ITANAGAR, Apr 02: Administrative Training Institute (ATI) Director (Training) Pema
Tshetan has retired from service on superannuation on March 31.
Hailing from Sera village in Bomdila of West Kameng district, Tshetan entered into
Government service in 1975 as Upper Division Clerk (UDC) and served in various capacities
before taking the charge of Director (Training) on in September, 1999. He had been
the longest serving Director of the State Government with more than 15 years in the
A sincere, dedicated and honest officer, Tshetan played a crucial role in the growth
of the ATI to a full-fledged Directorate from a small training cell.
Meanwhile, the staff of ATI, including Deputy Director (Trg cum Secretary General
CoSAAP Pate Marik bade emotional farewell to the retired Director at ATI in a small
but impressive function. The officers and officials of ATI recalled his hard working
nature and committed attitude with a missionary zeal towards duties and responsibilities.
They assured him to carry forward his foot prints and wished him for a happy retired
The outgoing director has advised the ATI staff to be very sincere and dedicated
towards their duties. He also assured to extend any possible help for the larger
interest of the premier institute any time in future.
Casting of postal ballot begins today
ROING, Apr 02: The district administration is fully geared up for the ensuing Parliamentary
and two Assembly constituencies in the district. The Polling Teams has been formed
and commissioning of EVMs is expected to complete by tonight.
The casting of postal ballots by the polling personnel has begun today at the Facilitation
Centre at Multipurpose Community Hall and shall continue till April 5.
The final round of EVM Training to the Polling Personnel has also begun today onwards
and shall continue for next four days to make the polling personnel fully equipped
and familiar with the handling of the EVM and also to make their doubts clear.
General Observer for 42-Dambuk and 43-Roing AC, Upendra Nath Mallick and DEO Shiv
Kumar along with ARO, Sandeep Kumar Singh is minutely monitoring and supervising
the whole preparations of election process. DIPRO
EVM commissioning in progress
DAPARIJO, Apr 02: Preparations are underway for the coming Parliamentary and Assembly
elections in the Upper Subansiri district with the randomization of polling personnel
for the 244 polling booths completed in presence of the observer.
With the first and second round of randomization of EVMs for the Parliamentary and
Assembly elections complete, the commissioning of EVMs began yesterday in the presence
of the DEO Tahang Taggu, returning officers and representatives of the political
parties. The commissioning of EVMS for the Parliamentary elections is complete and
the commissioning of EVMs for the assembly elections is underway.
The place also saw a rush of polling personnel on election duty exercising their
right to vote through postal ballot system which began today. The distribution of
polling material and movement of personnel for the far flung areas of the district
will begin on April 3. DIPRO
APCC lodges complaint against Modi
ITANAGAR, Apr 02: Political war is brewing up in the state with parties having go
at each other. Days after BJP Prime Minister nominee Narendra Modi came down heavily
on ruling Congress by targeting Chief Minister, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee
(APCC) is hitting back in equal measure and have lodged complaint against Modi for
breach of model code of conduct.
A delegation of APCC met Chief Electoral Officer and submitted complaint letter alleging
that Modi violated MCC by threatening Chief Minister openly. “Such unwarranted threat
by Modi to chief minister of Arunachal reflects sick mentality aimed at divisive
politics besides violation of MCC. His undemocratic and unethical remarks to equate
legislators with vegetables are really unfortunate and highly condemnable. Such remark
is slap on the face of people of Arunachal who have unanimously elected leaders unopposed,”
read the complaint letter of APCC. “The sentiments of Arunachalees have been deeply
wounded by such ill remark of BJP Prime Minister Candidate Narendra Modi. He must
tender apology for disgracing democratically elected leaders,” APCC stated.
Polling personnel cast votes
NAMSAI, Apr 02: The polling officers, police personnel and other staff members who
have been engaged on election duty have exercised their franchise at the facilitation
centre at Namsai town club. Around 400 officials from 46-Chongkham, 47-Namsai and
48-Lekang cast their votes today and it is expected that the rest of the officials
will also excise their “ Right to vote”.
