NAHARLAGUN, Aug 11: Todo United FC finally lived up their fans’ expectations registering
a 3-1 victory over FC Nyapin in the final league match of the fifth Eagle Trophy
currently underway here at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.
Although TUFC won the match, it was the Nyapin lads who drew first blood in the 20th
minute with Tame Lokam giving his side the lead. Their opponents would continue to
trail till half-time before managing to get one back. In fact, it would take a full
one hour before TUFC’s constant searches for goal would yield any result when Rajesh
Nazary managed to level the game in the 64th minute.
Less than ten minutes later, it would be the chance for another Tame to get his name
on the score board.
TUFC midfielder Tame Loram’s strike on the 71st minute got TUFC in the lead for the
first time in the match. It wouldn’t take long for them to extend their lead further
with Byabang Dolley getting the third goal with a beautiful chip shot over the FC
Nyapin goalkeeper to make it 3-1.
Nyapin had a chance to close the gap before the final whistle blew when they were
awarded a penalty kick which led to emotions spilling out of some of the players
but the late gift was of no use as they were unable to take advantage of it.
The first semi-final would now be played on Tuesday at 2:30 PM between Capital Complex
SC and FC Doimukh.
I-Day Open badminton champ gets underway
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The 2nd Independence Day Open Badminton Championship-2014 organized
by the Officers’ Club, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) got underway at the university
auditorium Sunday evening.
Inaugurating the tournament amidst presence of a gathering of sports enthusiasts
and badminton lovers, Director of the College Development Council of RGU Prof KC
Kapoor lauded the club and its efforts for promotion of the sport. He suggested the
Club for inclusion of other value and intellect based activities such as medical
aid oriented and helping differently abled persons in the campus.
Prof. DN Das, Dean, Faculty of Basic & Life Sciences, RGU exhorted the players to
play the game with sportsmanship spirit.
Earlier, Chairman of the Officers’ Club and Deputy Registrar of the university Dr.
David Pertin informed that 20 teams comprising faculty members, administrators, research
scholars and post graduate students are participating in the men’s doubles event.
The finals of the match will be played on the eve of the 68th Independence Day. The
winners, runners-up and 2nd runners-up will be given cash prizes, trophies and citations.
RGU’s Assistant Director of Physical Education Dr. Anil Mili, Assistant Professors
Dr. Tabang Mibang, Dr. Gibji Nimasow, David Gao, D.B. Gurung and Leki Norbu, besides
other govt. officers and staff witnessed the opening ceremony.
Itanagar Solung Football Tournament league round concludes
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The last match of the Itanagar Solung Festival Football Tournament
league match played between Golgí Boté FC and Nuyi Yameng FC ended with a draw 3-3.
Nong Padung scored two goals and Tagung Mingki scored one goal for Nuyi Yameng. While
Tabuk Tali, Obang Panor and Tom Lego of Golgí Boté scored one each goal.
With the end of league round, the knock out round first quarter final match will
be played between Tumi Lotmo-B vrs Rumking Peri Soman Yameng at 2 PM and in the second
match Tumi Lotmo-A will meet Solung United FC at 4PM at RGGP play ground here on
August 12, informed ISF Celebration Committee’s, Sports Secretary Tarok Lomtung.
Workshop on ‘Pay Fixation’ begins
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: A three days workshop on "Pay Fixation" under the 100 per cent
course fee sponsorship of DoPT, GoI has commenced at ATI, Naharlagun today. 31ministerial
staff from AP Civil Secretariat & other Head of Offices who are mainly dealing hands
are attending the workshop.
Attending the inaugural session, Abdul Basit, Director of Audit & Pension has advised
the participants to be very meticulous while fixing the pay of the Govt. servants
so that an employee is not harassed unnecessarily. He told that there are so many
stages & situations of fixations like; normal promotion, revision of pay, time bound
promotion, granting of MACP & demotion to lower stage etc. The department having
time bound promotion schemes like JEs of Engineering Department, Teachers of Education
Department, Doctors of Health Department are facing so many problems because of misunderstanding
& confusion in fixing the pay by the dealing hand in such time bound promotion matters.
