28 surrender with arms and ammunitions
KHONSA, Aug 07: 28 terrorists of various outfits surrendered today along with a large
quantity of weapons and ammunitions at 19 Assam Rifles Battalion Headquarters at
Khonsa. It is a boost to the process of peace building in Tirap, Changlang and adjoining
areas of Assam.
The sustained and continuous counter insurgency operations launched by the 25 Sector
Assam Rifles under DAH DIVISION coupled with the psychological initiatives motivated
these terrorists to shed the path of violence and join the national mainstream. These
initiatives have been the focus of the Assam Rifles and have formed the pivot of
success in changing the attitude and ideology of the terrorist. Most of these youths
had fallen to the false Robinhood image of terrorists or were recruited by force,
said a release issued by AR.
The Adarnee Sabha Ceremony at 19 Assam Rifles Battalion Headquarters, Khonsa was
presided over by Brigadier VSBS Cherukupalli, Commander of 25 Sector Assam Rifles
and attended by Colonel Naveen, VrC, Commandant 19 Assam Rifles, Ankur Garg, Deputy
Commissioner, Tirap District and Anil Shukla, Superintendent of Police, Tirap.
Brigadier VSBS Cherukapalli felicitated and congratulated the surrendered cadres
for their bold and wise decision to join the national mainstream. He added that the
return of large number of cadres of various outfits is an indicator that terrorists
are fast losing ground and our operations coupled with psychological initiatives
are bearing dividends.The commitment of the Army towards the well being of these
misguided youths and their families go well beyond the “Ceremony”. All efforts are
being made to assist them to secure their rehabilitation package from the State Govt.
Also, at the initiative of GOC 2 Mountain Division, a Rehabilitation Centre for
them has been commissioned at Dinjan Military Station where vocational training such
as driving, welding, plumbing, vehicle mechanic training, carpentry and electrical
training is been imparted with a view to equip them to earn their livelihood. Based
on the directions of DAH DIVISION, units of ASSAM RIFLES are motivating the youth
of TIRAP and CHANGLANG to join the soon being raised Porter coys in Arunachal Pradesh
and Arunachal scouts Bn. In the past as well, motivating the youth of Tirap and Changlang
to join the recruitment process of Assam Rifles has yielded large dividends. In addition,
there are numerous projects like infrastructure development projects and self employment
schemes especially in remote areas have been undertaken under OP SADBHAVANA.
Finally, a bridge over Siang!
PASIGHAT, Aug 07: Finally after more than two decades, bridge over Siang is ready!
The long awaited 763.5 meter-long Raneghat Bridge over Siang River will be open for
public use from August 10, informed the Chief Engineer (BRO) Anil Kumar today.
The foundation stone was earlier laid by the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi way
back in 1988 and constructed by Gamon India Ltd.(GIL ) at a cost of Rs32 Cores.
It took about twenty years to complete the bridge to connect Upper Siang, various
Districts of Eastern Arunachal including Dibrugarh and Tinsukia of the neighboring
state of Asom.
It is worth mentioning that under the active initiation of Governor JJ Singh, the
company speed up the working pattern and the final touch of the construction will
be completed tomorrow.
Meanwhile, in a massage local MLA Bosiram Siram and the DC Pasighat Onit Panyang
congratulated and extended thanks to the executing agency- BRO, GIL for successful
completion of the bridge.
Siram further appealed the state Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu to invite the UPA Chairperson
Sonia Gandhi to inaugurate the bridge at her convenient schedule.
Siram said that he has been personally monitoring the progress for early completion
of the bridge.
The bridge over Siang created a record of shorts for all the time it took. It’s been
subject to ridicule as well from the locals for the amount of time it took for completion.
Bank strike cripples financial businesses in Arunachal
Itanagar, Aug 07: Financial business came to a standstill in Arunachal Pradesh, following
a two-day strike by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) across the country since
yesterday.The UFBU called the strike after alleged reduction of proposed wage hike
offer from 17.5 per cent to 13 per cent by Indian Bank Associations (IBAs).
All sorts of Banking services had been badly affected in the state as more than 1000
employees of all public sector Banks joined the stir, demanding immediate fulfillment
of their demands.
