Funds for documentation of customary laws
ZIRO, Apr 9: The state government is constituting a committee to strengthen and streamline the Gaon Burah (GB) Institution in the state, said Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu while addressing a mammoth gathering of Gaon Burahs and Gaon Buris in the inaugural function of seven days long legal awareness programme with special focus on Customary Laws at Ziro today. The programme was organised by the District Legal Service Authority, Ziro in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh Legal Service Authority.
The image of unique and important Gaon Burah institution has been eroded and belittled by appointing so many GBs, sometime which outnumbers the general population of the villages without following the required criteria, the chief minister observed. He said the institution needs immediate attention and appointments of GBs need meticulous examination of their ability and integrity.
Announcing Rs.25 lakhs for printing local customary laws into book form, the Chief
Minister said customary Laws protects us, it teaches us peaceful co-
While lauding the dedicated service of Gaon Burahs-
Announcing the cabinet decision to establish the first Medical College of the state at Ziro, the Chief Minister requested the people to cooperate the government in smooth establishment of the college by donating the required land.
While referring to November 3, last incident, where mob attacked the DC’s office, the Chief Minister said, he was hurt by the incident as the people of the area is known for their peace and intellectuality. Such incidents where people take law into their hands should not be allowed to happen again, he advised the elders of the area.
The Chief Justice of Guahati High Court, Justice Madan B. Lokur, who was the brain behind organizing the awareness programme also spoke on government’s proposals to set up Gram Nyaylaya in all the villages to ensure justice to all.
Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Padi Richo, while thanking the organizers of the function advised the GBs to take full advantage of the training and assured all necessary help in successful conduct of the training programme.
Lower Subansiri District Legal Service Authority Chairperson – cum-
The function was also attended by Gauhati high Court Judge Justice K.Meruno, West Session Division, Yupia, Session Judge, Nani Grayu, Dy. Registrar of Guahati High court, P B Dutta, Lower Subansiri Zilla Parishad Chairperson Likha Tongum, Panchayat leaders, government officers, advocates and general public. (DIPRO)
New Delhi, Apr 9: As the nation today erupted with joy over people's victory against corruption, India Gate in the Capital's heart turned into a celebration ground with hundreds of citizens flocking the war memorial in the evening.
Chanting 'Vande Mataram' and 'Inquilab Zindabad', supporters of veteran social activist Anna Hazare gathered at the spot with candles in their hands to celebrate their victory on Lokpal Bill issue.
The war statue shone with glory as the citizens held a candle light vigil. They took out small processions near the India Gate and tempted some families, which had come there for an evening outing, to also join the celebrations. Many families also turned out in large numbers in a bid to "educate" their children about the social issues.
Some carried anti-
Around 1,200 homeopathic doctors from all over the country were also seen marching
in India Gate. "We had all come to Faridabad from different parts of the country
for a four-
We all decided to come here and show our solidarity. We cannot shy away from being part of this," one of them said.
The nation today marked yet another memorable day in its history of victories with the civil society under the leadership of Hazare forcing the government to bow down and relent to their demands of notifying a committee to draft a conservation Lokpal Bill. UNI
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: The 20 weeks Diploma Course in Cooperative Management (DCCM) concluded with a valedictory function at Naharlagun yesterday.
It was organized by A.P. Cooperative Training Centre (APCTC) under the aegis of Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union (APSCU) and sponsored by National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT) under National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), New Delhi.
Altogether 26 trainees from different cooperative societies of the state were benefitted
from the training imparted on the seven subjects -
The Chief guest of the function, Nido Pavitra, Parliamentary Secretary, Cooperation, disclosed that he has been trying his best for the improvement of cooperative sector. He sought cooperation of the department concerned and APSCU in making better programme and policies for success of the cooperative movement.
