ITANAGAR, Apr 01: The Doimukh police along with 2nd and 3rd IRBn personnel led by
investigative officer SI Bumchu Krong under the supervision of the senior officers
launched a search operation on March 31 night and nabbed one extortionist namely
Ajmal Ali of village Dharampur No. 1, under Laluk police station in Lakhimpur district
Assam in connection with Doimukh Police Station case no. 11/14 U/S 385/511 IPC.
Earlier, one Neelam Rani, w/o Neelam Nido of Doimukh had lodged an FIR on March
24 stating that an unknown caller had called her on mobile phone and demanded Rs
10 Lakh and threatened that if she fails to fulfill the demand, the caller will destroy
her house and her family.
Launching the investigation, the IO of the case SI Bumchu Krong first obtained the
CDR of the caller and meticulously traced the probable locations of the extortionist
in and around Doimukh. On the night of March 31, Krong along with IRBn personnel
launched searched operation and nabbed the extortionist. The police also recovered
the mobile handset and sim card he used in the extortion call. The accused has been
produced before the CJM Yupia and is under police remand, according to release issued
by SP Mari Riba.
Land management revenue collection exceeds target
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: The revenue collection of land management department has exceeded
the land revenue collection target fixed by the finance department for the year 2013-14,
according to an official statement from directorate of land management cum state
The department has collected Rs 19,76,68,742 till January this year which may increase
after receipt of the final report from DLR&SOs in year 2013-14 against Rs 5,09,00,000
target. Changland DC is the highest collector of land revenue, who has collected
Rs 6,425,0,601 in the current financial year, the department proposed to award one
new Bolero car to LRSO Changlang for his office use as token of appreciation as per
Cabinet decision on April 4 last year. The achievement was possible due to the relentless
effort of the Changlang DC, LRSO and his staffs, the official statement added.
Ruling Cong created obstacle in Modi rally, alleges BJP
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal unit today expressed regret
to those people who could not take part in yesterday’s Narendra Modi rally held at
IG Park, Itanagar. Due to the obstruction created through various means by the ruling
Congress party workers and leaders in the state capital at various places, BJP supporters
could not participate in the rally, claimed BJP in a release.
“Time has come for people of state do away with cheap party politics prevailing upon
and we need to replace it with good politics for good governance for our better tomorrow.
Unless we create atmosphere prevailing money culture will ensure that progressive
Arunachal will remain a distant dream only,” BJP further stated.
The state BJP president Tai Tagak and chairman of State Level Organizing Committee
for ‘Asha ki nayee kiran rally’ and former Minister Talo Mugli expressed gratitude
to the people of Arunachal Pradesh especially who voluntarily supported the rally.
HC to be closed on April 9
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: The Itanagar Permanent Bench of Gauhati High Court will be closed
on April 9 on account of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, according
to a notification issued from Gauhati High Court Itanagar Permanent Bench.
November 1st has been declared as a court working day in respect of the Itanagar
Bench of the Gauhati High Court in lieu of April 9, the notification further added.
Rs 2.14 cr seized so far
ITANAGAR, April 1: Flying Squad and Static Surveillance Teams operating in the state
under Election Commission of India (ECI) to control violation of Model Code of Conduct
have made seizure of cash Rs.1,57,000 only, IMFL (750 ML) 3 bottles, IMFL (180 ML)
18 Bottles, Local Dao-7, 12-Bore license arms- 38, Kukri-1, Cap-103, Posters-330,
Muffler-103, Manifesto-102, Pamphlet-26, nos, Flag-1, banner 8 numbers today. Since
the operation of MCC, a total cash Rs. 2, 14, 02, 530 has been seized.
Biometric Attendance System installed
ITANAGAR, April 1: Justice Manas Ranjan Pathak, portfolio judge for Arunachal Pradesh,
today inaugurated the Biometric Attendance Monitoring System installed in the registry
of the Itanagar Permanent Bench of Gauhati High Court.
Randomisation of EVMs
SEPPA, April 1: The 2nd randomization of EVMs in presence of all contesting candidates,
election agents and AROs held in DC’s chamber, Seppa today.
DEO cum DC Tarin Dakpe appealed all the political parties to cooperate with administration
and polling team for peaceful conduct of the election. He cautioned them not to
collect EPIC Card of voters forcibly and prohibited any type of inducement and threatening
which curtails the right of the people.
