ITANAGAR, Aug 26: A delegation of North East Student Organization (NESO) led by its
chairman Dr. Samujjwal Bhattacharjya and Secretary General Gumjum Haider met Karnataka
deputy chief minister R Ashok at Guwahati yesterday to discuss about the much exodus
of North East people from Bangalore and some other cities following remours of attack
on them in the wake of the violence in Assam.
Ashok, who arrived Guwahati yesterday on a three-day goodwill mission aimed at wooing
back the North-East people, briefed the NESO team about various measures taken by
the Karnataka government for the protection of North East people in the state, according
to a NESO release.
He said that the Karnataka Government took prompt action and the police machinery
was activated immediately after the reports of mass exodus on August 15. He further
said that 24x7 helplines have been set up besides increasing all security measures
for safety and security of people from North East living there.
He said that 22 accused have been arrested and 17 cases have been registered in connection
with spreading communal and hate SMSs. Out of the 22, 5 are allegedly found having
link with fundamentalist group. He said, Special Trains are being arranged from Guwahati
to Bangalore from September 1 to take back the people, who had left South Indian
states following the rumours. He further assured that the NE students studying in
Karnataka would be given special consideration in regard to their examinations and
A meeting, in this regard was held between the Government and VC`s of various universities
and the employers have also been informed to take back their employees hailing from
the region considering the situation.
The NESO expresses complete satisfaction of the briefing, and acknowledged with deep
respect, the assistance and effort provided by Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister R
Ashok and his Government.
Karnataka DG of Police Lalrokhuma Pachau is accompanying the Deputy CM.
The NESO delegation was accompanied by AAPSU president Takam Tatung along with executive
members of All Assam Students’ Union.
Martyr Patey Tassuk remembered
BANDERDEWA, Aug 26: The first death anniversary of Lance Naik Patey Tassuk of the
21 Rashtriya Rifles’ 17th Guard Regiment was observed by his family members and well
wishers at his house here Sunday.
It was on this day that Tassuk was killed in an encounter with militants in Kupwara
in Baramula district of Jammu & Kashmir last year, leaving behind his octogenarian
mother, widow and two minor children.
Representing Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, his political secretary Bamang Tago paid
floral tributes at the martyr’s grave in the presence of a huge gathering.
“My brother is Arunachal’s first martyr who fought for the pride of the country.
We are very proud of him and hope that many more such brave soldiers from our state
will emerge in the future and fight for the glory of the nation,” Tassuk’s brother
Patey Marik said. Marik praised the Army authorities for paying the deceased’s ex-gratia
and pension within the year. He also thanked the GoAP for giving Rs 5 lakh and a
government job to Tassuk’s widow Ari.
Marik also submitted a list of grievances to the chief minister, requesting for land
allotment or a petrol pump/gas agency for the family. The martyr’s family deserves
either of the two from the government, he said.
No improvement in power scenario, PPWC threatens to call Pasighat bandh
PASIGHAT, Aug 26: Taking serious note of erratic power problem in Pasighat area Pasighat
People’s Welfare Committee (PPWC) today decided to resume its proposed 72-hrs bandh
after the expiry of 90 days time.
Earlier, the PPWC had temporarily suspended its proposed Pasighat bandh on June 22
for 90 days following assurance from the High Level Committee (HLC) constituted by
the government to improve the power scenario in the district by taking up effective
remedial measures. Even after 60 days from the date of assurance given by the HLC
for improved power supply, there is no visible improvement in power scenario in Pasighat
and its adjoining areas till today, the PPWC resented .
Expressing displeasure over delay in finding out the solution to erratic power problem,
PPWC Chairman Okom Yosung said “now it seems that the government and the concerned
department had betrayed the people of Pasighat by holding only review meetings on
the issue instead of expedite the physical works in ground level.
He said both the departments (Hydro & Electrical) should stop blame game on each
other. They should work on war footing in constant coordination to mitigate the
problems faced by the local people due to non-responsive and lackadaisical attitude
of authorities, he added.
