North East Games
BOMDILA, Apr 29: Arunachalee pugilists grabbed 7 medals, including 3 gold, on the penultimate day of the 25th North East Games here today.
Out of the five finalists, three pugilists won gold while two had to content with
silver medal. Kumar Beyong won the yellow metal in Mens’ 52 kg Fly-
Dani Tamang and Y Jibanilata Devi lost their final bouts and had to content with
Silver medal in 81 kg Light heavy-
RD and Panchayati Raj Minister Takar Marde gave away the medals to the winner of boxing at Buddha Stadium Bomdila. He will also be the chief guest of the closing ceremony of the Games tomorrow.
In Archery, Bipin Singh clinched the Gold in Men’s individual Olympic round while the quartet of A Suraj Singh, Bipin Singh, Ashok Biswas and Doi Riba won the Men’s team Olympic round. Genung Tekseng, Sorang Mami, Maselo Mihu and Lide Loye won bronze in Women’s team Olympic round while Sorang Mami in Women’s individual Olympic round.
In Wushu events held at Rupa, Arunachal team bagged a total of 5 Gold, 10 Silver and equal numbers of Bronze medals in Taolu while 3 Silver and 7 Bronze medals came from Sanshou. Kishani Chetiya, Jema Brama, A Basumatory and L R Devi won Gold in individual events while S Y Chanu and Padmini in dual event.
The Confidential Report on Chakma-
The 10 points recommendation was propounded 4 years ago, before the M’Pen Riots, before the encroachment of reserve forest and community land by the CHR in such colossal scale.
By going through the recommendation we will find that the laxity and irresponsible act by the state Govt has led the CHR issue to such enigmatic proportion. If the state Govt had only acted to the recommendation then perhaps the CHR issue would had amicable conclusion by now.
The following are the 10 points recommendation made by cabinet committee on the 15 pages report that was headed by Finance Minister Setong Sena, the then Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly along with Nabam Tuki, Kipa Babu, Ngurang Pinch, Kamlung Mossang, Chowna Mein, Karikho Kri, Chow Tewa Mein, Chow Pinthika Namchoom, C C Singpho, Phosum Khimhoon, and Wangnia Pongte as its core members.
1. It transpires from the interaction/proceeding that there no apparent objection on granting of Indian Citizenship to CHR in conformity with the Rules/Acts and Constitutional provisions by the Govt. of India (GoI), but no land possession/settlement right be given to these refugees in the state of Arunachal Pradesh without previous approval of the State Government in terms of Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act, (BEFRA) 1873.
2. To revive the Core Committee of CHR imbroglio headed by Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh the committee also suggests that the State Government pursue the GoI for constitution of tripartite committee consisting of Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, representatives of CH and GoI to be headed by a Central Minister of Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI to discuss and decide all this vexed CHR issue and find out an acceptable solution.
3. The committee also suggests issue of inner line permit to CHR in accordance with the BEFRA 1873.
4. The committee also suggests for creation of a separate department to deal with the refugees and interstate boundary issues.
5.The committee is also of the view that the state should conduct a special survey on CH inhabited areas to find out the exact number of CHR inhabitants as on date and also settled during 1964 to 1969 and illegal migrants thereafter. While conducting special survey, the state machinery be asked to prepare dossiers of each CH family, their originally allotment and present occupied area and present status of those land and pending court cases if any.
6.In order to protect the political interest of the indigenous people of Arunachal Pradesh it is suggested that steps may be taken so that lone general assembly constituency is not earmarked in the CH inhabited area
7. Steps may be taken to evict the unauthorized CHR from the various reserve forest areas in accordance with the provisions of various forest acts and laws and also to pursue Court for vacation of interim relief given to CH in the form of stay.
8. As demanded by the AAPSU, all criminal cases pending against the former/present students in connection with the agitation against the CHR should be withdrawn/closed by the government.
9.The committee is of the opinion that an acceptable solution has to be tuned rather than keeping this vexed problem pending for decades. Therefore, the committee is of the opinion that these CHR be confined to original settlement areas and be placed under administrative control of an ADC. And following further course of action to be initiated are recommended herewith
• The original settlement areas be demarcated on ground by erecting CC pillars fencing and also be notified through Arunachal Pradesh Gazette to avoid any future legal complicacy.