Different Mock polling stations have been set up in different areas as part of the
awareness campaign among the voters about the polling station scenario in respect
of simultaneous election to Lok Sabha and state assembly election, 2014. This will
help in educating voters the importance to excise their right to vote through EVM.
The officers appointed acted as dummy presiding and polling officers for Mock polling
stations today, according to an official release.
Cash seizure increasing rapidly
ITANAGAR, Apr 02: The cash seizure made during checking by Election Commission appointed
teams in Arunachal Pradesh have totalled Rs. 2.16 crore with seizure of Rs.1.50 lakh
more cash today.
Besides, the Flying Squad and Static Surveillance teams operating in the State have
seized few bottles of Indian made foreign liquor, five local local daos, large quantities
of manifestos, pamphlets, banners, posters, flags, mufflers, caps etc of various
political parties today.
New ANSU team sworn in
ITANAGAR, Apr 02: The oath taking ceremony of new ANSU team was today held at ANSU
office. In the ceremony, the newly elected president, Byabang Joram, and General
Secretary, Nyanya Gollo, along with 19 other executive members of the union took
oath from the outgoing president and were handed over the charges of their respective
Commissioning of EVM concludes
ITANAGAR, Apr 02: The commissioning of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to be
used in the ensuing Lok Sabha and Assembly Election in respect of three Assembly
Constituencies under DEO Papum Pare have been concluded today at Siddhartha Hall
here in the presence of the Central Observer Shazad Shibli, Mige Kamki, DC-cum-Returning
Officer, 13th Itanagar (ST) Assembly Constituency and Ashok Kumar DC-cum-DEO Papum
Pare. The EVMs were later kept in the strong room under the strict vigil of the security
Poll expenditure of parties scrutinized
ITANAGAR, Apr 02: Election expenditure incurred by the candidates of both the Political
Parties - INC & BJP in respect of 41-Anini (ST) Assembly constituency was scrutinized
today for the second time by Election Expenditure Observer Pankaj Kumar Singh, IDAS
in presence of Pema Dorjee, Assistant Expenditure observer cum Nodal officer at circuit
House, Anini. Due to introduction of double column entry system register, the parties
could not maintain it properly in the first checking. But with the proper technical
guidance and advises given by the observer, the second scrutiny was done without
any difficulty. The third and last scrutiny is fixed on 6th April 2014, according
to an official release.
State machinery is being misused for electioneering, alleges BJP
ITANAGAR, Apr 02: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal unit today alleged ruling
Congress of using state machinery in the election process.
Addressing the press persons at BJP office, party president Tai Tagak informed that
on 31st March party had lodged official complaint to Chief Electoral Officer C B
Kumar with concrete proof regarding misuse of state machinery but till date there
has been no action in this regard.
“We want to ask CEO why there is no response to our complaint. The election commission
should also look into the allegation that chopper, govt. vehicles are being used
by Congress party to ferry money. We are also getting to hear that in all the 11
assembly constituencies where Congress won unopposed, ASMs are being paid huge money
to indulge in vote capturing. These serious allegations should be proved by election
observers at the earliest,” said Tagak. Further he added, “Everybody is aware that
UG group tries to influence voting in districts like Tirap, Changlang and Longding.
It’s been reported that people carrying AK 47 are moving around carrying cash in
the vehicle. The election commission should take note of
this development and deploy army so that election process is held peacefully without
fear.” BJP also alleged that just before assembly was dissolved entire bank of capital
went cashless and later Rs 1500 crore was flown in chopper from outside. “After this
incident, 11 Congress candidates won uncontested. Now it’s for public to make guess,”
added Tai Tagak. BJP president also claimed that ruling Congress violated model code
of conduct as Chief Minister Nabam Tuki in principle have agreed to give chairman
posts to many candidates including two from BJP, who withdraw nomination paper.
BJP also informed that court case has been initiated against decision of returning
officer of 12th Pakke Kessang, 39-Mebo and 15th Sagalee assembly constituency who
declared Congress candidates’ winner unopposed. Party chief further clarified that
BJP has no alliance with NPF in Arunachal and alliance is limited to Nagaland only.