All Banks remained closed, causing severe inconvenience to the customers as all financial
transactions remained suspended and all the ATMs remained inactive mainly because
of technical snag besides non-availability of cash. The demands of the UFBU included
second option for pension and compassionate ground appointment scheme. UNI
BJP blows poll bugle, confident of a best show
Itanagar, Aug 07: Despite the poll debacle in recent Lok Sabha elections, the BJP
in Arunachal Pradesh is confident of a record comeback in the ensuing Assembly elections
in the state due in October next.
“We are confident enough to form the next government in Arunachal Pradesh with thumping
majority and could secure more than 35 seats”, BJP Northeast In charge P Chandrasekhar
Rao told a news conference here this evening.
The saffron party during the 2004 assembly elections could manage only nine seats
in the 60-member assembly and ironically all the members switched over to Congress
The BJP has already chalked out various strategies accordingly to counter the ruling
Congress party’s attempt to ‘manipulate and manage’ voters besides resorting to unfair
means during elections, Mr. Rao said.
“As a measure to avoid bogus voters our cadres will cross check all the electorates
enlisted in the voters list from house to house in each constituency from August
end after publication of the final list by the Election Commission of India (ECI),
the BJP leader said.He added that pleas would be made to the ECI for directing the
concerned officials to follow all formalities and code during the poll process including
proper checking of electronic voting machines (EVMs) ten days ahead of polling.
Elaborating on the party’s poll plank Mr. Rao informed that issues like non-availability
of electricity in many villages, drought like situation in many parts of the state
compelling the farmers to abandon their field besides mismanagement of the Congress
government including nepotism and corruption would be the major issues for the BJP.
Responding to media queries on the emergence of NCP as a strong party in the state
which could hamper the poll prospect of the BJP, Mr Rao emphatically said that NCP
would indirectly help his party by dividing Congress votes.
“NCP in Arunachal Pradesh is neither controlled by Sharad Pawar nor by P. A Sangma
but by the ruling party”, he alleged.
BJP would favour a triangular contest which would help the party to defeat Congress”,
he said adding, the party would not enter into pre-poll alliance with any parties
but options would be open for Independent candidates in some areas.
To a query regarding tendency of winning candidates of changing allegiance, the BJP
leader commented that it was the common problem of the entire north east region irrespective
of party affiliations.
Earlier BJP state unit president Dr Tangor Tapak informed that Mr. Rao, who is on
an assessment tour to the state had visited East and West Siang district had already
launched the Mandol Chalo Abhiyan throughout the state. UNI
Pul’s whirlwind tour of Anjaw
TEZU, Aug 7: The Finance and Tax and Excise Minister Kalikho Pul toured Anjaw district
and visited Chaglogam, Metangliang, Manchal, Chipru, Goiliang, Yatong, Nusai and
Walong recently . The Minister also visited Hydro Power sites at various locations
and expressed his satisfaction over the progress of ongoing projects in Anjaw districts.
Addressing series of public meeting, Pul said that the dawn of development in the
new born district has been possible due to co-operation of the people and efforts
put-in by development departments. He expressed his gratitude to the land donors
of the district. He also disclosed that proposed CO HQ at Metangliang will be made
operational very soon. He inaugurated a newly constructed PHE building at Walong
on the occasion.
The Minister was accompanied by Anjaw Deputy Commissioner C.S Jeinow, Hayuliang ADC
R.K Borthakur and various heads of departments of Anjaw district. (DIPRO)
Work for economic progress of farmers and state: Gyurme
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: The annual operating plan meeting of the department of horticulture
is being held at its directorate, Chimpu, Itanagar from August 7-8.
Inaugurated the meeting Parliamentary secretary Tsering Gyurme exhorted the officers
to work diligently for economic progress of the farmers and the state as a whole.
He stressed the need of research and development work in the field of horticulture
to minimize the dependence on other states for technology and planting materials
and suggested that the government horticulture farms in the district should be maintained
as model farms for demonstration of the technology to the farmers so that farmers
from other state come and visit the model farms of Arunachal Pradesh.
He further expressed need for development of proper infrastructure for marketing,
post-harvest and packaging for horticulture produce to acquire maximum benefit to
the farmers and advised the officers to maintain proper work culture and make the
department responsive and people friendly.
