ITANAGAR, Aug 10: FC Doimukh stormed into the semifinal of the Vth Eagle Trophy State
Level Football Tournament defeating Chief Minister XI 5-2 at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium,
After a barren first half, Doimukh FC started the second half on positive note and
earned a spot kick in 49th minute which was converted by Nabam Peri.
Nguri Alin scored four goals in 55th, 64th, 66th and 69th minutes to complete the
drubbing drubbing of the team.
Gonbinso Drai scored two goals in 59th and 79th for CM XI.
With this lose, CM XI exited from the tournament with inferior goal difference to
Bamang Taji FC.
In the second match, Gora Makik SC defeated Gangte Tugung SC (GTSC) 4-3.
GTSC shot into lead four minutes into the match through Gangte Taking. GMSC restored
parity in 22nd minute through goal from Mihin Pullo. He doubled the lead in 33rd
In the second half, GTFC again equalized the score in 43rd minute through Gangte
Taking. GMSC needed two clear goal differences to make it to semi-finals and Topan
Borah made it by scoring in 53rd and 73rd minutes (4-2).
GMSC were left heartbroken when Pagge Tashi of the GTSC scored in the dying seconds
to reduce the margin to 4-3. Though Gora Makik SC won the match they were equal in
points and also in goal difference with Capital Complex SC. In a very rare event,
the coin had to be tossed to decide the winner between Capital Complex SC and Gora
Makik SC where luck deserted the latter and Capital Complex SC advanced to last four.
Doimukh FC will take on Capital Complex SC in the first semifinal on August 12 while
ITBP (Kimin) will lock horns with Bamang Taji FC on August 13, according to organizing
PFC lift 5th MJM Football Trophy
PASIGHAT, Aug 10: Pasighat Football Club (PFC) lifted the 5th Matmur Jamoh Memorial
Football Trophy defeating Bogong Soccer Club (BSC) 3-1 in the final at Pasighat Sports
Complex playground here today.
Matuni Padung put PFC ahead in 30 minutes before Nitin Tayeng made in 2-0 in 65 minutes.
Willson Ering scored the third goal for PFC in 71st minutes. The consolation goal
for BSC was scored by Kamin Darin in 79th minutes.
Mitin Tayeng and Atul Tagi were adjudged as “best player” and “best goalkeeper” while
Matuni Padung became the highest scorer of the tournament with eight goals in his
The wining team was awarded cash prize of Rs one lakh along with the coveted trophy
while runners up team was given Rs. 60,000 along with a trophy.
Meanwhile, attending the closing ceremony, Adi Bane Kebang President Kangir Jamoh
stressed on the need for maintaining discipline and physical fitness by players.
Jamoh said that such tournaments help the players develop confidence, foster the
unity,brotherhood and harmony among all.
Nido Taka EE (Elect), officers from various departments, public leaders and soccer
lovers enjoyed the final match.
Sponsored by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, the tournament was organized
by East Siang District Football Association in collaboration with DSO.
Altogether 15 teams from East Siang participated in it. DIPRO
BUFC ground NNYFC, JBFC pip ABK
ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Kaling Tatin scored five goals as Banggo United FC (BUFC) grounded
Nulu Nubu Yameng FC(NNYFC) 5-3 in Itanagar Solung Festival Football Tournament here
Takut Tair scored all the three goals for Nulu Nubu Yameng FC.
In the second match, Junior Boys FC (JBFC) beat ABK FC by solitary goal. The winner
was scored by Iddong Gamoh.
Meanwhile, Itanagar Solung Celebration Committee while taking serious note on lack
of sportsman spirit among some players in today’s first match, appealed to the players
to maintain discipline and sportsman spirit while participating in such tournament.
The main objective of the tournament is to spread the message of brotherhood, love
and peace among the members of the community, the committee said.
ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) will organize
the Veteran Badminton Tournament in November this year. It was decided in an executive
body meeting of the association here today.
The meeting discussed measures for ensuring smooth conduct of the 2nd Dorjee Khandu
Memorial State Open Badminton Championship 2014 from September 12 – 15.
Besides reviewing the recent activities of ASBA, the meeting discussed on matter
relating to affiliation of district badminton associations and clubs with ASBA for
promotion and development of the sport in Arunachal Pradesh.
Addressing the meeting, ASBA Secretary Bamang Tago urged the organizing committee
members to work sincerely and with dedication for smooth and successful conduct of
the ensuing badminton tournament.