Dr. N. Ranajana Devi, Joint Director, NCCT, New Delhi, who was the guest of honour highlighted the training programmes of NCCT under Central Sector Scheme (CSS) launched by Union Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation and being implemented through Junior Cooperative Training Centres (JCTCs), Institute of Cooperative Managements (ICMs) and Regional Institute of Cooperative Managements (RICMs) throughout India. She also cited some examples of banks run by Cooperative Societies and SHGs in the country and inspired the trainees to follow the system and techniques in Arunachal Pradesh also. She further called for formation of more SHGs, cooperative societies and stressed on taking up need based and innovative projects for inclusive development.
G. Nyorak, CEO gave an overview of training undertaken by the APCTC under CSS
with the financial support of NCCT and its impact and achievement in Arunachal Pradesh
A.T. Kulo Chairman, APSCU pointed out the financial crisis being faced by the institution in imparting various training programmes. He urged upon the Chief Guest to help the institution in providing sufficient fund for training and other developmental activities.
Joint Registrar (D), Cooperative Societies was special invitee. Many other resource persons from Apex Bank, APCC Federation, AP. Agri. Coop. Marketing Federation and officers from Deptt of Cooperation also spoke on the occasion.
spirit of leadership
ITANAGAR, Apr 9 : Along with rest of the country, the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) today celebrated its 40th foundation day at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here.
Attending the celebration, MLA cum APEDA chairman Likha Saaya exhorted the students to cultivate the spirit of leadership while maintaining the standards of academic excellence.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee Spokesperson cum advisor to CM Vishal P Nabam while describing NSUI as the backbone of Congress Party exhorted students to be a part of its nation building exercise. He also highlighted the various achievements of Dorjee Khandu led Congress Government in the state.
State NSUI president Kafa Bagang appealed for cultivating the spirit of selfless ness, the sense of social responsibility amongst the students of the state in particular and the nation as a whole.
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Game Development Manager KVP Rao asked the Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA) to develop/construct a cricket field of its own for the development of the sport in the state. Rao discussed various issues relating to infrastructure development with ACA and asked it to find land for construction of a permanent cricket field. He along with ACA office bearers including its vice president Nabam Ram, secretary Tado Kholi visited the Naharlagun cricket ground, Nyokum Lapang cricket ground and IG Park.
Meanwhile, a five-
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: As part of its Know Your Army Programme, the Gajraj Corps and Ball of Fire Division of Indian Army is planning an mega exposition show at Indira Gandhi Park from April 13 to 14 next.
Governor (Retd) Gen JJ Singh, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and GOC Gajraj Corps Lt. General Gyan Bhusan will attend the event, the organisers informed.
During the mega event, Sky diving, hot air ballooning, dare devil motorcycle tricks and cultural activities depicting various region of the country will be showcased. Weapon display and skill show by army dogs and awareness about Army among the common people will be other highlights of the programme.
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: Much to the delight of the Arunachalee people, Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy today provided an ambulance from his MPLAD fund for Arunachal Guest House Assam today.
Sanjoy flagged off the ambulance at Arunachal Guest house in presence of large number students studying in various institutions in Guwahati and deputy resident commissioner.
Guwahati being major medical referral centre everybody needs to contribute especially
towards health services, Sanjoy said. Every major and minor health problems are
being referred to Guwahati but there is no ambulance to ferry the patients in Guwahati.
“This is a small beginning but it will serve a lot for the needy Arunachalee people
in Guwahati”, Sanjoy said. He called upon the students studying in Guwahati to co-
Deputy Resident Commissioner, D. J. Bora, while appreciating this humanitarian gesture, informed that many medical cases are referred to Guwahati.
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: Doimukh ZPM Tana Bado has inaugurated the Bosco Academy for Skills and Employment (BASE) at Agency for Integral Development Action (AIDA) regional office Yupia on April 8.
Don Bosco Tech, commonly known as DB Tech, is the network of formal and non-
BASE is a 3-
In Northeast there are 11 such DB Tech centres providing training as on date. The main domains (skills) include, welding, hospitality, sales and marketing, retails, construction, ISMO (industrial sewing machine operator), nursing assistant, ITeS, electrician, agriculture and security guard.