Director horticulture Lomdak Tago also advised the officers for timely implementation
of schemes and project for the best interest of the farmers. The officers should
strike hard to translate the aspiration of people into reality and stressed for proper
record maintenance and timely submission of reports and returns.
Borum United pip DNFC 1-0; CCFC hold BNFC
NAHARLAGUN, Aug 7: Borum United FC pipped Dera Natung FC 1-0 in a league level match
of the Abotani Cup Football Tournament being played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here
Techi Hatiyo was the scorer for the winning team.
Earlier, the match played between Capital Complex FC and Battalion (B.N) FC ended
in a goal-less draw.
Darko Sports Club vs. Sood Sports Club (2 pm); Borum United FC vs Nyokum Lapang F.C
Dept continues crackdown on traders
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: In its continued efforts to safeguard interest of common consumers,
the Legal Metrology Mobile Team inspected more trading establishments of Naharlagun
today and detected irregularities on violation of various provisions of the Standards
of Weights & Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1985 and booked cases against defaulting
A considerable numbers of packaged commodities and weights & measures items were
seized from them and detained for legal and punitive action. M/s Basar Commercial
Centre, M/S Arunsiri Gas Agency, M/s Neel Kamal and M/s Arun Enterprise were the
prominent defaulters. As per norms, every Gas Agency has to install a platform weighing
machine at delivery point for testing / weight of filled LPG cylinders by consumers
as and when they have doubt on net content of the cylinder.
Unfortunately, M/s Arunsiri Gas Agency failed to fulfill the requirement which is
detrimental to the interest of common consumers informed K.P. Tago of Legal metrology
Sanjoy calls early sanction of Arunachal Scouts
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: MP Takam Sanjoy called on the Union defense secretary Pradeep Kumar
and urged him to expedite the sanctioning of four battalions of Arunachal Scouts
at the earliest as committed by the UPA government.
Sanjoy emphasized that Arunachal Scouts will naturally support and supplement the
endeavor of the army during the time of dire necessity.
The MP further informed the union defense secretary that the technical and financial
aspects may be examined clearly before the matter is placed in the union cabinet.
Matters relating to internal and external security were also discussed while Sanjoy
further asserted for security of Arunachal Pradesh.
The MP pointed out that Google Website shows Arunachal Pradesh in the map of China
and condemned such conspiracy which aims at tarnishing the growing image of India
in the international arena. It is because of this that ADB and World Bank objections
are pouring in which will effect developmental focus the UPA government is providing
to the state of Arunachal Pradesh especially in infrastructural sectors, Sanjoy added.
The MP also met Union minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Murli Deora and informed
him of the shortage of gas and gas cylinders in the state.
He also highlighted the grim situation of bottling, shortage and storage plan at
Kimin. Sanjoy urged the union minister to make ways for exclusive supply gas and
gas cylinders to the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
Road map for Financial Inclusion at Changlang District
Itanagar, Aug 07: NABARD has organised a one day District Level Seminar on Financial
Inclusion at Changlang on Aug 5 for Bankers, NGO’s, Govt. Officials in collaboration
with District Administration, and State Bank of India. The seminar succeeded in creating
a road-map for securing high level financial inclusion in Changlang district. The
seminar was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Dr, S B Deepak Kumar, DC.
He stressed on the need to have a high level of Financial Inclusion in the District
to usher in economic development. He appreciated NABARD for convening the Seminar
and hoped that this would help in creation of awareness among bankers, NGOs, Govt
Officials and action points which would be monitored through DCC Meetings. M K Mishra,
Chief Manager, SBI, LHO, Guwahati appraised technology intervention. He displayed
to the participants’ required items viz. mobile phones, biometric identification,
sim cards etc. which would help in bringing about branchless banking even in the
most remote corners.
A K Pasrija, DGM, NABARD, Itanagar discussed in detail about Rangarajan Committee
Recommendation and that each bank branch manager should open 250 new rural household
A/Cs, 250 new KCC, 100 General Credit Cards, 100 Swarozgar Credit Cards, 100 micro
insurance policies and one Farmers’ Club in each village.