• The original settlement areas could be leased out for certain period and can be renewed subject to their satisfactory performance in maintenance of peace and other etc. but no permanent possession right on the land be given to CHR. While doing so, the practice being followed in case of Pvt/PSU like plywood factories, industries, NEEPCO, NHPC, OIL/Coal/SEZ sectors etc, could be followed.
• The GoI to provide special financial package for creation of infrastructures including rehabilitation grant and clear assurance for continued budgetary allocation for maintenance to meet up recurring expenditure for settlement area.
• Even if they (CH) are declared as Indian citizens by GOI these refuges shall have
to remain as non-
• These CH shall have no right to purchase/possess any immovable property outside notified settlement area in terms of section 7 of BEFRA, 1873.
• Inconformity with BEFRA, 1873, the Chin Hills Regulations, 1896, shall automatically govern these CH people. (The writer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Evolve a common strategy to enhance regional tourism: Governor
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh urged upon the members
of North East Regional Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) to evolve
a common strategy to enhance regional tourism through tourist packages involving
different states of the North East region. It should be evolved in such a way that
people of the region derive socio-
NERCPA been successful in getting several Restricted Area Permit procedures exempted to harness the potential of its unique cultural heritage, its pristine environment and to develop tourism in the region, the Governor observed. Singh, however, quoting First Prime Minister of India Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru’s remarks, said “we have to ensure that development is not forced on the people. It should be at a pace which they can absorb.” Our citizens should be active partners in the growth process, Gen Singh said to the members of Parliaments and State legislators of the region.
Stating that the most important task of a legislature in a democratic regime is to
give legitimacy to the government by providing representation to the citizenry, Governor
said, the Legislatures are the strongest pillar of the Indian democracy and we all
want this institution to be further strengthened. Legislatures represent a permanent
and independent link between the populace and the government. As people’s representative,
whatever decision you take should be with an ultimate aim of ensuring that the fruits
of development reach the poorest and the most down-
Governor hoped that NERCPA, as it has been in the past, will continue to promote
knowledge on constitutional law amongst the people of the region and also further
strengthen the time-
Touching on the achievements of the association, Governor pointed that it is due
to the initiative of NERCPA that the Guwahati Airport has become a full-
Underscoring the importance of financial autonomy of the Legislative Assembly Secretariat, Governor said, financial autonomy of the Legislative Assembly Secretariat is absolutely mandatory. It will help the State Legislatures to achieve confidence, ability, freedom and supremacy to run a Legislature in accordance with constitutional provisions. But, he added, we should try and evolve a national consensus on the issue before a final decision is taken, otherwise there can be confusion.
On NERCPA members’ proposal to hold a Regional Seminar on Legislature Audit Interface, Governor pointed that such seminars will definitely help in ensuring speedy disposal of audit paras and suggest ways and means to do it within a fixed time frame.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Chairman of NERCPA Charles Pyngrope, Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Speaker congratulated the delegates and participants for their thought proving discussion and debate. The conference has delved into the relationships between the Legislature and the Constitutional Audit, he informed.
Expressing gratefulness to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Pyngrope said, her presence has enhanced the prestige and importance of the conference.
Deputy Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Tapang Taloh also spoke on the occasion.
NERCPA Vice Chairman, Wanglin Lowangdong, Speaker, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, NERCPA Secretary Gauranga Prasad Das, Principal Secretary, Assam Legislative Assembly, Speakers of Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland & Sikkim, Deputy Speakers of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh, Parliamentary Secretaries, MPs, MLAs and Secretaries of Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh along with other guests and invitees were present on the occasion. (PRO, Raj Bhawan)
World Veterinary Day
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: A team of veterinary doctors have conducted free vaccination cum live stock treatment programme at Jote – Poma area in Papum Pare district as a part of World Veterinary Day celebration today.
The team visited various villages under Jote-
The veterinary doctors will continue its programme and conduct live stock disease awareness camp at Poma on April 30. ZMP Nabam Sukia will attend the awareness camp as chief guest. Veterinary director Hage Tabin is also expected to participate.
Meanwhile, veterinary department has appealed the live stock owners of Poma area to avail the opportunity of free live stock treatment and vaccination camp.
The World Veterinary Day is being celebrated with two –day programme by Arunachal Pradesh Veterinary Association (APVA) in collaboration with department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary.
new choppers soon
By Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: Pawan Hans Helicopter Services limited (PHHL) will soon press into
service two new choppers in land-
The orders for the two 24-
“Ensuring comfortable flying with all safety parameters to the people is our prime concern”, Bahl said during an interaction with media at Hotel Arun Subansiri here.