He further informed that besides bandh call, PPWC would organize sector wise public
meeting to garner public support for amicable solution to chronic and erratic power
It is worth mentioning here that on June 21 meeting held at Pasighat, the High Level
Committee (HLC) had given assurance for immediate renovation of the Sirnyuk, Gosaang
and Rina hydels and complete replacement of turbines of Yembung and Sille hydels.
During the meeting, it had also confirmed that the 33 KV line from Rina hydel to
Pasighat has been completed and surplus power would be drawn to Pasighat immediately
and transmission of 132 KV line from Aalo to Pasighat would be completed within three
The Parliamentary Secretary (Hydro Power) RT Khunjuju, who is also a member of HLC
had stated that the power crisis in Pasighat was a result of ‘communication gap’
and finally the government has taken up the matter very seriously to solve the power
Two review meetings had already been conducted under the chairmanship of the DC Pasighat
during last two months on the electricity issue. However, all the meetings and assurances
remain as lip service till today as the people of Pasighat are still facing the same
electricity problems as usual.
4 UPDF linkmen in police net
BORDUMSA, Aug 26: Atleast four linkmen of United People’s Democratic Front were
nabbed by Bordumsa Police at Bijoypur under Bordumsa circle on August 24.
The linkmen, identified as Anil Chakma (23); Chowpinto Thaman (45); Sanjiv Singh
(21) and Arvind Singh (49) were apprehended by police while they were carrying out
extortion in the area by targeting businessmen coming from other states.
Another six accused still at large are Bishnu Chakma; Boksu Chakma; Patharmoni Chakma;
Dayalu Chakma and Mytiodhan Chakma.
During the course of interrogation, Anil Chakma admitted of collecting Rs. 50, 000
from the area and deposited the amount to Bishnu Chakma. The ransom letter was written
in the pad of UPDF signed by its Commander 1st Battalion Sumana Munglang, and its
Finance minister R. Gohain.
The police informed the UPDF is carrying out extortion activities in Bordumsa area
to strengthen their organizational setup.
The police recovered 8 mobile handsets, daggers and one black veil from their possession.
Noteworthy that the 4 linkmen were seriously beaten up by the public of Bijoypur
village before handing them over to police. Presently, they are nursing their wounds
at Bordumsa Community Health Centre under police custody.
Earlier in a joint operation, the 18 Assam Riffles and Assam Police acting on an
intelligence input successfully nabbed 4 ULFA linkmen along with Rs 12 lakh at Jagun
on August 19.
The linkmen now in the grip of law were boarding a Santro car from Doom Dooma to
handover the extortion money to one Rohendra Moran, a hardcore ULFA cadre.
The linkmen were Atul Borah, 32; Amar Shah, 30; Manoo Kaul, 29 and Rajen Karmakar,
43. It is noteworthy that Amar Shah is a lawyer by profession. Apart from the whopping
cash the police recovered 1 Cell phone, 2 sim cards, clothes, cigarettes, lighter
and 2 solar panels. The entire gang hail from Doomdooma in Tinsukia District of Assam
and they are suspected to be involved in many crimes.
The consecutive breakthrough by security forces has established the fact that Assam-Arunachal
borders are being used extensively by insurgent outfits active in the sisterly states.
Further interrogation will certainly expose the short and long term designs of the
insurgent forces. ( By Pisi Zauing)
Communication as an input in the development
Nyalleescopy By Nyali Ete
A language serves as an outlet for human expressions, emotions, feelings and thoughts.
It is the manifestation of evolution of human mind, which in turn, depicts the accumulation
of ideas, facts, events, experiences, things, etc. through the times. Evidently,
growth and development of any language is intricately associated with unwinding of
vast unknown and multi-dimensional enlargement of knowledge-base. It represents the
collective wisdom and communal consciousness of any group of people. Obviously, language
is the core of civilizational evolution.
Hey, I don’t mean to reflect upon myself through such explicit thoughtful expressions
of my thoughts. But I just wanna share what my Father told me very early in my formative
years: As we express ourselves, the language that we use, the way we do it, and
the like reflects and reinforces our perception, attitude, preferences, choices,
wishes, desires, expectations, aspirations, etc... which, in turn, mould our thinking
and accordingly, cloud or open our mindset. I prefer to call it, it’s all about
thoughts: “as we think, so are we!”
