Additional charge to Pandit, Lollen
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: In a minor reshuffling, the State Government has given the additional charge of Secretary Vigilance to D.S.Pandit, Secretary, Sports & Youth Affairs, Labour & Employment. Huzar Lollen, Secretary Personnel, Administrative Reforms etc, who has been relieved of the charge of Secretary Vigilance, would hold the additional charge of Secretary, District Administration, according to an official order issued by chief secretary Tabom Bam.
Boys hostel renovated
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The Paktu Ao Youth Welfare Association (PAYWA) repaired the Boys
Hostel (Hirik Block) of Govt. Hr. Sec. School Aalo on self-
The hostel was lying unused in a dilapidated condition for the last 9 years.
The hostel would be handed over to the School authority on August 30 for accommodation of the students. PAYWA, however, urged the authorities concerned for allocation of seats to the students purely on merit basis. PAYWA expressed gratitude to the villagers Paktu area for extending their philanthropic support by contributing bamboos and the other materials required for the repairing work.
It appealed to the Education Minister for immediate release of the students’ stipend.
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The G-
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) has
appealed to the Lower Subansiri Deputy commission to take steps for renovation of
While supporting the demands of its Lower Subansiri district unit, the Federation
also urged the SBI chief manager to activate the ATM counter at Old Ziro for the
convenience of general public including businessmen. It further said that the postal
department should also take steps for introduction of speed post facility at Ziro
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: Arunachal Youth Federation has criticized the statement of PPA general secretary Taba Tagar questioning the foreign tour of few Congress leaders.
When several NGOs and political parties including state BJP had questioned the absence of few ministers and parliamentary secretaries and their campaign at New Delhi for last two months, the PPA leader kept mum and did not raised any question, the Federation said.
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA) has appointed
Biri Takap and Tadar Tare as president and general secretary respectively of the
Kurung Kumey district unit of the Association for the period 2011-
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The SIC (Vig), Itanagar PS has registered a case against MLA Kumar Waii and two others under section 120 (B)/420 of IPC RW section 131 (1) (i) and (ii)/13 (2) of PC Act 1988 for enquiry into their alleged involvement in illegal appointments in the department of tourism. This was informed by complainant All Arunachal Pradesh RTI Activists Organization in a release today. Meanwhile, the organization called for fair and impartial investigation into the matter.
Govt urged to take up restoration work
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The Sangram Bazaar Welfare Committee has appealed the state Govt
to take up anti-
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The officer and staff of the director of Economics and Statistics deeply mourned the premature demise of late Taji Hanker, field investigator, Daporijo, who passed away on August 14 last. In a condolence meeting organized on August 17, the members observed two minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul and conveyed deep sense of condolence to bereaved family of late Hanker.
Samujjwal Bhattacharjee is the chairman of NESO. His designation was wrongly published as President in our yesterday’s issue.
New Delhi, Aug 26: Parliament braced to discuss the Jan Lokpal and other related
bills in a special sitting tomorrow, a holiday, likely under Rules entailing voting
as fasting anti-
The Gandhian had stipulated that to end his fast debate commence in the house and
introduction of a resolution on three sticking points-
The government apparently dithered to commence the debate under the rules entailing voting,but the issue snowballed into a controversy. Dissatisfied with the Ruling party Members' notices under Rule 193 for discussion on the Lokpal Bill, the Opposition BJP today gave its own notice under Rule 184 to move a resolution on the issue in the Lok Sabha.
Similar notice has been given in the Rajya Sabha under Rule 168.
Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said at a party briefing here that their resolution asks for setting up a independent Lokpal institution quickly to deal effectively with rampant corruption in the country.
According to sources,hectic discussions are underway to thrash out the issue on which hinges probalities of Anna Hazare ending his fast.