ASBA members present in the meeting shared their opinions and suggestions for development
of the sport in Arunachal Pradesh as well as for smooth conduct of the 2nd DK Memorial
CM, Governor celebrate ‘Raksha Bandhan’
ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki today observed 'Raksha Bandhan' at Raj Bhawan and CM's official
The Governor along with his wife Jyotsna Sharma observed the day with members of
'Brahma Kumari' at Raj Bhawan.
“Raksha Bandhan is the festival of love and affection. The purpose of the festival
is to strengthen the spirit of fraternal bonding, maintain communal harmony and reinforce
peaceful coexistence,” the Governor said and hoped that the occasion would promote
universal love, brotherhood and peace in the world.
Tuki while celebrating the occasion assured to work with commitment towards peace
and security of all, especially women and the girl child.
The Brahma Kumaris, students of Abotani Vidya Niketan and little girls from across
the capital thronged the CM’s official residence here this morning and tied the sacred
thread of Rakhi to the chief minister.
Sharing sweats and pleasantries, Tuki advised them to study hard and walk shoulder-to-shoulder
with their brothers with pride and dignity.
Hoteliers arrested for selling liquor beyond permitted time
ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Owners and managers of few hotels and restaurants at Naharlagun
area were arrested by Police for selling liquor to customers beyond permitted time
and without possessing valid licence.
The arrests were made after a late night raid conducted by Itanagar Capital Complex
District Administration along with PCR-4 at Naharlagun area, where a couple of hotels
and restaurants were found selling liquors, according to an official press release.
Those hotels and restaurants were also sealed and appropriate action is being initiated
under relevant sections of the law to prevent reoccurrence of such activities by
the Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner.
The Deputy Commissioner asked all the administrative officers of Capital region to
work hard for the benefit of the society. He further asked them to conduct such raids
and patrolling on daily basis to check illegal activities.
The raid was led by Circle Officer cum Town Magistrate, Naharlagun Nangram Pingkap.
Student conferred award
ITANAGAR Aug 10: Sania Srivastava, a student of Donyi Polo Vidhya Bhawan School,
Itanagar has been given Sangey Lhaden Award for her excellent performance in AISSC
exam for the academic session 2013-2014 by Education Department Govt. of Arunachal
Pradesh. Sania is daughter of G.C Srivastava, who is junior engineer with public
APLS’ 60th sitting held
ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The 60th monthly literary sitting of Arunachal Pradesh Literary
Society (APLS) was held at Conference Hall of JN State Museum here today chaired
by its president Y D Thongchi.
Today’s literary sitting started with a lecture by Kenyir Kamduk on Birendra Kumar
Bhattacharya’s famous Jyanpith Awardee Novel “Mritunjay”. It has been also decided
that a lecture on the topic “Kabayaras and its application” would be delivered by
Thongchi in 61st literary session of APLS.
The members paid tribute to writer Nadine Gordimer who passed away recently. She
voiced against apartheid in her writings.
Literary business started with the presentation of poems – “Cuckoo” (Hindi) by Kimi
Diyam and “Our state Arunachal” (English) by Rissum Diyum. Baji Ringu presented an
article – “My favourite writer” while Aryaman Das Borah recited his literary piece
“My Trip to Delhi”.
Dr Takop Zirdo presented beautiful poem in Galo language alongwith English translation
– “Keero-Komji Okkv, Dvvdw Komji Gadda” while Ramendranath Koley recited self composed
Bengali poem “Chotto Janala”.
Inumoni Das Borah shared her writings based on past experiences while new member
Kago Dith presented two poems in Hindi and Assamese languages.
Training on benefits of breast feeding held
ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Karsingsa, Papum Pare organized a training
programme for mothers on benefits of breast feeding today.
Subject matter specialist in Home Science of the KVK Nane Taga briefed on benefits
of breast feeding for both the baby and the mother. She highlighted the components
of breast milk and the nutrients it provides to baby. She also explained that in
addition to containing all the vitamins and nutrients baby needs in the first six
months of life, breast milk is packed with disease fighting substances that protects
the baby from illness.
The participants were also informed that Colostrums, which is the milk secreted during
the first three days after the child birth, is rich in protein, minerals, vitamins
especially vitamin ‘A’ and antibodies and hence not to discard it.
Further, she taught the participants how to plan a healthy diet for breast feeding
Altogether, 38 breast feeding mothers along with their babies attended the training.
Doimukh Block CDPO Tenzing Chomo along with staff also attended the programme.
China invites India to join its ambitious Silk Road projects
XIAN (China), Aug 10: Giving final touches to its most ambitious plan to build a
wide network of new silk roads on land and seas to enhance global connectivity, China
has invited India to join President Xi Jinping's pet project that would revive the
ancient trade route and benefit the region.