A Communication is the process which facilitates these manifestations of emotions,
sentiments, thoughts, ideas and information between and among individuals. Consequently,
not only there is sharing of knowledge and information, but also awareness, good-will,
services and relationships do evolve and develop as spin-off effects. Therefore,
communication is a precursor to any event, small or big alike. It is the medium through
which flows the inputs of development of either an individual or collectives such
as communities or countries. In fact, the communication, in itself, is a great input
for the development. Especially in development in the context of countries like India,
communication has an immense power to inform, educate, motivate, encourage and mobilize
the citizens about various issues pertaining to socio-economic and political policies
and decisions of the government. Mass and social mobilization, attitudinal change,
and collective- and communal-consciousness are intricately inter-twined with the
nature, methods, types and ways of communication.
As a matter of fact, communication, succinctly, refers to dissemination of information,
thereby, contributing in creating a huge population of informed-citizens, also a
strong civil-society founded on the principles of personal liberty and justice,
not merely social and political freedom. I understand the development as any new
positive change in the society which brings about welfare and prosperity of the people
as a whole.
Essentially, countries like India, which are predominantly poor; illiterate; substantial
chunk of the population still laced with orthodoxy- deeply rooted to customs & traditions;
rural-agricultural based society with scanty or relatively lesser industrialization;
congested, scattered and haphazard urbanization; lop-sided economic growth both in
terms of various sectors of the economy as well as different regions of the country;
burgeoning population with increasing gulf between rich and poor; and so on so forth,
communication can, surely and certainly, play a great role in eradicating these social
evils, in bringing about as well as consolidating political-awakening among the masses
and in spreading and sustaining economic well-being through the profile of the society
Evidently, effective communication serves as an engine of any nation’s socio-economic
and political stability. Consequently, it ensures national unity and territorial
integrity. Thus, communication is an input in development in the context of counties
like India. Frens!! “Pull up your shocks, tighten your shoes; come on, let’s make
this country a better place to live in. Let’s learn communication to communicate
good communication for good communications.
“Solung Giidiie Ape Ediit Longe Koi?”
‘Solung Giidie Ape Edit Longe Koi…?’ (‘how many days are left until Solung Festival
…?’) is the title of a song written by one of the great Adi lyricists and poets Bodong
Yirang and sung by well known singer Lomyuk Lego.
As the countdown for the festival has already begun, there is a growing impatience
among the community people to celebrate the festival.
The writer has beautifully and elegantly presented the vibes of the Solung Festival
which is central of all festivals of Adis. ‘Solunge giidiie ape ediit longe koi….Apie
giidiem pape ediit longe koi…Ngo toyang kirame…ngo duyang kirame…’ and goes on. The
one who has gone through the every bit of the song knows how catchy it is and how
insightful the writer has gone in and felt the feelings of the young lovers, who
awaits for this festival to come so that their love may bloom in the fragrance of
festivity like that of paddy fields blossom after its hard sowing. This song is written
describing the impatience of waiting for Solung as people of all age groups eagerly
wait for Solung to come. It’s a source of prosperity, unity and integrity for Adis.
Lyricist and poet Yirang’s another song on Solung “Solung Ponung nuurikye… Miri bibing
me kaarikye… Irging Bibing ke ekumlo… Solung doboem gilaju”, also signifies the every
vibes of Solung festivity and it’s a marvel in itself. Another ‘Dite mopang yamenge
ngo...Yamne nom kangkape madung….’ song of the same writer has touched the souls
of many fellow Adis which most of us hymns whenever there comes a moment of self
hymning or open singing.
Besides all these huge contributions to his fellow beings, Yirang is all set to release
this Solung an audio album titled “Kiring Yoksa” in loving memory of legendary Adi
singers like late Talut Tasing (1944-69) from Riga village Song-‘Ngolu Bharot sok
sisana mimum yame ye’, Taruk Ngukir (1957-84) from Bolung Village Song-‘Ngokke sisang
angong atela’ and Abe Perme (1954-2010) from Pasighat Song-‘Popire ngo oh ho..ho’.