For bringing financial inclusion, he also explained the support provided by NABARD
for Micro Finance Vision 2011.
In his presentation, N Paul Choudhury, AM, NABARD, Itanagar discussed about Farmers’
Club and how these Clubs could be utilized in the formation of Self Help Groups,
Business facilitators bringing financial inclusion in the district.
The discussions revolved around :Recommendations of the Committee on Financial Inclusion,
Strategy of NABARD for Financial Inclusion Fund (FIF) and Financial Inclusion Technology
Fund (FITF), Micro Insurance and Financial Inclusion, Funds transfer and Financial
Inclusion, Technology Intervention and Financial Inclusion, Farmer’s Clubs as SHPI,
Business Facilitator and Business Correspondent Model, Action plan for the district.
LDM, SBI, Changlang District appealed to bankers for opening no frill accounts, linkage
of SHGs, engaging Business Fecilitators.
Tengam Ngemu, ex Minister suggested involvement of Panchayats for creating financial
R K Paul, Seva Kendra, Miao supplied a list of 48 Self Help Groups formed by the
Kendra and requested SBI for opening SB A/Cs and credit linkage.
Stakeholders recommend clear-cut rural tourism development and promotion policy
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: The oneday awareness programme on Rural Tourism sponsored by NABARD
recommended Clear-cut rural tourism development and promotion policy on the part
of the State Government is a pre-requisite for planned and systematic development
of the sector. Involvement, of various agencies like Panchayats, NGOs, and other
agencies in framing policies is considered as the need of the hour. The house took
positive note of the information given by Director of Tourism that the Master Plan
for Tourism in the State will be ready soon.
It was also agreed that the stakeholders based on the issues discussed prepare a
Strategy Paper which may be titled as Rural Tourism Development in Arunachal Pradesh
- Vision Document -2013-14 for submission to higher authorities and policy makers
Concerned State Government may take initiatives for constituting District Level Committee
under the Chairmanship of DC with agencies like Panchayats, NGOs, and other agencies
as members for promotion, monitoring of tourism development in the district on a
regular basis. The monitoring and progress reports would be consolidated at the Head
Quarters for dissemination and publicity.
It was also felt by the house that the concerned State Government department give
due importance to maintenance of existing tourist infrastructure facilities.
The house felt that there is lack of co-ordination among the various stakeholders
which need to be plugged. Concerned State Government should give more importance
to publicity of various schemes and programmes for the benefit of the people.
The idea of having a common platform of the stakeholders in tourism sector for raising
issues and concerns was considered by all as urgent need. Other institutions like
NEDFI, SIDBI and banks should also come forward for sponsoring similar programmes
in the future.
It was observed by the house that the commercial banks in the State so far have shown
little interest for participation in such programmes. It was unanimously agreed the
their participation is important as credit requirements will come from them. In future
programmes, organizers should ensure participation of commercial banks.
NABARD sponsored Rural Tourism Awareness Programme ends
The one day awareness programme on Rural Tourism completed yesterday at State Institute
of Rural Development (SIRD) Itanagar.
The programme was sponsored by NABARD in collaboration with a local NGO named Young
Mission Adventure Club (YMAC) and a local NGO, Young Mission Adventure Club (YMAC)
and Department of Tourism, Government of Arunachal Pradesh (GoAP). About 30 participants
drawn from Tour Operator Associations, people with hand-on experience, Hospitality
industry, and financial institution and unemployed youth with tourism certificates
attended the meet.
Director, Tourism A.K. Singh inaugurated the programme and addressed the issues on
the potentials, prospects, problems and policies and the plans of the State Government.
He thanked YMAC and NABARD for organizing the programme for creating awareness to
the various stakeholders.
On tourism policy of the State Government, he apprised that his department had submitted
a Draft Master Plan, (prepared by a team of Consultants from Kolkata, in collaboration
with Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), to the State Government for necessary
approval which is expected clearance very shortly. Delving on Rural Tourism, he stated
that it is next to hydro-power in terms of potentials for promotion of livelihood
and generation of income and employment for the people of the State. He also informed
the gathering about the efforts made by the department for relaxation and simplification
of various restrictions for tourist visiting the State. He cautioned reckless growth
in tourism sector for which a planned strategy is required to be put in place.