"From historical point of view India is the converging point of Maritime Silk Road
(MSR) and the ancient Silk Road on land. For more than 2,000 years India had very
good exchanges with China through the passage of the South Silk Road," Gao Zhenting,
Councillor, Department of International Economic Affairs, told PTI.
"So in China we have a belief that China and India both placed the trail of silk
roads and MSR and we both have benefited from the roads," said Gao, who oversees
the Silk Roads projects that involves a maze of highways on land and port connectivity
The projects were expected to revive China's trade links, specially its sagging exports
besides globally enhancing its sphere of influence.
Throughout the history of Silk Road and Maritime Silk Road many scholars and businessmen
from India visited China and still many Chinese remember the names of many of them
and stories, he said.
Gao took a team of diplomats and journalists to showcase China's preparations to
build the New Silk Road (NSR) from the historic city of Xian, once the flourishing
capital of imperial China.
The road enabled China's famous Buddhist scholar Xuanzang to visit India in 600 AD
and return with treasure trove of Buddhist scriptures.
According to the recent Encyclopedia of 2000 years of cultural contacts between India
and China, Xuanzang, an ardent Buddhist scholar, visited India traversing through
the ancient Silk Road of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan and entered
the undivided India.
Xian houses the Wild Goose Pagoda, built in memory of Xuanzang's visit to India.
"The Chinese government believes that India naturally is an important partner in
this One belt and One Road," Gao said.
"We are open to all friendly neighbouring countries to participate in this one belt
and one road but of course we will not force any one to join nor we will give up
if someone is not taking part," he said.
Gao denied the new projects were aimed at establishing China's influence, saying
Beijing is not aiming to establish influence nor will it establish a new mechanism
for the Silk Roads.
"By saying inclusiveness we are not aiming to establish new mechanism or aiming to
have our sphere of influence and also we do not say no to other existing cooperative
mechanism," Gao said, referring to Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, ASEAN and APEC
and other similar organisations.
Stated to be the most ambitious project of its kind, China's plans included revival
of the ancient Silk Road, starting from Xian and possibly to Constantinople through
parts of Pakistan, central Asia and Turkey.
The second Silk Road is called the Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) and
the third one was the revival of the MSR connecting China's Fujian coast with Asia
and the world.
China also links its proposed Economic Corridor through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
as part of Silk Road project.
India has expressed reservations as it runs through disputed region.
A Pakistani diplomat in China, Shazab Abbas, who was part of the delegation, said
his country will be the "harbinger" for implementing the Silk road project.
"The (China-Pakistan) Energy Corridor will be built on the ancient silk road which
practically passes through Pakistan and link with Middle East and India," he said,
adding the corridor will be game changer for the entire region and a driving force
for real cultural and economic integration.
For its part, India do not have direct link with NSR as it runs through parts of
The Wagah border point is closed for Indian goods other than selective bilateral
trade. India has no direct access to Afghanistan and Central Asian countries.
India, however, is linked to BCIM and the MSR.
While New Delhi has endorsed the BCIM, it sought more details from Beijing about
MSR for which China plans to make effective use of the newly developed port in Sri
Lanka and Pakistan posing strategic concerns to India.
Gao said the final blue print of the Silk Roads will be released in about two months.
The final document was expected to contain details of the extent of road networks.
He said the countries in this great plan include those from South West Asia, South
Asia, Central Asia, East Asia including nations like Russia, Mongolia, to the Russian
confederation and courtiers in East Europe.
"We believe all ports along the road is very important and priority will be given
to establishment of certain zones and parks in the areas. Maritime cooperation and
security of maritime navigation are important," he added. PTI
Construction of Civil Secretariat building nearing completion
ITANAGAR Aug 10: One of the most prestigious infrastructure projects of state, the
construction of Civil Secretariat building is picking up frantic pace in recent months.
The work is being carried out under the supervision of Public Works Department (PWD).
Funded by Ministry of DoNER, Government of India under NLCPR, the project has been
facing many obstacles and has missed original target of completion.
The work commenced on 1st April, 2010 and was supposed to finish on 31st March, 2012.
In April this year, block-4 of the said building was made functional and some department
has started functioning from there. Block no.3 will be handed over to Civil Secretariat
authorities on 15th August, while construction work of block 1 and 2 is supposed
to complete on 31st March, 2015. PWD is putting all efforts to complete the construction
of internal road. Work is also going on in full swing in block no.3 as its completion
date target is just few days away.