‘This audio album is an effort to pay homage to our these three legendary Adi singers
who have contributed greatly and shown the path to the modern singers and lyricists.
The songs of this album are based on the theme of Socio-Cultural fabric of Adi Community
with modern folk combination, said Yirang. Some of the songs of this to be released
album are ‘Siring-sereng ponung mimum adut e’, ‘Dinggo-asi dinggo didume ane si kampoyado-dite
dite-dite mopang pengu-pegang ringkosi dupo suyado’.
Bodong Yirang is presently serving as a Director, Elementary Education, Govt. of
Arunachal Pradesh and he is the Secretary General of Adi Bane Kebang. He has been
conferred Gold medal for Social Services and a winner of North East Excellent Personality
Farmers’ Federation formed
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: For the first time in the state, a block level Farmers’ Federation
under Sagalee Block was formed in a meeting cum awareness programme organized jointly
by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Papum Pare and NN Charitable Society (NNCS) at Sagalee
on August 22.
Altogether 60 key farmers including chief coordinators and assistant coordinators
of different farmers clubs and presidents and secretaries of different Self Help
Groups (SHGs) actively participated in the programme.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, NNCS chairman N. Amar informed that a total
of 39 farmers clubs have been formed in different villages under Sagalee area
with prime goal of augmenting crops productivity thereby enhancing the livelihood
opportunity of the local people.
Dr. Taba Heli, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Papum Pare, highlighting the role of KVK
in rural development through capacity building of farmers, informed that the KVK
is coordinating with banks for the credit supports and line departments for the service
delivery support for the farmers in the different pockets of the district. Highlighting
its role and activities for the farmers, he, however, said with limited manpower
and resource crunch, the entire agriculture issues and needs of various farmer groups
could not be addressed properly. He enlightened the participating Chief Coordinator
and assistant Coordinators of various FCs of the area about the need of forming Block
Level Farmers’ Federation (BLFF) to act as bridge between FCs and Govt. agency to
address the problems in farming sector.
Techi Tora (Agri. Dev. Officer, Sagalee) while explaining the concept of Block Level
Farmers’ Federation, stressed the need for attaining the self sufficiency in agri
sector. He requested all the farmers clubs to be active and work with competitive
attitude among the farmers to enhance the crop productivity. He further requested
all the participants to be in close contact with KVK for technology supports and
field Extension Officer for service support. Farmers’ Federation platform is purely
for the interest of the farming community, not for any other purpose, he cautioned.
The programme concluded with the formation of block Level Farmers’ Federation Steering
Committee to identify the issues of different farming sector and farmers clubs.
Par. panel pulls up Defence Ministry over Sainik schools
NEW DELHI, Aug 26: Pulling up the Defence Ministry for not being able to meet the
demands of Sainik schools, a parliamentary panel has recommended that it review the
number of serving defence officers required for smooth and effective functioning
of these institutions. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, in its report,
'Critical Review of Functioning of Sainik School', has also pointed out to the lack
of proportionate increase in number of serving officers posted in these schools.
"The Committee notes with concern that the Ministry has not been able to meet the
demand of manning the Sainik schools. The main constraint in this regard has been
indicated as release of adequate number of serving officers," the Committee said
in its report which was tabled in Parliament last week. There has been no proportionate
increase in the number of serving officers, which remained static at 72, although
the number of Sainik schools has gone up from 18 to 24, the Committee noted. Recommending
measures to tackle the shortfall, it said, "The requirement of number of serving
officers for Sainik schools should be reviewed periodically and the requisite number
of serving officers provided for the smooth and effective functioning of Sainik schools."
The Committee also observed that the composition of Board of Directors of these institutions
should be reviewed, "So as to have representation from National Defence Academy (NDA),
Indian Military Academy (IMA), retired Generals and imminent academicians."
Along with serving defence officers, the Sainik schools are provided with five serving
Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) for the
purpose of NCC and physical training of students. PTI
It is worth mentioning here that Chief Minister Nabam Tuki is constantly pursuing
the defence ministry and Indian Army for early establishment of Sainik School in
During his visit to New Delhi in June last, the CM had urged Chief of Army Staff
General Bikram Singh to open a Sainik School in the state. Gen Singh, who had earlier
paid a courtesy visit to the chief minister in Itanagar when he was in charge of
the Army's Eastern Command, assured his commitment to the proposal.