And as such, so many discrepancies are being noticed in the service book of these
departments. As a result, employees are being harassed while clearing the pension
cases and the works of such Deptts. as well as Audit & Pension Directorate are
increased unnecessarily. He also informed that in case of wrong fixation in the lower
side, these can be corrected on detection & there is no financial loss to the state
exchequer. However, on the wrong fixation in the higher side resulting to over/excess
drawal of the pay, the employees concern on detection has to re-pay the whole over
drawal amount which are heavy burden to the employees. In this matter, the High Court
has already seriously viewed such wrong fixation & upheld that such wrong fixation
on higher side is detected after the Govt. servant is retired, the Govt. authorities
cannot force the retired employees to recover the excess/ over drawal & as such,
the Govt. has to waive the excess drawal at the cost of Govt. exchequer which is
not advisable for the dealing hands. He also advised that the Service Books of a
retiring employee should be forwarded to Directorate of Audit & Pension five years
before date of superannuation for checking, so that employees do not face problems
before or after retirement due to wrong fixations and wrong entries in the service
Pate Marik, Director (Training) has advised the participants to cooperate with the
main faculty members T. Tatung (FAO), Directorate of Audit & Pension & Shri S. Hore
(Overseer) Directorate of Printing. The Asstt. Director (Trg.)-cum- Course Coordinator
P. Tayeng & Asst. Director (Trg.) Nani Khambo have also advised the participants
to be very serious and attentive during the Workshop & requested them to cooperate
with the ATI officers & faculty members for successful completion of the workshop.
MLA inspects under-construction shopping complex
TEZU, Aug 11: The local MLA of Tezu, Dr Mohesh Chai today paid a maiden visit to
the DUDA assets and inspected the ongoing projects sites. He was accompanied by the
Deputy Director, UPO & AUPOs of UD & Housing Tezu Division.
While inspecting the construction work of Shopping Complex building, he said that
the concerned contractor should make every effort to complete the work within the
stipulated time frame and also directed the officers to seek explanation from the
contractor in case he fails to execute the work within the time frame.
The MLA directed the field officers to prepare detailed project report of all the
schemes and assured to extend co-operation in developmental works.
He also urged all the allottees of the rent houses/shops under DUDA to pay the monthly
rent regularly since the non-payment of the rent is causing loss of revenue to the
Earlier, The Deputy Director, UD & Housing Tezu Division apprised him about the schemes
like Urban Infrastructure development for small medium towns (UIDSSMT) and Integrated
Housing for Slum Development Programmed (IHSDP) under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban
Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Special plan assistance (SPA) and Poverty Alleviation Scheme
like Swarna Jayanti Sahari Rojgar Yojana (SJSRY), Rajiv Awas Yojna (RAY) and National
Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) for the town. DIPRO
Maintain the glory of state: Kena
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Transport & State Transport Services Parliamentary Secretary Jomde
Kena today appreciated the Galo People’s Forum, District Demand Joint Action Committee
(DDJAC) and Local Sub-Committee (LSC) for adopting a resolution on Sunday honouring
his request to refrain from boycotting the August 15.
Pointing out that a bandh call or boycott of Independence Day in Likabali would go
against the nationalistic spirit of Arunachalees, Kena exhorted one and all to maintain
the glory of the state by avoiding bandh call on such important national days.
These committees have been spearheading for creation of Lower Siang district with
Likabali as its HQs.
Kena, who represents Likabali Assembly seat, referring to his series of meetings
with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on the issue, assured on behalf of the state government
that the headquarters of Lower Siang district would be notified by the GoAP within
few months with Likabali as its temporary HQ.
Respecting the sentiment of the masses, Kena made a fervent appeal to Nyadaar Loya,
who chaired the meeting, DDJAC chairman Sengo Taipodia and LSC chairman Dakjar Karlo
to help the government to act to fulfill the long pending aspiration of the area.