A team of engineers from Capital Division ‘A’ under the leadership of executive engineer
Techi Rotu and assisted by assistant engineer Lishi Lel and junior engineers GC Srivastava
and DK Srivastava is monitoring the project and making all effort to ensure that
it is completed on time.
While talking to this reporter, AE Lishi Lel informed that due to non-release of
fund on time, the project has not been able to complete on time. He added that ministry
has not released remaining balance amounting to Rs 82.2 crore and sought its early
release. He also appealed everyone to cooperate, so that this prestigious project
is completed without any hindrance. Along with Civil Secretariat building, trans-Arunachal
highway and assembly building projects are considered to be of utmost importance.
While construction of Civil Secretariat building is going on smoothly, the work at
Assembly building has stopped. Despite recent visits by Speaker Nabam Rebia, Deputy
Speaker TN Thongdok and PWD Minister Gojen Gadi himself, the work has not begun.
The contractor executing Civil Secretariat building is Simplex Projects Limited,
Kolkata and Dewatshang Sarangal, New Delhi is the consultant.
Illegal ganja plantation destroyed in Ziro valley; LDV steps up against illegal drugs
From a Correspondent
ZIRO, Aug 10: Continuing its drive against cultivation of ganja, the Ziro branch
of Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS) along with Ziro Police and civil
administration yesterday destroyed several illegal ganja (marijuana) plantations
at Dukur, Gano, Pare Ami, Siiro and Taring area of Ziro Valley.
The team seized a truck load of ganja (bhang) plants and disposed it at garbage disposing
centre instead of burning them on the spot.
Appreciating the initiative of APWWS, Lower Subansiri Superintendent of Police (SP)
Tumme Amo suggested the Society members to carry out similar drive at Yachuli, Yazali
and Raga along with women groups of those areas.
He encouraged the Society to take up more such philanthropic activities for the welfare
of entire Ziro Valley.
“If there is a will there is a way,” he said, and called upon the Society to take
initiative in maintaining cleanliness in the valley.
Talking about the menace of Japanese Encephalitis (JE), he advised the people of
the district to take all prescribed precautions to avoid the disease and get vaccinated.
APWWS Ziro Branch Secretary Dusu Amer said that the society will continue the drive
until all illegal ganja cultivations are destroyed, including wild one, and ill effects
of use of ganja are realized by the people. She appealed to the people to cooperate
the Society in its endeavor to make Ziro Valley a drug free zone.
Circle Officer Marina Siram also accompanied team during the operation.
Our Rong Correspondent adds: To check illegal drug business in the district, a nodal
officer of Circle Officer level from the district administration will be appointed,
and a mobile number to be operated by a police officer of good track record will
be circulated in the public domain for public to pass information on illegal drug
usage, informed Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Shiv Kumar.
He said this during the concluding ceremony of the weeklong Anti-drug Awareness Campaign
launched by the Enjalu Menda Women's Empowerment Forum (EMWEF) and the Dibang Adi
Women's Association (DAWA) on August 4 last.
This initiative by the district administration is to ensure that secrecy of informer
is kept secured, and chances of letting things becoming personal is prevented, said
the Deputy Commissioner. He said informers will be reimbursed for any expenses incurred
on information gathering and sending it to the authority.
As means for intervention, to fight drug and alcohol abuse, the district administration
also announced for providing football and volleyball items to 20 gram panchayats
in the district.
"Drug trade in the district has the potential to spread and flourish which if left
unchecked today can contribute to rising law and order problem," the administrator
cautioned, and informed that highway (NH-52) from Roing to Tezu via Koronu-Bhismaknagar
has become a major drug route.
The Deputy Commissioner encouraged the people in their sustained effort in making
Lower Dibang Valley district as the role model in the state towards their fight against
Earlier, speaking as resource person, Idu Mishmi Cultural and Literary Society (IMCLS)
President Enju Linggi said it's time for the community to unite, for the drug abusers
are in minority today, and non-abuser in majority. "If we crush them today, they
won't dare to raise their head tomorrow," he said.
Suggesting measures to fight against drug abuse, Raja Lingi, Roing Anchal Chairperson,
said the community must be bold enough to take action against those people who are
involved in drug business. He particularly pointed out the role of police personnel
in smuggling drug in the district, and urged the administration to cleanse the department
of such practise.
Anjite Menjo, former ZPM and IMCLS member suggested the government to encourage games
and sports among youths to fight drug menace.
"The drug addiction level in the district rose during the period, when the town lacked
any facilities for sports," said Menjo, and added that in any day, between 5-8 pm
is crucial for youths and they must be engaged in sports and other physical activities
so that they are not attracted towards alcohol and drugs.