Denying long service period of the chopper as the factor responsible for the mishap, Mahal claimed that even choppers prior to 90s are still giving excellent service because of proper maintenance. He, however, did not ruled out possibility of human errors in the tragedy.
Bahl accompanied by R P S Mahal and Deepak Kapoor, general managers (Operation and Engineering) arrived here last evening to instill confidence among the people in the aftermath of April 19 tragic chopper crash at Tawang, which claimed 17 innocent lives and injured 6 others.
The PHHL had to face public as well as government‘s ire after the crash. The Pawan Hans authority was held responsible for tragedy.
PHHL officials expressed its gratitude to the state Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu for positive approach towards their new assurance. PHHL executive director revealed that they assured state chief minister for better and safety service of chopper during their meeting at Guwahati yesterday. The PHHL further informed they appealed the state government for the better fire safety service at every heliport. The PHHL team are likely to visit every heliport in the state to study the safety measure.
The PHHL under its cooperate social responsibility is contemplating to undertake various activities including training on cutting, tailoring, beauty parlour and computer education for the illiterate youths of the state including financial assistance for education of the weaker section.
“We are seeking name of ten students from the state to promote awareness of helicopter operation and maintenance among them and all the expenses for their week –long stay at Mumbai will be bear by us”, the executive director added.
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: The Indigenous Faith & Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh (IFCSAP) youth wing said that culture cannot be separated from religion as culture comes from religion and the culture of a tribe or community is based on religion. The IFCSAP Youth Wing was reacting to the statement of Power Minister Jarbom Gamlin during his Mopin festival at Gemo village in West Siang district on April 20 last. The Minister reportedly advocated that religion and culture are two different entities and advised the people not to mix them.
Terming the statement of Gamlin as unfortunate, IFCSAP youth wing general secretary Nyamo Doje in a release today maintained that religion cannot be separated from culture. During the festivals the priest performs religious activities like rituals while ponung dance is a cultural activity performed during Mopin, he claimed.
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: An expert team of National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai on Biodiversity Management Committee has conducted three days visit to Apatani valley from April 26 to 28 last.
The team included Dr. G Ramachandran, Chairperson, Expert committee on BMC, K S. Sugura, Member Secretary, Karnataka Biodiversity Board, G Sai Prakash, Conservator of Forests, Maharashtra, Dr. V. A. Nambi, Principal Scientist, Biodiversity, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, Dr. P. Chaudhry, Director SFRI cum, Member Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh Biodiversity Board, Itanagar and Dr. K.P. Raghuram, Technical Officer, National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai.
Expressing satisfaction over the interest shown by the people of Apatani Valley in conserving Biodiversity in a meeting held with biodiversity activists at Ziro on April 27, Dr. G. Ramachandran assured that the committee would recommend the suggestions of the activists to National Biodiversity Authority for necessary action.
Responding to their queries, Dr. P. Chaudhry, informed that the Arunachal Pradesh (Biodiversity) Rules, 2010 are likely to be notified by the State Government soon and the formation of Biodiversity Management Committees in all the villages of the state will be initiated once the Rules are notified.
Earier, Rubu Buker, Chairman, Nature Care and Disaster Management Society, Ziro, narrated the activities initiated by his Society to mobilize the people of Apatani Valley for biodiversity conservation.
Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Nila Mohanan stressed the need of preparing peoples’ biodiversity register.
Participating the discussion session of the meeting, representatives from different villages requested the visiting team to provide technical and financial support to the biodiversity activists.
A poster on Biodiversity entitled “Our Biodiversity Our Wealth” prepared by Dr. Kenjum Bagra, Research Officer, Arunachal Pradesh Biodiversity Board was also released on the occasion.
The meeting ended with distribution of saplings of Taxus wallichiana and Michelia
champaca by the visiting dignitaries as a part of GOI-
PASIGHAT, Apr 29: The Education Minister Bosiram Siram today informed that the Congress functionaries are preparing to organize a mega rally/public meeting on May 2 next at Pasighat to make aware the common people about the achievements of the state Congress government and the UPA government at Centre. He was attending a meeting with the DC, SP, HODs and local leaders at the Siang Guest House conference hall.
