Anchal chairperson appeals for relief fund
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: 12-
The chairperson appealed to the state government and the concerned department to provide relief fund to the affected villagers.
Medical team sought in Pip-
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: All Pip-
The Association also requested the Govt staff to stay in circle head quarter at Pip-
Thakur issue resurfaces
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The Pradeep Thakur issue re-
The big silence being maintained by the Government on the issue and non-
He expressed doubt over the sincerity of the inquiry committee headed by Minister Atum Welly. I wonder whether the committee investigated the matter. Because it has not yet made its report public, he added. He hoped that the committee would soon submit its finding to the authority and make it public.
It is pertinent to mention here that All Nyishi Youth Association (ANSU) had submitted a memorandum to the Governor as well as the State Government demanding immediate inquiry into the matter. The student union also led a phase wise democratic movement demanding action against the accused involved in the case.
Revoke ban order on land allotment: Federation
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: All Arunachal Pradesh Motor Transport Workers’ Union appealed to Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex and Director Land Management, Government of Arunachal Pradesh to initiate immediate step to revoke the government decision on land allotment in capital complex.
The union claimed the land allotment process was banned since last two years. Due to this banned and lack of land allotment certificate, the people of capital complex are facing many problems.
Morn Peak expedition
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Young Mission Adventure Club (YMAC) capital based N.G.O undertook Morn peak expedition recently.
This peak is the 2nd highest peak in Lower Subansiri District which is approximately above 7,000 ft, the next to the Talley Valley which is 2432MTS or 8025.6 ft and surrounded by many villages Anch, Siya, Neelam, Deed, Talo, Pania and Hapoli. This low altitude peak is surrounded by very dense forests and covered by snow fall during winter season.
The promotion of this peak for adventure tourism, like camping, trekking and wildlife tourism would generate employment and income opportunities to the unemployed youths of the Lower Subansiri District.
Earlier, the YMA Club had conducted expedition at Hakhe Tarin-
Warm farewell to Namchoom
KHONSA, Aug 19: Mitali Namchoom, CO, Khonsa, who cracked UPSC this year and got absorbed in the most coveted IAS was given a warm farewell by the district administration and HoDs at Khonsa yesterday.
She is all set to go for training in Mussorie, Uttarakhand. Tirap deputy commissioner W. Lowang and all HoDs spoke glowingly about Namchoom’s tenacity and diligence in cracking the UPSC staying in a place like Khonsa affected by insurgency problem.
It may be recalled that Mitali also topped the combined APPSCCE examination in 2009 and served as Circle Officer at Khonsa with distinction.
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: All Arunachal Youngstar United Federation (AAYUF) in an undated memorandum address to the Governor, said that the state chief secretary has been in the present post for last six years. There is every possibility of misuse of power by the present incumbent due to over stay in same post, the Union said and demanded his immediate transfer.
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The in-
At least 50 teachers attended the training programme.
Amongst other, Circle Officer, Sangram T Riba, Vice Principal, Higher Secondary School Sangram Tai Tach and ADEO Tai Azad attended the programme. They advised the trainees to devote in their duties.
Meanwhile, another one day training programme of school management committee was also conducted which was attended by 30 members of SMC chairperson.
During the training RTE Act-
Workers’ Board approves annual budget
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare
Board (APB&OCWWB) in its meeting held here on August 18 last unanimously approved
the budget for the year 2011-
While reviewing the achievement during 2010-
Protest rally postponed
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: The KVK Road Coordination Committee, Yachuli decided to postpone its proposed 1st phase of protest rally following the assurance of MLA cum Parliamentary secretary Likha Saaya to release the contractors’ bill for construction of KVK road Yachuli within August 20.
The Committee said that Saaya, in his Independence Day address at ADC HQ Yachuli
had intervened in the issue of non-
Solung at Aalo
Aalo Aug 19: Solung festival will be celebrated at Aalo like previous years with traditional fervour and gaiety on September one next.