Cash reward stands
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh
Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam
Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s
will be kept secret. The informer/s may contact Capital SP Hibu Tamang at tele.
numbers : 09436040006/09856060490.
North East regional level workshop of BJP held
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: A three-member delegation of BJP Arunachal Pradesh including party’s
training cell convenor Sambu Siongju, state secretary and training cell in-charge
Kotige Mena, and co-convenor Tarin Teri participated in a North East level regional
workshop at Guwahti yesterday.
In his inaugural address, All India convenor, BJP Training Cell, Dr. Alok Kumar called
upon the state trainings cell convenors to work hard for strengthening the party
with a difference in reality. He further highlighted the role of training cells in
producing capable party leaders to represent the masses in decision making bodies.
The North-East BJP Organizational-in-Charge, P. Chandrasekhar Rao also addressed
the workshop. The need of hour is to produce able, strong leaderships who can realize
the problems faced by the grass root level people, he said. He called upon the state
training cell convenors and co-convenors to extend support in making party more strong
Earlier, training convenors of NE states presented their reports of the previous
year regarding training activities.
Union holds discussion on its memo
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The members of Lower Subansiri district Nyishi Students Union and
All Nyishi Youth Association Lower Subansiri district unit along with Nyishi senior
citizens of the district held a meeting with Lower Subansiri deputy commissioner
on August 22 regarding memorandum submitted by Union for setting up of Nyokum ground
at Ziro, according to LSDNSU release. After a prolonged discussion, the district
administration assured to take a decision in this regard by 15th of next month, the
AYC leader visits East Siang
ITANAGAR Aug 26: AYC Lok Sabha East Vice-president Bakemso Towsik had visited East
Siang district from August 22-24 last.
During his 3-day stay, he met the elected youth congress leaders of Pasighat East,
Pasighat West, Nari-Koyu and Mebo Assembly Youth Congress and took review their party
‘Avail benefit of Janani Suraksha Yojana’
CHANGLANG, Aug 26: A maternity and child health and dental camp was organized at
PHC, Khimiyang by Karuna Trust and District Health Society Changlang,
Attending the camp, Khimiyang, circle officer and EAC in-charge Bamin Tarang suggested
the expecting mothers to go for regular antenatal check up and hospital delivery
for the safety of both the mother and child. He also urged them to avail the benefit
of Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY). Thirty antenatal, 65 dental check up were conducted
and 151 patients were treated for various ailments by a highly experienced team of
doctors, who included Dr P Dutta, DMO Changlang, Dr K Khongrang, SMO, Dr Maipo K
Lungchang, Senior Dental Surgeon, Dr K Mossang, Dr A Saikia, Dr Sunil Kr Nag.
All the villages of Khimiyang circle were covered by the camp. DIPRO
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: Arunachal Volleyball Association (AVA), which remained defunct
for half decade, was revived in a meeting held at Naharlagun yesterday under the
supervision of Arunachal Olympic Association. A new executive committee was also
formed for smooth functioning.
ALSU demands CBI probe into jail breaking case
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: The Arunachal Law Students Union (ALSU) has expressed shock and
serious concern over the jail breaking incident where three under-trial prisoners
escaped from the district jail, Jully.
Describing the incident shameful and a slap on the face of Home Department, ALSU
demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident.
ALSU also condemned the reported physical assault on an Advocate in the court premises
of ADC, Yachuli by some miscreants and demanded the authority concerned to bring
the culprits to book immediately.
ALSU said that the recent incidents of murder of a school girl at Yazali, journalist
shooting case, burning down of Govt office buildings, APSTS buses, murder of a young
boy at Papu Nallah and other illegal activities have only reflected the Home Department’s
utter failure to maintain law and order situation in the state.
ACA participates in NE Zonal carrom C’ship
ITANAGAR, Aug 26: A team from Arunachal Carrom Association (ACA) participated in
the 12th North East Zone Carrom Championship-2012 held at Nurul Amin Indoor Stadium,
Nagaon, Assam from August 22-24.
