Enquiry into irregularities sought
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The Birup Colony Welfare Committee, Itanagar has appealed to the concern authority to take action against the sales manager of Arunachal Pradesh Consumers Cooperative Federation Ltd, Raj Bhawan branch for allegedly selling ration items like rice and sugar to authorized card holders.
The Committee action chairman Gochi Kiokam in a release today alleged that he found such abnormality during his visit to the Federation on August 23. Kiokam further said that he had seized eight invalid ration cards from the possession of sales manager and urged the authorities to enquire into the irregularities.
AAPPTF unit appeals for renovation of road
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Expressing concern over the dilapidated Ziro-
In another representation to the SBI general manager, the AAPPTF unit appealed him
to activate ATM counter at Old Ziro. Most of the time the ATM remains out of order
causing great inconvenience to general public and business men, the Federation
unit resented. Though there are two ATM counters at Ziro and Hapoli, both the counters
fail to deliver service to the growing number of bank customers, the federation unit
said. The federation also appealed the Director, postal services, Itanagar for providing
Speed Post facility at Sub-
ALSU complains against poor infrastructure
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The Arunachal Law Students union (ALSU) has visited Bhalukpong area especially Tipti Industrial Estate on Aug 23. During its tour, ALSU found that quality works have not been maintained while constructing the new Govt. infrastructure such as EAC building, Hospital building and circuit House building. Moreover, the newly constructed EAC building and Hospital building have not been handed over to the concerned Departments, the union said.
While visiting Industrial Estate Tipi, Bhalukpong, the ALSU team also expressed displeasure over the poor infrastructure development in the area. The Industrial Estate is still deprived of basic infrastructure like approach road, proper drainage system and sanitation, drinking water facility besides insufficient power supply, the union said.
The ALSU also visited the newly established steel Industry (Platinum Alloys Pvt. Ltd.) Under Satyam Groups and found that the industry is already running without pollution plant. The Union appealed to the authorities to take immediate remedial measures for better infrastructure.
Free health camp
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: All Capital Complex Unemployed Youth Association (ACCUYA) has decided to organise a free health camp in October next.
LSDNSU demands ATM counters at Yachuli and Raga
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Lower Subansiri District Nyishi Students Union (LSDNSU) has appealed to the SBI regional manager, Itanagar for installation of ATM counters at Yachuli and Raga blocks.
Opening of SBI branch with ATM facility at Yachuli will cater to the need of around 15 thousand population, including school students and businessmen, the union said. Similarly, Raga with 20,000 population also urgently required a ATM booth, the union added.
Meanwhile, the union informed that the authorities of the SBI assured to open ATM counters both at Yachuli and Raga before the next financial year.
Education tour postponed
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: All Upper Subansiri District Students Union (AUSDSU) has postponed its educational tour to district due to bad weather condition and late start of the academic session in the school. Tour scheduled to begin from August 22 is likely to start from 2nd week of September. The union appealed to the market committee not to donate fund in the name of education tour to any individual.
Meanwhile, the union appealed to the district administration to take up road maintenance work in Daporijo township at the earliest.
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The members of the Diso-
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has appointed Toko Chilly as chairman of relief and rehabilitation cell, APCC with immediate affect for smooth and effective functioning of the party.
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The senior members, social workers, former student leaders and
businessmen of Nyishi community in a general meeting held at Naharlagun today unanimously
formed an organization, titled, Nyishi Welfare Association (NWA) for promotion of
unity, integrity and upliftment of the community. The 8-
Additional charge for Garg
ITANAGAR: Ankur Garg, Secretary to Governor, has been given the additional charge of Secretary IPR in addition to his other charges effective immediately until further order.
Ajit Srivastava, who was holding the post of secretary IPR and LM has been relieved of his post with immediate effect after the appointment, according to an official order issued by Chief Secretary Tabom Bam. DIPR
YNMA to take out rally against corruption
ITANAGAR: Youth Network Movement Arunachal (YNMA), a voluntary and non profit organization, would take out a peaceful procession from Akash Deep to ‘O’ point Tinali here on August 27 at 9.30 am to create awareness among the people of the state about corruption. All like minded people are expected to join the procession to make it success.
APSCW team relinquishes charges
ITANAGAR: Following the Govt order on August 20, the 2nd body of the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) including its chairperson Komoli Mossang, vice chairperson Mepung Tadar, Members Tadar Yader, Yater Nasi and Secha Rajkumar have relinquished their respective charges yesterday.
Meanwhile, all the staff members of APSCW bade farewell to outgoing women commission team in a farewell meeting held here yesterday.
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Criticizing both state Govt and the NEEPCO -
Highlighting the grievances of the people of downstream villages namely, Lichi, Lower Lichi, Bodin, Hawa Camp, Lower Sher, Nyokriang, Komasaki, Bada and Upper Jumi, the Committee in its meeting held on August 18 resented that despite submission of memorandum after memorandum in the past 8 years to NEEPCO authority and the state Govt, the right of the indigenous people on nature has been completely neglected by diverting 100 per cent water of Panior river.
