schools in Ziro area.

The school which houses some of the most brilliant brains in the area, need immediate attention as it is at a steep ravine just below main road.

“One year back, a Tata Sumo rolled off the road and fell directly into school building and smashed class-VIII room. Fortunately, students were taken out of the school for some activities. I thank almighty for the intervention”, said a school teacher.  Some years back, a landslide had damaged a class room. Luckily it took  place during night time, said another teacher.

Since shifting of the school is next to impossible, some preventive measures could be taken up by the concern authority by erecting concrete protection wall.

The school was established in 1989 and upgraded ME school in 2005. Presently the school has more than 200 students. The school needs early attention for safety of future citizens.

A welcome move

Dear Editor,

The Village Development Township Area Welfare Association (VDTAWA),  Daporijo welcome the order of the Upper Subansiri District Administration which prohibit any kind of unauthorized earth cutting and construction of any kinds of building within the Tanium-Putu area. We further hope that the District Administration will take a bold step to protect the Govt properties within the entire periphery of Tanium-Putu and expect that  the administration, especially District Magistrate will continue to work with same zeal to serve the people of the district in the days to come.

We are also pinning hope  that the district administration  will solve the case regarding the MMS scandal  at Daporijo and punish the culprits  as per law.

Yours’

Sapu Dulom,

Tatuk Ligu.

 

 

Pass the Lok Pal bill

Dear Editor,

Social activists like Anna Hazare, Kiren Bedi and many others are at a dharna for the passage of Lok Pal bill, which would help check corruption in public life.

 Any person either a common man or the prime minister of the country, if they indulge in any corruption, equal punishment should be given and cases should be solved within a year.

People of North East should encourage and support such bills. The people of Arunachal are well aware of many corruptions such as multi-crore PDS scam which has totally vanished now.

For such scandals, we the common mass can fight, if such bill is passed. So we should fully support and welcome such bills.

Yours,

Tsering Phurpha,

(on email)

 

 

Wishing for more

Dear Editor ,

My town is a bit remote as compared to the rest of our state and we get to read your paper, obviously not at the earliest, sometimes in the evening or the next morning.

Reading about the news of the illegal appointments, was really a sad thing as lots of educated but unemployed youths are loitering around.   But I also thought that the Save Arunachal Forum will chalk out solutions.  

It feels like they are the only hope we have as no other unions are interested in this matter. Perhaps there is no profit in that.

 When a big scam like the 2G spectrum can be unearthed and the guilty tried, we can definitely wish for more. I request the SAF to give us more information about the issue.

Yours,

Tom Tamut , Boleng

 

 

Before its too late

Dear Editor,

Chief Minister has rightly stressed the need to conserve Mithun on the eve of mopin. If present trend continues, I am afraid in coming years, mithun's extinction is guaranteed.

Pinning hopes on administration.

Yours,

Renaissance

Aalo, (on email)

 

 

Citizens, police and politicians

Dear Editor,

I would like to take reference of some of the cases related to police versus public. When Dr Tana Talin was beaten up by the police personnel, student’s union & organisations and conscience citizens protested and showed our anguish towards the police atrocities.

Again within no time Tashi Nguso died because of Police highhandedness. Reacting, immediately all sections of society raised voice against the inhuman act by the so called law keeper of the state.

We have seen at that time too what was the response of the Home Minister of our state. We called several meetings and press conferences jointly with the apex student’s organisations of the state to mobilize and educate the masses of what is the importance of separation of judiciary from the executive.

Such incident is repeatedly happening in our state and we wonder how many such cases are there hidden.

What happens when students & civil society starts pointing their fingers at the government; they just suspend the alleged police personnel and transfers them within no time without making the people know about it.

After some time, they are awarded with all their held up salaries at one time and later gets promotions too.

And more interesting here is that governments announce compensation to the victim’s family and if possible offers jobs too. And this lead to compromise.