Both the state and union governments are committed to enhance the welfare and well-
The minister also informed that former MP Dr. Col. Dhaniram Sandil CWC member and Sanjay Bapna, AICC General Secretary and state CM Dorjee Khandu, Home Minister Tako Dabi, PWD minister Nabam Tuki and Dy. Speaker Tapang Taloh will also be present on the occasion.
The CM will inaugurate BLT road and all the dignitaries will visit the construction site of Ayush and finally join the public meeting at the general ground. Taking privilege Siram also informed that the turbines/machineries of Yambung hydel will be completely replaced immediately to provide uninterrupted power supply to the Pasighatians.
Early this morning the minister accompanied by the SP Alok Kumar, HODs and BCCI President Tobuk Dai visited all the places to chalk out final plan for the rally. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: National Students’ Union of India state unit and college units in its developmental meeting held here today chalked out strategies to strengthen the organization in the state.
Addressing the meeting, National Secretary Taranga Gogoi said that NSUI is a strong student organization in the country; it works for the development of North Eastern States at Centre.
He appealed to the students of Arunachal Pradesh to take active participation in state unit NSUI activities for the greater interest of students’ community and development of the state as a whole.
NSUI state unit president Kafa Bagang urged the National Secretary to initiate IInd Phase NSUI election in remaining districts and colleges to strengthen the NSUI in the state.
What did they do with our money?
On dated 18th April 2011, we on behalf of Kargu Kardi Student’s Union (KKSU) had
alleged the Water Resource Department, Basar Division of mismanagement of fund allocated
in the financial year 2010-
The mentioned department has out rightly violated the AOP provision in 2010-
We once again appeal the RWD Basar division for the white paper reflection and let the public know how the fund allocated was used without clearing the outstanding bills of two to three years or more.
In addition to that, we would like to appeal for the early completion of all the PMGSY Schemes going on in our jurisdiction. So far most of the works are going in a very slow face and the half constructed roads are adding the trouble for the public of the concerned area. It has been learnt that the concerned department are extending the duration of the work/project completion for reasons unknown to us. We appeal the department not to further, extend the duration for the completion of the project and let the work be completed on time and the defaulters should be dealt with accordingly.
Binya Ronya (President)
KKSU, (on email)
Towards safe driving
A passenger Bus, from Itanagar to Guwahati Bearing Regn. No.ARO4-
It is immaterial whether it is reported in the newspaper or not. But the incident provoked a serious thought in my mind about “safety”.
Many of us have a perception almost akin to superstition that; accidents are inevitable.
It is perceived as something pre-
Luxurious seat, video entertainments, air condition system and double suspension comforts etc which are common these days are business hoodwinks to make us pay more, they never make the traveling safe in any way.
In order to make mass commuting safer I seek to earnestly suggest the following points which I believe is pragmatic, if we the consumers insist and if the appropriate authority step in and address them.
Credentials of Drivers to be compulsorily posted, at least in the ticket counters of every passenger ferrying parties, clarifying his experience in driving, fitness to drive and specially about alcoholic habits which is very common among driver, and a cause for many ghastly accidents.
Lives of passengers to be insured and accidents to be covered by appropriate insurance policy.
Specific speed limit and appropriate stoppage to be designated as per requirement of the journey.
No heavy luggage like brief cases and other lethal tools or substance, when accident occurs be allowed inside the sitting area.
Mechanical fitness certification for every trip.
These few points came into my mind, when I evaluate the incident as a passenger of that fateful Bus. We can not leave our lives in the hands of careless drivers, mechanical deficiencies and the system the transporters go by. It is us only who can ensure our safety. Let us always be discerning consumers and guarantee safe traveling. These points and the like can be enforced by the APSTC, Town municipality, Transport Associations or by any Consumers forum for the general be hoof. Let us do it.
Help us to fight against fire mishap
I on behalf of Dumporijo Town residents would like to draw a few lines in your daily esteem regarding fire service. The people of Dumporijo are crying for better fire service station. Because the present fire station situated in main Daporijo town is 16 KM from away. When fire incident takes place at Dumporijo the fire service team cannot reach in right time and by the time they reach the whole thing gets burnt down. So Dumporijo need establishment of fire service station at the town to fight any fire disaster in better way.
Therefore, I would like to appeal to the Pnachayat leaders, MLA of Dumporijo and state government for kind cooperation for immediate establishment of Fire station at Dumporijo town for safety of poor people.