Speaking on the occasion, Bado exhorted the trainees to gain maximum knowledge from the training centre. The skill training that is provided by Don Bosco Tech contributes to common man’s economy. It helps the trainees not go hungry, added Bado. He further exhorted the trainees to impart the skills learned from the Centre to others also.
Speaking on the occasion Doimukh BDO, Chagam Dolo asked the trainees to cultivate positive attitude in life. Money is a necessity, but not the end of everything, he said while encouraging the trainees to work hard to earn their living.
Of all the trigger happy freedom fighting groups in the North East, the NSCN annoys
me the most. It really doesn’t matter which faction is being referred the Isak-
While those in Sansad Bhawan, New Delhi are sitting ducks to the Naga Peace Accord that is now immersed in bumbling ceasefire pacts and cryptic solutions that has in no way sorted out the Naga problem.
Though New Delhi considers the “peaceful” climate in the other wise volatile Nagaland (also most of North East India) as a feather on its cap the overall situation is in reality fragile.
The NSCN that calls itself a “Socialist Council” is in reality a very stubborn set
up generally composed of self-
At present there are four Naga militant groups – NNC(Adino), NNC (Panger), NSCN (IM) and NSCN (K) – who claim to be representing the Naga cause. Of the four, undoubtedly the NSCN (IM) group enjoys maximum strength and hold over the Nagas.
The Naga outfits who are now vying each other to proclaim themselves as the true crusaders of the Naga cause have made it clear that no solution until they achieve “Nagalim”also referred as Greater Nagaland.
The NSCN(IM) stands out from all the other Naga groups as by strengthening its organizing and military capabilities, by building alliances with other insurgent groups in the Northeast and by internationalizing the Naga problem and Nagalim through forums such as the Unrepresented Nations and People’s Organization (UNPO)and other international forums of the indigenous peoples, NSCN(IM) has become so powerful that no solution to the Naga problem can be conceived of without engaging this outfit.
So what is this Nagalim that the NSCN factions keep babbling about rather than concentrating their energies on the development and prosperity of the current state of — Nagaland?
The purported objective of the NSCN factions is the establishment of a Nagalim (Greater
Nagaland), consisting of all the Naga-
The NSCN factions maintain that at present Nagalim has been subdivided by the Government of India into four different administrative units: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland. Likewise, Myanmar too has claimed parts of Nagalim and has divided it under two administrative units of Kachin State and Sagaing division. Thus, the establishment of Nagalim threatens to include large chunks of territories of three neighbouring States, Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, along with some portion of Myanmar.
The map of Nagalim, released by the NSCN-
Now even though New Delhi has been patient (helpless???) in hearing out the selfish agenda of “Greater Nagaland” the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur who will be affected stand united to oppose such a devious plan that would lead to the vivisection of their respective territories ( Arunachal Pradesh has already lost its territory to Nagaland as in 1957 The Tuensang Frontier Division was separated from Arunachal Pradesh ( then known as NEFA ) and merged with newly constituted Naga Hills which constituted a new State of Nagaland ).
On February 28 2011 the NSCN-
The amount of time, money and lives that have been laid waste due to the idea of “Greater Nagaland” could have been utilized towards a greater good of the North East region but unfortunately the NSCN with blinkers refuses to see the greater truth and is stuck to its demand which is gradually destabilizing the peaceful state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Equally disturbing is the NSCN faction’s dubious claim of being the torch bearers
of Christ’s gospel. Isak Chishi Swu the NSCN-
There have been reports from North east region that the Naga insurgents have used
threats and intimidation in areas where they operate all the name of Lord Jesus Christ,
defaming the name of Christ and violent agenda of “harvest of converts” is not only
Though as of now the NSCN-
The violent anti-
Dimapur has become the den of these illegal Bangladeshis. They constitute the leading
labour force in the agriculture sector. The majority of rickshaw-
This has given rise to robbery, theft, illegal trafficking of narcotic drugs and liquor, smuggling of pornographic films and vulgar literature and an unprecedented rise in crime, flesh trade and prostitution. This influx has narrowed the jobs of lay workers too.