Chennai police assure all help to NE students
ITANAGAR, Aug 10: Chennai Police has assured the students of Arunachal Pradesh in
particular and people of North East in general all kind of helps and cooperation
in redressing various problems faced by them in Tamil Nadu.
Attending a formal meeting held among Chennai Police, students and other people living
in Chennai from North East on educational and various other purposes, Commissioner
of Police Susil Kumar said that Chennai Police and the State Government are always
there to help address their problems anytime and when help is sought for.
He assured this when Arunachal Students’ Union Tamil Nadu (ASUT) President raised
the issue Arunachalee people being called as Chinese. He also lodged complaint with
the Chennai Police Commissioner regarding the alleged non-grant of permission to
students of Arunachal Pradesh to donate blood in hospitals for needy patients of
his state. Even, the Tamil Nadu Government does not allow us to submit a memorandum,
he alleged, according to an ASUT release.
Exclude Adi areas from Lower Siang: RBAPF
PASIGHAT, Aug 10: Ramle Banggo Adi Peoples’ Forum (RBAPF) in a meeting here today
decided to intensify its movement demanding the state government for exclusion of
Adi inhabited areas from Lower Siang district.
The meeting attended by Gaon Buras and PRI leaders of Adi community of the area unanimously
resolved to fight tooth and nails against inclusion of Adi areas in the new district.
Detak Village Head Gaon Bura Tasing Siram said that he along with the villagers had
opposed the idea of including Adi areas in the new district way back in 2004. We
had also conducted meeting at Nari under the chairmanship of then EAC Obang Dai in
this regard, he said.
“We are happy to remain in East Siang district and we don’t face much hardship to
reach the district headquarters Pasighat,” he said, adding that the present Simen
River (Korong) has been the boundary of Adis and Galos since time immemorial which
is also known even to Galo brethren. And, those Galo brethren, who are living with
us in East Siang and Adi areas needn’t bat for inclusion of Adi areas in the new
district as we have been living together peacefully since long time,” he added.
Depi Moli, HGB Tatam Tatak also appealed for exclusion of Adi areas from the new
Depi Moli Anchal Samity Member cum RBAPF General Secretary Tanor Pago said, “We are
not against the creation of the new district but we oppose the inclusion of Adi lands
in the new district.”
RBAPF President Tamat Gamoh appealed to Nabam Tuki led government to respect the
people’s sentiment while demarcating the boundary of the new district. He expressed
the hope that the government will respect the demands of the Adi people of Ramle
The meeting was attended, among others, by Gaon Buras, Panchayat and public leaders
from Depi, Detak, Depi Moli, Sido and Korang villages.
Japanese Encephalitis and its impact on economy
Dr. Gyamnya Baki Garam
When a disaster occurs, the first and the foremost thing to do is to minimize the
panic in the common masses by the responsible authority through proper coordination
among the various ministries, because disaster is directly related to our economy,
culture, health, trade and relation. Any decision related to disaster cannot be
taken unilaterally without consulting the experts, out of panic. Decision taken out
of panic will only aggravate the situation and it will bring permanent damage to
our system and will have psychological impact in human behavior. When any disaster
occur it is good to react promptly but with proper understanding of the logic and
technicalities behind the disaster and its impact. Decision taken out of panic may
bring more disaster with greater magnitude than the original one. But in Arunachal
we often see some of the decisions are taken in haphazard manner without following
any ethics and technicalities.
Before we go to the main issue, let me cite one examples of haphazard decision taken
by concern authority in relation to epidemic in Arunachal.
Few years back the Govt. authority in Daporijo passed an order to cut down all the
bamboos in and around Daporijo town by giving the reason that bamboo grass was the
reason for breeding of mosquito population in Daporijo.
By the time, a protest from some intellect individual was heard, the green Daporijo
was already turned into a barren looking ‘Taklarijo’ within few days by the authority.
Thankfully, the preceding year, the rainfall was normal in Daporijo otherwise there
could have been more natural disasters in the form of landslide all along the Sinyik
and Sigin river banks as the bamboo grass which controls landslide all along the
two river banks were cut down.
Now the question is what were the health, veterinary and forest departments of Daporijo
doing that day when the rude order was passed. Didn’t they know that it was not the
bamboo grass where the mosquito breeds?
Rather it was in the clogged drain and stagnant water bodies of unmaintained Daporijo
town where the breeding was taking place. Mosquito population is always abundant
in an area with dense trees or grass, as it provides dark and damp feeling to the
mosquito due to the shadow and moisture. Mosquitoes are inactive in the bright light.