In an open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,Anna Hazare made it clear that he would break the fast if the resolution on the issue was brought and debated before for the passage though his stir is all set to continue for a strong Lok Pal. Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi,breaking his silence on the raging issue in a statement in the Lok Sabha, hailed Anna Hazare and said a Constitutional body be created on lines of the Election Commission to deal with scourge of corruption. While the Team Anna stepped up activities to mobilise political parties support for the three sticking points, Parliament started debate for the composite Lok Pal bill and doctors closely monitored the health condition of Anna Hazare.
A supporter of Gandhian Anna Hazare today sent the security personnel in a tizzy
when he stormed into Parliament premises and started chanting pro-
Anna Hazare reiterated that he would break his 11-
"I have sat on a fast for the people of the country. If there is a need to change the laws to provide relief to the people, then we do not hesitate from doing so," Mr Hazare said in his letter.UNI
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The Flood Damage Restoration Working Committee (FRFWC) Doimukh-
In a release today, the Committee said, though entire men and machinaries have been
pressed into service for early restoration of the said road, the authorities are
facing difficulties to mobilize the resources due to non-
The State Govt had released Rs 17 crore non-
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: All Arunachal Pradesh Border Peace Association (AAPBPA) has appealed
to the state Govt to develop infrastructure along the Assam-
After its 1st phase of three days tour to Bhalukpong in West Kameng, Seijosa in East Kameng and Tarajuli, Pichola, Taniapa, Gorubanda area under Papum Pare district from August 23 to 25, the Association said that the people of boundary area are not only facing law and order problems, they are also deprived of the basic infrastructure like electricity and water supply and proper road communication. It also expressed concern over the horrible road condition along boundary area in Seijosa circle and Tarajuli area.
It said the State Govt should install CCTV in police check gates in order to reduce crime in boundary area and issue land possession certificate to people living along boundary area and sanction adequate fund for development of border infrastructure.
Meanwhile, the Association appealed to the people residing in other side of the boundary to maintain peace and harmony for promotion of brotherhood among the neighboring people.
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The caste and economic status based census operation 2011 would be conducted at Tawang along with rest of the country in both rural and urban areas.
Chairing a meeting held in this connection here yesterday, Tawang deputy commissioner Kemo Lollen informed that the entire census operation would be carried out by Rural and Urban Development Department. He asked the BDOs to appoint Enumerators, Supervisors and Data Entry Operators in consultation with the DSO (Statistics) and administrative officers concerned as per norms prescribed by Government of India.
The DC exhorted all the officers to cooperate and work sincerely to make the census a success.
The enumerators would visit every household for the survey and census on caste and religion basis.
The entire exercise would be paper less as the enumerators would conduct survey with computers.
In the meeting district road map action plan for conduct of the census was finalized and responsibilities and charter of duties were fixed.
The main objectives of caste and economic based census are to rank the households based on their socioeconomic status to enable the State Governments to prepare a list of families living below the poverty line, to make available authentic information that will enable caste wise population enumeration of the country and to make available authentic information regarding the socioeconomic condition and education status of various castes and sections of the population. The DC also reviewed the poverty alleviation programmes in the district.
The meeting was attended by PD DRDA, DD UD, DSO (Statistics), additional DCs, Jang and Lumla, all the BDOs and administrative officers of the district. DIPRO
ITANGAR, Aug 26: Joining the fight against corruption across the country and expressing its solidarity with the veteran social activist Anna Hazare who is on an indefinite fast at ‘Ramlila Ground’ in New Delhi appealing the Central Government to introduce the Jan Lokpall bill in the Parliament to contain corruption in the country, the All East Siang District Students’ Union (AESDSU) in collaboration with Jawahar Lal Nehru College Students Union (JNCSU) organised a candle light rally at Pasighat township on 25th August. The rally started from Jawahar Lal Nehru College auditorium and ended up at Gandhi Chowk and was participated by peoples from every walk of life with chanting the slogan “corruption free India” and “Anna Hazare long live”. The union term the rally as an eye opener. Tageng Nyitan, President AESDSU in his speech said “the state government should formulate effective policies to deal with corruption which is rampant in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and which happens to be the main cause for uneven development in the state”. Chum Darang, winner of first ever “Miss AAPSU” contest while praising the participation of the people in large number, appealed them to stand united for such noble cause.