The Nagaland state capital, Kohima, has become the second biggest haven for the illegal migrant who occupy most of the shops in the main market, P.R. Hills and other localities.
Similarly, all the district areas such as Mokokchung, Wokha, Zunheboto, Phek, Mon and Tuensang are infested with them. They are sneaking into the interiors of Nagaland.
In places like Jalukie in Zeliang area, Naginimora, Tizit and other central places of Nagaland, the pain of the presence of illegal Bangladeshis is felt by the local Naga populace.
The long stretch of the “Assam Forest” bordering Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh has over the years disappeared and been systematically occupied by the illegal Bangladeshis.
The North East Region’s economic underdevelopment coupled with center’s over the years prolonged negligence and the continuous insurgency and the chasm that existed between the people of the region and the “mainland” people are some of the reasons that have given room to the illegal immigrants and outside elements to exploit maximum advantages.
The continued nefarious activities of NSCN could gradually divide the Arunachal society and gradually lead to the disintegration of our land of the dawn lit mountains. Arunachal Pradesh as a united entity will cease to exist as so far the areas of Western Arunachal like Tawang,West and East Kameng have been relatively peaceful. Meanwhile the centre is serious to develop Arunachal mainly due to the ongoing phase of Chinese threats the nature of which is getting bizarre with the passing days.
If the NSCN is not checked in Tirap-
The NSCN is also on a killing spree in Tirap-
Kaping is a resident of Kongkhanvillage in Ukhrul district. Wangcha was shot dead by two unidentified men when he was playing badminton at Deomali Multipurpose Community Hall in Arunachal’s Tirap district on December 23, 2007. Another badminton player, Lomhang Kanglom, was wounded in the attack.
“Investigations revealed that NSCN (I-
Arunachal Indigenous Peoples Union (AIPU) observed that ‘Greater Nagalim’ demand
by the NSCN-
In a statement, the union viewed the Nagalim issue seriously in the backdrop of the
peace talks going on at New Delhi between the Government of India and NSCN-
On March 18 2011 security forces led by the Assam Rifles launched operations to clean
up the restive Tirap-
Government sources said the operations, cleared at the highest level, were launched
this month after 40-
Besides, there is an intelligence input indicating an arms consignment of more than
100 assault rifles being brought into India from private companies in southern China.
The operations have been launched to intercept this consignment and prevent the spread
of NSCN (I-
All is not well within the Nagas, there are signs that the Naga movement is gradually
cracking up with each faction openly proclaiming itself as the true crusader of Naga
rights. The major divison is the formation of Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organization
(ENPO) that vocalised its demand through the media for a separate state — Frontier
Nagaland. The ENPO, representing six tribes (Chang, Konyak, Phom, Sangtam, Khiamniungan
and Yimchunger ) of eastern Nagaland, has submitted a memorandum to the prime minister
demanding the creation of a new state comprising of the Tuensang, Mon, Longleng and
Kiphire districts in Nagaland and the Naga-
The ENPO states that given the condition of the problems and prospects and the experiences
of association with other advanced groups of the State for about 50 years even before
and after formation of the State of Nagaland, the people of Eastern Nagaland find
themselves incompatible to continue to co-
While the demand for “Frontier Nagaland” gains popular support in Nagaland’s eastern
districts, south of the border, communal tension between the Meiteis and Nagas in
Manipur is gradually reaching a point of no return situation and fears of a Meitei-
At the same time in Assam, the state government has requested the centre to take note of the ongoing unlawful activities by NSCN in its districts bordering Nagaland, this despite the ceasefire signed with New Delhi.