“We may go for post poll alliance with PPA if situation arise. But we want to make
it clear that BJP has no any alliance with NPF. We are opposed to the idea of greater
Nagalim as it will compromise territorial integrity of state,” stated BJP president.
Forget the past, start a new beginning: Tuki
ITANAGAR: Apr 02: In a BJP-challenging mood, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today ventured
into one of the bastions of the Saffron Party and appealed people to choose the Congress
nominee for development that has visibly remained stagnant for the last five years.
Pasighat West Assembly constituency that comprises Ruksin and adjoining areas bordering
Assam in East Siang district has been one of the few constituencies in Arunachal
Pradesh represented by a BJP candidate. This time around though, the incumbent BJP
representative, physician-turned-politician, Dr Tangor Tapak faces a stiff challenge
from a first-timer, engineer-turned-politician, Er Tatung Jamoh, the Congress nominee.
The challenge got stiffer with hundreds responding positively to the Chief Minister’s
“There must be very good reason for Jamoh to leave an enviable job of an engineer
to fight elections for the first time. If the people’s confidence and support is
not with him, he would have never left his job,” Tuki observed and predicted an overwhelming
victory for Jamoh.
He expressed regret that Ruksin and adjoining areas couldn’t develop at par with
other parts of the state with a BJP representative at the helm but assured that with
Jamoh’s win the area would make up for the loss very fast. Tuki advised the electorates
to forget the past and start a new beginning of development and prosperity by supporting
Travelling by road from Pasighat to Ruksin, the Chief Minister congratulated the
people of Ruksin for getting one of the best stretch of roads in the state connecting
the district headquarters.
“This two-lane road from Pasighat to Ruksin is one of the best. But don’t think that
it is the handiwork of BJP or its representative. It is the ruling Congress Government
that constructed and completed the road in record time,” he said and assured that
many more similar projects would come up in the area with the Congress coming back
to power with an elected representative from Pasighat West.
Releasing the Congress party’s election manifesto, Tuki wondered aloud why the opposition
parties were yet to come out with theirs.
“Might be that the opposition parties have nothing to give to the people. Or maybe
they are reluctant to bear the expenses of compiling and printing their manifestos
as they are confident that they are not going to win!” the Chief Minister said taking
a dig at the opposition.
Ninong Ering, Congress nominee of the Arunachal East Parliamentary seat, took out
his ire on BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi alleging him of intimidating
the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
Referring to Modi’s address at a rally in Itanagar on Monday, Ering said a man proposing
himself as the future Prime Minister of India should not have stooped so low to hit
members of opposition parties below the belt.
“Who is Modi to intimidate the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh? He too is a Chief
Minister of a state. Modi should know Arunachal Pradesh is not afraid of any Narendra
Modi and the people will not accept any threat to their elected Chief Minister,”
Ering said adding that come April 9, Arunachal Pradesh will give him a befitting
Tuki and Ering later addressed a huge Congress rally at the heart of Pasighat town
and sought re-election of Bosiram Siram, the Congress nominee for Pasighat East Assembly
The rally was joined by Nari-Koyu Assembly nominee Tako Dabi and party leaders.
In the afternoon, Tuki addressed another huge rally at Likabali (West Siang district)
in favour of Jomde Kena, former Deputy Speaker of the State Assembly and the Congress
nominee for Likabali Assembly constituency. The rally was also attended by Gojen
Gadi, who is seeking re-election from the neighboring Basar Assembly constituency.
(APCC Media Cell)
SUMA stages protest rally against NPF’s entry into state politics
ITANAGAR, Apr 02: Hundreds of SUMA activists took out a protest rally on motorcycles
and cars from Nirjuli to IG Park to protest against the participation of NPF candidates
in the simultaneous elections in the state. The rally was organized by the SUMA’s
Capital Complex and Papum Pare units.