Home Minister Takar Marde has consented to be the chief guest of the festival.
Ponung party from Komkar village of Upper Siang will be taking part in the festival.
Kanki Darang and Vijay Tamuk have been retained as the president and secretary of the celebration committee for the year 2011.
ITANAGAR: The 33km stretch of Doimukh-
As many as eight excavator loaders and all available man power were pressed into round the clock service to clear the road blockade as early as possible.
Dulom further informed that at least three months’ effort will be required for complete removal of mudslides/debris from the road besides reconstruction of damages structure for making the road fit for heavy vehicles.
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Padmashree awardee Mamang Dai would attend as Chief Guest in the
releasing ceremony of Docu-
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Techu Aran and Sephua Wangsu were unanimously selected as the president and secretary of Chalo Loku celebration committee for the year 2011 at a meeting held at Khonsa on August 15 last. It was also decided that in the meeting that this year no donation from any department or individuals other than Nocte would be collected.
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: While the people of the Capital Complex have been crying foul
over the massive damages of roads caused by incessant rainfall, the government today
released Rs 17 crore non-
After over a month-
Pul said as announced by Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin during his maiden press conference
on August 4 last, the government despite resource crunch has released Rs 17 crore
to Naharlagun PWD division (Rs 5 crore), Naharlagun NH division (Rs 2 crore), Itanagar
PWD capital division-
Pul, who along with Forest Minister Setong Sena, Education Minister Bosiram Siram and local MLA Techi Kaso along with senior engineers and officers had inspected the damaged roads in the Capital Complex on July 26 last, sought the people’s cooperation in facilitating the repair works.
The state capital had recorded a rainfall of 242.3 mm during 24 hours, the highest recorded this monsoon that had left a trail of devastation and death of four persons.
Pointing out that most of the damages were man-
Pointing out that funds would also be sanctioned on need-
The people as well as the department and district administration are equally responsible for the upkeep of such assets. They should lodge complaint and act against any one damaging or resorting to encroachment of government assets in their own interest, Pul reasoned. As education and health are priority sectors of the government, the students’ stipend also weighs high on its priority agenda, he said, adding increasing the stipend amount is under the active consideration of the government which would be with some conditions.
Pul said the students of the state are among the luckiest who besides stipend get free text books and uniforms. But regrettably, they are the one who join the oft repeated bandh calls by absenting from the educational institutions. Their academic loss causes huge financial loss while its far reaching consequence is production of poor human capital which cannot ensure a bright future for the state, he rued.
The state gets hardly six months working period and the bandh serves as a drag to development, which has to be pondered seriously, he advocated.
Naharlagun, Aug 19: Industries and Fisheries Minister Tako Dabi, who made a surprise visit to the industrial estates located at Naharlagun Industrial area and Chandan nagar at Itanagar, today took strong exceptions to the rampant encroachments in the Industrial estates.
While interacting with the officials, Dabi expressed dismay over the encroachments and said that it has badly affected the development of industries in the state. To give new look to the industrial estates such encroachments should be checked and the old and dilapidated industrial sheds should be repaired, he added.
Pointing out that there is no dearth of educated youths in the state who are really interested in the industries sector, Dabi said that they should be promoted for proper growth and development of industries in the state. The technologies particularly those of small scale industries should reach to the villages and the products should be popularize among the masses to make them economically viable, he added.
Exposure and study tours to foreign countries for interested entrepreneurs and skilled workers could also encourage setting up of economically viable small scale industries in the state; the Minister opined and suggested the department officials to venture into that sector.
The minister was also briefed about the workings of different industrial units, accommodation and other problems of various industrial units at Chandan nagar and Naharlagun by Jt. Director SC Dutta, ADIs, Gyamer Tabin and Geto Ori.