Tsering Wange and John Panya, representing Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operators Association
(APTOA) as Chief Adviser and General Secretary shared their sweet and sour experience
over the years and offered suggestions for the development the sector. The concept
of rural tourism as that connoting tourism showcasing rural life, art, culture and
heritage at rural locations thereby benefiting the local community economically and
socially was explained by them in brief to the participants. They also apprised the
participants on the slow but steady rising trend of preference of tourists, especially
foreigners, for rural tourism as against conventional ones of staying in hotels and
visiting cities or metros.
The Chief Advisor and General Secretary, APTOA stressed on the need for change of
attitude for imbibing the qualities of hard work, discipline, diligence, patience,
commitment and hospitality by the local people for attracting more tourists in the
State which is found lacking, though it has marginally improved now. The need of
policy makers in the State Government for ensuring better co-ordination, transparency
and clear-cut policy and widespread publicity in print and electronic media by selling
Arunachal Tourism as the ultimate destination was highlighted by them.
S.S. Kar, Deputy Manager, Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok, Itanagar re-emphasized the fact
that more and more tourists prefer to stay in villages to experience local touch,
taste, cuisine and flavor of original rural Arunachal Pradesh.
District Tourism Officer (DTO), Tawang Mr. Mije impressed upon the participants that
village Tourism does not required huge initial capital investment and it can be taken
up by entrepreneurs with a small amount of investment. He cited a live example of
the Bread and Breakfast Scheme initiated by the department in Shyo Village in Tawang
District which is generating supplementary income to the villagers. He revealed that
during the recent few years more and more tourists have shown their interest towards
Middle and Eastern part of the State especially Subansiri and Siang Districts where
there exists unique and undiluted culture and tradition as compared to traditional
destinations like Tawang and Bomdila where Culture and traditions are influenced
and akin to neighboring countries.
MT Anga, President, All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) and
General Secretary, All Arunachal Pradesh Maxicab Association (AAPMA) stressed the
importance of efficient and reliable transport system for promotion of Rural Tourism
in the State. He asserted that for this to take place stakeholders like Government
Departments, Private Tour Operators, Drivers and public need to play their respective
K.Vaiphei, Manager NABARD said that existing rural tourism potentials in different
forms and activities like river rafting, angling, trekking, mountaineering, wild
life, natural scenic beauty, natural habitats, has the potentials for giving employment
and livelihood opportunities for the unemployed youth of the State. He highlighted
the role of NABARD in rural development including rural tourism under its Non Farm
Sector activities. He stated that a clear-cut policy framework should be put in place
by the State Government for promotion and development of rural tourism as the pre-requisite
condition. Linking rural tourism activities with credit is important for sustainability
of the activity where commercial bankers and financial institutions need to come
forward for credit and financial support, stated K. Vaiphei. He encouraged stakeholders
to raise their voices in a democratic manner without resorting to violence in various
fora and highlight their achievements and problems for necessary action by policy
makers and others. He also suggested formation of State Level Co-ordination Committee
for Tourism/Rural Tourism development by Stake holders which should prepare Strategy
Paper, sort of a Vision Document -2013-14 and translate the vision in sweeping speed.
He also requested the State Government representatives to look into the issue of
relaxations in the various existing restrictions for more inflow of tourists. He
informed that NABARD will explore ways for sponsoring exposure visits to Sates like
Sikkim and Meghalaya where Rural Tourism is flourishing provided good proposals are
Teme Riche, a qualified local businessman from Daporijo in the Sector who is presently
working in New Delhi talked of basic requirements like accommodation, sanitation.
There is a need for change of attitude by the locals, and proper coordination amongst
S. Teetu Yoka, President Action –Aid Society Arunachal Pradesh share her experience
and narrated the difficulties faced in getting projects sanction from Government
Departments. She regretted that in spite of all potentials, we are not able to sell
these potentials. She challenged the participants to work hard without expecting
much from others and show to world and others that rural tourism is possible.