Daporijo has large number of bamboo grass that does not mean that one should blame
bamboo for rising mosquito population. Now, can you imagine, how much of poor men’s
income was shattered that year by the wrong decision of the authority?
Anything cannot compensate the loss of human live so it is good that prompt preventive
measure is taken and massage is spread to common mass as early as possible and it
is timely happening in Arunachal with Japanese encephalitis disease this time.
Everyone is now talking about it in any social gathering or social networking sites,
which is a good sign. Those who cannot pronounce it properly have named it “Japanbimar”.
There is now panic like situation where some people are calling for ban on all form
of livestock. Some district has already imposed ban on movement of livestock and
livestock product, even on fish, which has no relation with spread of the disease.
Therefore, before this panic situation is turning into another disaster, let us specifically
know how the Japanese Encephalitis virus is related to livestock population.
Japanese Encephalitis Virus(JEV) is a single stranded RNA virus which causes infection
in pigs, horse and human. There is no report of JEV infection in other domestic animals
and poultry bird so far. Goat and cattle have not shown any viraemia even in experimental
condition. When pregnant sow get infection, the prominent signs are stillborn, mummified
fetus and weak piglet with neurological signs in the litters. When Adult pig and
horse gets infection, the neurological signs and other symptoms are more or less
same as in human infection. So it is necessary to collect and test the serum sample
from the pigs of suspected area to ascertain whether the virus is particularly coming
from the pig population or not. Because this virus in maintained in environment by
Culex mosquito-pig-culex-human or Culex mosquito-egret/heron bird-culex-human cycle
Why pig is called amplifier host? It is because, when there is any infection in our
body, the virus or bacteria proliferates inside the cell and potentially large numbers
of virus are circulated in blood stream which is called Viraemia stage. This viraemia
stage is longer in pig as compared to other host and thereby giving the mosquitoes
the ample time to get infected during sucking of the pig blood. But in human and
horse because of low titer and short viraemic stage, the virus cannot be transmitted
from infected to the other by Culex mosquito that is why human and horse are called
as death end host.
Then who is the main culprit in this cycle? It is ultimately the culex mosquito which
is omnipresent in nature. It is proven that the culex mosquitoes can maintain the
virus upto six to seven generation through transovarian transmission (Adult culex-culex
eggs-culex larva-adult culex cycle). So the main strategy to control the disease
is to break this cycle by controlling this vector mosquito. This vector mosquito
proliferates in stagnant water, paddy field, ditches, pools, puddles etc.
There is no report of the JEV in the domestic poultry birds but it is reported in
the Egret and Heron which is group of waterfowl. The JEV is maintained in Heron and
Egret birds in the nature. When these birds fly into the paddy field, the mosquito
present in the paddy field gets the virus or vice-versa. Now, can we order a ban
on paddy cultivation just because the vast paddy field is the reason for breeding
of Culex Mosquitoes and exchanging place of JEV from the heron and Egret birds? The
answer is certainly a big no. The solution lies in the use of Larvicide, Insecticide,
Neemcake and Larvivorous fish in the paddy field.
The same logic applies to the ban on livestock movement and its marketing. We cannot
blindly put a ban on other livestock and poultry which have no relation to the Japanese
Encephalitis virus, because many poor people are directly connected to the livestock
economy. It is even proven that eating pork cannot transmit the virus as the virus
is very susceptible to external environmental condition. The JE virus only survives
in the living cell. Once the pig is slaughtered the JEvirus do not survive. On top
of that the virus gets killed by boiling and roasting at temperature more than 60
In our neighboring state Assam, more than 350 cases of Japanese Encephalitis have
been reported so far, but there is no ban on any kind of livestock marketing. Instead
the awareness camps about the vector control are intensified through various print
and electronic medias. The human and animal JE vaccines are given in the subsidized
manner to the vulnerable section of the society and farmers.
In the recent ban order on livestock marketing in the West Siang district, it was
mentioned that the Food and Civil Supply officials will keep vigil on the livestock
related marketing in the district. Is there a veterinarian in the Civil Supply Department
or there no Veterinary Dept. in West Siang or was there a complete lack of coordination
among the responsible authorities?
Because entrusting wrong people for a job in any case of disaster emergency will
only bring more disaster and wrong people will send wrong information to the common
people. Let’s hope for proper coordination among the responsible authorities so that
disaster can be minimized without creating any panic in the society. Let the people
enjoy their favorite delicious meat during this joyous Solung Festival without psychological
phobia attached to it. (The writer is a Veterinary officer, currently pursuing post
graduation in Veterinary Microbiology in the College of Veterinary Science, Guwahati.)