General observer Surendra Kumar demonstrated randomization of EVMs before them and
told them of how things in the election were carried out in a transparent manner.
Kego Jillen, PD explained on every important aspects of MCC to be followed by political
parties during the day of poll. DIPRO
Final phase of training held
SEPPA, April 1: The last and final phase of training for the sector magistrates,
Micro Observer and Nodal officers of simultaneous election – 2014 conducted at Kameng
Hall, Seppa today.
While addressing during the training, DEO cum DC Tarin Dakpe directed them to ensure
that polling team reached the polling stations in time, two hourly reports on the
day of poll, Sector Magistrate to move with the last polling team at the time o retreat
and so on.
General Observer Surendra Kumar briefed on the role of sector magistrates, Micro
Observers and polling officers said that Mock poll be done with certificates of presiding
officers for which attempt should be made that the Election agents of all political
parties witness it, proper videography in all 167 polling stations, detailed voting
of complaints/disturbances if any and proper scrutiny after polling with intimation
to the candidates and their agents.
Master trainer Kego Jillen, PD stressed on the need for complete coordination amongst
Micro-Observer, Sector Magistrate and polling officers during the day of poll. He
urged them to discharge their duties firmly without changing decision frequently
in any issue. He appealed them to ensured proper movement, communication and retreat
plan for smooth conduct of election. DIPRO
EVMs randomized and commissioned
Security personnel leaving for far-flung area areas in Upper Siang
YINGKIONG, April 01: Engineers of ECIL randomized and commissioned the EVMs (Electronic
Voting Machines ) for Upper Siang district here yesterday in presence of the Returning
Officer, other Subordinate Officers and representatives of respective candidates.
Now all the polling materials, equipments and EVMs for 68 nos of Polling Stations
-- 41 for 34-Tuting-Yingkiong and 27 for 40-Mariyang-Geku, have been packed and kept
ready for lifting to the respective stations.
Meanwhile the Police Security Personnel for Tuting Sub-Division and its far flung
areas like Gelling,Singga etc. are leaving Yingkiong on 2nd April with all polling
material and EVM to reach their destinations few days ahead of Polling day. DIPRO
EVM commissioning process begins
ITANAGAR, April 01: Commissioning of Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) for forthcoming
Lok Sabha and Assembly Election-2014 began at Siddhartha Hall today. Central Observer
Shazad Shibli, IAS along with Mige Kamki DC cum Returning Officer 13-Itanagar and
DC cum DEO Papum Pare Ashok Kumar, IAS observed and monitored the commissioning process.
Representatives from various political parties were also present on the venue. DIPRO
Mopin celebrated with traditional gaiety
ITANAGAR, April 1: Mopin festival was celebrated with traditional gaiety and religious
fervour on March 31 and April 1 at Ziro. Apart from cultural programmes, traditional
games and sports were the major attraction of the celebration. Among the dignitaries,
Lower Subansiri Zilla Parishad chairperson Hage Kobing and Ziro RWD executive engineer
Toko Ottu were present on the occasion as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
Many crorepatis in fray for assembly election
ITANAGAR, Apr 01: Many Crorepatis are all set to dominate the ensuing assembly election
in Arunachal Pradesh.
The politicians of this hilly state, where resources are meagre and infrastructure
is poor, are becoming rich day by day and reaching to the Assembly without any hurdles.
A survey conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic
Reforms (ADR) reveals that 91 crorepatis and 11 candidates with criminal background
are contesting in the upcoming Assembly Election in Arunachal Pradesh.
Out of the 152 candidates whose self-sworn information in their affidavits have been
analyzed, 91 (60%) are Crorepatis. In 2009 elections, there were only 61(41%) Crorepati
contestants. The average asset of these candidates is Rs. 6.30 crore. In 2009 assembly
elections, the average asset was Rs. 3.51 crore.
The average assets per candidate for Congress is Rs. 11.89 crores, BJP candidates
have average assets worth Rs.2.52 crores, Rs.1.50 crore for 16 PPA candidates and
Rs. 2.02 crore for 10 NCP candidates. 14 independent candidates have average assets
of Rs. 8.05 crore.
Takam Pario of INC from Palin constituency has declared highest assets worth Rs.187.56
crore followed by Pema Khandu of INC from Mukto constituency with declared assets
worth Rs.129.57 crore and Tsering Tashi, an independent candidate from Tawang constituency
with declared assets worth Rs. 96.43 crore.