Labour force not receiving SK oil, says AAPLU
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The All Arunachal Pradesh Labour Union (AAPLU) has drawn the attention
towards non-receipt of SK oil by the labour force of the state.
In its letter addressed to the director, food and civil supply, claiming that many
people belong to labour class are not getting SK oil, it said that many of the labour
class cannot afford LPG connection and while some of them are still used to using
SK oil stove to prepare their meals.
Claiming that various card holders like IAY, Annodaya, APL, BPL etc are not getting
SK oil, it sought the director’s intervention into letting the labour class have
their share of SK oil.
MLA inaugurates audio visual studio
PASIGHAT, Aug 11: “Film Craft”, an audio visual recording studio and audio visual
documentary and film producing industry was inaugurated at Pasighat today by MLA
Kaling Moyong in presence of PMC Chief Councilor Denong Tamuk, Officers and Public.
While congratulating the proprietor Ipak Diyum for the venture, Moyong said that
for such services, the local people had to go outside of the state. Now this facility
will save time and money. He hoped that more people will take up such self employment
ventures and provide best services to the people.
The MLA said that for any development the basic necessity is electricity. He informed
that the Chief Minister has assured for completion of the Aalo-Pasighat tower line
which will solve the power problem of the district. He appealed all the people to
co-operate for developing Pasighat into a model town. DIPRO
Society claims outbreak of Mithun disease
ITANAGAR, Aug 10: The Wildlife and Green Sister’s Society in a release today alleged
that in Chambang area under Kurung Kumey district Mithun’s (Bros Frontalis) are dying
due to outbreak of Mithun disease. The Society expressed concern over alarming death
of Mithun and appealed the director of animal husbandry and veterinary and the deputy
commissioner Kurung Kumey to send veterinary team with proper vaccine and medicines
to contain the disease.
Slow Loris rescued
AALO Aug 11: A Slow Loris was rescued by Pokde Yomgam, Head Master, Govt. Secondary
School, Nomuk from his village area and handed it over to the DFO, Aalo.
This is for the second time that Yomgam has rescued endangered species as he has
handed over one Bear cub to the then DFO. The endangered species, slow Loris will
be handed over to the Chief Wildlife Warden, Itanagar after examining her health
by the veterinary Doctor.
Fishing and hunting banned at Bassarnallo
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The All Bassarnallo Youth Association (ABYA) has put a blanket
ban on fishing and hunting by non residents of Bassarnallo within its jurisdiction.
In a release, it further warned of imposing Rs 50000 fine or stringent action to
the violators of the order.
Health camp at Katang
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: In view of the growing fear among villagers on Japanese’s Encephalitis,
a health camp was organized at Katang village bordering Changlang district today.
The camp was inaugurated by Chawang Lowang Chairperson Zilla Parisad Tirap district
in presence of S Bangsia ZPM and all the PRI members of Khela –Lamsa Block.
Tirap DMO Dr. K Perme briefed the gathering about early warning signs and symptoms
of the disease and requested the PRI members to disseminate the information at grassroots
level and also to inform the health departments in case of any eventualities.
The medical team comprised of Dr. K Socia, Medical Superintendent District Hospital
Khonsa, Dr. C Mongchan, MO and other paramedical staff of various vertical programme.
One person was detected malaria out 110 patients after RMT.
Horticulture schemes should cover more farmers across the state: Mein
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development
Minister Chowna Mein paid a two-day visit to West Kameng district on August 9 and
10 to take stock of the on-going developmental activities in Agriculture and allied
sectors in the district.
During his tour, the minister visited the State Horticulture Farm, Shergaon, Regional
Apple Nursery, Dirang, Sheep breeding Farm, Sangti and several apple and kiwi orchards
of progressive farmers in Dirang, Zimthung, and Namthung area.
While interacting with officers of the Horticulture department, the Minister advised
that similar model Govt. Farms and Nurseries should be established in other districts
also, so that farmers can see and learn the improved farm practices for their benefit.