Later addressing the people at Akashdeep, SUMA president Biri Tabing termed the NPF’s
political expansion as slow poison for the people of the state. He argued that if
NPF is truly concerns for the entire Mongloids of the North eastern states, why they
are mounting towards neighbouring states with a single tribe from Nagaland.
“To convince the entire indigenous communities of Arunachal by expanding their political
activities, NPF’s moral responsibility was to ensure that there will be no extortion
to contractors, business communities, residents and Govt employees which has so long
been an experienced and time tested phenomenon by the locals of the state specially
in those districts of Tirap, Longding and Changlang,” he said.
Tabing further said, “If these illegal means of activities which has been deep-seated
by NPF from end to end with NSCN, the eventuality in the coming days will be a grave
and day to day occurrence getting bigger into the state capital, Itanagar.”
Therefore, he said, the current fielding of candidates in the state Assembly election
is synonymously a kind of trading licence for the NPF which will lead them to enter
into the grassroot level politics (Panchayat) and till then it would be easier for
them to blackmail those poor and illiterate country people of remote Arunachal. Tabing
stressed that NPF had promised not to participate in both the Assembly and the Lok
Sabha election unless the nomenclature will not be changed, but they have not kept
their words which he said indicates their ill political motive.
Stating that the political invasion of NPF is not only the concern of SUMA, Tabing
said that the non-APSTs are also partially a victim of those extortion so far been
allegedly carried out by the NSCN and asked them to raise their voice joining hands
with SUMA against NPF.
Meanwhile, claiming that the SUMA members have burnt down the Bolero with Nagaland
registration number which belonged to the NCP Central Observer, who is happened to
be the NCP MLA from Nagaland, at a hotel premises, Itanagar today, the Nationalist
Congress Party (NCP), Arunachal Pradesh unit condemned the heinous acts of vandalism.
“The act is despicable to say the least and since it was an unprovoked act, it amounts
to a premeditated attempt on the part of the SUMA activists although it is fairly
clear that the NPF and NCP are two different parties,” the party said in a release.
The lack of security at the Ashok Hotel speaks volumes of the kind of license being
given to hotels around Itanagar and is a blot on the state, the NCP added.
The NCP, Arunachal Unit, urged upon the Election commission of India to take serious
note of this incident and requests the law enforcing agencies to effectively curb
this social menace by getting to the bottom of it, even if it involves some politically
motivated underpinnings, the release said.
“The vehicle belongs to Mhonlemo Kikon, a NCP MLA from Nagaland who arrived here
as general observer of his party,” Capital SP Seju P Kuruvilla said, adding that
a case has been registered in this connection and five SUMA activists were arrested,
a PTI report added.
90 air sorties in state for election activities
Itanagar Apr 02: The Election Commission would press 90 air sorties in Arunachal
Pradesh for transporting men and materials to various remote and inaccessible polling
stations in the state for the April 9 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
“The process of air sorties began today with the departure of four teams of polling
officials including security personnel to remote Vijaynagar circle in Changlang district
to manage four polling stations consisting of 2,900 electorates,” Chief Electoral
Officer (CEO) Chandra Bhusan Kumar told reporters at a press conference here this
Vijaynagar, one of the remotest circles under Miao sub-division is located at a distance
of 157 kilometres from the sub divisional headquarters. “The circle which has no
surface communication, is approachable only by foot which takes five to six days,”
Kumar disclosed and added that the teams comprising 39 person including security
personnel equipped with polling materials and all logistics have been dispatched
in advance keeping in view the weather condition.
He said the polling officials including the security personnel have casted their
postal ballots yesterday.
He said, besides Pawan Hans choppers, the Indian Air Force would provide air sorties
to the Commission.
“The IAF will provide one air ambulance on the polling day to manage medical emergencies.
Retrieval for any emergency will not be a problem for us as we have arranged adequate
medical facilities and other logistics in all the remote and inaccessible polling
booths,” he disclosed.
“We have taken all precautionary measures for the polling teams including medical,
rations, wireless and other logistics.
The teams from 664 remote and inaccessible polling booths will return back on April
11 next,” he said.