The Minister was accompanied by Director of Industries Hage Batt, Joint Director of Industries, Subu Tabin. DIPR
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Following the most unfortunate event of the sudden and untimely death of the former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, an all round stagnation seems to have gripped the state affairs of Arunachal Pradesh affecting all and sundry. The political impasse created by the apparent hopeless submission of the leadership of the state to a gross, unfounded uncertainty and inaction has made Arunachal Pradesh suffer on several accounts, said NCP Arunachal Pradesh unit president Ngurang Pinch, in a release.
“All development even the maintenance of the existing system of public utility services
like water supply, electricity supply, repairing of roads and other such things have
come to a virtual stand-
Expressing NCP’s view and unambiguous opinion in the context of the present political
stalemate in Arunachal Pradesh to the State Home Minister Takar Marde during a recent
informal discussion, Pinch tried to impress upon the seasoned leader known for his
straightforwardness and ingenuity, the urgent need for the departmental stewards
of the state to get back to their respective chair immediately and re-
One appreciable thing the Home Minister has done recently was to tour the Tirap-
Asking the government whether it has taken a full about turn from the development programs, particularly the Green Capital schemes chalked out by late Dorjee Khandu, NCP demanded that since the rain was over now and since there should not be any excuse of weather inclemency, the government machinery should begin work in full swing to complete the envisaged development work without any delay, the release added.
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh general secretary Gichik Taaza cautioned youths of Arunachal Pradesh not to be influenced by western culture in the name of development leaving our own indigenous faith and culture.
Inaugurating the Donyi Polo Sports and Cultural Centre (DPSCC), an undertaking of Arunachal Vikash Parishad (AVP) at Naharlagun today, Taaza exhorted youths of the state to preserve their own culture and tradition for identity instead of blindly following western culture. On the occasion, he urged every youth to participate in the upcoming National Sports Meet Scheduled to be held at Pune, Maharashtra from September 19 to 31 next.
He also appealed to the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh to provide free NCERT textbooks in the schools managed and run by institution/organisation like R.K. Mission Schools, Vivekananda and Abotani Vidya Niketan etc. which promote and teach true indigenous cultures thus helping in nurturing national integrity.
Naharlagun Kargu Gamgi vice president Karbe Nyodu and few office bearers of IFCSAP were also present on the occasion.
CHANGLANG Aug 19 : The 5th governing body meeting of District Health Society, Changlang held here yesterday gave emphasis on timely implementation of all health related schemes.
Reminding the doctors, para medical workers and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) of their vital role in delivering health services to people, deputy commissioner Opak Gao, who is also chairman DHS stressed the need for thorough and timely implementation of all health related schemes in the district.
Expressing concern over opium addiction by people, Gao suggested for involving PRI members, NGOs and students to fight against drug addiction by creating awareness among people about ill effects of drugs.
Changlang ZP chairperson and DHS governing body chairman Junpo Jugli hoped that a joint efforts of ASHAs and PRI members by organizing awareness training camp in block level could go a long way in improving the overall health scenario of the district. She said that people should be made aware about various health facilities under NRHM programmes and also educate them how to live clean and hygienic life to avoid various diseases. He also suggested for making life saving medicines available in the rural areas.
Dr. Pramathesh De, DMO cum CEO informed that, there are 304 ASHA workers engaged
in Changlang district to render their services to the villagers, particularly women
and children. He advocated that the doctors should go to villages and visit health
He also explained in details about the newly launched Janani Suraksha Yojana and the incentives paid to the BPL mothers under the scheme. He stressed on strict supervision and monitoring of all the ambitious health related programmes of both central and state government.
Among others, Dr. P. Dutta, DRCHO, presented performance of NRHM, Dr.(Mrs.) M. Khimhun, DPO(RNTCP), Dr. H. Tangjang, DPO(NLEP) all spoke on their respective subject on achievements and target to achieve.
Additional Deputy Commissioners, M.C. Roy, Jairampur, T. Riba, Bordumsa administrative officers from various circles, Medical Officers, Project Director(DRDA), Manik Bui, DDSE, N. Yirang attended the meeting.