NE students organize social service in Delhi
ITANAGAR, Aug 10: To create civic sense amongst the students of Delhi University
and of the need to keep one’s area and neighborhood clean, the Northeast Students’
Society (NESS) of Delhi University conducted a cleanliness drive at South Campus
yesterday. The cleanliness drive started at Motilal Nehru College and ended at South
Campus office of Delhi University covering one km . Around 100 students from North
East participated in it.
“We are taking this small step to contribute to our esteem university’s legacy which
is nurturing us,” NESS said in a release.
This kind of activity also fosters the sense of belongingness and oneness among the
students of the university and the people of Delhi, it added.
NESS conducted similar cleanliness drive in North Campus on June 15 last.
Being a Badminton lover it is very nice to learn that Aunachal State Badminton Association
(ASBA) is going to organise 2nd edition of Late Dorjee Kandhu Memorial state level
Badminton championship in Sept and also decided to make it as an annual event of
I would like to forward some suggestion, however it is the prerogative of ASBA how
to orginise the championship.
I suggest the ASBA to minimize the tournament expenditure to under Rs Ten lakhs because
it is not possible either on the part of state govt or the family members of Late
Kandhu's to provide huge amount annually. We came to know that expenditure of first
edition was Rs 30 lakhs.
Breakfast & dinner for participants need not be provided by the organisers as done
last year. And there were an excess number of people who were engaged as organising
committee members. If these two things are controlled, there will be reduction in
tournament expenses automatically. Of course the sanctity of game must be of foremost
importance and all the items required must be sufficient enough.
I request ASBA for construction of at least 6 courts badminton stadium with parking
facilities, dormitory, rest rooms for players, galleries, conference hall as per
latest norms of Badminton Association of India (BAI) at present Raj Bhawan Badminton
This can be used for other indoor games like kabaddi, Table Tennis, Karate, boxing,
weight lifting etc for state, national level or zonal level tournaments.
Also a practice/ coaching time, most probably from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm for upcoming
players need to be fixed at Raj Bhawan Court as many senior players remain in the
court for long period and does not give opportunity for coaching /practice.
A Badminton Lover
I worked as per the company instructions
This is in response to a news article on demands made by All Arunachal Pradesh Seba
Real Estate Marketing Executives Welfare Association’ (AAPSREMEWA) which was published
in your newspaper on Aug 5.
I am not aware whether I am answerable to the allegation labelled against me by the
association as the matter is proceeding in the Court. But to clear their repeated
allegation against me, I want to share a few facts through your esteemed daily.
I joined as a staff of SEBA Real Estate Limited way back in August, 2008 as it was
already operating in the state without knowing anything about the company. I was
selected with many others as Development Officer.
I had clarified my position to the said association several times as I am not involved
in misappropriation of public money. Despite that my name has been dragged into the
scam. I have been cooperating with both investigating agencies as well as the association
since the very beginning.
As such, charges against me for involvement in 17 crores scam of the company are
untrue. All the business transactions were done at the proper instruction of the
Board of Directors headed by Chief Managing Director. I worked sincerely under the
guidance of the company authority with full dedication and got my shares in the form
of salary as those of my other colleagues.
As per as my promotion to Regional Marketing Manager (RMM) is concerned, I hold the
post for few months only.
The company was already collapsing when I joined the post which I came to know only
after I was made RMM. Thus I had been trapped by the company. Finally I resigned
from the post after few months realising the facts.
In a short span of my RMM tenure I carried out my work as per the existing rules
and regulations of the company. I did not violate any norms or misguide nor misdirect
the other officials.
Just before I joined as RMM, the staffs of Arunachal Pradesh visited head
office, Kolkata to place our grievances. The Management Board forcefully ordered
us to manage an alternative fund in the form of loan or any other means so as to
minimize the maturity problem. So we tried our best to get the same. Finally after
lots of efforts, we managed to get a loan of Rs twenty two lakhs after keeping my
private plot on mortgage. The company assured me in written that loan amount would
be cleared within three months from the date of receiving money.
The amount was disbursed to the different branches of the company of our state for
redemption by the Managing Director, Sidhartha Nag himself. It was agreed upon by
all the Marketing Managers and Executive Officer that all are equally responsible
for the liabilities if the company was unable to pay off the dues. Even after two
years, the company has failed to clear the liabilities. Thus I am personally victimised
by the company.