Disclosing that all preparation for a free and fair elections are nearing completion,
Kumar informed that 1,358 digital cameras have been installed to check unfair means
during polling while, in 124 polling stations webcasting facility would be available.
Altogether 7,53,170 electorates including 3,77,272 female would exercise their franchise
in 2,158 polling stations in the state.
A total number of 4316 EVMs would be used separately for Lok Sabha and assemble polls
in each booths.
While eight polling stations are having less than 10 voters, 20 having less than
20 voters and 105 polling stations have less than 50 electors.
The C Sector polling station at Itanagar has the highest number of 1650 voters, while
Malogaon polling station under Hayuliang in Anjaw district has only two voters. PTI
Cong accuses PPA of indulging in violence at Kalaktang
ITANAGAR, Apr 02: The election related violence rocked sleepy Kalaktang town yesterday
as PPA candidate Tsering Sonam and his workers allegedly resorted to violence, assault
and robbery against Congress candidate and sitting MLA Tenzing Norbu Thongdok. Informing
this R T Bapu, Block President, 5 Kalaktang BCC alleged that personal security officers
of Congress candidate were badly thrashed when they tried to stop the mob of PPA
“They were assaulted with sticks and stones by the mob and received bodily injury.
INC Candidate Tenzing Norbu Thongdok luckily escaped without serious injury though
he too was assaulted. His personal belonging was robbed by the mob. They also tried
to snatch away firearm of the PSO but were unsuccessful,” alleged BCC President.
It may also be noted that the miscreants were later released by the police station
at Kalaktang though an FIR of assault and robbery was lodged at the police station.
Congress also accused PPA of taking support of militant groups to threaten the voters
of Kalaktang area.
The workers of PPA have also threatened Lobsang Minto, the family members of the
Block Chairperson, Rinchin Tashi Bapu (President BCCI) and Sang Rakpa an active Congress
party worker of violence if they canvas or promote INC candidate, the Congress alleged.
Party requested that proper action be taken against PPA candidate to ensure free
and fair election.
Power allocation to districts revised
ITANAGAR, Apr 02: In view of the prevailing power supply position and implementation
of CERC Deviation Settlement Mechanism Regulations, 2014, allocation of power to
all the divisions/districts has been revised with effective from April 1.
As per the revised power allocation, Papum Pare got the highest allocation of 32
MW power during peak hours from 5 pm to 10 pm. The district will get 13 MW power
during off-peak hours (from 10 pm to 5 pm). The total allocation also includes 2
MW and 1 MW power during peak and off peak hours respectively for Pare HEP. This
electricity will be supplied through AP state grid.
East Siang has been allocated a total of 5.40 MW during peak hours and 3.20 MW during
off-peak hours. Of the total power allocated, 2 MW and 1 MW power during peak and
off-peak hours respectively will be supplied through AP State Grid while rest of
the power will be supplied through Assam grid by SLDC, Kahilipara, informed a Bidyut
The district wise power to be supplied through AP State grid during peak and off-peak
hours for various district after revision is-- West Kameng (4 MW and 2 MW), East
Kameng (3 MW and 1 MW), Lower Subansiri (5 MW and 2 MW), Kurung Kumey (2 MW and 0.50
MW), Upper Subansiri (3 MW and 1 MW), West Siang (5 MW and 1 MW), Upper Siang (1.5MW
and 0.50 MW), Tirap (4MW and 1.5 MW), West Kameng (for KHEP, 5 MW and 1 MW).
The district wise power to be supplied through Assam grid during peak and off-peak
hours for various district after revision is, West Kameng (0.20 MW and 0.10 MW),
East Kameng (0.70 MW and 0.40 MW), West Siang (0.65 MW and 0.30 MW), Changlang (5
MW and 2.70 MW), Tirap (1.60 MW and 0.90 MW), Lower Dibang Valley (3 MW and 1 MW),
Lohit (4 MW and 2 MW) and Anjaw (2 MW and 1 MW).
The revised power allocation will remain effected till May 15.