The people of downstream areas wholeheartedly welcomed the project keeping in mind the economic interest of backward and younger state like ours. In the beginning, it was expected that the problems being faced by downstream people like heavy siltation, complete extinction of aquatic lives, floods and its effects on life and property and frequent change of river course due to construction of dam would be addressed carefully by the stakeholders but it has not happened till today, the committee said. It further maintained that the attitude of the State Govt is even worse and it is interested only in 11 per cent revenue being given by NEEPCO no matter whether its people survive or perish.
Stick to its single point demand for release of 50 per cent original river water
to downstream people, Committee urged both NEEPCO Ltd and state Govt to take action
within 15 days failing which they will resort to a phase-
No MoU on REHP !
Meanwhile, the Committee expressed surprise over the fact that the Ranganadi dam was built without signing MoU with state Govt. Equipped with RTI document, the committee said “It is quite surprising that a dam has been built without MoU, without public hearing and environmental impact assessment.”
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Arunachal Vigilance Forum (AVF) has appealed to the state Chief Minister to take steps for proper implementation of transfer and posting policy in the state.
In a memorandum addressed to the chief minister, the Forum alleged that transfer and posting policy has been violated in many departments of the state. While most of the 1st class and 2nd class officers have been posted in interior areas due to political highhandedness, some officers are rendering their service at particular place for last many years with the blessing of politicians, the Forum said. As per Govt guidelines, an officer is allowed to continue his service not less than three years. But in reality, officers are being transferred before completion of three year tenure in various departments in total violation of Govt’s prescribed guidelines, the union alleged.
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Arunachal Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (APSACS) has organized an advocacy programme on HIV/AIDS for the officers of tourism department, private hotel and tourist operators of Capital Complex at Hotel Chandni today.
Addressing the participants, APSACS project director, Dr Emi Rumi gave detailed information on various issues related to HIV/AIDS and its prevention. Highlighting the role of tourism officers, hotel and tour operators, he urged them to play a pivotal role in bringing awareness about HIV/AIDS. Among others, Dr Riken Rina, joint director (BSD), APSACS, assistant directors of tourism, tourism officers, hotel and tourist operators took part in the programme and discussed about AIDS awareness and its preventive measures.
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Reacting to the recent statement of the Lower Dibang Valley DC
regarding delay in issuance of no objection certificate (NOC) to Navayuga Engineering
Company(NEC) for construction of the bridge over Dibang river connecting Dambuk sub-
Regarding forest clarification, DASU claimed that that the site for which NOC is required falls under LPC area, not under forest department. Regarding, clearance from Pollution Control Board for installation of stone crusher and DG set, DASU claimed that NEC has already applied for NOC to Arunachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board on February 19, 2011 and it is moral duty of administration to forward the application to APPCB with a recommendation.
Reacting to the clarification given by DC on NOC for 7 hectares of land, the Union
appealed to the DC to go minutely through DR/LR-
Denouncing the statement of administration in delay of issuing NOC to construction agency, the DASU strongly appealed to the DC to act positively before September 10. It threatens to launch democratic movement in case of failure of the authority to fulfill its demands.
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: Recent flood in river Sibi has completely damaged and washed away wet rice cultivation (WRC) field and horticultural gardens of farmers in the up stream of the river Sibi from RCC bridge Yupia village.
The natural calamities also damaged dwelling houses, fencing and other properties of the villagers, who donated land for the district quarter Yupia.
Since agriculture and horticulture gardens, especially WRC is the mainstay of the
local populations, the complete crop damage would badly affect on the livelihoods
and food security of the farmers, Yupia-
Blinded by overt ethnocentrism, we Arunachalees do not make an effort to imbibe the
many useful and virtuous things inherent in other cultures. Work culture is still
foreign to many of us, especially APS/T government employees. This lack of work culture
and unwillingness to learn on the part of most of the government employees will push
our state into an unfathomable pit of self-
Let us not worry, as our APS/T candidates will occupy these hundreds of vacancies as 80:20 is the present norm of recruitment and the cry for 100% reservation for APS/T is getting louder by the day. The big worry is whether our people will be able to carry out the job as efficiently and sincerely as their predecessors had done. This is a serious food for thought.
Taking over the onerous responsibilities of running the offices by our APS/T officials
from their non-
This is not a case of ‘washing dirty linen in public’ but we must not hesitate to admit or accept the truth. The bitter truth is that the work of our APS/T officials in the offices is slipshod and they are despised for their lack of sincerity, punctuality, devotion and all those qualities that normally should not associate with a government employee.