Arunachal Travel Congress
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: Arunchal Pradesh Tour Operators Association (APTOA) will organize
the V11 Arunachal Travel Congress cum APTOA Conference on 22 August at Itanagar with
collaboration from Department of Tourism Govt of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Arunachal Travel Congress 2009 will dwell on ways and means to project, promote
and develop tourism in the State. This year the conference participation will not
be confined to tour operators and hoteliers of the State alone. Other stakeholders
would also be invited to attend the programe. Arunachal Travel Congress cum APTOA
Conference was earlier organized thrice at Itanagar, twice at Tawang and once at
APTOA Executive Body made a representation to the State Government to revive the
District Tourism Development Committees and to include members from APTOA in the
State level tourism development meetings. Instituting of State Tourism Award to give
due recognization to the deserving tourism pioneers who has contributed immensely
to the socio economic development of the State was also discussed.
Several other issues including RAP/PAP problems faced by tour operators and the negative
impact of Swine Flu H1N1 virus on travel and tourism industry were also discussed,
added John Panya, Secretary APTOA
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: Kelay village land owner committee (KVLC) appealed the concerned
authority to compensate the land owner of Kelay village immediately.
It claimed that the road construction has already been started from Kurung village
to Pari village via Kelay village without consultation of the land owner
“Depute medical team”
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: ASM, 21 Taderko Anchal Segment, Lower Suabnsiri District said that
Malaria and other related disease are spreading in Taderko, Lina, Loth and Tajgi
under Lower Subansiri at an alarming rate.
It appealed the district authority to depute medical team with sufficient medicine
and testing equipments in the area.
It further informed that on the request of panchayat leaders of the affected villages,
the district medical officer, along with health assistant, malaria sub-inspector
and field assistant was deputed on June 26 last but it needs more help to contain
Condemnedill-treatment of candidates
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: Totpu Panchayat Youth Welfare Society and All Parang Circle Youth
Association alleged that answer sheet of one of the SSA teacher aspirant at Sakiang,
Mengio was snatched away.
It said that the candidate was from Totpu village under Parang circle and applied
the SSA teacher interview under 80:20 ratio but was ill-treated by a representatives
of other union.
Meanwhile, APCYA appealing the education department not to transfer any teachers
from Parang circle demanded for posting of sufficient teacher at newly upgraded government
secondary school Parang.
Frontiers in Electronics and Communication
NIRJULI, Aug 7: Human kind has come a long way from the age of single transistor
technology to the present day technology of miniaturization and nano-science. In
the process, the boundary separating the different trades of sciences and technology
has become very blurred. The exchange of ideas and knowledge among the people of
various fields is the need of the hour.
The Department of electronics and Communication Engineering, NERIST, has taken another
step forward by organizing a three days workshop on “Frontiers in Electronics and
Communication” in collaboration with Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics,
Calcutta University, from Aug 7-9.
The workshop is attended by faculty from NEHU, RGU, NERIST and students.
A team of six experts from Calcutta University, Prof.P.K.Basu, Prof. Susanta Sen,
Prof. N.R.Das, Prof.Gautam Gosh, Dr. A. Battacharya and Dr. S. Pandit, will deliver
lectures on various fields of Electronics and Communication.
The inaugural function of the workshop was held this morning with Dr.Joram Begi as
Chief Guest and Prof. P.K. Basu, Calcutta University as Guest of honor.
Dr. J. Begi elaborated on the technological milestones that we have covered. He also
spoke about the impact of the technology in society especially in Arunachal Pradesh.
Guest of Honour, while delivering the keynote address highlighted various programs
which are in que.
He also gave an overview of the various lectures to be held during the workshop.
Dean Academics of NERIST, Prof.P.K.Das spoke on the academic structure of the Institute.
He also emphasized on the effort taken by the institute to maintain the high standards
of technical education. He also informed that the institute is on the process of
signing MOU with IIT’s so that collaborative research works can be carried out in
the institute. Speaking on the occasion HOD, ECE and the Co-ordinator of the workshop
Prof. Md. Anwar Hussain says that knowledge cannot grow inside a closed bottle. He
emphasized on the need of knowledge exchange and mutual support.