When such things happens all the organisations and others lose their morals and disappears silently and with this hot issue becomes calm and hides somewhere in the unknown files of government department. So many pressures fall from the high level on the victim’s family and to their relatives and to the members of the organisations leading the issues.

We want to know whether this is called justice in our state. What I believe is that the Home Minister should be dismissed from the power and positions he is holding unnecessarily and replace him with a responsible person.

Yours etc

Nabam Tado

 

 

Take up our cause too

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the News item "AAPSU calls for early release of stipend" on dated April 6.The AAPSU has called on higher authority to immediately release stipend of only those students who are studying outside the state.

We want to draw the attention of AAPSU that not only college students studying outside the state are not getting stipend but also the college students studying in various institute of Arunachal such as North East Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital , NERIST,Rajiv Gandhi Polythecnic College are also deprived from stipend, especially from NEC.

We appeal the apex student body AAPSU and other student organisation to look into the matter immediately for the sake of student like us who study in this institution and who  rely on such NEC stipend.

Yours,

Karli Nyori, Joram Atu,

Gamken Romin, Jambo Ejing, Oken Tamuk, Kapnai Arangham, Matwang Ago.

 

 

List them

Dear Editor ,

I would like to request all the organisations campaigning against the ' illegal appointments' to go harder and deeper on the issue. I also request the organisations and unions to bring out the list of all the illegal appointments, because at the least even if no actions are taken against them, it would be good to know them.

But the most important of all, we seek the names of all the officials and concerned politicians involved. A bunch of people who blindly underestimated the rest of the civilians with their unscrupulous use of power.

Hope that the list of the names will be listed in the days to come.

Tani Tatak,

Shillong

 

 

Let’s join the crusade

Dear Editor,

Let us extend our support to Anna Hazare’s fight against corruption. The people of Arunachal including AAPSU, GSU, ANSU, ADISU, GWS, NES,  ABK, SAF and all other civil society should come forward in the streets and join in hand in support of Anna Hazzare’s fight against corruption.

Yours,

Concerned Citizen

Aalo, (on email)

 

 

 

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News Impact

“Deliberate attempt to mislead”

ITANAGAR, Apr 7:  While reacting to the statement of the Ruksin Anchal chairperson and others, the four complainants against Ruksin BDO said that the Anchal chairperson and his party are not competent authority to decide the merit of the case lodged against the BDO.

The Anchal Chairpersons and 46 others have rejected the allegations of fund misappropriation leveled against BDO as baseless and politically motivated.

Reiterating its stand against BDO, the complainants in a release further said that interference in such case by Anchal chairperson shows that “they are functioning under the dictation of politicians, which amount to nepotism, malpractices and maladministration.”

The fabricated and concocted statement made by the Ruksin Anchal chairperson and his parties is a deliberate attempt to mislead the civil societies and suppress the justice, they said.

 

Peaceful 'dharna' by AUSDSU

ITANAGAR, Apr 7:  All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union (AUSDSU) has decided to hold a  peaceful ‘Dharna’  here on April 18  in protest against the Daporijo MMS scandal and the authority’s failure to apprehend the main accused along with another co-accused involved in the scandal and punish them.

AUSDSU sought cooperation from senior citizens and various students organizations of the state to let its demand reach to the Government.

 

PPAs 34th foundation day

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Peoples' Party of Arunachal (PPA) would celebrate its 34th Foundation Day on  April 10 at Nyokum Niya Hall Nirjuli.

The Foundation Day cum Conference of Peoples' Assembly of PPA would discuss the matter relating to major issues of the State that concerning its citizens and party organisation, policies and programmme. The party said that it is the party that can be only alternative in fulfilling needs and aspiration of the people in the State.

It further appealed to the former PPA leaders and activists to rekindle their regional ideology to make the oldest and lone recognized regional party in the state to strengthen the regional force.

 

Accommodation advisory

NAHARLAGUN, Apr 7:  The renovation and up gradation work of Arunachal Bhawan Kolkata is being undertaken, informed Deputy Resident Commissioner, Bijoy Talukdar.