Mein further advocated that schemes and projects should not be concentrated in a
particular area in the fields of few progressive farmers alone, but the schemes should
cover more and more areas to provide self-employment and livelihood to maximum number
of farmers through horticulture and also to boost the GDP of the state. The success
stories of those progressive farmers should be replicated in other potential areas
also, the minister added.
Appreciating the farmers of West Kameng for their hard work due to which the District
has become a model district for Horticultural activities in the state, the minister
further expressed that cooperation and responsiveness of farmers is essential for
success of development projects under Agri & allied sectors. He appealed to farmers
of other districts to learn from the success stories of West Kameng district and
take advantage of various schemes of the department of Horticulture for establishment
of horticultural orchards as per suitability of the area. He reiterated the fact
that real sustainable development in Arunachal Pradesh can happen only by using the
vast available land resource of the state. While responding to memorandum submitted
by the casual labours of State Horticulture Farm, Shergaon, Regional Apple Nursery,
Dirang regarding non-payment of their wages since April, 2014, the Minister assured
them to take up the matter with the state govt. to ensure regular payment of their
wages in coming years, according to an official release.
Assam forest officials damage paddy field, houses
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Claiming that Assam forest officials repeatedly violated the status
quo issued by the Supreme Court on Assam-Arunachal boundary issue, All Dollungmukh
Youth Association (DAYA) and All Dollungmukh Area Students Union (ADASU) today informed
that Assam forest officials had illegally conducted eviction drive under Arunachal
territory in Dollungmukh area by damaging the paddy fields and two dwelling houses
on August 6. The Associations claimed that Assam officials also planted saplings
at paddy field and warned the farmers if it uproots the saplings. The association
further urged the state government to drag the Assam forest officials into court
for punishment, so that brazen violation of status quo could be stopped.
VKV Balijan wins first position in district level science seminar
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: Byabang Amin from VKV, Balijan won the first position in the district
level science seminar- 2014 held at Government Higher Secondary School, Doimukh today.
Tikio Yagin from Govt. Sec. School, RGU campus and Lishi Yam from VKV, Nirjuli won
the second and third positions respectively. The first position holder will represent
Papum Pare in the state level Science Seminar. In all, 12 schools participated in
Prof. AK Das, HoD, Botony, Prof. DN Das, HoD, Zoology from RG University and NT Hina,
ADO, Agriculture, Doimukh were the judges of the seminar.
Nyagi Riba, Principal, GHSS, Doimukh chaired the seminar which was also attended
by Papum Pare DDSE.
Meanwhile, the district level science seminar for Lower Subansiri with theme “Innovation
in Agriculture for a sustainable future : Prospects and Challenges,” was held at
Govt. Hr Sec. School, Hapoli today.
Nani Lucy, Class X of VKV Ziro was adjudged first in competition.
She will represent Lower Subansiri at the state level Science seminar.
The seminar was conducted by Lower Subansiri DDSE.
ANSU lodges complaint against unknown individual
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The All Nyishi Students Union (ANSU) in a release today claimed
that some unidentified individuals are collecting forceful donation from the business
community of capital complex in the name of ANSU. Union claimed that few individuals
collected donation from a business establishment of Akashdeep shopping complex in
the name of ANSU Education sectary Lokam Tagiam. On receiving complaints from councilor
of ward no.13 about it, ANSU swung into action and clarified that no one from union
had made such collection and it was done by unknown individual. An FIR was lodged
at Itanagar police station against the unknown person by ANSU education secretary
for using his name and designation to carry out illegal activities.
ANSU has appealed to the business community members of capital to lodge police complaint
against those unknown individuals who use name of ANSU to collect donation. They
also urged police to arrest any fake individual found indulging in such activities
in the name of ANSU.
New species of catfish discovered in Lower Subansiri
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: A team of scientists from Zoological Survey of India, Itanagar
centre discovered a new species of catfish in Lower Subansiri district recently.
The catfish was found in Pange River, which is located at an altitude of 1600 m near
Aro-Lenching, about 10 km from Ziro, the district headquarters of Lower Subansiri.