Union demands cancellation of interview
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: All Arunachal Pradesh Workers’ Union in a letter to Chief Engineer,
power Eastern Zone said that the advertisement of power department by Superintendent
Engineer (E) Miao Electrical Circle-II is snatching the legal rights of workers who
have been serving under the department of power from last 20-25 years.
It further said, for appointment of technical staff walk in interview is not necessary,
as the workers are capable and expert already to execute any kind of technical job
in the department.
It further threatens to launch strike if the authority fail to stop the walk in interview
scheduled on August 11.
ALSU and ATKSSU react to bandh
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: All Lohit Students’ Union (ALSU) and All Tai-Khampti Singpho Students
Union (ATKSSU) condemned the damages caused on public properties and the bandh called
by AdiSU at Jaipur, Namsai area on August 6.
The unions further condemned the bandh carried out by AdiSu without the consent of
local students’ union. Under constructed commissioner building, Urban department
building and office of the Horticulture deputy director at Jaipur, Namsai were severely
damaged and burned down, the unions alleged.
ALSU and ATKSSU said that AdiSU should thoroughly examine facts before claiming land
in the area. The unions further added that the area was temporarily given to Sommua
Miri on sympathetic ground by the local Khampti people.
DC and police appreciated
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: Leporiang People Welfare Committee Capital Complex (LPWCCC) appreciated
the capital complex deputy commissioner, Naharlagun police and CRPF jawans for their
prompt action in shifting of the dead body of late Karsang Tado from the residence
of Tadar Nikam of Dokum colony Naharlagun on August 6.
The committee further appealed to the tribal people to condemn any illegal practice
which may cause irreparable damage to the beautiful tribal social ethos.
Scout and Guide vocational training concludes
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: The state level vocational training course of Bharat Scout and
Guide Arunachal Pradesh, organized at its head quarter, Polo Colony Naharlagun concluded
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, under Secretary Education M Sora appealed
the students to take part in such organization and make effort to become an ideal
citizen of the country and assured all possible help to the Bharat scout and guide
He inspected Book Binding, Chalk, Candle, and Detergent powder making unit, first
aid, Yoga, computer training, fine arts and handicraft training units.
MEEA to go on indefinite dharna
ITANAGAR, Aug 07: Malaria Eradication Employee Association has decided to stage indefinite
dharna from Aug 10 demanding appointment of 144 SFR and RFW. It said that state government
has not complied with its decision taken last year regarding the appointments.
Narayanasamy to arrive in Itanagar
ITANAGAR: Union Minister and general Secretary, All India Congress Committee in charge
of Arunachal Pradesh V Narayanasamy is arriving in Arunachal on Aug 8. He is to attend
the manifesto and coordination committee meetings of APCC at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan,
4 young artists selected for scholarship
ITANAGAR: Ministry of Culture, government of India, New Delhi in collaboration with
North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur is going to award young talented Artist
scholarship for the year 2008-09 to Nyidey Sumnya, Khamnya Thinra, Matnye Afi and
Rajev Mena during Independence Day celebration at IG Park, Itanagar.
Mahila Congress demands 15 seats
ITANAGAR: In a joint meeting of Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC),
Itanagar, CMCC, DMCCs, BMCCs of all districts held at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Itanagar
today, the Mahila Congress demanded reservation of 15 seats for women aspirants in
the forthcoming assembly election in the state.
During the meeting it also discussed about the visit of Secretary AIMCC, In-charge
Arunachal Pradesh Naznin Farooque on August 10 and All India Mahila Congress President
and MP Dr. Pratibha Thakur on August 26.
Is there some one to hear us?
Anini which “usually” remains cut off from the rest of the world is actually one
of the most beautiful places in the world. The place can be undoubtedly the hub of
tourists and nature lovers. Visit to an Anini will render an immense aesthetic pleasure.
But unfortunately Anini - dubbed as “Switzerland of the East” by many visiting big
shots, is today facing endless problems.
Anini is infested by most poisonous serpents like the deadliest vipers found
in Tally Valley and Sarli areas. But the 60-bed District Hospital with only three
doctors including DMO, has no Anti-venom infection, although every week there are
two –three cases of snake bites reported. It has no labs and apparatus to have simple
GHSS Anini is also riding on a wheel chair invulnerably pushed by SSA teachers. There
are 6 regular teachers, whereas nine are from SSA who particularly has no option
in rendering periods/classes even those of CBSE standards.