A total of 15 candidates have declared assets worth less than Rs. 10 lakhs.
Bida Taku of PPA from Lekang constituency is the poorest candidate with declared
assets of Rs. 3,540 followed by Debia Tara of BJP from Yachuli constituency with
total declared assets of Rs. 5,000 and Holai Wangsa of BJP from Pongchau-Wakka constituency
with total declared assets of Rs. 50,000.
Likha Saaya of INC from Yachuli constituency has declared the highest income of Rs.25.95
lakh in last Income Tax Returns (ITR) filed for the year 2012-13.
Among the 43 re-contesting candidates, whose self-sworn information in their affidavits
have been analysed, highest growth in assets was shown by Gajen Gadi (INC) of Basar
constituency with an increase of Rs. 70,50,14,600 followed by Kumar Waii (INC) from
Bameng assembly constituency with an increase in assets of Rs.16,83,21,809 in five
Karya Bagang (INC) of Chayangtajo has the highest asset growth among the re-contesting
candidates in terms of percentage with 35736% (Rs. 14 crore+) increase in assets
in last five years.
The average assets of these 43 re-contesting MLAs in 2014 is Rs. 6.54 crores while
the average asset growth for these re- contesting MLAs is Rs. 4.17 crores in the
last five years. The percentage growth during the year 2009-2014 for these 43 re-contesting
MLAs is 176%.
The average assets of these re-contesting MLAs fielded by various parties in 2009
was Rs. 2.37 crore.
ADR have analyzed the self-sworn affidavits of 152 candidates out of the 155, including
affidavits of those candidates who have been declared uncontested. Affidavits of
three candidates, namely Chowna Mein (INC), Kameng Dolo (INC) and Anita Payeng (IND)
have not been analyzed as their affidavits available in the website of CEO were either
incomplete or badly scanned. As per the survey report, out of the 11 candidates,
who have declared criminal cases against them, nine have serious charges, including
dacoity, theft and crimes against women.
Seven (12%) out of 58 INC candidates, whose affidavits were analyzed, have declared
criminal cases against them while one (2%) out of 42 candidates from BJP, two (13%)
out of 16 candidates from PPA and one candidate from AAP has declared criminal cases
in their affidavits.
The party-wise break up of candidates with declared criminal cases is INC (7), BJP
(1), PPA (2) and AAP (1).
Six candidates have declared cases related to Prevention of Corruption Act.
A total of 87 (57%) candidates out of 152 analyzed are graduates or have higher degrees.
59 (39%) candidates have educational qualification of 12th pass or below. The educational
qualification of the 152 contesting candidates are: Post-graduates- 7, Professional
graduates- 21, Graduate- 59, Class 12th pass- 28, 10th pass- 19, 8th pass- 9, 5th
pass- 1, literate- 2, illiterate- 1, others- 1, not given- 4.
Out of 152 candidates analyzed, only 4 (3%) women are contesting in the Assembly
Elections while there were nine women candidates in 2009 assembly elections, the
Tuki flays Modi, says BJP lacks guts to face Cong
ITANAGAR: Apr 01: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today reacted strongly to BJP Prime Ministerial
candidate Narendra Modi’s verbal attacks on the ruling Congress Government in Arunachal
Pradesh, saying BJP is one of the most unsecured parties in the poll fray for the
ensuing Parliamentary and Assembly polls in the state.
In an election rally at Itanagar on Monday, Modi had thrown a slew of allegations
on the Congress even questioning the victory of Tuki unopposed from Sagalee Assembly
Constituency. Addressing a series of election rallies at Pongchau, Longding, Khonsa
and Changlang in Eastern Arunachal, Tuki said Modi should have talked about his policies
and programmes for the country and particularly for the North East and Arunachal
Pradesh instead of resorting to rhetoric and doing what he does best – mudslinging.
“Our victory in eleven Assembly Constituencies unopposed has shaken the already dwindling
foundation of BJP in Arunachal Pradesh and it was evident from Modi’s address at
Itanagar. Instead of putting his house in order, Modi alleged the Congress of forcing
the Opposition to submission.
Those who withdrew their nominations were their (BJP’s) candidates. Why doesn’t Modi
ask his candidates? It’s a simple logic. BJP has no base here to garner enough guts
to face their Congress opponents,” he asserted. With pun intended, Tuki expressed
surprise over distribution of tickets by the BJP in the state. He pointed most of
the tickets were given to those, who were actually Congressmen but for some reason
or other were denied Congress tickets.