This is the third species in the genus Creteuchiloglanis after two such species --
Creteuchiloglanis kamengensis and Creteuchiloglanis payjab were reportedly discovered
from Norgum river in Kalaktang in 1976 and Yomgo River in Mechuka this year, informed
Dr. Bikramjit Sinha, Officer In-charge of ZSI here in a release. The scientists have
named the moderate size Glyptosternine torrential catfish species as Creteuchiloglanis
The fish is deposited and preserved in the ZSI here.
ANYA interim community to hold election soon
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The seven-member interim committee appointed by the parental organization
of the Nyishi community, Nyishi Elite Society (NES) yesterday revealed that since
present All Nyishi Youth Association was dissolved by NES due to some internal problem
within its executive members, the power and function of ANYA is now completely vested
with the interim committee.
The interim committee member was addressing the press persons at Arunachal Press
Club (APC), Itanagar. “We the interim committee will chalk out ways to solve problems
of ANYA issues since highest body of Nyishi community, NES, has endorsed us such
huge social responsibility” said Bamang T Kiogi, president of the interim committee.
Kiogi further informed that the interim committee has been formed to conduct free
and fair coming ANYA election within next three months under the supervision of NES.
He also stressed that any individual or group press release should not be entertained
in connection of ANYA matter and requested the press fraternity to refer interim
committee of ANYA for any matter pertaining to issues of ANYA election.“We appeal
all the youths and elders of the society to cooperate with the interim committee
to accomplish assignment endorsed by the supreme body of the Nyishi community” said
Kiogi adding that till the declaration of the date and place of its election, no
candidate will launch activities related to campaign. On August 7 last, NES appointed
the 7-member interim committee after dissolving present incumbent ANYA team. During
the press briefing all the executive members of the interim committee were present.
One HIV positive case detected in Lower Subansiri
From a Correspondent
ZIRO, Aug 11: While new HIV cases are declining over the period throughout the nation
because of effective policies and measures taken up by the government, detection
of one more new case this year in Lower Subansiri district hospital, Ziro has alerted
the concern department and the people of the district.
A decade or so ago, HIV/AIDS was not known to the people of Arunachal Pradesh but
today there are more than hundred of such cases across the state including Lower
According to source, 4 cases of HIV (+ve) were detected in Lower Subansiri district
till 2013, of which one was found to be AIDS who died later.
Recently one more case was detected.
The record available in hospital since 2006 shows that only 8486 persons came forward
for test, among them 1 detected with HIV positive in 2008, 3 in 2011 and one in 2014.
Now the district has officially 4 HIV (+ve) cases – 2 female and 2 male. It is just
the tip of iceberg and the number may be much higher.
Another shocking disclosure is that Lower Subansiri district also has large number
of sexually transmitted Vineral Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) positive cases.
As per data available in hospital since 2011, 1586 persons were tested for VDRL out
of which 134 were found positive (108 female and 26 male). These VDRL affected persons
are mostly from the age group of between 20 and 35 year.
Since series of tests are done at hospitals before any blood transfusion, spread
of STD and HIV/AIDS could be mostly for uncontrolled sexual activities in the society.
Despite knowing well the consequences of having unprotected sex, people also commit
mistakes repeatedly for which transmission of these dreaded diseases could not be
To prevent further spread of HIV/AIDS & STD in the district, it requires extensive
awareness campaign especially in schools and colleges, said a senior citizen who
is very much concern about it. Total awareness of people on the issue only could
help prevent spreading, he added.
Skilled Arunachal youths to be employed outside
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: 17 girls trained by Gorgeous Parlour Training Institute (GPTI),
Aalo in the field of beauty culture would be sent to Guwahati tomorrow for their
placements at Assam and other parts of India.
At a briefing session held at the conference hall of the Directorate of Skill Development
and Employment Generation here today, Industries Secretary Dr. S. Ghonkrokta and
Director Skill Development and Employment Generation (SD&EG) Subu Tabin wished all
the best to the trainees and advised them to make the best use of their newly learnt
skill in earning decent livelihood for themselves.