Though the team could not win a medal, the players performed at their potential best
and lost to their superior opponents.
While Diku Tatak lost to Madhev Singh of Manipur in Senior Boys Single the pair of
Kekba Kango and Duge Kato went down fighting to their opponents from Assam in Boys
Doubles. Yomluk Kamgo and Dari Kame duo lost to their opponents from Mizoram and
Gichik John and Chemen Doke were defeated by their respective opponent from Assam
in Junior Boys Singles. The team was lead by Yarda Tayo and Dikbi Gangkak as manager
and coach, according to an ACA release.
42 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal
Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large.
The recent violence that broke out in some districts of Lower Assam left many things
to ponder upon. Who is responsible for that ? Assam Govt or Central Govt may not
take responsibility for such communal violence but the reality is that common
men are suffering most without their fault when such violence occurs.
The communal violence in Kokrajhar and some other districts of Lower Assam could
have been averted if the politicians were determined not to giver shelter to illegal
immigrants from Bangladesh under its vote bank policy.
Therefore, it is my sincere request to leading students organizations of Arunachal
Pradesh and civil society to raise their strong voice against refugees and illegal
immigrants. We don't want to see our beautiful motherland Arunachal to face same
situation like that of Kokrajhar in near future.
As we know that ''prevention is better cure'', we should take preventive measures
against illegal immigrants before it is too late. Illegal immigration may be a major
issue in near future rather than Chakma-Hajong refugee issue in Arunachal.
Therefore, I request both the state and Central Govt not to take the refugee issue
and the issue of illegal immigrants lightly. The Govt should take bold steps for
effective ILP system.
This is in reference to the news item published in the name of the Subordinate Supply
Officers Welfare Association (SSOWA) on August 23 edition of this daily.
At first, we, the undersigned want to clarify here that there is no such organization
in the name of SSOWA neither it has ever been formed by any official. The name and
signatures used in the press release are totally forged.
We strongly object and deny the news item published in the name of SSOWA and we do
have respect for the department as well as for the department’s senior officers also.
The press statement published is purely handwork of some vested interests and an
attempt to tarnish the image of officials in particular and the food and Civil Supply
department as a whole.
In this regard, we will be very much pleased if the director, food & civil supply,
investigate the matter properly to unearth the truth and initiate necessary action
against the persons involved in this matter which has created confusion and damaged
the reputation of department to a great extent.
Tana Rotu Tara (SIF&CS), Yupia
Rab Kara Dani,
(SIF &CS), Sagalee
Pranab Hazarika (SIF&CS), Yupia
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Although renewables need to be propped by higher subsidies than fossil fuels per-kilowatt-hour
(kWh), they are still the way to go. According to a recent Worldwatch Institute report
renewable energy needs 1.7¢ and 15¢ of subsidy per kWh as compared to 0.1-0.7¢ per
kWh for fossil fuels. But this stat ignores the huge indirect environmental and health
costs inflicted by fossil fuels on national economies. The US National Academy of
Sciences estimates that fossil fuel subsidies cost the United States $120 billion
in pollution and related health care costs every year. But these costs do not show
up in fossil fuel prices.
Shifting official support to renewables from fossil fuels will help de-carbonize
the global energy system and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, generating long
term economic growth and reduced dependence on energy imports. According to International
Energy Agency (IEA) turning off the subsidies tap for fossil fuels by 2020 would
cut global energy consumption by 3.9 percent that year as compared to leaving it
alone. Alongside, demand for oil, coal and gas would fall by 3.7 million barrels,
330 billion cubic meters and 230 million tons respectively. By 2035, oil demand would
shrink by 4, natural gas by 9.9 and coal by 5.3 percentage points.
Overall, carbon dioxide emissions would fall by 4.7 per cent in 2020 and 5.8 per
cent in 2035. According to the IEA's chief economist eliminating subsidies in 2012
for fossil fuels could every year save as much as all of Germany's annual greenhouse
gas emissions by 2015; the savings over the next decade might be enough to cover
half of the carbon savings needed to stop dangerous levels of climate change.