“In a scenario where each and every member of the society, particularly in the political
circle, is a Congress man or woman, how can the BJP dream of winning?” he questioned.
Tuki visibly didn’t take lightly, Modi’s threat to him, when the later allegedly
said at the Itanagar rally that ‘there would be nobody at Delhi to save him (Tuki)’.
“This kind of unwarranted threat to an individual is not expected from a person who
dreams of becoming the country’s Prime Minister. Such speeches filled with threats
will only divide the society,” he said while cautioning that with such kind of attitude
Modi, if he happens to become the Prime Minister, will divide the country into several
Reiterating the dominance of Congress in the state, Tuki, in his inimitable style,
added, “Haath (hand) will be always there as a part of the human body to work but
the flower (Lotus), just a thing of beauty, will dry up in a couple of days!”
The Chief Minister was on a campaign trail for Lok Sabha aspirant for Arunachal East
Ninong Ering, MLA aspirants Honchum Ngandam (Pongchau-Wakka AC), Newlai Tingkhatra
(Kanubari AC), Thangwang Wangham (Longding-Pumao AC), Wangling Lowangdong (Borduria-Bogapani
AC), Kamthok Lowang (Khonsa East AC), Yumsen Matey (Khonsa West AC), Wangki Lowang
(Namsang AC), Tinghap Taiju (Changlang North AC) and Phosum Khimhun (Changlang South
Addressing huge crowds in all the places, Tuki outlined the various developmental
projects initiated by the Congress Government while presenting the Party’s vision
and commitments for the next five years.
He urged the electorates not to be swayed away by threats, cash or false promises
but to reelect the Congress nominees so that the flow of development continues for
the benefit of all.
Reminding all that with the eleven unopposed MLAs Congress has already formed one
third of the Government, Tuki appealed the electorates not to let their invaluable
votes go in waste by voting for other parties. (Media Cell, APCC)
Postal ballot for polling personnel begins at Tezu
TEZU, Apr 01: 342 government officials, who will be on election duty on April 9,
have cast their votes today through postal ballots in Tezu at School Auditorium of
Government Higher Secondary School, Tezu.
The end date of casting votes through postal ballots has been fixed on 8th April
till the departure of polling officials to their respective polling stations assigned
to them for the conduct of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
"Tomorrow we have postal ballot voting for police personnel. This will be an ongoing
process till April 8," said Dr. B.M. Mishra RO cum DEO, Tezu.
The date of postal ballot voting till April 8 will provide more time and opportunity
to the government officials to vote in the elections, making them exercise their
‘right to vote’ without compromising on election duties.
Some of the selected polling personnel of Tezu- Sunpura will be posted temporarily
in Anjaw and adjoining constituencies of Lohit district to perform election duty
on April 9. No law and order problem was recorded and the entire proceeding was personally
monitored by RO cum DEO himself. The entire proceeding has been videographed.
The RO cum DEO Dr. B.M. Mishra has appealed all the officials to participate in the
whole process of postal ballot voting with full zeal to ensure 100% participation.
Elections akin to festivals in
The infant Himalayan state Arunachal Pradesh which is more popularly known as the
land of the rising sun is going to the twin Parliamentary and Assembly polls on 9th
April. But already 11 Congress candidates including the former Chief Minister Nabam
Tuki have been elected unopposed for their great and unprecedented contributions
towards their respective constituencies. We join the people of these constituencies
in congratulating the elected candidates. Perhaps this is for the first time that
so many ruling party members had been elected unopposed. The happiest people in these
11 constituencies are the poll officials who will not go through the rigours of the
strenuous electioneering process. Of course, the candidates and their supporters
and relatives are already celebrating. Needless to say these elections in Arunachal
are akin to the many festivals the tribals of the state celebrate. Coincidentally,
Mopin, the most popular festival of the Galos will be celebrated a few days before
the polling day. In Arunachal Pradesh, election means feasting, drinking, singing
and dancing. The entire atmosphere resembles a festive ambiance. The voters hop from
one candidate’s camp to another and enjoy the freebies like sumptuous meals, meat
and drinks. Only one week is left for the polls but nobody can say who is likely
to win the election because the same voter can be spotted at all the candidates’
places merrily feasting and drinking. Animals like buffaloes, mithuns, pigs, cows,
goats, chickens etc are killed for meat in large numbers just as they do during the
festivals. Another interesting feature of Arunachal election is that the clan to
which the candidate belongs matters a lot. The larger and stronger the clan in all
respects the better for the contesting candidate. However, the impact of money is
so much in Arunachal election that poor candidates stand no chance. This is a bitter
truth. The fault doesn’t lie with the candidate here but with the voters. The voters
unabashedly demand cash from the candidate in return for their votes. This has become
a sad trend. The scenario is the same both in the Towns and the villages. The directives
and corrective measures imposed by the powerful ECI have little impact on this practice.