Tokmem Pangkam, Asst. General Secy. of JNCSU while expressing her gratitude to the AESDSU for organizing such historic movement which is first of its kind, said “It should be the moral duty of today’s youths to stand against corruption, so that overall development of the state may be ensured”.
Rally against corruption
The Parsi Parlo Area Development Committee (PPADC) organized a rally in support of Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption on August 15 last.
The Committee in a release today said that the people of Parsi Parlo area have been
living in dark age due to rampant corruption. Most of the institutions and Govt
administration remains defunct, the committee alleged adding that people of this
area have been migrating to other places in search of food due to non-
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: State Bank of India organized open field ‘Financial Literacy camp, first of its kind in the district, in the premises of Govt Primary School, Garung Karbi village under Balijan block today.
KP Thakore, Manager, SBI, Itanagar explained the purpose of financial literacy camp and importance of financial inclusion of those people who have not been accommodated by banks so far. He also explained the importance of having an bank account to help in the process of strengthening the Indian economy.
U.Bagh, AGM, NABARD, highlighted the bank’s credit facilities to individual, self help groups and farmers club.
AK Mishra, Senior Manager, Vijaya Bank, Itanagar explained that the country is now financially sound but all the people are not benefited from the economic development. He advised people to open bank account and take the benefit of various schemes of banks and Government.
T.G. Taba, Chairperson, Anchal Samity appreciated the efforts of State Bank of India to educate people about various banking systems, including opening bank account.
Dr Olik Taring, BDO, Balijan discussed with bank officials about opening of a bank at Balijan. Nogen Teran, Gaon Bura, Garung village, informed that although a few self help groups are still functioning in the area but they are finding difficulties to avail Govt sponsored schemes due to absence of bank.
Tayi Taggu, EAC, Balijan while advising the villagers to open at least a bank per family for the time being. He suggested the bank officials to fix a date for opening bank accounts for the villagers. He said that he will offer his office premises for the purpose on that particular day.
S.S.Deb, Chief Manager, SBI Lead Bank, Itanagar appealed to all the public to come forward to bring the entire village within the banking net.
The programme was sponsored by NABARD, Itanagar.
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The newly formed Nyishi Welfare Association (NWA) will extend cooperation to all developmental activities carried out by any Government in the state, said its president Epa Tara today.
Epa further asserted that NWA would try its best to minimize the mushrooming of associations, particularly of Nyishi community in days to come.
Highlighting the basic objectives of the association, NWA general secretary Toyum
Son said, “Our main focus will be on under-
Son informed that the society will conduct a tour to far flung Nyishi inhabited areas to hear the grievances of the people.
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Family Welfare Thangwang Wangham urged the District TB officers to work with dedication to wipe out TB from the society.
Doctors have a very important place in the society as they are educated and experienced
with medical knowledge. People depend on them for treatment of various ailments,
Wangham said while attending the State level Revised National Tuberculosis Control
Programme (RNTCP) of the 2nd quarter at the State TB Training & Demonstration Centre
(STDC). He urged DTOs to re-
Stating that people in rural areas need guidance and more awareness activities, he advised the health officials to extend their health services to remote areas.
NRHM Mission Director Nani Mali said that every possible effort would be made to reach out to the people. He gave emphasis on awareness amongst the community to eradicate TB.
Director of Health Services Dr. K. Nishing in his brief speech said that RNTCP under the leadership of DDHS (TB) has been always performing well despite challenges. He asked the DTOs to make all out efforts to eradicate TB from Arunachal..