However, the quantum of power allocation, duration of imposition, area to be covered
etc. may vary with time since availability and demand of power varies from time to
time due to short notice revision by various power generating stations, Bidyut Bhawan
Mock polling conducted to bring awareness among the voters
CHANGLANG, Apr 02: Changlang DEO Chanchal Yadav is trying by all means to achieve
maximum voting percentage in the coming Parliamentary and Assembly Election-2014.
The DEO facilitated the voters of 53-Changlang (N) and 52-Changlang (S) Assembly
constituency by demonstrating the EVM and its procedures to cast the vote here at
Changlang Old Club today. In order to attract maximum voters to avail the opportunity
wide publicity on the EVM demonstration were given in the township area and nearby
villages through public announcement system of IPR department.
While talking to the participating voters who were allowed to cast vote through EVM
to make them aware and familiarize with the machine the DEO reiterated them all to
participate in universal adult franchise through free and fare means without inducement.
The mock polling team under the supervision of PD, T Jerang was set up in the club
where the voters who were large in number were allowed to practice voting through
The same facility also was provided at two different places in Bordumsa town of 49-Bordumsa
A/Constituency where 233 voters participated, in Namphai, Lower Miao South, Phup,
Deban, Dharampur-II, Two Hut, New Khamang, Kharsang Town, Kharsang Tinali & New Yanman
area of 50-Miao (ST) A/Constituency where 512 voters and in Jairampur, Manmao, Nampong,
Lungpang & Renuk area of 51-Nampong (ST) Assembly Constituency where 252 voters took
Meanwhile, the randomization of all the EVMs were completed and allocated all five
assembly constituencies of the district. Commissioning of the EVMs which was started
on 30th March 2014 was also finished yesterday. DIPRO incharge
East Kameng all set to conduct simultaneous elections
SEPPA, April 02: The East Kameng district is fully prepared and all set to conduct
simultaneous election -2014, said DC cum DEO Tarin Dakpe today.
Dakpe in a move to conduct free and fair, peaceful election in East Kameng appealed
the functionaries of all political parties to cooperate with the administration and
polling personnel. He also appealed to all the Govt. servants to discharge their
election duties with total impartiality and also asked the GBs and HGBs to assist
and help the polling teams in their respective village. He urged all political parties
to comply with MCC during the day of poll and not to involve in collection of EPIC
card forcibly; arm license holder to deposit their arm in nearest police station
failing of which will invite legal action in the nature of cancellation, arrest and
Earlier, Dakpe presented the election related activities and status report which
included month-long training imparted to officers/officials in a phase wise with
the last training to presiding/polling officers, micro observers and AROs yesterday
with training cell open to clear any confusions. The status report further said that
randomization of EVMs and ceiling done; polling team for 109 polling stations listed
out with movement plan; randomization of officers and officials on polling duty for
58 polling stations being listed out today; movement starts on 4th April 2014 onwards
for inaccessible areas like Lada, Yakli etc.; Sector magistrates and concern AROs
already assessed each and every polling stations of their jurisdiction; flying squads
have been carrying out proper checking of vehicles round the clock; the situation
remain calm and quite with restriction of movement of people within Seppa town from
10 pm to 4 am; postal ballot process for staffs on duty underway at election office;
General observer visiting and assessing most of the polling stations.
SP Apang Tamut briefed the police and military personnel deployed for maintenance
of law and order during election in East Kameng at General Ground, Seppa today. DIPRO
Assembly election observer visits constituencies
PASIGHAT, Apr 02: To ensure free, fair, error free and peaceful poll in the district,
the Assembly Election Observer H K Behera made a whirlwind tour of Koyu circle today
and inspected almost all the polling stations falling within the circle.
During his visit the observer interacted with the Gaon Burahs and elder members and
shared his view about the importance of election and people’s participation in it
in a bid to building the pillar of democracy stronger and more vibrant. He advised
the villagers to gather fair knowledge of use of EVMs before actually going for casting
their valuable votes.