Education is a powerful instrument of social, economic and cultural transformation
of the nation, for this we truly rely on JNV. But it has too failed to reap the
benefit of infrastructural developments.
Connectivity is the key component of the rural development, whereas JNV is not yet
The projects which are being executed under UD (Urban Dept.) has a number of initiative
with strong edifice to construct a school building, dormitory-boys and girls,
residential quarters, kitchen and dinning block with the budget estimated cost of
Rs 13 crores. But due to shortage of human resources they were unable to comply with
the deadline offered. As result students are still boarding on a building which officially
belongs to the forest Department. Despite this we have officer like U.P.O. (Urban
Programme Officer) of Urban department. I vividly remember the day we first met.
Frequently visiting to the construction sites from dawn to dusk, delivering and shouldering
the work of LDC, Surveyor, AUPO and even of peon, his dedication towards work is
We are really very obliged to him for lightening up every individual and for being
The consensus is that owing to the problem, we require to fill up the vacant posts
in urban department which include a LDC, AUPO, Surveyor and a peon.
Are the top bureaucrats and policy makers in Itanagar hearing us?
The plight of Arunachalees cancer patients in Mumbai
I being a sufferer would like to highlights the plight of Arunachalee cancer patients
in Mumbai and draw the attention of the NGOs and Govt for immediate sympathetic action.
In the year 2004, I had been referred from Naharlagun General Hospital to Mumbai’s
Tata Memorial Hospital and had been diagnosed with CA of nasopharhynx, a form of
cancer. The doctors at Tata Memorial advised me for chemotheraphy and radiation for
5 months for my tumour to cure. I, being a bread earner of the family was confused
and worried as the treatment would go a long time, anyhow I continued the doses of
therapy. Meanwhile, it was my first priority to find a suitable place to stay in
Mumbai around the Tata Memorial Hospital as it would be convenient for my treatment.
On my enquiry I found out that there were bhawans for separate states, I enquired
about our Arunachal Bhawan too, but to my surprise there was not a name of it nor
locations allotted. With great difficulty I found a Shanti Bhawan near the hospital
charging an amount of 600/day, it was the lowest minimal fare near the hospitals
during 2004. Anyway, I managed to stay there for 5 months and completed my therapy.
However, I was advised by the doctors to visit 3 months alternatively for regular
check up and since then I have been frequenting this city many a times.
In March 2009, the doctors however found my tumours spreading and advised me to
stay for at least 5 month and still I am living at Mumbai near Tata Memorial
in a rented house.
My point is that this is not just my story, it’s a story of many Arunachalees who
are visiting this city for treatment and many other purposes.
I myself have seen more than 20-30 families since last March, the main problem here
is the problem of accommodation. Today I pay a monthly rent of 18000 for just one
room, a bathroom and a kitchen. This is the problem of every Arunachalee visiting
Mumbai. With no knowledge of the city our innocent people are just made scape goat
and fooled in every corner.
My expenses till today may be around 13lakhs (including treatment), most of the expenditure
of my treatment has gone in living in this big city.
The trauma and harassment we undergo knows no boundary far away from home, I know
large number of my Arunachalee people have been facing the same problem here at
And to add woes to the patients, there is still no brick of a bhawan or guest house
in Mumbai for our Arunachalee people, whereas the Govts of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram,
Meghalaya have cropped up seeing the rising number of cancer patients from their
respective state. Therefore,
I on behalf of the cancer patients appeal one and all to extend support for an
urgent guest house for those Arunachalees inflicted with these disease near the Tata
memorial hospital as an immediate relief. Rented flats available near Tata memorial
hospitals are best options, if somehow our government could take them on rented basis
it would be a commendable approach, till the completion of Bhawan at Vashi. I hope
government and various student bodies at state take a serious note of the problems,
keeping in mind the large Arunachalee people visiting the city.
I highlight this problem not to tell my problems, but to highlight the difficult
circumstances which I underwent that is not experienced by any of my Arunachalee
fellows here at Mumbai.
Nangbhia Shilly (Patient)
Tata Memorial Hospital,