Earlier, Dr. B. Tada informed that Arunachal Pradesh will soon roll out DOTS Plus
services under which MDR-
He informed that a mechanism has been developed which will help identify the MDR-
Technical discussions were held in the afternoon session in which all the DTOs presented
their performance, achievements and challenges faced by them in implementation of
the programme. According to them, the major challenges in most of the districts are
lack of adequate fund, timely allocation of fund, poor reporting from PHIs, non-
Earlier, a 3 day DOTS Plus training was held for the Senior Treatment Supervisor (STS) and Senior TB Laboratory Supervisor (STLS) of all the districts at the STDC, Naharlagun from August 22 to 24.
The resource persons for the training were Dr. B. Tada, DDHS (TB), Dr. P. Talukdar,
The training imparted skills on suspect identification, sputum collection, packaging and dispatching of the collected sputa.
All the participants were given certificates after completion of the training.
NAHARLAGUN, Aug 26: Exhibitions are not only proof of our great achievements, they also help us relive the past.
The cluster level social science exhibition and debate competition conducted among the students of Kendriya Vidayalas at KV No 1 here on Thursday bore testimony to the above truism.
The exhibits brought back to life the history of this great nation, with their depiction
of the Central Jail of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the ill-
Earthquake damaged portions of the three-
The event, however, exhibited the rich life of the little known Great Andamanese tribes – the Jarwa, the Jangli or Rutland Jarawa, the Onge and the Sentinelese (the most isolated of all the groups). These tribes still live far away from the impact of modernity and guard their indigenous customs and traditions zealously as mirrored in the group dance presented by the students.
Today, the island is being promoted as a tourist hub. Its jail, sports complex, Gandhi Park, active volcano Mount Harrit and Viper Island are the most important attractions for tourists, researchers and scholars alike.
Denmark, a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe, known as the largest milk producing
country in the world, was another theme. The Jelling stones -
The theme of the debate competition was ‘Universal brotherhood is more important
than patriotism’. During the debate, the students skillfully their oratory skills,
reestablishing the ob-
In all 114 students from nine schools, who took part in the event, received certificates from KV No 2 principal RC Gond.
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: Two minor girls, namely Shunki Chetia and Pinky Chetia, aged around 11 and 10 years respectively have gone missing from Hapotia Chetia Gaon under North Lakhimpur, Assam on August 23 last.
According to Yaka Chetia (Mosing), mother of the missing children, who is currently stationed at Ziro under Lower Subansiri and working as a forest guard, said that the children had visited her at Ziro on July 28 last during their school vacations and returned back to Hapotia Chetia Gaon on August 22 with their uncle Nipen Chetia, who is working under Arunachal Pradesh Police with whom both the children were currently living after their father’s death long back.
However, on August 23 last at around 8.30 am, both the children surprisingly went missing from their home and their whereabouts is still not known. All efforts made by the relatives and Assam Police to trace the missing children went in vain, said the mother.
As told to her by two old ladies, Yaka said, two minor children of similar age were reportedly seen boarding in a vehicle with Arunachal Pradesh registration at Batomari near Dhakuakhan on the same day. She feared that her daughters might have landed somewhere in Arunachal Pradesh mistakenly.
She tearfully appealed to the people of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam to help trace back her two missing daughters by giving informations, if any, at their nearest police Station.
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The Banderdewa Police along with the CRPF jawans have arrested
The police identified the peddler as Prasenjit Roy of Coochbihar, West Bengal and
recovered a huge quantity of narcotic drugs, namely, spasmo-
Meanwhile, the SP incharge Apang Tamut appreciated the cooperation of CRPF personnel for making the state crime free.
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: All Puroik Youth Association (APYA) has urged the DDSEs of East Kameng, Kurung Kumey and Papum Pare districts to ensure regular duty of teachers in Govt schools of Puroik inhabited areas.
The Association in a release today said that most of the teachers posted in Puroik area are not performing their duty regularly and staying in district headquarters. Instead of performing their duties with devotion, they are busy in domestic and contract works, the association alleged.
Meanwhile, the Associaiton decided to conduct surprise visit to the schools in their area next month to take action against absentee teachers.