It is also worth mentioning here that the Board of Directors issued a notification
in "The Arunachal Times” somewhere in the month of Sept’2012 that payment of Redemption
would be made in March 2013 accordingly we were waiting for the time framed. Also
we had several meetings amongst us for the issue of redemption and everybody agreed
to wait till the time given by the Management Board. In the meantime to place my
personal grievances i.e. mortgage of my private plot, I went out from the state in
search of company management. It took me few weeks time to trace them out. In the
meantime, AAPSREMEWA had lodged an F.I.R. against me which was shocking as I was
also an employee like others.
Now the matter/case is in the Court and investigating agency is doing their work.
I or Marketing Executives Association is not to be blamed for the failure of company
as it was totally a failure on the part of the management of the company.
Papu Hill, Naharlagun
“The Rank never retires."
The use of words such as "Lord" and "Excellency" connotes with the British legacy
and now a days they are not very much popular among the Indians. However, when we
talk about the Rank in Forces, long after an officer retires, or even expires, he
is still known by his rank.
Supporting the view that 'the rank never retires, the officer does, recently the
Army has issued instructions that aim to immortalise the rank. The circular issued
by the Directorate General of staff duties department of Army General Service (GS)
branch reads: "Of late it has been observed that retired officers are mentioning
the word 'Retd' after their rank which is incorrect. Ranks of service officers are
granted by the President of India and valid not only during their lifetime but also
after their demise. The privilege is only given to service officers."
Of late, I have been noticing that your Esteemed Daily has been mentioning the Honorable
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh' s name as Lt.
Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma. Even after the officer hangs his boots, the Rank never
retires. Hence, I would be glad to see that from now whenever your Daily mention
the name of the Honorable Governor of Arunachal, it would be appropriate to mention
as "Lt. Gen Nirbhay Sharma (Retd)."
Through your esteemed daily, I would humbly like to indulge the attention of the
concerned authorities that in Arunachal there are employees who are working under
a national program that goes by the name of National Rural Health Mission, lest you,
The Concerned Authorities, have forgotten all about it. And that they are rendered
penniless after 4 months of salary-less struggle battling diseases and infections
How on earth the employees are expected to work tirelessly, selflessly, effortlessly,
efficiently and diligently without having his hard earned food? I am tired of asking
'udhar' from the local kirana shop. This is a humble request from a hardworking but
penniless employee that please release our salary at the earliest or give money on
10% interest to all the NRHM employees.
Hardworking but Bankrupt Employee
A step towards transparent governance
After taking over the charges of Chief Engineer, PWD ( Coordination, Training and
Vigilance) and in a period of less than one year in the office , Bora Ete has been
able to upload seniority list of employees ranging from Superintendent to Chowkidar
and even transfer and posting status of Junior Engineers and Ministerial staff, Departmental
account exam result for Engineers which is available in-www.arunachalpwd.org
By uploading this in the website, it enables the person concerned to check his/her
status in terms of seniority and posting. It also eliminates the requirement of filling
RTI to get the information which is time consuming affair for both the officials
and applicants. The initiative started by Bora Ete is highly commendable.
On the other hand, Department of Information, Public Relation and Printing, Govt
of Arunachal Pradesh is yet to update its website regarding the council of Ministers
even after passing of two months of allocation of ministerial portfolios. The names
of retired bureaucrats are still there while the MLAs who lost election are also
in the list of Parliamentary Secretaries.
The Chief Secretary is requested to issue necessary directives to all the departments
to upload information in their respective website in order to take a step towards
Engineering Departments should be directed to upload detail on name of schemes,
head of account, sanction no and date, technical sanction no and date, work awarded
on basis of work order/tender/ turnkey, instalment wise release of funds from Centre
and State share, date of start, stipulated period of completion and status of furnishing
of Utilization certificate.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
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Just issuing order will not serve the purpose
In a welcome move, Capital Complex deputy commissioner has imposed blanket ban on
use of polythene and plastic carry bags within Itanagar Capital Complex with immediate
effect. Administration gave all concerned 15 days time to remove such bags from their
shops, establishment etc. After the expiry of deadline, the authorities will start
seizing and destroying the plastics. Non compliance of the order will invite action
under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and penalty would be imposed.
This is the second time in the last two years, capital administration has imposed
ban on plastic items. It is pertaining to mention here that capital administration
vide an order on July 12, 2012 had put similar kind of complete ban on use of polythene
and plastic carry bags in the Capital Complex area. However order failed to yield
any concrete result. The shopkeepers rampantly violated the ban order without any
fear. On their part, district administration miserably failed to take action against
the violators. Just issuing an order in paper will not serve the purpose. Capital
administration should ensure that order is properly implemented at grass-root, so
that the dream of plastic free capital is realized.