It would have been easier for the Nagas to seek realistic answers to their predicaments had the Naga society been united under one leadership. Unfortunately the division of the Naga society along tribal and ideological lines restricts the possibilities of coming out with viable alternatives.
The Nagas ought also to realize that their demand for integration of all Naga inhabited areas under one administrative unit could become a reality only with the consent of other communities in the region, which is difficult to visualize in the near future. Unilaterally New Delhi cannot enter into any agreement with NSCN factions on this issue, ignoring the opinions and sentiments of other communities and states. (The contributor is associated with the Hospitality Industry, currently based in Singapore)
APLS likely to infuse new blood
ITANAGAR: The Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) is all set to get a fresh look with the election of its new executive body slated for April 10 at the premises of JN State Museum.
The election for new APLS executive, though, was long overdue, it could not be held for unavoidable reasons, informed the Society’s president Y D Thongchi.
Over Rs 1 lakh penalty collected from traffic violators
ITANAGAR: The Capital District administration and a police team headed by D C Pawan Kumar Sain and SP Chuku Appa conducted a joint surprise checking against violators of the Motor Vehicle Act, ILP Regulation Act and Trading license at Naharlagun yesterday.
The team collected a penalty of Rs 1, 02000 from violators of MVA during surprise checking and put behind bar a person for 7 days for obstructing officers on duties.
The team members under the guidance of DIG R Hibu included SP Traffic A Tamut, ADM Talo Potom, EAC T Ratan, COs Sibo Passing and K Ringu.
The team also detected 31 shopkeepers who were running business without trading license. They have been summoned for legal proceedings and imposed fine of Rs 5000 each. 500 persons were checked for ILP, out of them, 50 persons were taken out of Banderdewa check gate and rest were imposed fine.
Such joint surprise checking will be carried out in future, the Capital DC informed and requested the citizens to cooperate and follow the laid down rules and regulations.
Arunachal to host National Weightlifting C’ship
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Weightlifting Association (AWA) will host the 48th Men & 23rd Women Junior National Weightlifting Championship in November 2011 at Itanagar, according to an AWA release.
AWA, meanwhile, appointed few office bearers for smooth functioning, who included Niapung Konia, Toyum Tok, L. Sokun Singh, all vice presidents, AWA.
It further appointed Nisso Tania, Kaduk Ori, Patra Lonchot, Cotige Mena, Chupa Tayu, Rojo Cheda, and James Homtok as presidents of District Weightlifting Associations of Kurung Kumey, West Siang, Lohit, Lower Dibang Valley, Dibang Valley, East Kameng and Tirap respectively.
Provide fire brigade at Doimukh: DSU
ITANAGAR, Apr 9 : Doimukh Students’ Union (DSU) has demanded the Executive Director of Assam Oil Division, Digboi, Assam, to provide fire brigade for its Doimukh oil depot.
In the event of any fire accident in the depot the damages to the adjoining areas
would be very extensive because it does not have its own fire brigade or adequate
The depot established in 1987 is situated next to many villages and other important establishments.
International Labours Day
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: International Labours Day would be celebrated by Arunachal Pradesh
Workers Union of Nyapin /Phassang block with a week-
A celebration committee headed by Dr. Tadar Tagh, medical officer, Nyapin CHC has been constituted.
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: Arunachal Pradesh State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) conducted
11 days ‘training of trainers (ToT)-
SHGs were trained in various subjects including book keeping, promotion of micro-
State AITC continues campaign in Assam
ITANAGAR, Apr 9: In continuation of its electioneering for the 2nd phase of Assam Assembly election, the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) Arunachal Pradesh team led by its president Toko Sheetal today made an extensive campaigning at Kamalpur Assembly constituency in Assam. They addressed the public meeting at Kamalpur play Ground in support of party candidate B.N. Deka and also interacted with voters.
The team members included Paramjit Kaur, political secretary cum representative of Rajya Sabha MP Kanwar Singh, Observer and Incharge NE States of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC), along with Kamrup district AITC office bearers .
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