While moving along the roads Behera with the help of GBs and police personnel removed
the posters and flags put up by the political parties in government premises. He
drove into the office of the EAC, Koyu to make himself abreast of the area regarding
poll arrangements made so far and also the status of security measures being made
so far but found the office was locked at 1030 hrs with none around. The Observer
visited Kakki, Rina, Koyu and other polling stations lying along the way to the Circle
Headquarter and personally took stock of availability of basic amenities of Polling
Stations as prescribed by the ECI. In the afternoon session the Observer also heard
election related cases in his office.
Yesterday on April-1, Behera had visited various polling stations in Yagrung and
Bilat circles falling under 38-Pasighat and 37-Pasighat constituencies to assess
the suitability of the polling stations as per prescribed guide lines of ECI. The
polling stations he visited were Yagrung, Taki lalung, Remi, Mirem, Bilat, Ledum
etc. Barring a few, most of the school buildings he visited had separate toilet,
water and electricity connections. He instructed the concerned officers to ensure
temporary electricity connection wherever it was possible. Visiting the Circle Office
at Bilat, Behera took stock of pre-poll arrangements and also inspected all the PSs
and at Mangnang he removed few roadside political parties’ banners and flags on the
Voter awareness campaign at Tezu
TEZU, Apr 02: To create awareness among the voters about the polling station scenario
in respect of simultaneous elections, mock polling stations were set up at 4 locations
in Tezu today.
The mock polling stations at various locations in the district will help in educating
voters, political parties, polling team etc about the presence of two different sets
of EVMs, one for Parliament and the other for Assembly for separate voting. Moreover,
this exercise will greatly act as a confidence building measure through preparedness
of each stake holder, said Dr. BM Mishra, DEO cum RO Tezu.
The mock polling stations were set up in 12 locations across Lohit district out of
which 4 were set at Tezu at Government Middle School Jeko, Government Higher Secondary
School Tezu, Sishuniketan Tezu and Government Middle School Tafragam.
Dummy polling teams at the 12 locations including 4 in Tezu-Sunpura managed the mock
polling stations with the help of sector magistrates. Total 1000 common voters in
all the 12 locations participated in the mock exercise.
RO cum DEO Dr. BM Mishra provided all the logistic support while Nodal Officer SVEEP
Dr. PC Swain coordinated the entire proceedings.
Meanwhile, the Flying Squad Team seized around 2600 BJP Caps, badges and flags from
an Assam registered vehicle at Demwe, today.
The vehicle loaded with BJP items was entering Tezu without valid permit and documents.
The seized items were handed over to OC, Police Station, Tezu.
Postal ballots:The Second day of postal ballot voting of the police personnel was
held at School Auditorium of Government Higher Secondary School, Tezu today. All
the proceeding was personally monitored by RO cum DEO.
Total 122 police personnel casted their votes. The entire proceeding went peacefully
and no law and order problem was recorded. DIPRO
Nato and Russia should respect each other’s sentiment
Nato today claimed that Russia has all the forces it needs on the border to invade
Ukraine within the next three to five days. Nato's top military commander while
issuing warning described the situation at the border as "incredibly concerning".
The Russian force has aircraft and helicopter support as well as field hospitals
and electronic warfare capabilities available at the border. Ever since Russia annexed
Ukrainian region of Crimea tension between West and Russia is at all time high with
fear that Russia may invade Eastern Part of Ukraine which has sizeable Russian origin
This claim by Nato comes after Russia on Wednesday accused Nato of reverting to Cold
War language by suspending all practical cooperation with Moscow the day before in
protest at its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Nato also ordered military planners
to draft measures to strengthen its defences and reassure nervous eastern European
countries. Such kind of posture by both Nato and Russia will not benefit anyone and
only ignite tension. Russia has been expressing deep concern over what it perceives
as encircling by Nato after many former Soviet Republics joined US led block. Nato
should shed such expansionist attitude and reassure Russia that it has no intention
to hurt their interest. If such agreement is reached there is every possible chance
that tension will be reduced at the earliest. On the other hand Russia should also
respect sovereignty of countries like Ukraine and stop meddling in internal matter.