The meeting adopted a 20-
BOMDILA, Aug 19: The 45th birthday of the 13th Tsona Gontse Rinpoche better known
as TG Rinpoche in the state was celebrated today at Gontse Gaden Rabgye-
It is popularly believed and recognized by the great monks of the Gelukpa sect, that
the present Tsona Gontse Rinpoche is the thirteenth re-
Among the scholars of the Vinaya tradition in Tibet, Je-
He founded the Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association and then the Buddhist Culture Preservation Society at Bomdila in 1987. The big break for TG Rinpoche came when he was selected to represent the country in the Millennium U.N Peace Summit at New York. There was no looking back then. He made sustained endeavors for preservation and promotion of the Buddhist Culture & tradition in the Himalayan regions.
The new building of the Gontse Gaden Rabgye-
In the morning, the monks offered long life and Shangsul pooja where the portrait of His Eminence TG Rinpoche was ritualistically installed with offerings of mandalas & khadas (traditional scarf). Other highlights of the day included colorful cultural programme, felicitation to school toppers and lunch for all the devotees and monks. DIPRO
Tezu, Aug 19: A review meeting on Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) and Nirmal Gram Puruskar (NGP) highlighting various physical achievements of the sanitation campaign in the district was held in the Conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner here today. Attending the meeting, Lohit deputy commissioner R.K.Sharma asked the parent department, the PHED, and other line departments like the Health, ICDS, Education etc to coordinate and conduct training for the teachers, ASHA workers and even the students and public in order to achieve success in TSC. This will help in bringing awareness and will change the general mentality of the people towards health and hygiene, he said. Lohit district has bagged 7 Nirmal Gram Puruskar awards.
He stressed on the need to update BPL list in the district saying that although the population, number of schools and Anganwadi centres have increased manifold in the last 8 years but the basic data of (2003)remained the same.
The DC also suggested active participation of Panchayat leaders and members in TSC.
Even if we do not achieve cent percent success we will have to start and try to give our 100 cent per cent to reach out to the people in every part of the district. If we work together we can achieve the target, the DC firmly said..
A brief report on TSC in the district was presented by the Executive Engineer, PHED T Tok.
Informing about the physical achievements, he said that 400 additional units of school toilets and equal number of additional units of toilets for Anganwadi/balwadi centers are still required.
He also informed about the selection of 23 panchayats for Nirmal Gram Puruskar for
the year 2010-
Tok said that his department is ready to tie up with other executing agencies for better results. These 23 panchayats are eligible for nomination verifications.
The DMO, DDSE and CDPO assured cooperation and coordination with the parent department. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Expressing displeasure over the announcement of the administration
regarding the fixation of rate in a public hearing conducted by the Deputy Commissioner
along with his team including Techi Hitler (LRSO), SP Papum Pare and other officers
at Patilla Middle School campus on August 18, the land affected people of Hollongi
Hollongi Land Affected People’ Welfare Committee (HLAPWC) chairman Nabam Tado in a release said the authority made it cleared during the public hearing that rate was fixed by the High Power Committee (HPC) and as being implementing agencies of the government they are not authorized to modify the rate fixed by HPC. Moreover, Tado said, as per the authorities, the land affected people have no other option but to accept the rate.
Expressing resentment over the decision of the Govt, the land affected people said that they were not informed about the formation of HPC on Feb 2, therefore, there is no point to force the public to accept those rates which was prevalent in the states half century back, the committee said.
Tado further said that the state Govt never passed any bill on Land Acquisition Act and Uniformity of Land Rate Act and the way the HPC was constituted was not acceptable by the affected people.
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe Students’ Union (APSTSU) expressed serious concern over the litigation filed in the Delhi High Court by one Meenakshi Sridhar against Delhi University and others challenging the allocation of medical seats to various Special Categories States where no medical colleges are established.
In a release today, the Union appealed to the state Chief Minister to intervene, take up the issue with union Govt and make a concerted efforts along with other North East states to challenge the petition that may have serious implications if decided in favour of the petitioner.