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Siram mourns Nyodu’s death
PASIGHAT, Apr 29: Education Minister Bosiram Siram has mourned the death of Tamar Nyodu, Principal of Govt Higher Secondary School, Likabali, who breathed his last at General Hospital, Naharlagun yesterday.
Late Nyodu is still within us and would be remembered for ever for his dedicated services as a great academician, above all as good human being, the minister said in his condolence message.
Siram prayed for his eternal peace of departed soul and strength to the bereaved family at the time of sorrow. All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) and Galo Students Union (GSU) condoled the death of late Tamar Nyodu. Late Tamar leaves behind 3 sons and his wife.
AAPSU President Takam Tatung while expressing sympathy with bereaved family urged student communities to remember contribution of late Tamar in education field. GSU also prayed for eternal peace of departed soul.
State women football team to participate in national level C’ship
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: Arunachal Pradesh Women football team consisting of 22 members including coach and team manager will participate in the 19th Senior National Women Football Championship to be held at Bhilai, Chattisgarh. The championship which begins on 25th April will end of 17th May.
Team is being lead by Tapor Maying, Dolang Oni and Kipa Bharat as manager, assistant manager and coach respectively. Team Arunachal will play their first match on 3rd of May against Haryana while their second match will be against host Chattisgarh on 5th May.
Union slams NE games organizers
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: While the Arunchalee players are striving hard to grab more medals in the ongoing North East games, All West Kameng Students Union slammed the organizers of the games for its ‘poor management’.
The union president and general secretary in a joint press release alleged that the
organizers failed to provide vehicles to ferry the players in different venues of
the games. It claimed that many players are falling sick because of unhygienic food
and improper accommodation in this cold region. The union appealed to both the
state Govt and games organizers to be well-
Awareness prog on women empowerment
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: Uku Una Welfare Society in collaboration with the union ministry of Labour and Employment, will organize an awareness programme on women labour, rights and empowerment at general ground Yupia on 1st May.
M Karga, district planning officer, Papum Pare and Gyamar Jeri, chairperson, Anchal Samity member, Borum Panchayat will be chief guest and guest of honour respectively for the day.
JAJD distribute 8th car under equity scheme
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: Jiyo Aur Jine Do, a micro financing empowerment organization has
delivered its 8th car to Bamang Yaha of Ganga village, Itanagar under its community
One of the Board members of the JAJD, H Aruni handed over the key to Yaha in a simple function at its head office here today.
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: The All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) today said that the controversy regarding the construction of mini indoor stadium at Sagalee Govt Hr Sec School has been solved.
APPDSU president Nabam John in a release today said that it has obtained assurance from the competent authorities that the stadium, after completion, will be handed over to school authority and it will be used by students and staff of the school. John appealed the students community and general public not to be confused on this issue.
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: Unemployed Arunachalee Engineers’ Association (UAEA) has appealed to the Arunachal Pradesh Engineers Service Association (APESA) and competent authority of various engineering working departments not to allow deputation of service engineers in any other engineering wing departments. The union said that such policy of deputation deprives large number of unemployed engineers of job opportunities.
Annual Day of KV
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: Professor Tamo Mibang, vice-
GT Memorial Football trophy
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: The 1st ever Giogi Taya memorial football trophy will kick start on 30th April. Capital MLA Techi Kaso will be the chief guest on the occasion. Pani Taram District Fishery Development Officer, Sikka Gapak, President ANSU and Bamang Mangha, social worker will be guests of honour for the opening ceremony. Tournament is being organized by Giogi Brother’s Society, Itanagar.
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: All Puroik Welfare Society, East Kameng district unit has expressed deep shock over premature death of late Mitri Tsering. Late Tsering passed away on 27th of this month at RK Mission hospital, Itanagar.
She was dedicated lady constable working under Arunachal Armed Police Battalion (AAPBN) posted at Seppa. APWS members prayed for peace of departed soul and to give enough strength to the bereaved family members.
All Hano Racho Welfare Society, Ziro deeply mourned the untimely demise of Hano Rakesh, who died in a tragic road accident near Kaziranga, Assam on April 25.
Rakesh, a driver under Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Ltd. died on his way to Kharsang in Changlang district on official duty, the society said.
Meanwhile, the Society urged the authority concern to immediately release the ex-
ITANAGAR, Apr 29: Tame Kesse Bagang has been appointed as Chairman, District Ex Servicemen Cell APCC, East Kameng District.
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