He has issued an accommodation advisory that accommodation would be arranged  at hotels/ Guest houses at the vicinity of Arunachal Bhawan , Kolkata, during the period of renovation.  

 

Market shed at Lathao

LATHAO Apr 7 : The market shed constructed by 26 Maratha LI Regiment under operation Sadbhavana was inaugurated by S. Sengupta In-charge A.D.C. Namsai on today at Lathao Market under Namsai Sub-Division.

Speaking at the inaugural address Sengupta, appreciated the efforts of Col. D.N. Mullick Commanding Officer 26 Maratha LI Regiment Chongkham and his colleague officers for taking up such projects under OP Sadbhavana for the welfare of general public of Namsai Sub-Division. 26 Maratha LI had earlier constructed Solar Light system at Dharampur village and Hand pump system at Mekengmiri village.

 

Rectify pay anomalies

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA), Upper Subansiri District Unit has appealed to the Education Minister Bosiram Siram to rectify pay anomalies before the beginning of new academic session.

In a memorandum submitted to the Education Minister at Dumporijo on April 5 last, the ATA unit further demanded implementation of the RTE in toto and maintaining of pupil teacher ration as per RTE.

Other demands of the district ATA unit included establishment of transit camp at Daporijo for the convenient of teaching community, construction of more teachers quarters and renovation of existing quarters, posting of two senior teachers (humanity) at Govt Hr Secondary School, Daporijo.

While responding to the memorandum, the Education Minister informed that rectification of pay anomalies will be completed within two-three months, the ATA unit said.    The minister also assured to look into the demands on priority basis and appealed the teachers to perform their duty with utmost sincerity and dedication.  The ATA unit also submitted a copy of memorandum to R D and Panchayati Raj Minister Takar Marde for necessary action.

 

AITC continues its effort in Assam

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: Union Minister of State for Tourism Md. Sultan Ahmed and Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Observer cum Incharge NE States, Kanwar Deep Singh will be the star campaigner of the second phase Election of Assam for  AITC.  They will launch its election campaign rally from April 8 by addressing various public meetings in the state. President AITC Unit of Arunachal Pradesh Toko Sheetal and its two General Secretaries Techi Necha and Domin Loya and all the Members of Legislative Assembly Arunachal Pradesh wil also campaign during the second phase Assam Election scheduled for April 11.

 

Fed. says no to enhancement

ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation opposed the enhancement of retirement age. It appealed to the state Government not to enhance the retirement age limit of Government servants in all the departments, as enhancement or extension of superannuation period will further aggravate unemployment problem of the state.

 

Bike rally to mark Longte

ITANAGAR: Longte Festival Celebration Committee, Daporijo informed that a motorcycle rally   with the theme “Save Mithun, save flora and fauna - save earth” will be organized  as a part of the Longte festival.

The rally will be jointly organized by administration, Changs Trust and Tamaripa Youth Club.  It will start from Daporijo on April 12 and pass through various administrative circles of the district.

 

Grazing field for Mithuns

ITANAGAR: Bamboo and wooden fencing has been erected in a certain area for Mithun grazing at Karsingsa village by Mithun Owners Welfare Association of Karsingsa.

It took the association a week to complete the fencing which will not only protect their livestock from various infectious diseases but also prevent the Mithuns from outside area to enter the village, the association said in a release.

Further,  a fine of Rs.10 lakh would be imposed against the persons whoever is caught stealing mithun.

 

Appointments

ITANAGAR, Apr 7: All India Rajiv Gandhi Vichar Manch International (AIRGVMI)  has appointed Kenyom Dabi as vice president of the North East RGVMI. Dabi  has been involved in various social and political  organization for last 25 years  and held many portfolios of INC party right from block level to state level.

Jobuk Pallon, Nang Gao and Tatton Borang have been selected as president, vice president and general secretary respectively of the Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU) Itanagar in a conference cum election  held  on April 5 last.

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