The six-month long training programme was conducted at North Lakhimpur under the
supervision of Topu Basar (Ete) who is also the head of GPTI, one of the 22 Vocational
Training Providers who have signed MoA with the state govt. in the Skill Development
Programme. GPTI is also the lone local VTP so far enrolled in the programme.
Spelling out other targets and achievements of the department, Dr Ghonkrokta said
that of the 13,645 unemployed youth selected during the ‘Job Melas’ held at Itanagar
and the Districts, 3,013 trainees have been sponsored to undergo Skill Development
Training outside the state while 4,258 trainees inclusive of those at the Industrial
Training Institutes and other short term courses have been trained and skilled. “Following
our Chief Minister’s vision to create one lakh jobs during the 12th Plan, till date,
31,048 youth has been employed so far in Govt, Semi-Govt and Private sectors during
2012 to 2014 and the remaining 68,952 job targets are to be achieved till March 2017.
For this, the department plan to skill 6000 youth during the current financial year”,
The state govt. had recently created the Department of Skill Development and Employment
Generation (SD&EG) from the erstwhile Industries Department with a view to give more
thrust and strengthen the Skill Development Programme in the state.
Social service conducted at Yazali market area
ITANAGAR, Aug 11: The Tat-Gagga Foundation (TGF) conducted a mass social service
at Yazali Market Area yesterday to commemorate the 26th death anniversary of Late
Taba Tat, Ex-PI. More than 200 people from all walks of life including the members
of TGF conducted the cleanliness drive with the support of traders, members of Yazali
Market Welfare Committee, elder citizens of Yazali area.
After the social service programme, the Tat - Gagga Foundation, in a formal programme
felicitated Class – X and Class – XII toppers amongst Nyishi students under 16th
Yachuli Assembly constituency.
During the felicitation programme, Toko Babu felicitated Raho Techi Tara, with a
certificate, memento and cash amount of Rs.8, 000 only for scoring 8.4 CGPA and securing
top position in class – X examination in 2014.
Taba Dol, a senior and respected native of Billo village felicitated Taba Menia,
with a certificate, memento and cash amount of Rs.10,000 only for scoring 84.6% and
securing top position in class – XII examination in 2014.
Earlier, Pill Reka, president, Yazali Youth Association, while lauding the TGF for
rendering humane service to the people of Yazali, assured all possible help to the
foundation in near future.
Taba Amman Nagu, TGF chairman showered praises on all the people of Yazali area for
successfully organizing the social service. He also lauded Bath Teli, ex-ZPM, Yazali
and the family members of Bengia Tolum for providing a Tata -JD and a Tipper for
the social service.
I-Day Table Tennis concludes
CHANGLANG, Aug 11: The Independence Day Table Tennis Tournament-2014 concluded here
at Changlang Old Club today. The Tournament, which began yesterday was joined by
36 teams in different categories of Men’s Doubles, Man’s Singles, Women’s Doubles,
Woman’s Singles, Junior Boys’ Doubles and Junior Boy’s Singles. The tournament was
organized by the District Administration in collaboration with District Disaster
Management unit Changlang.
The inauguration match was played between Suman Rai and S Chakki of Junior Boy’s
Single category in which the former crushed the later by 11-03, 11-08 and 11-01.
The final match was played between W Hakhun and Suman Rai in which former defeated
the later in a fierce competition by 11-02, 11-06, 08-11, 11-05.
In woman’s single category Ten Mepu won over Mira Tamuk by 11-09, 03-11, 11-07, 09-11,
11-06 whereas in doubles final match the duo of Komoli Tayeng & Ten Mepu defeated
Rubi Tangha & Mira Tamuk by 11-06, 11-01, 11-08.
In Junior boys’ Doubles category the duo of Suman Rai and W Hakhun managed to win
the final match by defeating R K Rai & A D Lashkar by 11-04, 10-12, 11-06, 11-06.