Denouncing the move against quotas, the Union also appreciated MP Takam Sanjoy for raising the issue in various forums.
ITANAGAR, Aug 19: RWD Colony Welfare Society has conducted social service recently at its colony road.
On the occasion, contractor Tassar Taro contribute his JCB for clearing the road
sides garbage and blocked drains of the colony road from NH-
Meanwhile, the society has decided to repair the damaged road, clear landslides debris and road side weeds on the said road on August 21 and 22 respectively on self help basis.
The society appealing the people to bear the inconvenience for better colony road informed that plying of vehicle on the said road on August 21 and 22 will be restricted due to renovation of road.
Mobile in education sector
As part of the Detailed Assessment (DA) process, offered by Ahmedabad-
Using the mobile handsets, schools will save on this time and the analysis of the test results can be provided to students and teachers within 24 to 48 hours. Teachers will use this feedback to conduct immediate and effective remediation for the entire class thus increasing the effectiveness of assessments dramatically.
EI provides a kit containing 40 mobile phones to the school that connect to the handset
of the teacher via Bluetooth. The teacher handset in-
There are 13 schools in Bangalore that will be using the mobile handsets for assessments. Other than Bangalore, there are schools in Chennai, Hyderabad and Madurai among other cities in southern India that have opted for this assessment tool.
Anna’s integrity is unquestionable
Anna Hazare is back with a bang. The unprecedented mass support that his anti-
Arresting Anna and imprisoning him in the infamous Tihar jail reflects the tyrannical
attitude of the insensitive ruling government. They failed to anticipate that, confining
an eminent social activist with the hardcore criminals and scamsters would hurt the
people's sentiments and make the movement even stronger. The arrogance of the Congress
leaders is sickening. Instead of acknowledging the outcry in support of Anna, they
are levelling bizarre charges, that this movement is orchestrated by the media, fuelled
by foreign elements, right wing groups etc., which is ridiculous. It’s also disgusting
to see the cynicism of some armchair intellectuals, who sermonise and criticize the
Tezu, Lohit District
Anna’s way of protest is not acceptable
We all want that there should be anti-
Lokpal bill has already been placed before the Parliament Standing Committee. Anna has no clear concept on supremacy of Parliament as law making authority. Anna's group should have waited for the Parliamentary process to be over. Attempt to dictate Parliament to enact a particular kind of law is undemocratic.
Now standing committee has asked Hazare to testify his views and it is time for Hazare
to extend his co-
The Delhi police shouldn't have allowed outfits sympathetic to Hazare to go beyond a point in creating public frenzy.
Fast unto death amounts to an attempt to commit suicide. If somebody's life is in danger, it is not only the government's right but also duty to protect his life. Anna's case is nothing special.
Referendum conducted by the Hazare's group is inconsequential. There is no legal provision for referendum in our country.
Freedom of speech and expression and peaceful assembly are enshrined in the Constitution of India, but Anna's way of protest is fraught with desperation.
Be aware of fake company
I would like to draw the attention of general public, readers and all the land and building owners, particularly those who have land and buildings in capital complex, to be careful before making any kind of agreement with outsider agency or company regarding installation of Mobile tower and land lease for warehouse, cold storage etc. and advertisement like Guess & win a bike or car.
We came to know that some agencies and companies are offering attractive rent and even offer jobs for the land and building owners. But the main fact is that they are trained well to talk very sweet and decent over the phone, then they ask your name, mobile numbers and address, after that they will ask you to deposit some amount of money to their concern account number for kind of formalities like, registration fee, transportation charges and service tax. But whenever you ask them for a meeting, they will never come forward for proper meeting, because most of those types of companies are not legalized and they don’t have proper registration and valid license and may be a fully fake to earn a lakh.
Therefore, I on behalf of serious citizen of the state, earnestly request the smart and innocent people of this lovingly state, not to believe in such agencies and companies rather, lets put our hands together to create awareness among the innocent public to stay away from such fake doers.
Aman Para, Director,
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