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: A team of officers from the Department of Legal Metrology and Consumer Affairs today organized a Consumer Awareness Campaign in Govt. H.S. School, Naharlagun.
Demonstration on proper use of weighing instruments in commercial transactions and various aspects of fraudulent practices normally adopted by scrupulous traders in weighment and measurement, were made before the students.
The Department also organized a Quiz Competition on the activities of Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs.
The Principal of the School Tagin Tatan appreciated the efforts of the Department and asked the students to derive maximum benefit from the interaction during the campaign.
The team was led by Hoktum Ori also explained in details on salient features of Legal Metrology & Consumer Protection Laws with special elaboration on Consumers’ Rights and responsibilities.
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The Arunachal Pradesh Indigenous Tribes Union (APITU) has demanded
constitution of an enquiry committee to unearth the alleged misappropriation of SPA
fund released by the Central Govt for various development activities in the sate
The union in a letter addressed to the Union finance minister, the UPA chairperson and the state Governor appealed them to look into the misappropriation of fund without delay.
It is a matter of great repugnancy that a lion’s share of SPA -
Check black marke-
Meanwhile, the union secretary general Taning Siyum in a separate release urged the capital district administration to cancel the license of the gas agencies who sell the cooking gas (LPG) at exorbitant rates in open market.
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: All Upper Subansiri District Contractors’ Welfare Association has appealed the Upper Subansiri district deputy commissioner to introduce tender process for execution of NEC, DoNER, NLCPR, CRF and SPA schemes of above Rs one crore in the district.
The association in a memorandum further urged upon the DC to consider the views of the Association in coordination meetings and also keep them aware about the schemes before finalization. It further said the scheme should be executed as per norms and guideline.
Meanwhile, the Memorandum appealed for immediate maintainance of Daporijo township road along with drainage system.
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The global source of cholera
A global genomic study on the cholera bacterium has revealed the Bay of Bengal to be the single source of all infections into Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas over the past 60 years. The disease kills over a hundred thousand people annually in 56 countries.
The research by a team from Cambridge's Sanger Institute showed the infection is evolving, with the newest waves showing antibiotic resistance.
Cholera is a bacterial infection of the intestine that causes diarrhoea. It affects
If untreated, it can kill within hours through dehydration. It is easily treated
by drinking clean water, but without this, severe cases have a 30-
In this study, the researchers sequenced the genome of 154 samples collected from patients around the world. Genome sequencing technologies have been getting better, faster and cheaper. Until recently, sequencing would be carried out on just four or five bacteria samples.
Similarities between cholera genomes showed how the various strains are related, while subtle differences showed how it is evolving.
By investigating these bacteria at the genetic level, the authors were able to piece together the story of the latest, and ongoing, global cholera pandemic.
However, it is not yet clear why the Bay of Bengal is at the centre of the pandemic, though cholera bacteria exist naturally within some marine ecosystems.
The local ecology, climate, and the presence of large river deltas are likely to be key factors in its presence there.
No discrimination please
Thanks to Denhang Bosai who endeavors to understand the pivotal role of Non-
Recently the Department of Education announced “Open Quota” for senior Teacher in science due to non availability of adequate APST Science candidates. It is unfortunate that when situation arises the “Open Quota” is put in place but in normal situation even the 80:20 ratio is not followed.
Therefore, I appealed to the Education Department that at least discrimination should not be there in the recruitment process for the greater interest of the student communities.
A victim citizen
It’s time to introspect
I am impressed by writing of Denghang Bosai on 25th August issue of Arunachal Times as he has written all of my feelings. Truly many of local employees seem to lack work culture and the employment is taken as right for getting salaries. Ours is a nascent state and if we continue to maintain the same spirit not taking ownership of our works then surely we are to be blamed for self destruction. People seem to take their job as part time with total lack of sense of responsibilities and accountability. I completely agree with whatever Bosai has written. It is high time we introspect and work for better future of our state.
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