If one goes to any village in our state, the villagers demand non-
We cannot stop our non-
In order to equip our APS/T officials with the necessary knowledge of official procedures,
regular trainings should be organized all over the state. The non-
ITANAGAR, Aug 24: The Adi Students’ Union (AdiSU), Shillong unit has celebrated the
Addressing the gathering as chief guest, Ojing Tashing, former AAPSU general secretary, called upon the younger generation to preserve own culture and tradition. He also advised the students to work hard for successful career in their future life.
The guest of honour Mark Yirang, founder president of AdiSU, terming the students in Shillong as ambassador of state, appealed them to preserve own identity. He also appealed one and all to celebrate the festival in bigger way.
DRC, Shillong and AdiSU speaker Tapir Taga also spoke on the occasion. Both the chief guest and guest of honour distributed prizes to the winners of games and sports competition. Ponnung dance by the students and dignitaries was the major attraction of the celebration.
ITANAGAR: Aug 24: The recent flood in Pachin river due to torrential rains caused major damage to the link road of Pachin colony.
Flood in the Pachin river had also submerged the area and washed away several dwelling houses while many more houses are on the brink of being washed away due to massive soil erosion. Major cracks have developed all along the road making it harder for pedestrian even to walk which needs immediate repairing, said Pachin Welfare Committee (PWC) in a release.
It said that a major chunk of the residential area of the colony is submerged in water when it rains. However, the situation has worsened now, PCW claimed.
While blaming the half-
It alleged that the authority did not consider /take any preventive measures before
starting the project for which the people have been now suffering from such man-
The committee demanded the PHED to dismantle the structure, which is lying marooned for several years with no hope of completion, to allow free flow of the river water and carry out flood damage restoration works at the project affected areas immediately.
The state Government’s assurance to develop the Pachin colony as a Model village, which was established in 80’s, remained a dream unfulfilled, PWC lamented.
It may be mentioned here that PWC conducted two days social service recently to restore the link road.
Meanwhile, the colony welfare committee demanded the authorities concerned to immediately
start the repairing works of the Naharlagun-
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Stillbirths are a big invisible global health issue.
More than 2.6 million pregnancies a year end in stillbirth, a tragedy which mostly hits women in poor countries and accounts for more deaths than AIDS and malaria combined, according to recent research.
WHO defines stillbirth as a lost pregnancy after 28 weeks of gestation, or during the third trimester of pregnancy.
There are 2.65 million stillbirths a year -
A series of studies published in the journal Lancet by researchers from the World Health Organisation and some 50 organisations in 18 countries offered the first comprehensive look at the impact of the problem around the world.
The report shows wide variations among developed and developing countries, with rates as low as 2 per 1,000 births in Finland and Singapore to highs of 47 per 1,000 in Pakistan and 42 per 1,000 in Nigeria.
The most common causes are complications during childbirth, infections during pregnancy like syphilis, health problems like high blood pressure or diabetes, fetal growth restriction, in which babies fail grow at the proper rate, and birth defects.
The studies found that 98 percent of stillbirths in 2009 occurred in low-
The series of studies addresses stillbirth rates and causes in all countries, and challenges policy makers to act to cut the rate in half by 2020.
In countries like India stillbirths often go unrecorded, and are not seen as a major public health problem.
Rural women in poor countries are worst affected and often these cases goes unrecorded. The role of ASHAs should be made more effective so that their reach is wider.
A case of Japanese encephalitis
My brother Gomar Riba who is around 40 years was suffering from fever and became
From Basar, they referred the patient to be taken to Itanagar. We took our patient
to Niba Hospital and the doctor there immediately referred to Rama Krishna Hospital,
Itanagar for CT scan and other tests. Thanks to Dr. Langkhung, Medicine specialist
at Niba Clinic for his prompt suggestion. As the patient was very serious, I met
one Swamiji at R K Mission to seek help in giving our patient a special care. He
promptly acted and suggested me to meet one Medicine Specialist. He asked for CT
scan, chest x-
This is our side of story.
Now I want to ask our State Govt. and the Health Department why are unwilling to act and why there is no any precautionary measure till date. Why people are not being made aware of the disease?
It is learnt that Japanese Encephalitis, a very dangerous viral disease is spreading rapidly in our neighboring state Assam. And unfortunately our Doctors are unaware of this much discussed and debated disease. Or maybe they are not interested to learn anything new.
When the doctors are unaware of the disease, how are they going to treat the patients? Why there is no ICU facility atleast in our State General Hospital? Immediate precautionary measure is badly needed from Health Department so that precious time and lives are saved.
(on email) Guwahati
Sudden transfer of doctors not acceptable
Upper Subansiri is facing unusual outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis since last one week and several children were already referred to Guwahati, RKM Hospital Itanagar and other hospital in Dibrugarh for further treatment. The district hospital is constantly rendering their service but sudden transfer of seven doctors from the hospital without relievers, created lot of problem for both the hospital authority and the common citizens.
Hence, I humbly request the State Govt. to send an emergency medical team to Daporijo for necessary assistance and also like to request the concern authority to cancel the transfer order of doctors for greater interest of the common people.
P L Murtem
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