However, the electoral reforms brought about by the ECI over the years have greatly
improved the ambiance and the candidates are very cautious these days so as not to
violate the election codes of conducts and strictures issued by ECI.
Sadly, the glitches, glamour, razzmatazz associated with elections are totally missing
in the villages, especially in the far-flung areas. Many people there are blissfully
oblivious of what is going around them. Their daily life’s vicissitudes go on without
any interruption. Election or no election, there is not much change in their daily
life’s routine. They get up early in the morning, go to their fields, work hard there,
come back late in the evening, attend to their daily chores, have dinner and go to
sleep. The routine repeats the next morning. These poor people have no or little
say in the electioneering processes. Many are not aware what is Assembly election
and Parliamentary election. But hopefully they will learn with the passage of time.
The political scenario in our state is rather interesting, for instance, my father
who is 90 plus knows only Congress party and no other party in this world. After
casting his valuable vote in every election, he comes out of the voting compartment
showing his hand, indicating that he had voted in the hand symbol with a big smile
on his face. No body from my village interferes with his decision because they know
he would not listen to them. In spite of some shortcomings, the Democratic process
in our state is peaceful and smooth compared to other states. However, great efforts
need to be made by all of us to improve the living standard of our own people in
some rural areas where development in the true sense of the term has not percolated
down. I have been to some interior places of Tirap and Longding districts in the
not too distant past. The scenario there is not so hunky-dory and rosy. When I talked
to the poor villagers, they told me, “Sir, many people like you have come and gone
before but nothing has changed and nothing will. You are however, welcomed to try.”
They have become so pessimistic. So, the opportune time has come for the elected
leaders and the political parties to make the Democracy truly functional and vibrant
and bring cheers and smiles to the poorest of the poor in our infant state. Then
only, we can say that this democratic election has a meaning. Interestingly, though
this is a simultaneous election, nothing is heard about the candidates of the East
Parliamentary constituency. People are busy only with the Assembly elections. [The
writer is DIPRO, Tirap and can be reached at email@example.com]
EVM randomization completes Micro observers urged to oversee overall poll process
Tawang, April 1: The process of 2nd phase of randomization of EVMs for the entire
district of Tawang was completed on March 31 in the presence of the General Election
Observer Tawang district S S Pattanashetty, District Election Officer Abhishek Dev,
SP Tawang Nupur Prasad and the representatives of Political parties contesting in
Explaining the process of randomization and its purpose, Pattanashetty mentioned
that randomization is being carried out to allocate EVMs (Control Units & Ballot
Units) randomly to the polling stations. This ensures transparency in the allocation
of EVMs to the polling stations.
Monitoring the randomization procedure, the Observer also enquired about the grievances/complaints
of the candidates. “Carry out campaign in a good spirit and all the candidates/political
parties should respect each other’s campaigning process. For any complaints, call
the DEO Office helpline number and seek support of the FSTs and the police,” said
He also urged the representatives of the candidates/political parties to provide
complaints, if any, on paper for further course of action as per law.
The candidates/representatives responded positively to the suggestions and promised
to uphold the guidelines of the ECI. They were also provided with the randomized
list of EVMs along with polling stations of the district.
Also, the second round of training for the 45 micro observers and reserve ones against
the critical/hyper-sensitive polling stations in the district was conducted at the
DC’s conference hall here today.
Highlighting the guidelines on the role and responsibilities, the General Election
Observer Pattanashetty disclosed that Micro Observer has a special job profile created
under the guidelines of ECI and asked all to oversee the overall election process
of the polling booths assigned to them and keep in touch with the General Election
Observer. “It is a matter of pride to be involved to participate in this mammoth
exercise of franchise. So do your job honestly, sincerely and have the pride of participating
in this election event,” said Pattanashetty. He further briefed the gathering about
their roles on the day of poll right from the Mock Poll to the reception of EVMs
at the strong room. Since election is the overall responsibility of all the election
machineries, he appealed everyone to be conversant with laws and rules related to
election on the day of poll as per the detail guidelines made available to them.