In Men’s Double final, duo of C Haisa and D Khandu lost to A Wangpan and Birpal giving
a tough fight by 11-03, 11-07, 11-05 while in mind boggling match of man’s Single
Birpal defeated Mireep Singpho by 11-03, 11-07, 11-05.
It may be mentioned here that the Independence Day Badminton Tournament-2014 also
concluded at Officers’ Club, on 9th August last.
In Men Doubles Category, teams from Jairampur won both first and Second prizes whereas
in Mixed Doubles and Junior Boys category teams from Changlang lifted both first
and second prizes. In Man Singles category Jairampur team stood first and Changlang
Giving away the cash prizes to the winner and runner-up teams, Deputy Commissioner
Changlang, Chanchal Yadav, IAS appreciated the excellent play displayed by the players
of different categories. She encouraged young and budding shuttlers of the district
to continue their practice and look for participating in national level competitions.
Impressed by the superb performances she gave her words to make available such opportunity
in days to come. The Superintendent of Police, Vijay Kumar and ADC Changlang Isha
Khosla were also present in the occasion.
Cash prizes to winner and runner-up teams of Table Tennis will be given away on Independence
After going through both sides of the argument regarding increasing the retirement
age of State Govt Employees from 58 yrs to 60 yrs and the other view that the Govt
must maintain status quo, I am more convinced by the former purely on the ground
that the Fundamental Rules governing services of Govt employees are derived from
the Constitutional provisions.
The State of Arunachal, being a part of Indian Union following all the laid down
constitutional provisions and norms, therefore cannot afford to violate the laws
merely on the ground that it is industrially backward and Govt job is the only medium
for employment to the educated youths. Since most of the States have complied with
the directives of various Central Pay Commissions, it is high time our State Govt
too fall in line. The avoidance tactics or ignorance of law is not a good excuse.
It’s lucky that no member of COSSAP or any employee has moved to the Court and filed
a PIL. A sensitive Govt concerned with its image as well as the wellbeing of its
own servants must not wait for the directive of the Court for discharging it Constitutional
Also it is a fact that due to rapid progress in medical science and improvement in
standard of living world over, the average life span of humans have increased from
fifties to seventy plus and the age range of 58 to 60 yrs is seen as highly matured
and productive and, it is probably because of this reality that the Seventh Pay Commission
has recommended raising the retirement age further from 60 to 62 yrs for all employees.
Needless to conclude that the State Govt after consulting its Legal Wing and the
Dept of Organisation and Methods take a call at the earliest.
The efficiency of a hospital
I recently spent 13 days in the Ramakrishna mission hospital and would like to publicly
acknowledge and praise the doctors and staff who attended to me, none of whom I
knew prior to this event.
I was initially taken to the hospital emergency room after a bike accident. The EMTs
were all professional, caring and courteous. They did what needed to be done and
tried to ease my pain.
They referred me to go to an Orthopaedic room of an O.P.D. After an examination,
tests and X rays, I was admitted to the hospital male ward 1 after consultation with
Dr.Obang. If you ever have the misfortune to be placed on this hospital, I pray that
you will have the good fortune to get the skilled, efficient, caring, compassionate
group of nurses. After the successful operation, I was moved to the Bed128 of a Male
ward 2 . The attending physician, Dr Obang was extremely intelligent, experienced,
knowledgeable, caring and dedicated to addressing my problems and how best to get
me back on my feet and improve my health. Ramakrishna Mission Hospital is truly fortunate
to have someone of his abilities on their staff.
I was also blessed with wonderful nurses, nurse technicians and therapists. To these
great nurses, I was a sick patient, not a sick task. Their smiles and encouragement
helped lift my spirits, thereby, promoting my well-being.
They did not just perform their required tasks, but truly took care of the patient
efficiently and very respectfully. Additionally, the housekeeping staff who maintained
our ward were not only concerned about the cleanliness, but did so with pleasant
demeanors. They should
be rewarded for their attention to details and performance of duties, for if there
is a weakness in the cleanliness, then all of the medical care in the world would
be in vain due to the potential of bacteria or other contaminants infecting the already
Also, contrary to what many people think or say, the food was excellent! I was told
that the hospital had good dietician in the fall, and I was extremely grateful to
be the beneficiary of his/her talents. The food looked good and tasted good, very
hard to do without seasoning.