Earlier, the DEO Tawang Abhishek Dev gave a presentation on the role & responsibilities
of micro observers. Addressing the micro observers, Dev impressed on the need for
collective effort for successful conduct of the ensuing Parliamentary & Assembly
polls. He further urged the officials to get themselves acquainted with the process
of simultaneous polls (assembly & parliament) and to be very certain about the statutory
guidelines of the ECI.
In an effort to make the April 9 Parliamentary & Assembly elections in the district
a grand success, the preparations are on in full swing with the Election Officials/staffs
of the district engaged in different phases and parts of the poll process.
It is to be mentioned here that 4 candidates are in fray for the two Assembly Constituencies
of the district with Pema Khandu of INC being declared unopposed from the 3-Mukto
Jambey Tashi of INC and Independent Candidate Theg Tse Rinpoche will try their electoral
fortunes from 1-Lumla (S/T) Assembly Constituency while 2-Tawang (S/T) Assembly
Constituency is set to witness the contest between Tsewang Dhondup of INC and Tsering
In all, 8170 (Male: 3961 & female: 4209) voters will exercise their electoral franchise
in 1-Lumla (S/T) AC whereas in 2-Tawang (S/T) AC, 10020 (male: 5092 & female: 4928)
voters are set to cast their votes on the 9th of April. DIPRO
Mithun farmer team visits Nagaland, gains knowledge on improved farming
ITANAGAR, April 01: In order to equip the Mithun farmers of Papum Pare district of
the knowledge of improved managements on Mithun Husbandry, the Papum Pare district
KVK has organized a four days exposure trip for selected Mithun farmers of Kimin
and Doimukh circles under Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) recently.
Led by Dr. T Heli, Programme Co-ordinator and Dr. Tilling Tayo, Subject Matter Specialist,
Animal Science of KVK Papum Pare, altogether 7 progressive Mithun farmers of Kimin
and Doimukh circle, who are the beneficiary of community Mithun conservation project
funded by SRTT and implemented by KVK Papum Pare were taken to National Research
Center on Mithuns (NRC-M), Nagaland from March 26 to 29.
The team visited both the Mithun farms located at Medziphema and Porba under the
NRC-Mithun (ICAR). The visiting teams were made acquainted with scientific feeding
management viz. chopping of green grasses/tree leaves and mixing with paddy straw
and feed blocks making etc. They were also exposed to stall feeding and managements
including Mithun health care. In addition to their farm visits, the farmers also
visited the laboratories of the different subjects in their Institute wherein the
concerned scientists bestowed them with the appropriate technologies in Mithun Husbandry.
During the Programme, farmers-Scientist interactive session was organized in the
Institute under the chairmanship of Dr. Chandan Rajkhowa (Director NRC-Mithun) in
which the scientists responded to queries of farmers related to Mithun rearing. The
director of the Institute briefed the farmers about the flagship programmes and stressed
for restoration of Mithun habitat through community participation and conservation
of the Mithuns which is only found in 4-states-viz Arunachal, Nagaland, Manipur and
Mizoram in India.
On invitation of KVK, Proba the visiting Mithun Farmers team attended Mithun Festival
cum Kisan mela organized by them at Porba (Phek district) Nagaland on 28th March.
During this Programme, the Mithun farmers could intimately interact with the Mithun
farmers of Nagaland on Mithun husbandry issues and community Mithun rearing project
under Nagaland Govt.
Interacting with the visiting team of farmers, Dr. K. Thongchamo (Dy. Director Deptt.
of Vety & Animal Husbandry Govt. of Nagaland) also disclosed that the Govt. of Nagaland
is also proposing for sending a team of Naga Mithun Farmers to Arunachal for their
exposure programme on Mithun Husbandry.
Randomization of EVMs done, commissioning underway
PASIGHAT, Apr 1: While the Parliamentary and Assembly elections are knocking the
doors, DEO Nidhi Srivastava is tirelessly guiding and closely monitoring all the
administrative machineries to ensure free, fair and peaceful polling in the district.