I’m very thankful to the Ramakrishna hospital. Hope the hospitality increases day
Service to humanity
Through your esteemed daily I would like to thank and appreciate Ramesh Jeke, Chairman
Vivekananda Yuva Shakti for his kind deed toward humanity.
On 4th August 2014, a 45 year old woman from Yazali circle met with a bike accident
at Doimukh-Potin road. She was evacuated to R.K Mission Hospital where the doctors
suggested surgery and that she would require at least 2 units of blood during operation.
Unfortunately, her blood group is A (-ve) which is rarely found blood group. We tried
a lot but could not find a single person with the same blood group.
And then someone informed me about Vivekanada Yuva Shakti and gave me the mobile
number of Mr. Ramesh Jeke. I called him and told him about the predicament we were
Within no time his team member came to the hospital and donated the blood voluntarily
for the lady.
Vivekananda Yuva Shakti which acts on motto- “Man Making Nation Building through
Blood Donation” is quite appreciable. They have been doing this kind of job since
5 years and they have saved many lives so far by donating blood to the needy one.
We should support and encourage such kind of act in our society which will bring
the feeling of oneness within us. Their selfless service to the humanity will always
NEHMC & H,
Start free vaccination
Japanese Encephalitis (JE) have already claimed hundreds of lives in the state of
Assam and the government have been providing free vaccination to prevent further
spread of disease since the four years in almost all districts.
However, in our state, the attention of the concern authority is confined to Capital
Complex alone and ignoring the people of other districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
The concern authority should provide free vaccination all over Arunachal Pradesh
as early as possible because poor and helpless people are not in a position to afford
the high cost of vaccination sold in the market.
The poor people dwelling in the remote and rural areas of West kameng, and East Kameng
districts are rushing to the Govt Hospitals and Dispensaries at Charduar, Balipara
and Tezpur in Assam to obtain a single dose of free Vaccination to save their lives
and to prevent the spread of dreaded disease.
Therefore, it is my humble appeal to the government of Arunachal Pradesh, through
this daily, to launch a Mass Free Vaccination Programme at every district to eradicate
the spread of Japanese Encephalitis from the State. Awareness campaign alone may
not be able to check the spread of disease.
Lipi Bam Nyorak
Tippi, West Kameng
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of Panchayati
Raj Department towards the regularization of contractual staffs of 2009 batch. We
have been sincerely serving the department for the last 5 years. Unfortunately our
grievances are growing day by day due to meagre monthly honorarium. So, I request
the concern department to initiate steps towards the regularization of jobs of Computer
Assistant, Driver and Peon who are on contractual basis at the earliest possible
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---- Editorial ----
New beginning in Bihar politics
It is stated that in politics no one is permanent foe or friend. RJD chief Lalu Prasad
and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar today proved it right by launching joint campaign
for the August 21 by-election to 10 assembly seats in Bihar. Once bitter enemy, the
two leaders have been forced to align following sweeping victory for BJP-LJP combine
in Bihar in the last parliamentary election.
The two former chief ministers shared stage after nearly 23 years, marking the beginning
of a new phase in the politics of the state. Nitish Kumar, who had parted ways with
Lalu in 1994, succeeded in dethroning him in Bihar in 2005 in alliance with BJP.
Last time the two had together fought election was way back in 1991. During the rally
at Hajipur today, Lalu attacked the NDA govt and took digs at Prime Minister Narendra
Modi. The two leaders also attacked LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan and called him an
opportunist. Lalu hoped that Mulayam Singh Yadav and Maywati also joined hands in
Uttar Pradesh to defeat the BJP. Both Lalu and Nitish are leader with strong personalities.
Only time will tell how long this new found bonhomie between former foes lasts.