As a part of homework, she conducted randomization of EVMs in presence of the Parliamentary
Election Observer Ankur Gupta, General (Assembly) Observer HK Behera and representatives
of contesting political parties on Monday. DIO (NIC) Rahul Kr. Gautam carried out
the randomization process while DEO Nidhi Srivastava highlighted about the aims and
objectives and process of EVM randomization. In course of the randomization, polling
booth wise EVMs were allocated and copies of randomization were given to the representatives
of political parties, present there.
After randomizations of polling personnel and EVMs, commissioning of EVMs process
started for 153 polling booths of Parliamentary election and 134 polling booths for
four assembly constituencies. The entrusted officers/officials are toiling for commissioning
the EVMs round the clock on a war footing to ensure that everything is cent percent
correct. Notably there will be no vote cast in Mebo in assembly election, as the
INC candidate from this constituency has already been elected unopposed. As soon
as commissioning process is over, all the EVMs will be kept in the strong room under
the watchful eyes of the DEO Srivastava.
Meanwhile, intensifying the MV checking in the township, Magistrate Jummar Bam (EAC)
and DTO Chakfa Wangsu along with police forces put up NAKAs at various places and
many violators were fined. Many vehicles from outside the state were also seized
and few of them were released after realizing fines from them. DTO Wangsu observed
that many vehicles are being used as transport vehicle without having requisite documents
like professional Driving License, Plying Permit, Fitness Certificate, First party
Insurance and Road Tax clearance etc which are compulsory as per the MV Act 1988
U/S 3/181, 66/192, 56/192, 146/196, 39/192. According to official sources, more than
one lacs were realized as fine during last two days checking. DIPRO
This is in response to news item published on 31st March under the headline “Assembly
Secretariat accused of delay in releasing fund for construction of new building.”
I was expecting assembly secretariat to come out with some sort of clarification
in this regards, but I did not find any of it in today’s paper.
It’s baffling to know that assembly secretariat is not releasing fund in time which
is causing delay in construction of prestigious new assembly building. Such act from
them is not expected. Everyone knows that new assembly building project has already
been delayed many times and if fund are not released in time, this project will get
more delay. I on behalf of the people of Arunachal would like to appeal assembly
secretariat not to become stumbling block in the development process and extend every
possible support to constructing agency so that prestigious project is completed
Present political scenario of India
India is heading for general election, which will decide which party is going to
get clear majority in the parliament. As part of preparation for the big political
battle, all the parties seem to be ready with their campaigning strategy and issues.
There are many issues like corruption, inflation, LPG subsidy, and hike in petrol
prices – which could put voters in puzzles to decide their right candidates.
The year 2012 was full of high voltage political activities, since the beginning
of year with ‘Jan Lokpal Bill’ movement creating wave across the country. Nation
witnessed intense campaign by Anna Hazare and Ramdev for the passage of said bill.
There were many rounds of talk between civil society members and UPA government to
finalize the bill but result was not concrete.
Arvind Kejriwal, the most active member of India Against Corruption rose to limelight
by raising issues of corruption against Congress leader Salman Khurshid’s trust and
then BJP President, Nitin Gadkari’s companies. Kejriwal formed Aam Aadmi Party and
is facing 2014 general election. He has been quite successful in raising many issues
Major political parties – Congress and BJP are working hard to reach to the voters.
There are allegations everywhere as general election is round the corner. This time
the issue of corruption, high petrol price, cap on LPG cylinder, inflation, etc.,
are going to change the political scenario of country. And those are not good sign
for major political parties of India like Congress and BJP.
Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya
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India facing inadequate supply of affordable housing
As government policies and resources have not been able to keep pace with the rising
population and urbanization, BRIC nations such as Brazil, China and India are now
facing inadequate supply of affordable housing. This has been found by team of researcher
of University of St. Andrews.
While the affordable housing supply has failed to keep pace with the economic development,
rising income inequalities and tendency for housing costs to rise faster than income
have posed major difficulties for younger and poorer households in finding adequate
homes. The housing supply is especially sluggish in Brazil and India. This is a result
of factors such as patterns of land ownership and speculation, lagging infrastructure
provision, inadequate developer funds, and long delays in the planning system and
excess demand facilitating corruption in some places. In India housing remains high
on most lists of basic human need and rights. After May 16 whichever party comes
to power at New Delhi has big task ahead of them. They should take this report seriously
and work towards providing home to the poor citizens.